Sociedad De Responsibilidad Limitada (Srl)Belgium Besloten Vennootschap met Beperkte Aansprakelijkheid (BVBA) Company Formation

The majority of foreign-owned companies in Belgium are Besloten Vennootschap met Beperkte Aansprakelijkheid (BVBA) companies. Similar to limited companies in the UK, and GmbH companies in Austria and Germany. A BVBA is a legal entity that is separate and distinct from the individuals who run it.

A Belgian BVBA reduces the tax burden on shareholders by providing access to the large network of double taxation treaties Belgium has signed with other nations across the world.

Belgium company formation nameCompany Name

The company name must be unique and not deceptively similar to any other company registered in Belgium. We are able to conduct a company name check to ensure your proposed company name will be approved by the Belgium authorities.

Belgium company formation registered officeRegistered Office

Companies in Belgium must have a registered office in Belgium. This is where official company documents may be legally served and also where the company director and shareholder registers must be kept. We will  provide a registered office as part of our incorporation package.

Belgium Incorporation directorDirectors

Only one director is required to incorporate in Belgium and there are no restrictions on the nationality or residency.

Belgium company formation shareholderShareholders

Only one shareholder is required , there are no restrictions on nationality.

Belgium Share CapitalShare Capital

The minimum share capital requirement is replaced by the obligation for the shareholders of a BV/SRL to ensure that there are sufficient funds to carry out its intended activities.

company formation filing requirementsFiling Requirements

Annual financial statements  and annual returns must be filed with the Belgian Authorities.

Belgium company incorporation timescaleTimescale

Once we have received all the necessary information and documentation, including identification documents for the director and shareholders, the incorporation process in complete in two weeks.

Belgium company formation feesBelgium Company Formation Fees

We offer an all inclusive Belgium Company Incorporation Service

Belgium BV/SRL Company Incorporation – 2 weeks

  • Reserving your Company Name
  • Drawing up of the financial plan
  • Assist with defining the business plan
  • Liaising with the local registrar and relevant authorities
  • Structuring the company as per your requirements
  • Prepare your company documents
  • Drafting the Articles of Association with the appointed notary
  • Supervision of the drawing up and signing of the memorandum of association
  • File the documents with the Register of Legal Entities
  • Appoint the Directors
  • Minutes appointing first Directors
  • Preparation of the first minutes of Board Meeting
  • Registering Deeds with the Commercial Registry and obtaining of the Numéro d’Entreprise/ Ondememingsnummer
  • Monitoring the registration of the company in the Trade Register
  • Notification of the commencement of business to the VAT authorities
  • Notarial Work: Presentation of Documents
  • Initial Government licence fee payable on incorporation
  • All documents and certificates supplied in a professional folder
  • Delivery of documents by FedEx / DHL courier
Additional Services
Company Administration & Registered Office (required)£1750
Bank Account Assistance (if required)£640
Renewal Services
Company Administration

  • Provision of the Registered Office in Belgium
  • Compliance with local domicile requirements
  • Payment of Government Fees
  • Maintaining statutory records
  • Statutory Due-Diligence
  • 12 months basic consultation
  • Ensuring that your company is kept in good standing through payment of the annual government fee and filing of annual documents

Maintenance of Director Register



Your company will be incorporated using your chosen name and we will ensure that the procedure is as simple as possible.

The whole incorporation process can be completed online and we will administer the preparation and filing of all registration forms on your behalf.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have without any obligation.




Belgium company incorporation proofProof of Identity

As part of our due diligence we require proof of identity in the form of a passport copy for all directors and shareholders with up to date proof of residency.

Belgium Company formation travelTravel

To set up your company a visit to Belgium is not usually required.

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