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.

  • Company 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.

  • Registered 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.

  • Directors

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

  • Shareholders

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

  • Share 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.

  • Filing Requirements

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

  • Timescale

    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.

  • Fees

    Belgium Company Formation – £3500

    Company Administration & Registered Office – £1750

  • Proof 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.

  • Travel

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

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