Set up a company without a notary public
You do not need a notary public to set up a:
- general partnership
- cooperative company with unlimited liability
- simple limited partnership
- have a private deed drawn up and submit this for publication in the Belgian Official Journal
- have the deed registered
- register your business with the Banque Carrefour des Entreprises (BCE – central business database)
- possibly have your business number activated as a VAT number
- arrange for social security as self-employed workers for all partners
- possibly apply for permits.
Before you startTo start up a company, you must:
- have your identity card (and possibly your professional card) to hand
- know how you are going to demonstrate a basic knowledge of business management and possibly professional knowledge
- know which of the partners is going to demonstrate the basic knowledge of business management and possibly professional knowledge
- know what activities you are planning to exercise
- have a professional bank account number
- possibly have chosen a trade name.
CostsStarting up a company costs:
- EUR 83.50 (legal rate) per establishment for registration as a trading company in the BCE (central business database)
- EUR 55 (+ VAT at 21%) to activate your business number as a VAT number (if applicable)
- EUR 150 (+ VAT at 21%) to have documents drawn up and submitted for publication in the Belgian Official Journal
- EUR 261.97 (not subject to VAT) for the publication costs with the registrar’s office at the commercial court
- EUR 57 (not subject to VAT) for the registration of the deed of incorporation.