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
In these cases, you draw up a private deed with the other party or parties, which you all sign. Xerius can take care of all the start-up formalities for you. To start up this kind of business, you have to:
  • 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.
Contact us > for the start-up of your company.

Before you start

To 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.

Costs

Starting 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.
All persons in a company subject to the social status of self-employed persons. Every partner therefore pays social security contributions to a social insurance fund every quarter.