Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Lithuania
Latvia
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
United Kingdom

Home

Company in Belgium, Business in Belgium

Registration of sole trader activity requires few steps. First, one has to check in the regional Chamber of Crafts and Commerce, whether this activity is not on the list of regulated jobs. In Belgium there are 42 such jobs, including i.a.: construction and installation jobs, hairdresser, cosmetician, dentist, baker, photographer. Next, one has to obtain commerce number (RC) in the Trade Register or in the Craftsmen Register (sometimes there is also necessity to present permit for this particular job), enroll in the Social Insurance Institution for independent workers, register company in VAT Control Department (and bring the certificate with RC number from the Trade Register), open bank account, register company in the Social Insurance Institution.

Registration of companies is a bit more complicated. The most popular type of companies are limited liability companies.
Apart from the same activities as required for sole trader registration, one needs to sign and register the Articles of Association in notary’s office, store at notary the financial plan of expenditures during first two years of activity, present the certificate from the bank stating that stock capital of minimum 18,6 thousand Euro was paid in. Within 15 days after visit in notary’s office, an entrepreneurship must place in the clerical office of Trade Chamber the following documents: notarized extract from the Articles of Association, power of attorney, report from the independent auditor, in case the stock capital was paid in a form of contribution. The shareholders does not have to posses the Belgian citizenship. It is also possible to create a Ltd. by one person only.

Cost of registration of sole trader (“indpendant”) is 50 Euro.
To register a trading company one has to pay twice as much.
Each change in registers costs from 30 to 50 Euro. Registers are kept in Chambers of Commerce of all bigger cities.


Poland company registration, investing in land in Poland