The registration of a new company is done via the Brussels Enterprise Agency (BEA)
A company can be one of two categories:
The branch office is a representation office (a branch), not a separate entity of the foreign-based mother-company. The subsidiary is considered a Belgian company, which owns its own capital and board of administration.
In order for a company to open a branch office in Belgium, there are a few documents that have to be legalized by a notary from the origin country and translated into Flemish or French by a Belgian sworn translator prior to the publication into the Belgian Official Journal (Le Moniteur Belge). Translation is not required when the documents to be produced are already established in one of the official languages. Corporate resolutions Company by laws Copy of the company registration to the local court of commerce.
Sometimes also known as a VAT registration number, this is the unique number that identifies a taxable person (business) or non-taxable legal entity that is registered for VAT. The term for the Belgian VAT is le numéro d’identification à la taxe sur la valeur ajoutée BTW – identificatienummer. This 14-numbered code must be shown on every company invoice. You will receive your VAT identification number after your company’s registration at the Belgian Chamber of Commerce is completed.
– A company number
– A VAT number
– Affiliation to a payroll agency