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Commercial Register to stop showing home addresses

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Effective date: 1 January 2022

What changes?

Is your address listed in the Dutch Commercial Register (Handelsregister)? The Netherlands Chamber of Commerce (KVK) will shield home addresses of entrepreneurs and directors. Shielded home addresses will only be shown to government organisations or specific professions that have a legal authorisation. For instance, the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration, lawyers, or bailiffs.

Addresses that are listed as busines address will still be retrievable.

Many self-employed entrepreneurs have the same business address as their home address. The government is looking into options to better protect their privacy as well.

For whom?

  • entrepreneurs and directors whose home addresses are listed in the Commercial Register

When?

This change in the 2008 Act on the Commercial Register is expected to enter into force on 1 January 2022.

Please note: The effective date of this measure is not yet final. Entry into force is subject to its passing through the upper and lower houses of parliament or proclamation of the Order in Council (Algemene Maatregel van Bestuur, AMvB) or ministerial decree and publication in the Staatsblad or Staatscourant (Government Gazette, in Dutch).

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