A few steps to follow shall you decide to open a company/branch in Brussels.
- Choose an address where your company will be located.
- Open a bank account to the company name and deposit a minimum capital according to the legal entity you wish to establish (Limited, NGO…).
- Translate all documents and deeds from their original language into French or Dutch.
- Have the consulate certify the correctness of the translated documents.
- Choose a notary. The notary will ask you about the legal form of your company (profit, non-profit…), the business you wish to carry out in Brussels, the financial plan, copy the legal representative’s passports. Please note that although a deed is created along with an enrollment within the Belgian Official Gazette, the company will not be registered to the BCE (Crossroads Bank for Enterprises).
- Sign up to BCE through a centralized company docket. You need to prove management skills by showing a university degree including a copy of your passport (if you are a non-EU citizen, you will need to apply for a professional card first at : WTC III, Boulevard Simon Bolivar 30, 1000 Brusselsfor which you will also be asked to provide proof of non-criminal background.) . The BCE also signs up for Social Security (ONSS) and registers you for VAT.