The Dutch Provision of Services (Identification) Act (WID) obliges us to establish or verify the identity of all of our clients with legitimate identification. We are also obliged to retain a copy of your proof of identity. For that reason we ask you to provide us with the following identification:
From natural persons (clients but also individuals representing legal entities) we require a copy of a valid proof of identity (passport or ID card).
For Dutch legal entities [private limited companies (BVs) and public limited companies (NVs)] we require an extract from the Commercial Register of the Chamber of Commerce, as well as a copy of proof of identity of the individual who (as a director) is authorized to sign on behalf of the legal entity in question. To save you the trouble, we can also request the extract ourselves (charging the cost of the Chamber of Commerce), unless you gave us an extract during or shortly after the intake,. We cannot request a copy of the proof of identity of the representative. We will therefore need to receive it from you.
For foreign legal entities identity must be established by means of a certified extract from the official commercial register, or by means of a declaration from an independent lawyer or civil-law notary from the country in which the legal entity in question has its registered office.