The legal identification rules also apply on setting up a branch of a foreign company. In order to open and register the branch in the Netherlands, many identification and other documents are required, both of the main office / plant and its management. Collecting the documents often takes lots of time. In addition to this administrative burden, there is the language barrier to deal with. All registration documents are to be submitted and signed in Dutch. This is why it is advisable and practical to hire the services of a Dutch advisor able to complete, translate and submit the documents for you, who is aware of the official requirements.