There is a duplicate when a registered entity has been assigned multiple enterprise numbers.

This can relate to both registered entities natural person or registered entities legal person.

The following are presumed to be duplicates:

  • for registered entities natural person: the numbers relating to entities with the same surname, first name and founder;
  • for registered entities legal person: the numbers relating to entities with the same name, the same registered office address and possibly the same legal form.

To identify the enterprise number to be retained, the following priority rules must be respected:

Registered entities natural person

Registered entities legal person

Active “subject to VAT” characteristic which has priority over the:

Active “subject to VAT” characteristic which has priority over the:

Active NSSO characteristic which has priority over the:

NBB (annual accounts) which has priority over the:

Active “enterprise subject to registration” characteristic

Publication in the Belgian Official Journal which has priority over:

 

Active NSSO for provincial and local authorities characteristic which has priority over the:

 

Active “enterprise to registration” characteristic

You can find more detailed information in the full procedure (PDF, 844.04 KB).

Notify the cases of duplicates
to the management department of the CBE

By post:

FPS Economy, SMEs, Self-employed and Energy
Management Department of the Crossroads Bank for Enterprises
Duplicates Service
North Gate II
Boulevard du Roi Albert II 16
1000 Brussels

Last update
18 April 2019