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Application process (10 steps)


Pursuant to Section 2:3b of the Financial Supervision Act (Wet op het financieel toezicht – Wft), the statutory consideration period is three months following our receipt of a fully completed application.

Published: 01 April 2017

We will handle your application as soon as we have received it, first verifying whether you completed it in full and enclosed the required documents.

  • If this is the case, our consideration period will commence and a team of application handlers will assess your application.
  • If this if not the case, our consideration period will not commence, but we will ask you to supplement the application before a set deadline.

10 steps

The application procedure comprises various steps. For example, we may ask you to provide supplementary information and – suspending the deadline for consideration – schedule a meeting with you or screen your enterprise's decision makers. We have prepared an illustrative overview of the steps you may need to go through. View our animation to learn more about the practical aspects of applying for a licence.

Quality of your application

The time we need to handle your application greatly depends on the quality and completeness of your application and the supplementary information you provide. If we find these to be insufficient we may need more than three months to reach a decision.

Success factors

There are a number of success factors that will help guarantee a smooth handling process. We have listed them for you. Please let us knowcif you know of any other tips and recommendations that we could include in the list.


With questions you can always contact us. You can reach us in several ways:

By mail

De Nederlandsche Bank NV
Expert Centre on Market Access
PO Box 98
1000 AB Amsterdam


DNB Information Desk, open on business days between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm (0800 020 10 68 in the Netherlands, or +31 20 524 91 11

If calling from abroad).


info@dnb.nl (please state your name, address and telephone number)

We will not consider anonymous questions.

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