You can positively influence the process yourself. We have listed four recommendations below. We have looked at past applications that were smoothly processed in order to identify success factors. Obviously, complete and correct applications will be more successful.
These are the success factors for a smooth application for registration.
- Thorough preparation
It helps if you are aware of the work involved in preparing an application, and why and how we assess it. We have put the following background information on the Open Book on Supervision website for your convenience.
Notes to the licence application form, listing for each item what we expect you to do (to follow)
Verify carefully whether your company actually needs registration of its activities, preferably with the help of a legal expert. (Tip!)
If you have a complex application, we recommend that you contact us first to discuss the details prior to submitting it.
- Fully completed application
Obviously, if your application is incomplete we cannot start considering it and will ask you to provide additional information. This will take time, and the consideration period will not start. So be sure to submit a complete application. You will find more detailed instructions in the application form and the explanatory notes to the form (to follow).
- The quality of your application
If you thoroughly substantiate your application, demonstrating for each aspect how you satisfy the registration requirements, we will be able to quickly assess all aspects of your application. High-quality information provides strong evidence in support of your application and enables us to complete the procedure in less time.
- Consult a legal expert
Practice has shown that applications are more often complete and of a substantially higher quality standard if the applicant seeks expert advice, for example from a legal expert or an auditor. This enables us to consider applications more quickly and more thoroughly.