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Registration of third-country audit entities For Audit firms

A third-country audit entity must register with the AFM before it can issue audit reports regarding the audit of annual accounts that are important to the Dutch capital market.

To register with the AFM as a third-country audit entity you must follow the application procedure for full registration, unless the European Commission has allocated a transitional period to the third-country involved. In that case,you must follow the procedure for registration under the transitional period.

1. Application for registration
Complete Form H and its Annexes electronically, then print and sign Form H and send a scanned copy together with its Annexes to: wta@afm.nl

2. Notification of policymakers and co-policymakers
You must notify the AFM which policymakers and co-policymakers have been appointed or are nominated for appointment.

Therefore, complete the Prospective Appointment Notification Form, print and sign the form and send it to the AFM by surface mail or send a scanned copy to wta@afm.nl

3. Integrity test policymakers and co-policymakers
You must see to it that each appointed or nominated policymaker and co-policymaker completes an Integrity Test Form.

All policymakers and co-policymakers must complete the Integrity Test Form, print and sign the form and send it to the AFM by surface mail or send a scanned copy to wta@afm.nl

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