Contact for information?

Do you have a question when applying for Plant Breeders’ Rights or registration? Please contact us at or

Telephone number:

+31 (0)71 332 6121

You can also go to the contactpage (click here)


Board for Plant Varieties

Visiting address:

Sotaweg 22, 2371 GD Roelofarendsveen, The Netherlands


Postal address:

P.O. Box 14, 2370 AA Roelofarendsveen, The Netherlands


Bankaccount: IBAN: NL82RABO0300017057

Closing dates and submission requirements

It is very inportant that you submit the needed forms and the requested plant material before the described deadlines. 


  • ATTENTION! Your application forms and the payment of the application fees have to be received by the Board before or on the closing date.


  • If you submit the forms and/or payment áfter the closing date, the examination of your application will not be included in the next trial, but in the second next. This will result in a delay for you which can be up to one year.


  • When your application and payment are received by the Board, you will receive from the Board a request to submit plant material, the so-called identity sample. In this request, the precise address and quantity and quality of this plant material are mentioned. These are the Sample Submission Requests. These are differentdepending on each crop. 


  • If the identity sample is not submitted on time or doesn’t comply with the requirements, the application will be legally cancelled.


IMPORTANT NOTICE:  for the vast majority of crops in all sectors, we refer to the application dates and submission requirements on the CPVO-site. If a certain crop is not included in that website, you may find that crop via this link.


Also read the general submission requirements for plant material.


Attention for important notes for hemp applications.