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Limited Companies for Non-UK Residents

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Limited Company Formation


There is no requirement for any shareholders or officers of a UK company to be resident in the UK or to be UK nationals. However, the company must have a UK address. For this reason, the registered office service below is pre-selected as part of your order.


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Use our Central London address as your company’s registered office and the service address of your directors, shareholders, company secretary (or partners if you are forming an LLP). Prevent personal addresses from being available on public records and avoid making your company and your company officers vulnerable to unsolicited mail, unwanted visitors, and even identity theft. Our prestigious address also projects a professional image and separates personal and professional lives.Please note that this price also includes additional basic ID checks required for non UK residents.


Certificate of Good Standing


Companies House issues a certificate of good standing if one is required. The certificate confirms that your company or limited liability partnership has met all its statutory requirements at the date of issue. It takes about five working days for Companies House to issue a certificate.


Documents Delivered Worldwide


We have an arrangement with DHL to deliver certificates to all our overseas customers. Using a reliable courier ensures that our documents are signed for when delivered. DHL also provide online tracking to monitor progress.


Confirmation Statement Service


You must file a confirmation statement at least once every 12 months. The due date is called the ‘confirmation date’, which falls on the anniversary of company formation or the ‘made up’ date of your last annual return.We will do that for you on time.

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Charge for services £89.00

Service items discount £0.00

Total order £89.00

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Wise UK Business Account

You can select Wise business account during the order process

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The no-hassle international business account.

Low-cost business banking. No hidden charges or monthly fees. Pay employees and vendors, get paid and manage your cash flow in multiple currencies. This is the simplest and quickest business banking solution for eligible non-UK residents.

International payments are made using actual exchange rates without hidden markups. Cheaper than Paypal and old-school banks. Transfer money or use a Wise business debit card. After we have formed your company, we will send you a link with which you can complete your business account application.

Please be aware that a one time fee of £45 is payable to Wise when you start using their business account.

What’s Included:

  • New Ready To Trade Limited Company
  • Companies House Filing Fee £50 Paid By Us
  • Digital (PDF) Company Documents
  • PSC Register - A New Legal Requirement
  • Free Online Company Manager to Maintain your Companies
  • Free Online & Telephone Support For The Life Of your Company
  • Web Authentication Code To Update Companies House Records

Optional Free Services:

  • 1 hour consultation with Accountants. Either face-to-face or by skype.
  • Optional referral to bookkeeping and accounting bureau
  • Introduction to online accounting software with introductory benefits.

Additional items available at checkout

You can add these items during the order process

UK Post Box Service


Apostilled Documents


ICO Registration Service


Commercial Mail Upgrade


Dormant Accounts


Certificate of Good Standing


Same Day Formation Guarantee


Pre-submission review


Information for Non-residents

Requirements for registering a company in the UK

A company can be formed in the UK by anyone, although directors must be over 16 years of age. To form a UK registered company limited by shares, you will need the following:

  • A Registered Office in the UK. We provide a London address
  • 1 shareholder and 1 director. They can be the same person
  • Issued share capital: This can be as little as £1.

There can be more directors and shareholders, and there is no limit to the number of shares that can be issued.

Directors and Shareholders

  • Directors and Shareholders can be corporate i.e. another limited company can be appointed as a director.
  • A company must have at least 1 natural person as a director so; there must be at least 1 named individual acting as a director.
  • There is no requirement for directors and shareholders to be UK resident.

VAT registration for companies controlled by non-UK residents

As a non-resident owner of a UK company, you may find it difficult to register for VAT if you don’t have proper trading premises in the UK. HMRC does not consider a Registered Office or business/ virtual mail address as a business establishment. Notwithstanding your UK registration, your company will be classified as a “non-established taxable person”.

Identification documents and Money Laundering Regulations

Although we do not require documents at the time an order is placed, anyone using our registered office service will be asked to supply identification documents once the service has been set up. We will need 1 document providing proof of name; passport or drivers licence etc. and 1 document providing proof of address; utility bill etc. In some circumstances, we will ask you to have the documents notarised.


The U.K. is party to the Hague Convention and can issue Apostilled documents that will be accepted in the other 100+ countries that are signed up to the agreement. An Apostille certificate is issued by the U.K.s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCOH) and states that a document is authentic. Not all documents can be apostilled;

Some may first need to be legalised. If you wish a document to be Apostilled, you can order the service at our checkout when you place an order.

Certificate of Incumbency

Our non-resident clients sometimes ask us to arrange the issue of a Certificate of Incumbency. However, UK Government agencies do not officially recognise the term or issue a document by this name. It is, of course, possible to create such a document and have it notarised, but it will not be issued by a government agency. The nearest alternative is a Certificate of Good Standing.

Certificate of Good Standing

Certificates of Good Standing are issued by Companies House and confirm that a company’s statutory filings are up to date, and no action is being taken to strike off the company. The Certificate will also confirm the date of Incorporation, the name of the company and the Company number. The Certificate can also include; details of directors; the Registered Office address, the share capital of the company, and details of the subscribers to the memorandum. If you wish to buy a Certificate of Good Standing, it is an option that we make available at checkout when you place an order.

Document Legalisation

You may need a document Apostilled that has not been issued by a Government Agency. If that is the case, the document will first need to be legalised by a notary or lawyer. We will arrange this; our charge for the Apostille service includes the cost of the notary or lawyer.

Objects clause and the Memorandum and Articles of Association

The majority of companies formed in the UK use the model Memorandum and Articles of Association contained in the Companies Acts 2006. They are the constitution of the company. One significant feature of the model Memorandum and Articles are the omission of an objects clause. The last Companies Act removed the requirement to include the objects of the company in its constitution. The practice of drafting the objects so widely as to ensure that no conceivable legal activity could possibly be excluded had, for many years, made the clause obsolete.

The omission of an objects clause can cause problems in overseas jurisdictions. Owners who are intending to open a branch office outside the UK often have to supply a copy of the company’s constitution to get permission. Authorities may insist that an objects clause is written into the constitution.

Companies can be formed with Memorandum and Articles of Association that include an objects clause. Clients can ask us to use articles that they have drafted themselves. To include bespoke Articles, simply contact us before placing your order.

Certifying Model Articles of Association

The process of forming a company online involves notifying Companies House that the newly formed company will adopt model Articles of Association. Companies House do not have a document they can certify. Clients requiring an official certification of their Articles of Association should supply their own document that can be uploaded with the electronic application to form a company. Companies Hose can then be asked to certify the supplied document.

UK Jurisdiction

Companies House splits the UK into 3 jurisdictions; Scotland, Northern Ireland and the joint jurisdiction of England and Wales. The location of your Registered Office determines the jurisdiction of your company. Although you can have places of business in all the jurisdictions, your Registered Office must stay in the jurisdiction of your registration.

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