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Company formation checklist

You will need the following information to complete your company formation application:

1. Company name

Choose your unique company name. if your company is a private limited company then it must end with ‘Limited’ or ‘Ltd’.

2. An office with Registered Address

You must provide a registered office address to set up a limited company or LLP with Companies House. It must be a physical address where documents can be posted (you cannot use a PO Box address, even though linked to a physical address). This registered office address will be placed on public record. As it stands under current law, this would be forever, even if it is changed at later date. For privacy reasons, you may wish to use our registered office address service.

3. Type of Business (SIC Code)

You must select a SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) code depicting your new company's proposed business activity(s). The SIC code list can be viewed here. During the company formation process, you can select the SIC code from our online application.

4. Director Details

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth (note: must be at least 16-years-old)
  • Occupation (note: you can simply state “Company Director” as your occupation, if desired.
  • Nationality
  • Residential Address (note: does not go on the public register)
  • Service Address (note: this does go on the public register. It may be your home address or any other physical address where letters can be received. Under current law, this address remains on the pubic register forever and so for privacy reasons you may wish to use our director’s service address)

5. Shareholder Details - where the shareholder is NOT a Person with Significant Control (PSC) e.g. owning less than 25% of shares/voting rights

  • Full Name
  • Service Address (residential or other address)
  • You will need to know at least three of the following:
    • Town of birth
    • Mother’s maiden name
    • Father’s first name
    • Telephone number
    • Passport number
    • National insurance number
    • Eye colour

6. Shareholder Details - where the shareholder is a Person with Significant Control (PSC) e.g. owning 25% or more of shares/share voting rights

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Residential Address (note: does not go on the public register)
  • Service Address (note: this does go on the public register and may be home address or any other physical address where letters can be received. Under current law, this address remains on the pubic register forever and so for privacy reasons you may wish to use our director’s service address)
  • Nationality
  • Nature of Control (for example, number of shares they hold)
  • You will need to know at least three of the following:
    • Town of birth
    • Mother’s maiden name
    • Father’s first name
    • Telephone number
    • Passport number
    • National insurance number
    • Eye colour

7. Company Secretary Details (Optional)

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth (must be at least 16 years old)
  • Occupation
  • Nationality
  • Residential Address (not on the public register)
  • Service Address (residential or other address)

8. Persons of significant control (PSC)details where the person is not a director, shareholder or secretary (only if applicable)

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Residential Address (not on the public register)
  • Service Address (residential or other address)
  • Nationality
  • Nature of Control (e.g. the person controls a trust which owns over 25% of the shares.)

9. Proof of ID

Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations may require us to request photo ID and proof of address. These will be requested as required by law and must be provided if requested.

More details can be found here:

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