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Frequently asked questions

When will I get confirmation of my new company formation?

We will register your new company within 3 to 6 hours (typically) of submitting your online application at our Website. However, this turnaround time is also dependent on how busy the companies house is on that day. If you need it urgently, we also offer a guaranteed same-day formation service (order should be submitted before 15:00). You will receive all the official paperwork in your email as soon as your company is registered at the Companies House.

What information will I need to complete my company formation?

First you need to choose a unique company name. In addition, you will have to provide full name, residential address, date of birth, nationality, business occupation, telephone number, town of birth and eye colour for each director/shareholder to form a UK limited company.

Can I use my home as the registered address for my new company?

You can use your home address. However, your home address will be publicly available for anyone to view. That’s why most companies prefer to use our registered office service. This service allows you to hide your home address from internet, marketing agencies and general public besides giving you a prestigious London corporate address.

What is the eligibility for registering a UK company?

Any person above the age of 16 can set up a UK limited company. It is not mandatory for directors or shareholders to be UK residents. However, the company’s registered address must be in the UK.

Do I need to appoint directors and secretaries for my new company?

Your company must have at least one director over the age of 16. Directors are legally responsible for running the company, filing accounts and submitting official paperwork. Another company can also be a director, but at least one of your directors must be a person. You are not legally required to appoint a company secretary for a private limited company, but some companies choose to appoint one.

As a director, do I have to publish my home address to the public record?

All Directors must submit their residential address and a service address. Both the addresses can be the same or different. By choosing a different service address, you can keep your home address confidential from the public record. Our directors address service allows the directors to hide their home address from internet, marketing agencies and general public.

Is the director's home address publicly available?

The director’s home address will be private, but their service address is publicly available. Directors must submit their home address and a service address during the company registration process.

That’s why most company directors prefer to use our director’s address service rather than using their home address. Our service allows the directors to hide their home address from internet, marketing agencies and general public.

What are the points to remember while registering a UK limited company?

  1. The company name should end with ‘Limited’ or ‘LTD’
  2. A minimum of 1 director & 1 shareholder should be appointed (one person can be both)
  3. The directors and shareholders shall be any nationality and reside anywhere in the world
  4. The new company’s registered office address should be in the UK (All our packages above privacy include registered office address)
  5. Name and address of all appointments (director's or shareholders) should be submitted
  6. The minimum share capital for a UK limited Company is £0.01 and there is no maximum limit
  7. The Minimum number of shares issued is 1 (this is done by default)

You can register your UK limited company 100% secure using our online registration system. During the registration you will have to fill a simple application form. You can review the information you provided and save the summary before you submit it for review. Our formations experts will review (if you had opted for pre-submission review) the form carefully before submitting them to Companies House for approval.

Note: You can also seek the assistance of a dedicated personal manager support. When you buy this option (£19.99) during checkout, your allocated personal manager will connect with you to hand hold & guide you through every step of your new company registration.

Once Companies House approves your submission, your company will be incorporated, and we will send you all the documents of registration after which you can start trading. The following documents will be sent to you once your company is incorporated:

  • Certificate of incorporation
  • Share certificates
  • Memorandum and articles of association
  • Email copy of company register with first entries

What address should I use to register my new company?

All companies are legally required to have a registered address in the UK. It must be a physical address in the UK. This is the address where all the official communication will be sent. Your company address will be publicly available for anyone to view.

What are the advantages of registering limited company in the UK?

The cost and speed of incorporating in the UK is much lower than most other countries. It only takes a few hours to register a UK company. It can be incorporated with just one shareholder and one director. There are no minimum capital requirements. You do not need a lawyer, accountant, magistrate or a notary to form a company.

Do I have to be a UK resident to form a company?

No. You do not have to be a UK resident. But your company should have a UK registered office address.

How to choose my new company name?

If you are registering a new private limited company, you must choose a unique name for your business. Your company name must end with either ‘Limited’ or ‘Ltd’ or the Welsh equivalents (‘Cyfyngedig’ or ‘Cyf’). Your name cannot be the same (or similar) to another registered company’s name.

Should directors live in the UK?

Directors don’t have to live in the UK, but companies must have a UK registered office address.

Do I need to be present during the company formation process?

No, you can complete the entire process online without leaving your office or house! Your new company documents will be emailed to you in PDF format on the day of registration.

Do I have to be a UK resident to form a company?

You are not required to be a UK resident in order to register a limited company.

Do I need share-holders for my limited company?

A limited company (limited by shares) must have at least one shareholder. There’s no limit on the maximum number of share-holders. If you are the only shareholder, you’ll own 100% of the company. The price of an individual share can be any value. You can choose a low share value for example, £1 per share.

How and when do I receive my new company documents?

As soon as Companies House approves your company registration, you will receive electronic copies of your Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum and Articles of Association and Share Certificates for all shareholders. Printed and bound copies of these documents will be posted to you within 24 hours (if applicable).

What is a person of significant control or PSC?

Any person who owns more than 25% of the company is a person with significant control (PSC). He or she is a PSC if one or more of the following conditions are met.

  • Owns more than 25% of the company’s share
  • Holds more than 25% of the company’s voting rights
  • Holds the right to appoint or remove the majority of directors
  • Has the right to, or actually exercises significant influence or control

If a trust or firm (and not an individual) is forming this new company and if the trust or firm satisfies any one of the above-mentioned condition, then the PSC of the trust or firm should be listed as a PSC in this new company.

How can I register a dormant company?

There is no special provision to register a dormant company at Companies House. However, you can make it as dormant by simply notifying HMRC. You can inform HMRC that you have not started trading and you have no plans of trading in the immediate future and would like it to be classified as dormant. You can do this only after you receive your Unique Tax Reference (UTR number). UTR number will be sent to the registered office address normally in about 3-4 weeks after new company registration.

Do I need a solicitor or accountant to register a company?

No, you do not need a solicitor or accountant. You can do it yourself. You can register your limited company (or LLP or LBG) using our simple and secure online registration system. Our price starts from just £9.99 and you can save as much as £300-£400 of the solicitor/accountant fees.

When will I get my authentication code?

You get your authentication code as soon as your company is approved by Companies House. Your authentication code will be available on our online company manager portal and you can check it as soon as your company is formed.

Register your UK limited company

Register your UK limited company

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