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Want to Register a UK Company as a Non-Resident?

  • Straightforward UK company registration for non-residents
  • Completely hassle-free — we do all the paperwork for you and send official documents
  • You keep full control of your new UK limited company
  • Fast and affordable service for non-UK residents.

Register Your New UK Company in Just Four Simple Steps

Setting up a UK company as a non-resident has never been easier.

Choose your company name

Choose Your Company Name

Prepare a few options and use our company name checker to see if it’s available.

Select package and make payment

Select Package and Make Payment

Once you’ve made your name choice, choose the best package that suits your business size and needs.

Enter required details

Enter Required Details and Complete Your Registration

Next, you’ll need to provide us with the details for your business. We’ll handle everything else.

Receive Official Paperwork

Receive Official Paperwork via Email/Post

All that’s left is to receive your official paperwork. This can either be emailed to you or posted.

Non-UK Resident Company Formation Packages

At Mint Formations, we have two excellent packages to choose from for your non-resident UK company formation. Both of which benefit from unlimited help and support from our friendly team of experts. Explore the options below and find the right package for your new limited company formation.

International Package


£249 Save £84
  • UK Limited Company
  • London Registered Office
  • London Business Address
  • VAT & PAYE Registration (if required)
  • Free Accountant Consultation
  • Help with Banking Options
  • Unlimited Support
  • Exclusive Free Offers.

International Premier Package


£1199 Save £600
  • UK Limited Company
  • London Registered Office (Premier Ellis Street, Knightsbridge Address)
  • London Business Address (Premier Ellis Street, Knightsbridge Address)
  • VAT & PAYE Registration (if required)
  • GDPR Registration
  • Free Accountant Consultation
  • Help with Banking Options
  • Unlimited Support.
  • Exclusive Free Offers

What Our Customers Say about Our Company Formation Service for Non-Residents


Recommended for residents of other countries

I live in Holland. I thought that UK company formation for a non-resident was much easier than in any other European country. I went to the Companies House website and downloaded the application form. It was overwhelming with so much to fill and so many questions. I was worried about making mistakes. I searched Google and chose Mint to form my UK limited company. They have a very easy-to-use website with clear instructions. I completed my application in the night, and the following day, my new company was formed. Thank you very much.

Lucas Jansen review5star

Unbelievably simple, quick and helpful service

I was thinking of using a lawyer or an accountant for my UK company formation. However, I did a Google search and contacted a helpful member of Mint’s team. It immediately became clear that I need not waste my money with a lawyer. My only concern was upfront payment, but when I listened to them, it became apparent that they are trustworthy. I received everything in an email on the same day, and three days later, I got my certificates by post. I would recommend their service to anyone, and I would use them again.

James Tomblin review5star

Fast, efficient and professional service

I was very hesitant to start my limited company using an online company formation agency. When I did a Google search, I found many companies offering this service, and luckily, I chose Mint over others. The staff were very polite, professional and exceptionally helpful. Though I contacted them late in the afternoon, they formed my company on the same day and sent me all the paperwork, saving me a lot of time. I am very pleased to select Mint Formations.

Jessica Bingham review5star
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What Does It Mean to Own a Registered UK Company as a Non-UK Resident?

If you’re a non-resident , it’s straightforward to form a British company with Mint Formations.

Market Access

Gain immediate access to one of the world's most lucrative commercial markets without a work visa. Start trading within England, Wales and Scotland right away and embrace powerful market opportunities.

Security of Interests

Is your business growing overseas? Are you worried fraudsters might try to steal your branding? Register your company name as a non-resident now to protect your intellectual property and copyright.

Avoid Legal Red Tape

As an international business, trading within the UK requires numerous legal agreements, trade tariffs and other official regulations. Get rid of the headache and use Mint Formations for your non-resident UK company formation today.

Consumer Credibility

British consumers are more likely to buy from local businesses. Non-resident entrepreneurs can secure greater market trust with a company registered within the UK. Increase your profitability with a simple trust signal.

Benefits of Using Mint Formations for Your Non-UK Resident Company Formation

Launch Your New UK Business Today

Business Bank Accounts for Non-UK Residents

We’ve partnered with banks and financial institutions to provide non-resident directors with a banking solution they can trust. We take care of the entire process for you, including preparing paperwork and submitting the necessary forms. You won’t even need to visit the UK.

Learn More About Our Business Bank Accounts for Non-UK Residents

Non-UK Resident Company Formation FAQs

How to Register a UK Company as a Non-Resident

Do I have to visit the UK to register my new UK company? dropdown1

No. Mint Formations makes it easy for non-UK residents to register a company in the United Kingdom. You can officially register your UK limited (or LLP or LPB ) company from your current location; there is no need for your presence within UK jurisdictions. You also don't have to be a UK citizen or resident to incorporate your new UK business.

What are the basic requirements for an overseas resident to register a UK company? dropdown1

We've helped thousands of foreign nationals register a UK business. It's very easy. The nature of a UK limited company means it should have one director and one shareholder aged over 16 who can be responsible for all business liabilities. The same person can be both a director and a shareholder. The company should also have a UK-registered office address (included with our international packages). These are the only basic requirements for an overseas resident to register a UK company.

What documents will I get via email after my company registration? dropdown1

Once your new company is registered by Companies House, you will receive an email containing the following PDF materials: your certificate of incorporation, memorandum and articles of association, share certificates for each shareholder and a company register with first entries.

Can a non-resident set up a company in the UK? dropdown1

Yes, a non-resident can form a UK company, as you are not required to be a UK resident to register a limited company with Companies House. The only thing you need to register a UK company is a UK-registered office address, which can be a friend or family member’s address or a virtual office address.

Does a UK company need a resident director? dropdown1

No, it is not a requirement to have a resident director for non-UK resident company formation. The director of your business can be a non-UK resident, provided your business has a UK-registered office address.

Do foreign companies pay tax in the UK? dropdown1

If you are opening a company in the UK as a foreigner, you will incorporate your business in the UK and be liable to pay UK tax regardless of where you run the business. Companies not incorporated in the UK are only required to pay tax if they have a permanent establishment in the UK or generate their profits within the UK.

What is the difference between resident and non-resident? dropdown1

The critical difference between a resident and a non-resident is that a non-resident is an individual who resides in one country but has business interests in another country. In comparison, a resident is an individual who lives in the same country as their business interests. If you are setting up a company from overseas, you will be completing a non-UK resident company formation.

Can a director of a UK company live abroad? dropdown1

If you’re setting up a UK company from overseas, your company director can live abroad. Your director can live wherever they like outside the UK, providing that your UK non-resident company has a UK-registered office address. Mint Formations’ international packages include a UK-registered office address.

How does the process of non-resident company registration work? dropdown1

We can help you register your UK company quickly and easily from wherever you are using our online company registration system. You don’t need to sign any paperwork or even be physically present. The registration process is entirely online, and you can also get help from our live chat support agents at any time during the registration. From Spain to China and Italy to India, we've helped foreign nations from around the world secure approval for their non-resident UK company registration.

What if I make a mistake while registering my non-resident UK company? dropdown1

If you make a mistake after submitting your application, don’t worry! Mint Formations will take action on your behalf. Any mistake could be fixed, and, in most cases, it won’t cost you to make corrections. Our support team is here to help you make changes following your company formation.

Can a UK company have a foreign bank account? dropdown1

Yes, a UK company can have a foreign bank account. Bank accounts can be located anywhere in the world but should be in the correct name of your business. However, due to anti-money laundering regulations, having a non-UK bank account can cause issues, and the conversion rate and transfer fees can mean you lose money from transactions. If possible, we recommend setting up a UK business bank account, as it can help win your customers’ trust.

What is a UK resident company? dropdown1

A UK resident company is a company that is incorporated in the United Kingdom and is, therefore, liable to pay UK tax. A UK-resident company does not require a UK-resident director but must be incorporated through Companies House and HMRC to be considered a UK business.

Can an offshore company own a UK company? dropdown1

An offshore company is a company that is not incorporated in the UK, so while an offshore company can operate within the UK and create subsidiaries in the UK, it cannot own a UK company. If you own an offshore company, you can separately register a company as a non-British national.

Can a UK company have an overseas registered office? dropdown1

Non-UK resident company formation is relatively straightforward, but one of the few stipulations from Companies House is that you must have a UK-registered office address to incorporate your company in the UK. Therefore, you cannot have an overseas registered office. Mint Formations can start a UK business as a non-UK resident by helping you set up a UK-registered office address.

Is it mandatory to have a business bank account to operate my business? dropdown1

There is no mandatory legal requirement for a UK company to have a business bank account in the UK. You might choose to use a bank account in your location to handle your business transactions. This may also be a personal bank account. However, we advise opening a business bank account in the UK to win the trust of customers and suppliers and to distinguish your company finances from your personal finances.

Give Us a Call,

and Launch Your Business with Confidence

If you have any questions about non-UK resident company formations or would like to discuss which package is best for you, give us a call. We can help you complete your order over the phone and are happy to guide you, step by step.

020 7112 8684

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