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Non-Residents Package

If you live outside the UK and would like to register a UK limited company - this is an ideal package for you.
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Non-Residents Package

£119.99 Order

If you live outside the UK and want to set up UK limited company - this is for you.

This package includes everything you need to set up and run your UK limited company, including a prestigious Central London registered office address with same-day digital mail service and business address service with international mail forwarding of all your business correspondence.

We also include VAT registration, the filing of the first confirmation statement, a free .com or .co.uk domain and free company maintenance portal.

Plus a UK business account from Wise* with UK sort code and account number - ideal for non-UK residents to conduct business through their new UK Limited company.

What’s included

Limited Company Formation Online

Including Companies House £12.00 filing fee

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Limited Company Formation Online

Take 5 minutes to complete our online application form, and we will review and forward it to Companies House with your filing fee of £12.00. Your new company will usually be ready within 3 to 6 working hours, although this is subject to Companies House workload.

All company formation agents, including ourselves, have a legal requirement to check Proof of ID and Proof of Address documents.

Wise Business Account*

International business banking set up within minutes

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Wise UK Business Account

We have partnered with Wise (formerly TransferWise) to provide our Non-UK resident customers with international business banking.

Create an account in minutes and get access to the following bank details to receive money for free and hold money in over 40 currencies – all with zero fees:

  • British account number and sort code
  • European IBAN
  • US account number and routing number
  • Australian account number and BSB code

A Wise Business Account provides worldwide coverage, allowing you to send money to 160+ countries, and receive and hold 40+ currencies.

There is a fixed one-time fee to obtain access to your international account details of £45.00 (or equivalent in local currency). This is a one-time fee that you pay regardless of how many international account details you open. Account openings are subject to approval.

What happens next?

As soon as your company is approved by Companies House, we will send you an order fulfilled email, which will include a link to sign up for a new Wise Business Account.

Digital Certificate of Incorporation

Your Certificate of Incorporation delivered by email

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Digital Certificate of Incorporation

We will send you a digital PDF version of your company's Certificate of Incorporation. This is the document which verifies the company is officially registered with Companies House.

Digital Memorandum & Articles of Association

A copy of your Mem & Arts delivered by email

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Digital Memorandum & Articles of Association

A digital copy of your company's Memorandum & Articles of Association. These documents are required to form a company under the Companies Act 2006.

The Memorandum lists the subscribers to the company and confirms their intention to incorporate and take at least one share each.

The Articles of Association defines the rules which govern how the company will be run.

Digital Share Certificate(s)

Your share certificate(s) delivered by email

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Digital Share Certificate(s)

A digital version of your share certificates sent by email. These official documents provide evidence of your ownership of shares in a limited company.

Digital Company Registers with First Entries

A set of your company's registers delivered by email

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Digital (PDF) Company Register with first entries

A digital version of your company's statutory registers, with the first entries completed at the date of incorporation. Our Company Register contains the following documents:

  • Register of Applications and Allotments
  • Register of Members and Share Ledger
  • Register of Transfers
  • Register of Mortgages and Charges
  • Register of Debentures
  • Register of Sealings or Executions
  • Register of Directors
  • Register of Director's Residential Address
  • Register of Secretaries
  • Register of PSC's
  • Register of PSC's Residential Address

Printed Certificate of Incorporation

A high quality printed Certificate of Incorporation

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Printed Certificate of Incorporation

We will send you a printed version of your company's Certificate of Incorporation. This is the document which verifies the company is officially registered with Companies House.

Printed Memorandum & Articles of Association

A high quality printed & bound copy of the Mem & Arts

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Printed Memorandum & Articles of Association

A printed and bound copy of your company's Memorandum & Articles of Association. These documents are required to form a company under the Companies Act 2006.

The Memorandum lists the subscribers to the company and confirms their intention to incorporate and take at least one share each.

The Articles of Association defines the rules which govern how the company will be run.

Printed Share Certificate(s)

A high quality printed copy of the share certificate(s)

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Printed Share Certificate(s)

A printed copy of your share certificates, sent by post. These official documents provide evidence of your ownership of shares in a limited company.

FREE International Business Tracked Delivery

Worldwide delivery of your printed company documents

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Free International Business Tracked Delivery Service

International Business Tracked Delivery (or if not available in your country - International Business Signed Delivery) of your printed company documents, to anywhere in the world - free of charge.

Registered Office Address for 12 months

Keeping your home address off the public record

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Registered Office Address London WC2

Protect the privacy of your home with our prestigious London registered office address.

This service allows you to maintain the privacy of your home address, as our prestigious Covent Garden, London address will appear on public record as the official address of your company. This service includes the scanning and emailing of all official government mail addressed to your company, from a number of official government bodies, free of charge.

Mail from the following government bodies are covered by this service: Companies House, HMRC, Government Gateway, Department for Work & Pensions (DWP), The Pensions Regulator (TPR), Office for National Statistics, Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and Court documents.

This service is renewable on a 12 monthly basis at the cost of £39.00. Notice will always be given in advance of your renewal date and you will be able to cancel the service.

Please note: The forwarding of official registered office mail by scan and email is free. Mail will be forwarded on a daily basis.

1 x Service Address for 12 months

Protecting the privacy of an officer's home address

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1 x Service Address Covent Garden, London WC2

When you form a limited company, you need to provide a service address (sometimes referred to as a correspondence address) for each director, shareholder, secretary (an optional appointment) and person with significant contol.

Companies House, and other government bodies (such as HMRC) will then use this address as the contact address for said role.

Whilst using a home address as the service address is permitted, it is not recommended as it is placed on the public register, meaning anyone can easily find it.

By using this service you can protect your address from the public register by using our Covent Garden address as the service address for one of your company officers.

When government mail does arrive (and any Court document), we will scan and email this to you (at no extra cost).

About renewals: This service renews at £26.00 (+VAT) on a yearly basis. You will receive a notification as the renewal date nears, you can then cancel the service if you wish.

Business Address Service for 12 months

Providing a 'virtual office' mail forwarding service.

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Business Address Service London WC2

Quality Company Formations' London business address service allows you to use our prestigious Covent Garden address for your everyday business correspondence.

An address based in central London is an ideal way to improve the image of your company and impress potential clients.

All mail will be forwarded to an address of your choice by 1st class post, on a daily basis.

Please note: This service is renewable on a 12 monthly basis at the cost of £96.00. We will give notice in advance of your renewal date. You will then have the option to cancel if you wish. The forwarding of mail to you is not included. Mail forwarding will be charged at Royal Mail postal rates plus 15%.

VAT Registration

Our highly trained staff will register your company for VAT

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VAT Registration

Our highly trained staff will process your VAT registration, quickly and accurately.

If you expect your company’s turnover to exceed £85,000 in the next 12 months, you are legally required to register for VAT, unless your company's supplies are exempt.

If your company’s turnover is not expected to exceed £85,000, you should consider voluntarily registering for VAT anyway.

For example:

  • You will be able to claim back VAT on goods and services your company purchases
  • Enhance the corporate image of your company by making it appear larger than it actually is
  • Enable contractual agreements with customers and suppliers who aren’t willing to deal with companies that are not VAT registered.

The VAT registration process – explained

As soon as your company has been formed, you will receive a questionnaire by email from us, where we will ask you to provide some additional information to allow us to complete your VAT registration application with HMRC.

We will then make your VAT registration application online. The timeline for the approval of new VAT registrations is subject to the information received and HMRC's workload, which can vary significantly.

Once HMRC has approved your company’s VAT registration, we will send your company’s VAT Registration Number to you by email. HMRC will then send your VAT Registration Certificate to you directly by post.

Confirmation Statement

Previously known as the Annual Return

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Filing of the First Confirmation Statement

(including Companies House filing fee)

The Confirmation Statement is a report that notifies Companies House if the information that they hold on record is correct.

Your company will need to file a Confirmation Statement on a yearly basis, even if it is not trading. This is a legal requirement.

With this service our dedicated team will ensure your Confirmation Statement is prepared and filed accurately and in accordance with your deadline.

Important: The Companies House filing fee of £13.00 is included.

This service renews on an annual basis at £44.99, and includes the Companies House filing fee of £13.00. You will be emailed in advance and given the chance to cancel if you wish.

Free Pre-Submission Review

Our experts will check your order for mistakes

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Free Pre-Submission Review

When it comes to company formation, administrative oversights can be costly and time-consuming. In order to prevent mistakes, our professional advisors conduct a thorough review of every single order before submitting it to Companies House.

Free Online Portal to Manage your Company

Including free lifetime company support by our experts

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Free Online Portal to Manage your Company

We provide a free online customer area which allows you to monitor and update your company details from one place. This facility has a range of features including:

  • Email reminders of key filing dates for your companies.
  • The ability to easily make changes to officer details, company addresses, and file your Confirmation Statement online.
  • Register a new company without having to re-enter all the same information.
  • Import existing companies and control everything in one place.
  • View payment history and renew services.
  • Access and download your digital company documents at any time.
  • Access and download your official government and business mail at any time.
  • Manage your payment cards.
  • Renew your annual subscription services.
  • Purchase additional products and services from the Shop.

Free Domain Name

Get your own .com or .co.uk domain name for 1 year

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Free .com or .co.uk Website Domain Name

Our partnership with Names.co.uk means that everyone who forms a company with us qualifies for a free (for 1 year) .co.uk / .com (it’s your choice) domain name. Perfect for getting your new business up and running with an online presence.

About this offer: Price of the domain is £0.00 (Ex VAT), when purchased with Names.co.uk. Discount applies to the first year only and will not be applied to any renewals. Offer must be redeemed by the customer within 30 days of being sent the exclusive voucher code. Can’t be used in conjunction with other offers. This offer can be withdrawn at any time at the discretion of Namesco Limited. Terms & conditions apply. 1 voucher code, with one use, per customer.

Wise UK business banking*

We have partnered with Wise to offer our non-UK resident customers a UK business account to send, spend, and receive multiple currencies with the real exchange rate.

You will get your own UK account number and sort code, Eurozone IBAN, and US account and routing number within minutes — regardless of where you are in the world.

There is a fixed one-time on-boarding fee of £45.00 (or equivalent in local currency).

*Wise have reported large delays at present when opening new business accounts. You have the option to wait for Wise to onboard your company.

If you need a banking solution sooner, we can provide you with an alternative banking solution – Payoneer. Once your company has been incorporated, we will send you an Order Fulfilment email which contains links to both Wise and Payoneer.

Prefer to order by telephone?

If you are not confident in completing your new company order online - call our friendly team
and we will complete your order by telephone.

020 3908 0044

Frequently asked questions

What package do I need?

The answer to this question depends on your requirements:

  • If you're operating on a tight budget you may wish to choose the Basic Package.
  • Do you need high quality printed company documents? The Privacy Plus and Fully Inclusive Packages will provide these.
  • Do you need privacy and do not want to display your home address on the public record? The Privacy, Privacy Plus and Fully Inclusive Packages provide registered office and service addresses.
  • If you need VAT registration - you may wish to consider the Fully Inclusive Package.
  • You may have a need for one of our specialist company formation packages, e.g. an LLP, or a limited by guarantee company for your charity business.

Why not give our friendly Customer Service Team a call at 020 3908 0044, who will be happy to hear from you and discuss your new company requirements.

Can I buy the Basic Package and add services at a later date?

Yes, you can add additional services later from the Shop area in your Company Manager Portal; however, they will not be at the discounted prices of the packages.

Can I order my new company by telephone?

Yes absolutely. Please call our Customer Service Team at 020 3908 0044 and one of company experts will process your company formation order with you by telephone.

What information do I need provide to form a company?

Forming a limited company is a simple online process; however, before starting the process you will need the following information to hand: the company name, registered office address, director details, shareholder details (can be the same person as the director), and how many shares you want to issue.

For further reading, please have a look at our resource page: Information Required to Register a Company, which provides a useful company formation checklist.

Can a non-resident form a UK company?

Yes, you do not need to live in the UK to form a UK limited company. If you are at least 16 years old and not disqualified, you can form a company regardless of nationality or location.

Quality Company Formations provide a Non-Residents Package which is ideal for overseas customers who wish to form a UK limited company, as it provides the required address services and free international delivery of company documents. It also provides a Wise UK business bank account, which is the simplest and quickest banking solution for non-UK residents.

Can I get a business bank account for my new company?

Yes, we provide up to 8 business bank accounts for our UK customers to include in their company formation, including Barclays, NatWest, Tide, Monzo, Cashplus, ANNA, and Mettle.

We also offer a Wise business bank account for our non-UK resident customers to send, spend and receive multiple currencies with the real exchange rate. You will get a UK account number and sort code, Eurozone IBAN, and US account and routing number within minutes, regardless of where you are in the world.

The Wise account is included in our Non-Residents Package; however, it can also be added to your basket during the company order process with any other package. There is a fixed one-time onboarding fee of £45.00 (or equivalent in local currency). Account openings are subject to approval.

*Wise have reported large delays at present when opening new business accounts. You have the option to wait for Wise to onboard your company. If you need a banking solution sooner, we can provide you with an alternative banking solution – Payoneer. Once your company has been incorporated, we will send you an Order Fulfilment email which contains links to both Wise and Payoneer.

How long does it take to form a new company?

It will take you no more than 5 to 10 minutes to complete the online company application form on our website. Companies House will then usually take 3 to 6 working hours to approve your new company registration. Please note this is subject to Companies House workload on the day and it can take up to 24 hours.

If it is very important your company is incorporated as soon as possible, we would recommend you add the Guaranteed Same-Day Service to your order.

How many shares do I need to issue?

You must issue at least one share to form a limited company. If there is more than one shareholder, you must issue at least one share per person. Most new companies issue up to 100 Ordinary shares of £1 each. Issuing 100 share at £1 means you have flexibility to issue shares to other shareholders in the future and your liability is limited to £100.

What is the difference between the address services included in the packages?

The registered office and service address are legally required to form a limited company or LLP, and both are displayed on the public record. The registered office is the official address of a company, and the service address is the official address of a company director, PSC, company secretary or LLP member.

We provide a Registered Office Service and a Service Address Service, as many customers prefer to keep their home address private. All official government mail is sent to these addresses and as part of our service we will forward this mail to you by scan and email free of charge.

The business address is not a required address to register a limited company. The benefit of the Business Address Service is to provide a prestigious location and enhanced corporate image for your company. The forwarding of your general business correspondence is charged at the cost of the Royal Mail postage rates plus a 15% handling fee.

What is a SIC code and can I have more than one?

A SIC code or Standard Industrial Classification code is used to categorise a company's business activity. To register a limited company or LLP you must choose at least one SIC code, although you can choose up to four. Do not worry if you do not know the SIC code relevant to your business activity, Quality Company Formations provide a simple SIC code search tool where you can choose your SIC code or codes.

How do I obtain my free domain name?

As soon as your new company has been registered at Companies House, we will send you an order fulfilled email. Within this email you will receive a voucher code and instructions on how to set up your new domain using the 'names.co.uk' website.

Do I need to provide ID?

All company formation agents have a legal obligation to check Proof of ID and Address; however, most customers do not need to do anything, as we carry out digital checks using the information supplied in your online company application form.

Those customers who require to provide ID can do so in a matter of minutes using their mobile phone and a simple App which we will provide. This App is supplied free of charge.

If I change my mind and want to close down my company - is this difficult and costly?

It is a simple process to close a limited company. Quality Company Formations offer a Company Dissolution Service at a cost of £49.99 + VAT. This cost includes the Companies House fee, filing the DS01 form and providing the Board Resolution to approve the dissolution of the company.

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Less chance of rejection

Our checking process reduces the average rejection rate of UK company applications, from 10% to just 1%

Perfect documents

We are able to fix typos and errors before they appear on the finished company documents.

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