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Certificate of Incorporation

A Certificate of Incorporation is a legal document relating to the formation of a UK Company or UK LLP. It is issued by Companies House as conclusive evidence that the requirements of the Companies Act 2006 as to registration have been complied with and that the company is duly registered under the Companies Act 2006. The certificate will state:

  • the name and registered number of the company;
  • the date of its incorporation;
  • whether it is a limited or unlimited company, and if it is limited whether it is limited by shares or limited by guarantee;
  • whether it is a private or a public company; and
  • whether the company’s registered office is situated in England and Wales, Wales, Scotland or in Northern Ireland.

The certificate must be signed by the Registrar or authenticated by the registrar’s official seal. With electronic company formations Companies House only issue electronic Certificates of Incorporation.

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