We work with clients from all over the world, and are always happy to answer any questions you have. Some of the most common queries we hear and respond to are listed below:
To put it simply, yes. The process is a simple one, and it doesn't matter where you are in the world your application and legal obligations are exactly the same as if you were a UK resident.
If this matches your current circumstances, then our International package is ideal for you. Within this we're providing a comprehensive bundle designed to assist you with your company formation, as well as the ongoing requirements for Companies House and HMRC.
Also, when forming a company you will need to register at least one director and one shareholder (one person can be named as both director and shareholder). All limited companies formed will be available on the public domain.
It is important to note here that it's very straightforward to register and set up a UK company anywhere, it's more difficult to set up a UK bank account from overseas. This is mainly due to major banks expressing concern at potential fraud and added administrative costs.
It is NOT a specific requirement to have a UK bank account to set up a UK company. Alternatively, you can open up a business bank account in your country of residence, but to do this you will need to have any your documentation legalised. There are no legal restrictions that stop non-UK residents from opening a bank account here.
As a limited company recently set up, it's imperative that you will need to be registered as 'active' to HMRC for corporation tax purposes. This would need to be set up within the first three months of undertaking any kind of business activity. As soon as your company is active, you should then access HMRC by visiting Corporation tax online. Companies that are active must pay Corporation Tax and prepare tax returns for each accounting period. Please do get in contact with us if you require further information regarding this.
As soon as you've purchased this company and it's been approved by Companies House, you can begin trading immediately.
We will give you the option to upgrade to Companies House same day guaranteed priority service, to ensure a decision is made on your application promptly.
We're relentlessly on hand to provide excellent support and guidance throughout your company's lifespan. If there's anything you'd like to discuss or need help with give us a call straight away or email our team.
Your package will arrive with a print copy of your company's incorporation certificate issues by Companies House. Here, you can add a printed copy for your records or to display at your business premises. Your certificate will be professionally presented and distributed to you via first class post.
If you don't want your home or public address to appear on the public records, then this feature allows you to use our Nottingham business address as a service address for directors/shareholders to protect your privacy. This also includes forwarding all mail and documentation from HMRC & Companies House to a selected UK address at no extra charge for one year.
Everyone company is required to keep a record of members, directors and shareholders and also record details of any transactions made, for example issuing shares. We will professionally print out this document for you as part of your package. Please also note that many banks will require this to be in place before a business account can be set up.
A professional prepared and printed copy of the minutes of your first board meeting will be sent to you.
We will distribute your post to any global address with no added costs. Need to find out more and see what else is include? Well click here for the full inclusion list.