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UK Company Formation for Non-Residents

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UK Company Formation for Non-Residents

Starting a business in the UK is made easy with our Non-Resident Company Formation Package. The package is designed to meet the needs of non-residents who wish to establish a limited company in the United Kingdom. It gives your company a London presence, including the use of our prestigious Registered Office Address in Kensington.

Key Points for UK Company Formation as a Non-Resident

Before proceeding with your order, please take into consideration the following essential points:

  1. Check High-Risk Jurisdictions
    Before placing your order, ensure that you are not residing in a high-risk jurisdiction as listed on our website: High-Risk Jurisdictions. If you reside in or are a citizen of a high-risk jurisdiction, please submit this form before ordering on our website.
  2. ID and Proof of Address Requirements
    You must be able to provide valid identification and proof of address in English or have them translated into English. First, complete your company formation application. We will then send a request for you to provide your proof of identity and address. It is essential to comply with these requirements to avoid any delays in the registration process. For more details, please visit: ID Requirements.
  3. Use of London Address Services
    Please be advised that when using our London address services, such as the Registered Office Address or Business Postal Address, you are not permitted to imply that your company is physically located at these addresses. These addresses are provided on a "virtual" basis and can be used solely for company registration and postal purposes.

Included in all packages

Companies House Registration Fee
Companies House Filing Fee
Companies House charges a £50 filing fee for the incorporation of a new company. This fee is included in all of our packages and we pay it on your behalf.
Company Formations Portal
Online Client Portal

This allows you to manage your existing companies and incorporate new ones without needing to re-enter the information. Click here to learn more.

Introduction to an accountant
Introduction to an Accountant (optional)

We have partnered with an accountancy firm that specialises in providing accounting services to new businesses. This accountancy firm will send you a welcome e-mail within 2 working days of your company being incorporated.

You may then arrange a consultation with the firm, via Skype, e-mail or telephone, which is free for the first 30 minutes. The purpose of this initial consultation is to introduce you to their services and to let you discuss your accounting and taxation concerns.

* Please note that you should negotiate your fees with the accountancy firm directly.

Domain names
Domain Names and Web Hosting Discounts (optional)

We have selected favourable deals that may be of interest to new and existing businesses.

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* As soon as your company is registered, we will provide you with promotional links to access the offers.

Non-Resident package includes

Digital (PDF) and printed company documents

  • Certificate of Incorporation
    A certificate of incorporation is an official document, provided by Companies House, which confirms the company name, number and date of incorporation.
  • Memorandum & Articles of Association

    Your company will be formed with our standard articles of association relevant to your particular company type. They provide an easy-to-follow, flexible constitution that will suit the needs of most businesses.

    Those who want to upload their own memorandum and articles can do this during the application process. We charge an administration fee for this.

  • Company Register
    All the statutory compliance that you must keep by law. It includes the register of directors, register of members and more.
  • Share Certificate

    A share certificate is a document that certifies registered ownership of shares from a particular date. Key information on a share certificate includes:

    • Certificate number
    • Company name and registration number
    • Shareholder name and address
    • Number of shares owned
    • Class of shares
    • Issue date of shares
    • Nominal value of each share
  • Incorporation Minutes
    Minutes of your company's first board meeting, at which the initial resolutions for the company were passed.

Address services

  • Prestigious Registered Office Address in Kensington, London (for 1 year)
    Any official government post will be scanned and emailed to you free of charge.
  • Service Address (for 1 year)
    This must be provided by directors, shareholders, secretaries, PSCs (Persons with Significant Control). It does not need to be located in the UK, although it will be shown on the public register at Companies House. While the other packages require the separate purchase of a service address for each company officer, by purchasing this package you will be able to use our Service Address for 1 (one) person without extra charges.

International Delivery via DHL (Discounted Option)

Your company documents will be delivered by a trusted and tracked courier service to any address globally. This option is free when you purchase our Non-Resident Package.

Business Account for non-residents

Intenational Payments
We have partnered with an FCA-regulated payment institution in the UK that is proficient in working with companies formed by non-residents.

They offer multi-currency IBAN accounts in GBP, EUR, USD, and CNY and access to SEPA, TARGET2, and SWIFT payment systems. Each client benefits from the dedicated support of a personal account manager.

Please note that due to their specialisation in international business, their tariffs are generally higher than those of traditional banks, with account opening fees starting from £430 (500 EUR).

They will usually contact you within 2 working days of your company’s incorporation. 

* Please note that you should negotiate with the payment provider directly.

We also offer other cross-border payment options:
Wise
Payoneer

As soon as your company is registered with Companies House, we will send you referral links to apply for opening an account.

Uniwide Formations provides a promotional link and are not responsible for services provided by third parties according to their terms & conditions. An application to open an account is subject to approval by the payment institution and is not guaranteed. The fees of the payment institution may apply.

Read more about business accounts for non-UK residents

Get your documents Apostilled (optional)

If you have recently created a company in the UK you may be required to provide Apostilled documents in another country. Some countries require company documents to be officially legalised before they can be used outside the UK. An Apostille is an official government certificate added to documents so that they are recognised when presented in another country.

An Apostille is a way of officially authenticating the company documents for use in other countries. It may also be required if you choose to open a bank account or a branch of your company outside the UK. In the United Kingdom an Apostille is granted by the Foreign and Commonwealth office. Apostilled company documents are accepted in any of the 120 countries which are party to the 1961 Hague Convention.

Our Apostilled Documents Service, including certification by a solicitor beforehand, can be added to your company formation order on the Checkout page.

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FAQs About UK Company Formation for Non-Residents

Do I have to live in the UK to register a limited company?

No, you can register a UK limited company from anywhere in the world. The only requirements are that you have at least one director and one shareholder (the same person can assume both positions), and your company must have a registered office address in the UK (included in the Non-Residents Package).

How do I receive my incorporation documents with the Non-Resident Package?

Once your company has been incorporated, your company formation documents will be sent to you in digital format via e-mail. If you prefer to receive physical documents, you can add the DHL delivery option during checkout. We will then send these documents to you via international delivery service DHL, regardless of your location.

Is there an annual renewal fee for the Non-Resident Package?

Yes, the following services can be renewed annually after the first year.

Will forming a UK company help me get a UK visa?

Forming a UK company alone does not automatically grant you a visa. While it can support applications for visas like the Innovator Founder Visa, each visa has specific requirements beyond just company formation. These may include having a viable business plan, sufficient investment funds, and endorsement from an approved body.

Uniwide Formations does not provide immigration support. For detailed guidance and assistance with your visa application, it is essential to consult with an immigration lawyer.

Can a UK Company use a foreign bank account outside of the UK?

Yes, it is common for many of our clients to have a foreign bank account outside of the UK.

Can I run a UK company whilst living overseas?

Yes, many clients successfully run a UK company whilst living abroad. The company is legally required to have a UK registered office address. A director is not required to provide a UK correspondence address.