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Apart from a company or partnership’s Registered Office Address, its directors, shareholders, secretaries and PSCs (Persons with Significant Control) and LLP members must provide Companies House also with their correspondence address, which is also known as a Service Address.
It will be used for these company officers and members to receive statutory mail and legal documents from official UK government agencies, including Companies House and HMRC.
Such a Service Address may be the same as the Registered Office Address, or it may be different. If the Service Address is different then it does not need to be located in the United Kingdom.
A Service Address can be a residential or commercial address, but cannot be a PO Box number. Like a Registered Office Address, a Service Address will always appear on the public register at Companies House.
When used specifically by a company director, such a service address is often known also as a director's service address.
It is a legal requirement for all UK companies to have a Service Address on record for each company officer, member and PSC. The service address must be provided when incorporating a company, and it can be changed afterwards.
Please be aware that those individuals must also provide Companies House with their actual private residential addresses. Unlike the service address, this will remain confidential and will not be available on public record.
Service Addresses must be used for as long as the company officer or member remains in their role. If you move or change your registered office address, you must still have a Service Address.
A service address is an important part of a company or LLP's public record. This means that the service address must be kept up to date at all times.
If you want to protect the privacy of home addresses of your company officers, members and PSCs, then you can buy a Service Address from us. We will then receive all the governmental paper correspondence addressed to your company managers or owners and forward it to you.
What you get:
All UK companies are required by law to have an official registered office address which is available on public record. If you purchase this service from us, it will cover the use of our address for official government mail only (from Companies House, HMRC, Government Gateway etc.).
The company’s directors, secretaries, shareholders, PSCs (Persons with Significant Control) and LLP members must provide a Service Address. It is an official address for individuals which is available on public record. The purchase of this service from us will cover the use of our address for official government mail only (from Companies House, HMRC, Government Gateway etc.).
This service is not a legal requirement but may be needed if you wish to use our address to receive non-governmental general business post (from banks, suppliers, customers etc.). If you purchase this service from us, we will forward all of your general business post to an address of your choice; otherwise such correspondence will be returned to the sender.
For an existing company
If you are an existing customer who formed your company through Uniwide Formations then you should sign in your account. If you are a new customer then you will first need to create an account on our website and then import your company.
What to do next:
For a new company
Add this to your formation package.
Once you have chosen your company name and package you will be presented with a list of available services, including address services, bank accounts and other products.
Simply select the options needed and proceed to the checkout.
As a company formation agent we must follow “Know Your Customer” (KYC) requirements and obtain our customers’ proof of identity and address.
If you are a UK resident and open a limited company, we will use the information from your company order form to check your ID and address. In 90% of cases our customers successfully pass our digital ID checks.
If you are not eligible for our digital ID check, or for some reason you do not at first pass our digital ID check, then we will e-mail you a special request that you provide the necessary information and documents. For more information, see our ID requirements.