Simple UK Company Formation For Overseas Residents

Ideal for non-UK residents looking to form a UK company, including maintenance services, a prestigious London address and international mail forwarding. Plus the option of a UK bank account for your business.

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International Package Renewal

If you wish to continue to use our Registered Office, Service Address and also want us to prepare and file your Confirmation Statement, the international packages have an annual renewal fee of £99.99 plus VAT. For more information about the international renewal, click here.

Please note, the Mail Forwarding service is not included as part of this renewal and can be renewed separately for £99.99 plus VAT per year. The service is provided by our sister company, Virtual Office MadeSimple, and you will receive an email from your Virtual Office account before the service is due to expire. All you need to do is log in to your mail forwarding account to make the renewal payment.

International Packages FAQs

Can I set up a UK limited company if I live outside of the UK and if I’m not a UK national?

Yes and yes, just as long as you are 16 or over and not currently declared bankrupt. Your company however, will require a UK Registered Office address.

Is there a renewal fee for this package?

Yes, if you wish to continue to use our Registered Office and Service Address and also want us to prepare and file your Confirmation Statement then this package has a (yearly) renewal fee of £99.99 plus VAT. The Mail Forwarding service is not included as part of this renewal and can be renewed separately for £99.99 per year. This service is provided by our sister company, Virtual Office MadeSimple, and you will receive an email before the service expires requesting you to renew.

What is the Registered Office?

This is the official address for your company and where official mail from Companies House and HMRC will be sent. Your company does not need to be based at or trade from this address. The only requirement is that any official mail that is delivered onto the address is then forwarded onto the company director/s.

What if I do not have an address that I can use for the Registered Office?

This package includes our Registered Office Service; this means that you can use our London address as your company’s Registered Office. Any Companies House or HMRC mail that we receive is scanned and emailed straight to you to avoid any delays.

What is a Service Address?

When a company is incorporated, a director must include their residential address and a service address. The service address will be on the public record at Companies House; the residential address will be protected information and is not available to the public (although it is available to some public authorities). Shareholders and secretaries only need to supply one address - a service address.

What if non HMRC / Companies House mail is sent to the Registered Office?

This package also includes our Mail Forwarding Service. This means that we will forward on any other mail that we receive for you or your company, wherever you are in the World, via Royal Mail. The cost of forwarding your mail will be taken from a £20 postage deposit this is included in the package price. When this runs out we will ask you to top it up.

What if I don’t want to use the Registered Office or Mail Forwarding Service?

That’s absolutely fine – there is no obligation to use these services. Please note that price of the package will remain the same though.

Does a Limited Company have any filing obligations?

Yes, a limited company must file Confirmation Statements and annual accounts on a yearly basis. Annual accounts deal with company finances. If at the time of filing annual accounts your company has never traded, we do offer a dormant company accounts service. If your company has traded, we recommend speaking to an accountant. Our tax and banking partners offer online accountancy services and can discuss your requirements.

What is a Confirmation Statement?

A Confirmation Statement is a snapshot of general information about a company's directors, secretary (where one has been appointed), registered office address, shareholders and share capital. Every company must file a Confirmation Statement to Companies House at least once every 12 months. Our International package includes the preparation and filing of your first Confirmation Statement.

Are there any requirements to open a bank account as a non-UK resident?

Yes, the following terms and conditions apply:

  • You must have a legitimate business carrying out commercial/trading activity and must not be a vehicle for tax saving
  • You must have a UK customer or supplier or have full intentions of entering UK market with marketing your products or services in the UK
  • Director/s and beneficial owners will need to travel to the UK to meet Premier UK Business LLP and the bank manager before the account can be opened.
  • You will need to bring photo ID and proof of your local residential address with them (valid passport or driving licence) and proof of your current home address (such as a recent utility bill or bank/credit card statement which is less than three months old, or a council tax bill) for the bank meeting.
  • Your business must not be within the Financial Services sector.
  • If you are outside the EU, you may need to provide a business visa.

How much do the assistance with opening a bank account, resident director services and accountancy services cost?

These services are offered by our tax and banking partners and are not included in the price of the Classic International package. After purchasing the Classic package, our tax and banking team can discuss your requirements and provide a tailored service for your needs, therefore the cost will be dependent on the number of services you choose to take up. For more information, please contact the team or request a call back using the on-page form.

Can I get a UK bank account on my own?

Strict money laundering regulations, and increasing identity fraud, have made UK banks very cautious about who they allow to open a British bank account. Even if you feel you meet the criteria, there is a real risk you may still be declined. If you are declined, many UK banks will not allow you to reapply for 6 months. Our Bank Account Opening Team have built up strong personal relationships with the leading UK banks in the City of London. This helps us speed up the process and give you the best possible chance of securing a UK bank account. For assistance with opening a UK bank account, please request a call from our professional team

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