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Information required to set up a company

1. Registered Office Address

You must have a registered office address to receive official mail and legal notices from Companies House and HMRC. This address must be situated in the part of the UK in which you wish to register your limited company or LLP: England and Wales, Wales only (for Welsh companies), Scotland or Northern Ireland. Please ensure you provide the full postal address. PO Box numbers are not permitted.

2. Business Activity

You are required to provide Companies House with your new company's business activity. This is done by choosing a SIC code (Standard Industrial Classification code) which describes and classifies business activities.

Our online company formation process includes a SIC code search facility; however, you may wish to find your company's SIC code prior to starting your order, by having a look at the SIC code list.

3. Director Details

  • Full name
  • Date of birth - minimum age requirement of 16
  • Occupation
  • Nationality
  • Residential Address (not on the public register)
  • Service Address (residential or other address)

4. Shareholder Details
Where the shareholder is a Person with Significant Control (PSC)

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Residential Address (not on the public register)
  • Service Address (residential or other address)
  • Nationality
  • Nature of control (e.g. The person holds more than 50% to 75% of shares)
  • Three Security Details (these act as an online signature):
    • First three letters of mother’s maiden name
    • First three letters of father’s forename
    • First three letters of eye colour

5. Shareholder Details
Where the shareholder is NOT a Person with Significant Control (PSC)

  • Full name
  • Service Address (residential or other address)
  • Three personal details to create a secure online signature:
    • First three letters of mother’s maiden name
    • First three letters of father’s forename
    • First three letters of eye colour

6. Secretary Details (Not Compulsory)

  • Full name
  • Date of birth - minimum age requirement of 16
  • Occupation
  • Nationality
  • Residential Address (not on the public register)
  • Service Address (residential or other address)

7. Person with Significant Control (PSC) Details Where the person is not a director, shareholder or secretary

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Residential Address (not on the public register)
  • Service Address (residential or other address)
  • Nationality
  • Nature of control (e.g. The person holds more than 50% to 75% of shares)

8. Proof of ID

All customers who use our address services or are forming multiple companies, are required to provide proof of ID and proof of address, to ensure we fulfil our obligations regarding The London Local Authorities Act, and the current Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations and Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements.

For address service clients, the required ID should be provided within 3 weeks of the date of your company formation or address service order.
For clients forming multiple companies, we will require your ID prior to presenting the company to Companies House.

For further information on ID requirements please click here.

Once you have the above information to hand, you can proceed with your new company application by following our simple 5-step registration process. Start by checking if your desired company is available at Companies House by using our company name checker. If you have any questions or require any assistance, please call 020 3908 0044.

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