Not a UK resident? Set up a UK limited company with a UK bank account.
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A package for non-residents who wish to set up a UK limited company, including:
We have partnered with Wise (formerly TransferWise) to offer our non-UK resident customers a UK business account to send, spend, and receive multiple currencies with the real exchange rate.
You will get your own UK account number and sort code, Eurozone IBAN, and US account and routing number in minutes, regardless of where you are in the world.
Also included in the package price is the use of our Covent Garden address for one year. We will provide you with 3 address services; Registered Office, Service Address, and Business Address.
Other benefits include free access to our secure Online Company Manager, where you can view, maintain and change your company details with Companies House for the lifetime of your company.
If you were to buy the items included in this package individually, it would cost a total of £532.99. Therefore, at a discounted price of £124.99, you will enjoy a huge saving of £408.00 +VAT.
Through our extensive experience in working with non-UK residents, we understand the problems many have obtaining UK business banking facilities. Please find below our best options:
The simplest and quickest business banking solution for non-UK residents, and so we have included this option within our non-UK residents’ package.
It provides international business banking with worldwide coverage, allowing you to send money to 70+ countries, and receive and hold 50+ currencies.
After your company is formed using our website, we will send you a link to create your business account and you will very quickly receive your UK bank sort code and account number.
There is a fixed one-time onboarding fee of £45.00 (or equivalent in local currency).
Many non-UK residents choose to open a bank account in their own country as opposed to in the UK; however, a bank in another country will normally require you to legalise or ‘apostille’ your UK company documents.
Our Apostilled Documents Service can be added to any of our company formation packages on our Checkout page.
Your new company will usually be formed within 3 to 6 working hours; however, this timescale is subject to Companies House workload and it may take longer. If it is of great importance that your company is incorporated as soon as possible or on the same day, we always recommend you add the Guaranteed Same Day Service to your order.
Once your new company has been approved by Companies House, you can start trading immediately.
Companies House charge a £12.00 filing fee for company incorporation. This is included in the package price, so what you see is what you pay - there are no hidden costs.
As soon as your company is registered at Companies House we will deliver a full set of company documents to you by email, including:
A digital version of your company’s statutory registers, including completed initial entries from the date of your company registration. The documents included in the company register are:
As soon as your company is registered at Companies House we will deliver a full set of company documents to you by International Business Tracked Delivery Service, including:
Save money and time by purchasing our cancellation protection.
If you change your mind and decide you no longer need your company, within the first 12 months of forming it, we will close the company for you.
This product includes the Companies House fee, completion and filing of the DS01 form (the application to strike off a company), Board Resolution to approve the dissolution, and continued use of our Registered Office and Service Address until your company is closed down.
Please note: You must claim your cancellation protection within 12 months of the date of incorporation of your company. This product expires after 12 months and cannot be renewed.
We have partnered with Wise (formerly TransferWise) to provide our Non-UK resident customers with international business banking.
Create an account in minutes and get access to the following bank details to receive money for free and hold money in over 50 currencies – all with zero fees:
A Wise Business Account provides worldwide coverage, allowing you to send money to 70+ countries, and receive and hold 50+ currencies.
There is a fixed one-time fee to obtain access to your international account details of £45.00 (or equivalent in local currency). This is a one-time fee that you pay regardless of how many international account details you open.
What happens next?
As soon as your company is approved by Companies House, we will send you an order fulfilled email, which will include a link to sign up for a new Wise Business Account.
The Registered Office will appear on public record as the official address of your company. With this service, our prestigious Covent Garden address will appear on public record rather than your home address.
We will then scan and email all statutory company mail to you, from all UK government bodies and Court documents, free of charge.
This service is renewable on a 12 monthly basis at the cost of £39.00 +VAT. Notice will always be given in advance of your renewal date and you will be able to cancel the service.
Please note: The forwarding of official government mail by scan and email is free. Mail will be forwarded on a daily basis.
All company directors, shareholders who are persons with significant control (PSC), and company secretaries, must provide a service address where statutory mail from government bodies such as Companies House and HMRC can be sent to them personally. This address will appear on public record, so most people prefer not to use their home address for this purpose.
With this facility, our prestigious Covent Garden address will show on the public record rather than your home address. This service includes the scanning and emailing of mail addressed to a company officer from all UK government bodies, as well as Court documents, free of charge.
This item provides a service address for 1 person and is renewable on a 12 month basis at a cost of £26.00 +VAT. Notice will always be given in advance of your renewal date and you will be able to cancel the service.
Please note: Forwarding of service address mail by scan and email is free of charge. Mail will be forwarded on a daily basis.
1st Formations' London business address service allows you to use our prestigious Covent Garden address for your day-to-day business correspondence.
A business address in the heart of London’s West End is an excellent way to enhance the corporate image of your company and establish a business presence in an important area.
All mail addressed to your company will be forwarded to you at an address of your choice by Royal Mail International Standard post, on a daily basis.
This service is renewable on a 12 monthly basis at the cost of £96.00 +VAT. Notice will always be given in advance of your renewal date and you will be able to cancel the service.
All mail forwarding to you will be charged at Royal Mail postal rates plus 15%.
Alternatively, you can request a digital mail delivery service, where all mail is scanned and emailed to you at a cost of £0.50 per letter. All items of value will continue to be posted to you.
We have partnered with one of the UK’s leading domain name providers to offer you a free .co.uk domain name for 1 year, and help establish the online presence of your new business.
How it works: As soon as your company is approved by Companies House, we will send you an order fulfilled email, which will include your exclusive voucher and a link to the Names.co.uk website. You should proceed to order your .com or .co.uk domain name and apply the voucher code at checkout. This code will expire in 30 days so take advantage of the offer and get your .com or .co.uk domain name now.
Please note: The price of a co.uk domain will be £0.00 (Ex VAT) when registered with names.co.uk for 1 year using the voucher code supplied. Discounts apply for the first billing period only and do not apply to renewals. Offer must be redeemed within 30 days and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. This offer may be withdrawn at any time at the discretion of Namesco Limited. Standard terms & conditions apply. Limited to 1 per customer.
Allow our highly trained staff to handle the formalities of your VAT registration.
If your turnover is expected to exceed £85,000 in the next 12 months, it is a legal requirement to register for VAT, unless the supplies are exempt.
If your turnover is not expected to exceed the £85,000 threshold, there are a number of reasons why many companies choose to register for VAT voluntarily. Here are some examples:
The VAT registration process explained
As soon as your company is incorporated, we will send you a questionnaire by email, asking for some additional information necessary to complete your VAT registration application with HMRC.
We will then apply for your VAT registration online. This process can take up to 30 days.
Once your VAT registration has been approved, we will send your VAT Registration Number to you by email. Your VAT Registration Certificate will be sent to you by post by HMRC.
It is a legal requirement to submit a Confirmation Statement to Companies House at least once each year, keeping them informed and up-to-date with your latest company details.
The Confirmation Statement is basically a snapshot of general information about your company on the date of filing the Statement. It includes details of the company’s principal business activity, directors (and company secretary if applicable), the registered office, share capital, shareholdings and people with significant control.
An experienced member of our staff will prepare and submit your Confirmation Statement to Companies House before the due date, ensuring this will be done on time and with total accuracy.
The Confirmation Statement should not be confused with the annual accounts, which are financial documents, usually prepared by an accountant.
Please note: The Companies House filing fee of £13.00 is not included. At the time of filing your first confirmation statement, we will take payment of £13.00 using your payment card details stored securely in your account.
This service is renewable every 12 months for £44.99 (which includes the £13.00 filing fee). Notice will always be given in advance of your renewal date, and you will be able to cancel the service.
We will provide you with your own unique 020 London or regional telephone number - free for 12 months (excl. call charges).
You can use this number as your new business number on your company stationery, website, advertising, etc., and we will forward all calls to your mobile or landline handset for you to answer.
Call forwarding will be charged at BT Standard Rates.
This service is free (excl. call charges) for the first 12 months, and then will automatically renew every year at a cost of £59.99 +VAT.
Notice will always be given in advance of your renewal date and you will be able to cancel the service.
Our exclusive guide to starting your business by our CEO and Founder, Graeme Donnelly, will provide you with the comprehensive guidance you need to give your company the best start possible.
Our book shows you how to cultivate a business idea and turn it into a structured business plan. It explains the funding strategies available, and explores various matters such as, whether you should hire staff to help run it, and the do’s and don’ts of researching company premises.
Learn how to set up a company website, develop a recognisable brand, advertise and market your business, and sell your products online.
Also covered are the skills you will require to become a successful business leader, and how to cope with the stress of running your own business, as well as a number of other insightful business tips.
How do I receive my eBook?
Your free eBook will be sent to you by email in PDF format, once your company has been formed.
Author: Graeme Donnelly, CEO and Founder of 1st Formations. 70 pages.
Our Online Company Manager system allows you to take full control of your company details from one central login:
International Business Tracked Delivery (or if not available in your country - International Business Signed Delivery) of your printed company documents, to anywhere in the world - free of charge.
No, you can register a UK limited company from anywhere in the world. The only requirements are that you have one director and one shareholder (the same person can assume both positions) and your company has a registered office address in the UK (included in the Non-Residents Package).
No. You can incorporate a limited company using any of our packages; however, this one is specifically designed for non-UK residents and represents the best value for money.
Yes. You can choose to use another address if you would prefer. Please remember, your Registered Office address must be a UK address. The package cost will remain the same should you choose not to use any of the inclusive address services.
All mail will be forwarded to you, regardless of where in the world you are located. All mail is covered by one of the three address services included in this package: registered office and service address mail will be scanned and emailed to you, free of charge.
General business mail will be forwarded at the cost of the Royal Mail postage plus a 15% handling fee.
This is a facility which allows you to make changes to your company easily. Just file your updates using our website and we will take care of the rest, making sure everything is kept up to date at Companies House.
The confirmation statement is a document that must be filed annually, providing Companies House with up to date information about your company. This package includes the preparation and filing of your first confirmation statement.
This package does not cover the filing of company accounts; however, we have included a free introduction and consultation with an accountant as an optional extra item on the checkout page of this package.
Please note, you should agree all fees directly with the accountancy firm.
Registered office and service address mail (official government mail) will be scanned and emailed to you free of charge. General business correspondence will be forwarded to you at the cost of the Royal Mail postal charge plus a 15% handling fee.
After the first year, address services can be renewed at the standard cost you see today.
All company formation agents, including ourselves, have a legal requirement to check Proof of ID and Address documents. You can read more about our ID requirements here.
This package includes three address services which can be renewed at a total cost of £161.00, and the filing of your confirmation statement service which can also be renewed annually at a cost of £44.99.