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Non-Residents Package £199.99

Ideal for overseas clients. With prestige London address services and international mail forwarding.

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Online Company Formation in 3 hours

Step 1: Is your company name available?

Our Step-by-Step Guide to online company formation.
  • 1. Company Name
  • 2. Package
  • 3. Address Services
  • 4. Checkout
  • 5. Complete

Is your company name available?

Start by using our company name search tool (see above) to check if your desired name is available or in current use.

If it is available, we will tell you immediately. If it is already taken we will ask you to try again.

Select a package

Select a company formation package that suits your requirements. We offer 4 standard limited company formation packages. See our package comparison table for full details.

The standard packages are for companies Limited by Shares, we also offer LLP and Limited by Guarantee company formation packages.

Address services

You may wish to protect your home address from going on public record by using one of our registered offices and/or directors service addresses. The registered office is also displayed on your company stationery and website, so it’s worth considering what address you use for this purpose.

Many clients also choose to buy a business address and provide their new company with an excellent corporate identity.

Checkout

Check out and make a secure payment by credit / debit card. After payment is made you will receive by email: a payment confirmation, a receipted invoice and login details to our online admin portal.

Enter your company details

Complete our online application form, where you will provide the details of your registered office and the company director(s) and shareholder(s). This should take no longer than 5 minutes.

To find out what details you require, please see our company formation checklist.

Limited by shares packages

Name
Package
£13.99
Ideal for reserving your company name for future use.
 
 
 
  • Ready to Trade Limited
    by Shares Company
  • Companies House Filing
    Fee of £13.00 Included
  • Free Bank Account with
    up to £55 Cashback
  • Online Admin Portal to
    Manage your Companies
  • Digital Certificate
    of Incorporation
  • Digital Memorandum &
    Articles of Association
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Digital
Package
£19.99
Delivering a full set of company documents delivered by email.
Rapid Formations, 54% Discount
  • Ready to Trade Limited
    by Shares Company
  • Companies House Filing
    Fee of £13.00 Included
  • Free Bank Account with
    up to £55 Cashback
  • Online Admin Portal to
    Manage your Companies
  • Digital Certificate
    of Incorporation
  • Digital Memorandum &
    Articles of Association
  • Digital Share Certificate(s)
  • Digital Company Register
    with First Entries
  • Digital Minutes of First
    Board Meeting
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Print
Package
£27.99
Perfect to get your bank account and your business trading quickly.
Rapid Formations, 62% Discount
  • Ready to Trade Limited
    by Shares Company
  • Companies House Filing
    Fee of £13.00 Included
  • Free Bank Account with
    up to £55 Cashback
  • Online Admin Portal to
    Manage your Companies
  • Digital Certificate
    of Incorporation
  • Digital Memorandum &
    Articles of Association
  • Digital Share Certificate(s)
  • Digital Company Register
    with First Entries
  • Digital Minutes of First
    Board Meeting
  • Printed Share Certificate(s)
  • Printed Certificate
    of Incorporation
  • Bound Copy of the
    Memorandum & Articles
    of Association
  • Printed Minutes of First
    Board Meetings
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All Inclusive
Package
£69.99
Everything you need to get started in business incl. VAT and PAYE registration.
Rapid Formations, 63% Discount
  • Ready to Trade Limited
    by Shares Company
  • Companies House Filing
    Fee of £13.00 Included
  • Free Bank Account with
    up to £55 Cashback
  • Online Admin Portal to
    Manage your Companies
  • Digital Certificate
    of Incorporation
  • Digital Memorandum &
    Articles of Association
  • Digital Share Certificate(s)
  • Digital Company Register
    with First Entries
  • Digital Minutes of First
    Board Meeting
  • Printed Share Certificate(s)
  • Printed Certificate
    of Incorporation
  • Bound Copy of the
    Memorandum & Articles
    of Association
  • Printed Minutes of First
    Board Meetings
  • VAT Registration
  • PAYE Registration
  • Annual Return
    (Preparation & Filing)
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Contractors & Freelancers

Our specially tailored Contractors Package is perfect for any freelancers or sole traders looking to set up as a limited company. Includes a full set of digital documents and VAT & PAYE Registration.

Limited Liability Partnership

Register a Limited Liability Partnership in only three hours. Our LLP formation package includes a free draft Partnership Agreement and a full set of digital and hard copy documents.

Limited by Guarantee

Suitable for non-profit organisations such as sports clubs, societies and co-operatives. Set up your company Limited by Guarantee online today.

Company Formation Online – the easy way to register a new company

It could not be easier to register a new company online with Rapid Formations. Simply enter your company name into our name check tool, select a package, add any address services you may require, check out and take 5 minutes to complete your company details. Within 3 working hours your new company should be approved by Companies House and your company documents will be sent to you by email.

Rapid Formations is one of the UK’s leading company registration agents, providing clients with online company formation and address services for registered office, business address and services address. We are a Companies House e-filing partner and so we are able to deliver company documents electronically, allowing you to set up and register your new company online, without the need for paper forms to sign and post.

Limited Companies

By far the most popular type of company incorporation in the UK is a private company limited by shares, commonly known as a limited company. Its purpose is to make a profit and distribute it to the shareholders. The main advantage of this type of corporate structure is to protect the personal assets of the owners (shareholders) as their liability is limited to the value of the shares issued. Rapid Formations offer four standard limited by shares packages from £13.99, and also a specialist accountants’ package designed for use by industry professionals.

Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs)

Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) are increasing in popularity and are ideal for professionals and consultants who wish to retain the flexibility of a traditional partnership, but require the benefits of a limited liability company. With our LLP formation package you can quickly and easily set up your LLP online - with full Companies House approval in 3 hours.

Limited by Guarantee

A Limited by Guarantee company is very much like a standard limited company, however, it does not have shareholders but instead has guarantors who undertake to contribute an amount of money should the company be wound up. This type of corporate entity is normally used by non-profit organisations such as clubs, associations and membership. We are one of a few company formation agents to offer online registration of a company limited by guarantee.

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Form a company in England
and Wales, Scotland or N. Ireland.

Rapid Formations form companies in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Companies set up in England and Wales will be registered at Companies House in Cardiff, Scottish Companies at Companies House Edinburgh, and Northern Ireland Companies at Companies House Belfast.

We offer online company registration of companies limited by shares and limited by guarantee, and also limited liability partnerships. The online application process should take no more than 5 minutes to complete, with Companies House approval within 3 hours.

Registered office services in
London and Glasgow.

We offer an excellent registered office service for companies incorporating in England and Wales from our location in Covent Garden, London. We also provide a registered office service for companies registered in Scotland at our location on Bath Street in Glasgow’s city centre.

Our services also extend to providing directors service addresses, business addresses and mail forwarding at very competitive rates