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Non-Residents Packages

Ideal packages for non-UK residents

Our Non-Residents Packages are specially tailored to suit the needs of non-residents who want to set up a limited company in the UK. They provide everything you will need to start trading, including a free consultation with a leading London accountancy firm to discuss financial and tax matters.

UK Business Banking: We have included a free Wise (formerly TransferWise) UK business account, which is an ideal banking solution for non-residents. It allows you to receive, spend and send multiple currencies using the real exchange rate. You will receive your own UK-based sort code and account number, US routing and account number and Eurozone IBAN, no matter which country you reside in.

Non-Residents

£119.99

Non-Residents Plus

£199.99

Private Limited Company including Companies House £12.00 Filing Fee

Wise UK Business Banking

Full set of Digital Company Documents
delivered by email

Digital Company Register
with First Entries

Full set of Printed Company Documents
delivered by post

VAT Registration
with HMRC (claimable at anytime)

London Registered Office Address
FREE for 12 months

1 x London Service Address
FREE for 12 months

London Business Address Service
FREE for 12 months (worth £89.00)

Free International Business
Tracked Delivery

Free Client Portal
to Manage your Companies

Free Telephone Support
for the Life of your Company

Free .com or .co.uk
Domain Name

GDPR
Compliance Package

12 Month
Cancellation Protection

Call Answering with Business Tel Nr
for 12 months (worth £199.99)

Full Company Secretary Service
FREE for 12 months (worth £149.99)

An Appointed Company Secretary

A Dedicated CoSec Account Manager

Preparation and Filing of Annual Confirmation Statement

Preparation and Maintenance of Statutory Registers

Ten Changes to Your Company per Year

Wise UK Business Account

Wise (formerly TransferWise) is the quickest and easiest UK banking solution for non-UK residents. We have therefore included an option to open a Wise business bank account within our Non-Residents' Packages. Wise offer international business banking, allowing you to send money to over 70 countries, and hold and receive over 50 currencies, worldwide.

Once your company has been formed, we will email you a link to open your Wise business bank account, and you will swiftly receive your UK bank account number and sort code. You will be charged a one-time fixed onboarding charge of £45.00 (or equivalent in local currency) when opening your first account.

Did you know there is an alternative to a UK business bank account?

Many non-resident clients open business bank accounts for their new UK limited company - in their own country. To do this, you will require getting your company documents apostilled (legalised by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office). Our apostille document service can be purchased in the Checkout area after you purchase either of our Non-Residents Packages. To find out more about Apostille Documents, click here.

*All official government mail (registered office and service address mail) will be scanned and emailed to you free of charge. The forwarding of all general business correspondence mail will be charged at Royal Mail International postal rates plus 15%. Mail will be forwarded on a daily basis

Non-Residents Plus

£199.99

An ideal package for non-UK residents

Our Non-Residents Packages, are specially tailored to suit the needs of non-residents who wish to set up a limited company in the UK. They provide everything you will need to start trading, including a free consultation with a leading London accountancy firm to discuss financial and tax matters.

UK Business Banking: We have included a free Wise UK business account, which is an ideal banking solution for non-residents. It allows you 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, regardless of where you are in the world.

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Non-Residents

£119.99

Ideal packages for non-UK residents

Our Non-Residents Packages are specially tailored to suit the needs of non-residents who wish to set up a limited company in the UK. They provide everything you will need to start trading, including a free consultation with a leading London accountancy firm to discuss financial and tax matters.

UK Business Banking: We have included a free Wise UK business account, which is an ideal banking solution for non-residents. It allows you 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, regardless of where you are in the world.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I register a UK limited company if I do not live in the UK?

Yes. You can set up a UK limited company, however, you need to be 16 years old or over and not be a non-discharged bankrupt. You will also need a UK registered office, which must be a physical address in the UK.

Do I have to use the Non-Residents Packages?

No, you can form your company using any of our company formation packages, however, the Non-Residents Packages provide you with a full set of address services that you will need to set up and run your company. They are also great value for money.

What is a registered office address?

A registered office is the official address of a UK limited company, where all official government mail from Companies House and HMRC will be sent. It must be a physical address in the UK, however, your company does not need to carry out its business or trade from this address.

If you don’t have a suitable UK address to use as your registered office, don’t worry, the Non-Residents Packages include a registered office, service address and business (trading) address.

What is a service address?

Company directors, shareholders, secretaries and PSCs (Persons with Significant Control) are required to provide a service address when setting up a UK limited company. This address is used by Companies House and HMRC for official correspondence with company officers and shareholders.

Unlike the registered office address, the service address does not need to be in the UK, so you can use your residential address; however, it will be placed on the public record at Companies House.

Will my mail be forwarded to me overseas?

Yes. All mail will be forwarded to your chosen correspondence address, anywhere in the world. The cost of forwarding mail to you will be the Royal Mail postal charge plus a 15% handling fee.

How much will the Non-Residents Package cost after the first year?

The Non-Residents Packages are company formation packages, and so they do not renew, however, there are renewable services within the package:

  • The Non-Residents Package: If you choose to renew the three address services, the cost will be £152.00 +VAT per year.

  • The Non-Residents Plus Package: If you choose to renew the three address services, the Business Telephone Number and the Full Company Secretary Service, the cost will be £361.98 +VAT per year.

Are there any extra costs?

The only additional costs, over and above the cost of the Non-Residents Packages, will be the Royal Mail postal charges (plus 15% handling fee) incurred in forwarding your mail.

Can I open a UK business bank account?

Opening a UK business bank account as a non-UK resident is often a difficult process; however, we have partnered with Wise to provide our customers with international business banking.

We have included an invitation to sign up for a Wise business account in our Non-Residents Packages, where you can create an account and get access to the following bank details to receive and hold money in over 50 currencies – all with zero fees:

  • British account number and sort code
  • European IBAN
  • US account number and routing number
  • Australian account number and BSB code

A Wise Business Account provides worldwide coverage, allowing you to send money to 70+ countries, and receive and hold 50+ currencies.

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.

Do I need to provide proof of ID?

All company formation agents have a legal obligation to check proof of ID and address, including ourselves.

Don't worry - the likelihood is you will not have to do anything, as 90% of our customers successfully pass our digital ID checks.

If you don't pass our digital ID check, do not worry - almost all of our customers are able to provide their proof of ID and address via our Credas App. For more information, see here.

After I have formed my company – do I get any support from Rapid Formations?

Yes. As a client of Rapid Formations, you will get free support by telephone, email or live chat for the lifetime of your company.

You will also have free access to our Online Customer Portal where you can make changes to your company, file updates and manage your address service renewals.

Will you file my annual accounts?

We are company formation agents and not chartered accountants, therefore we are not able to prepare and file a company’s annual accounts.

We do, however, include a free introduction and consultation with a leading firm of chartered accountants in London – as part of the Non-Residents Packages.

This free consultation can be carried out by Skype, telephone or face-to-face at the accountant’s London offices.

Please note: you should agree accountancy fees directly with the firm of chartered accountants.

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