What is a service address?

A service address is the official address of a director, company secretary, subscriber (founding shareholder or guarantor), person with significant control (PSC), or LLP member. Written correspondence from Companies House, HMRC, and other government departments and public bodies is delivered to an individual's nominated service address.

Who is required to provide a service address?

A service address must be provided to Companies House by all directors, subscribers (founding shareholders or guarantors), company secretaries, persons with significant control (PSCs), and LLP members (partners).

Can I use my home address as a service address?

It is possible to use your home address as a service address. However, we advise against this, because service address details are displayed on public record, which could jeopardise your privacy. It is better to use a commercial (non-residential) address as a service address.

Can a service address be the same as the registered office address?

Yes, you can use the same address as a service address and registered office. This is often the most practical and convenient option. However, whilst a service address can be situated anywhere in the world, the registered office must be in the same UK jurisdiction where the company is incorporated.

Can I use my business/trading address as a service address?

You can use your business/trading address as a service address, on condition that it is suitable for the delivery of official written correspondence from Companies House, HMRC, and other government agencies and public bodies.

Does a service address have to be in the UK?

Unlike the requirements of a registered office, a service address does not have to be in the UK. It can be situated anywhere in the world, as long as the address is suitable for the named individual to effectively receive written correspondence in relation to their role in the company.

What is the difference between a service address and a registered office?

A service address is the official contact address of a director, subscriber, company secretary, PSC, or LLP member. A registered office is the official contact address of a company or incorporated partnership.

What’s the difference between a service address and a business/trading address?

A service address is the official contact address of an individual who is registered at Companies House and on public record as holding a certain position in a company or LLP. A business/trading address is where a company or LLP conducts its main business activities and receives communication from clients, suppliers, service providers, and other business contacts.

Do you provide a service address?

Rapid Formations provides professional service address facilities in London and Glasgow, which can be added to any of our company formation packages or purchased separately after incorporation.

Please call our support team on 020 7871 9990 if you require help or more information on our Professional Service Address facilities in London and Glasgow.

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