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Required Information Checklist

You will need the following information
to complete your company formation application:

1. Registered Office Address

You must provide a registered office address to set up a limited company or LLP with Companies House. It must be a physical postal address - you cannot use a PO Box number. The registered office address will be placed on public record and it must be displayed on all company stationery and websites.

2. Business Activity

You must 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 (must be at least 16 years old)
  • 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 (eg. 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 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

6. Secretary Details (Not Compulsory)

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth (must be at least 16 years old)
  • Occupation
  • Nationality
  • Residential Address (not on the public register)
  • Service Address (residential or other address)

7. 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 (eg. The person holds more than 50% to 75% of shares.)
* A PSC is a person with significant control

8. Proof of ID

All customers who use our address services or are forming multiple companies may need 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.

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