Issue of Shares Service

This service is for customers who wish to create new shares in their company. Companies can issue shares to both individuals and corporate bodies.

What's included in our price?

We will prepare the following documentation:

  • Letter of Application for New Shares.
  • Special Resolution (where applicable) to approve the increase in share capital and disapply pre-emption rights.
  • Meeting Minutes approving the allotment of new shares to the persons applying for them.
  • Return of Allotment of Shares (Form SH01) increasing the share capital of the company.
  • New Share Certificate(s).

How it works:

  • Select Buy Now, complete the short application form, checkout and pay.
  • We will prepare all documents including Form SH01 and file it at Companies House online.
  • You will receive digital documents in 2-3 working days by email, including the application letter, board resolution, meeting minutes and share certificate(s).
  • The special resolution is required to be signed, and returned to our offices, for onward submission to Companies House.
  • If required, we will file a confirmation statement to record the share transfer(s).

Issue of Shares


Select Buy Now and complete the application form with details of the limited company shares you wish to issue.

Need your issued shares to show on Companies House straight away?

Details of issued shares will not be updated on the Companies House register until after the filing of the next confirmation statement. If you wish your issued shares to show on Companies House straight away, you can add the Confirmation Statement Service to your order at the discounted price of £24.99 +VAT (including Companies House filing fee).

Important points to note:

  1. The updating of Statutory Registers are not included.
  2. Documents will be delivered by email. Printed documents are available for an additional fee.
  3. Changes will not be visible on public record until Form SH01 and a confirmation statement are filed at Companies House.

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Frequently asked questions

When will my documents be ready?

Documents will be sent to you by email within 2-3 working days, after all required information is provided.

Can I order this service if I did not form my company with Rapid Formations?

Yes. We offer this service to all customers, regardless of whether they have incorporated a company with us.

What information do I need to provide about a new shareholder?

  • Full Name
  • Residential Address (This address will be displayed on the share certificate and letter of application)
  • The number of shares being transferred or issued
  • If the new shareholder is also a PSC (person with significant control), then we also need his or her residential address, date of birth and nationality

What class of shares can be issued?

For most companies, only Ordinary shares can be issued. Creation of additional share classes or amendments to the articles of association are not included in this service, and must be purchased separately. Speak to the Company Secretarial team by calling us on 020 7871 9990 or emailing us on for more information.

What is a confirmation statement?

A confirmation statement (previously known as the annual return) is a report containing accurate and up-to-date information about a limited company on a certain date. The purpose of filing a confirmation statement (at least once every 12 months) is to confirm the limited company details, and report to Companies House any changes to shareholders' details and/or issued share capital.

Why should I file a confirmation statement?

If you would like to see updated shareholders' information on Companies House records, you should file a confirmation statement, otherwise new shareholders will not be visible until the next confirmation statement is filed. Most banks will request that up-to-date shareholder information is recorded at Companies House.

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