VAT Registration Service

Register for VAT online

This service is for customers who want to register their company for VAT. Once you have purchased the service, a company expert will prepare and send your VAT registration application to HMRC.

Any trading company can register for VAT, it does not matter if its turnover is less than the £85,000 VAT threshold.

There are a number of benefits to being VAT registered, with the primary reason being that it gives the impression of a business having a healthy turnover.

How our VAT Registration Service works:

  • Select Buy Now, enter the required details, checkout and pay
  • Complete the VAT questionnaire that we email to you
  • Our experts will send your VAT application to HMRC, they will then email your reference code in 5 - 7 working days
  • Once successfully processed by HMRC, your VAT Registration Number and Certificate of VAT Registration will be posted to your principal place of business by HMRC

VAT Registration Service


Select Buy Now and complete the application form with your details.

What is included?

  • Your VAT registration application prepared and submitted to HMRC
  • All of your VAT questions answered by our VAT specialists
  • A VAT Registration Number
  • A Certificate of VAT Registration
  • Information on creating your HMRC Government Gateway account so that you can activate your VAT registration online

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Frequently asked questions

Is VAT registration compulsory for my company?

It depends on its turnover. If a company’s taxable turnover for the previous 12 months goes over £85,000 (this being the VAT registration threshold) - or is expected to go over £85,000 in the next 30 days - then yes, you should register for VAT.

My company’s turnover does not exceed £85,000, can I register for VAT voluntarily?

Absolutely. Provided that your company is not dormant, you can register for VAT voluntarily. A large number of companies choose to do this as there are benefits of being VAT registered. These include a boost to the company’s image, as VAT-registered operations are seen to be professional and successful, plus VAT-registered businesses can save money by reclaiming VAT paid on goods and services.

How long does VAT registration take?

The timeline for HMRC to approve new VAT registrations can vary significantly, based on HMRC's workload and the information submitted by the customer.

The VAT registration process typically takes 30 - 40 days, although it can often take longer. Once complete you will receive your VAT Registration Number and Certificate of VAT Registration.

Can sole traders use this service?

Unfortunately not. This service is only open to limited companies.

What ID documents must I provide when becoming VAT registered?

If you are located in the UK all you need to provide is your National Insurance number.

If you are located outside of the UK you must provide one form of photo ID (such as a passport or driving license) plus two documents from this list:

  • Utility bill (can not be older than 3 months)
  • Birth certificate
  • Marriage certificate

Can I use a Rapid Formations’ address for the principal place of business?

No. This must be the location (UK based) where your business carries out most of its work.

When will I get my EORI Number?

If you apply for your EORI number at the same time as your UK VAT registration, you will receive this a few days after getting your VAT Registration Number.

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Are you ready to register your company today?

Order online or if you would like to form your company by telephone, please call 020 7871 9990.

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