Registered office address


 

What is a Registered Office Address and why do I need it?

A registered office address is the official ‘home’ address of a limited company or LLP where statutory mail is received. To be a UK company, the registered office address of a Company must be in the same jurisdiction as the Company is itself registered in. It must be situated in England, Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland. In the case it being in the latter three countries, the entity will immediately be deemed to be a Scottish, Northern Irish or Welsh company respectively.

 

A Company’s Registered Office Address must be displayed on all correspondence, including invoices, letterhead, and its website, the address cannot be a PO Box and must be an address where legal papers can be served.

 

Using your home address as a registered office for your limited company is highly legal and acceptable, as long as it is situated in the same country in which your company is incorporated, i.e. England and Wales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland. However, The Companies House’ database of companies registered in the UK is freely searchable by the public and the Registered Office Address is the address that people will see for contacting the Company.

 

You will also be required to make your statutory company records available for inspection at your registered office unless you use a SAIL address. For these reasons, most people prefer to use a non-residential address as a registered office.

 

The benefits of a non-residential registered office

 
  • Due to the public disclosure of corporate information, the use of a residential address could result in unwanted visitors and unsolicited mail turning up at your home.
  • A non-residential registered office in a prestigious and recognized location will appeal to a larger consumer base and the discerning investors.
  • Your company is more likely to be perceived as an established, credible business if it has a professional registered office address.
  • Your company is more likely to be perceived as an established, credible business if it has a professional registered office address.
  • Draws a clear line between work life and home life.
  • A prominent city address can enable new and small businesses to expand their geographical reach by using a prominent city address. This is particularly beneficial for businesses based in small towns or remote areas.
 

A service address

 

A service address is the name of the official correspondence address of a director, secretary, subscriber, LLP member or Person with Significant Control (PSCs). All of these individuals are legally required to provide a service address for the public record when they join a company during or after incorporation. When a company is incorporated, a director must include their residential address and a service address. Directors do not have to live in the UK, but directors must provide a service address (or ‘correspondence’ address) in the UK, which will also be publicly available. Director's residential address will remain private.

 

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

 

A registered office address is the official ‘home’ address of a limited company or LLP where statutory mail is received. A service address is the official contact address of a company director, where he or she will receive personal statutory mail from Companies House and HMRC. Both of these addresses are required under UK company law and displayed on public record; however, unlike a registered office address, a directors’ service address can be anywhere in the world. If you wish, you can use the same postal address as a registered office address and a directors’ service address.

 

Our Registered Office

 

In order to register a company in the UK, you must legally have a UK registered address and UK director service address. We can assist by providing you with the use of our Central London address:
3rd Floor
207 Regent Street
London W1B 3HH

 
  • Central London registered office (£59.99), director service address (£20.00) totaling (£79.99) per annum. All your official correspondence from Companies House and HMRC will be forwarded to you at 1 designated address anywhere in the world. Or
  • Central London registered office (£59.99), director service address (£20.00) & trade mail (£280.99) totaling (£360.98) per annum– We will forward your official correspondence from Companies House and HMRC and all trade mail to you (except stock and goods) at 1 designated address anywhere in the world.
 

You will be required to send through the following documentation for both Registered Office as part of our KYC (Know Your Client obligations):

 
  • Certified copy of your passport clearly showing your photo and details
  • A recent certified copy (no more than 3 months old) of a bank statement or utility bill with your name clearly present (cannot be mobile phone bills)
 

Registered Office FAQs

 

What is 121 Company Formation's Registered Office Service?

  • 3rd Floor, 207 Regent Street, London W1B 3HH
 

Using this service your company will be registered at our address and we will scan and email all your company’s official government mail subject to fair usage. The service is renewable annually and a reminder will be sent to you via email.

 

What is a Registered Office?

 

A registered office is the registered address of a limited company. It must be a physical location in the United Kingdom at which official documents can be served. The registered office address need not be the company’s place of business and is often the address of the persons providing company services, such as Company Formation MadeSimple. The address is on the public register, available to everyone.

 

What is official government mail?

 

Official government mail includes mail from UK governing bodies such as Companies House, HMRC, Government Gateway and the Intellectual Property Office that specifically relates to the administration of your business.