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Company formation basics

Do I need to provide proof of ID?

To meet our regulatory requirements we must verify the identity of each member (e.g director/shareholder) appointed during the company formation or using our address services.

To do this we will conduct an electronic check using the information you have provided.

Occasionally the electronic ID check does not pass so our team will ask for further information and/or ID evidence.

The forms of identification:

Proof of name:

  • Copy of current valid passport
  • Current valid UK or EEA photocard driving licence
  • Residence Permit issued by the Home Office to EEA Nationals

Proof of Address:

  • Utility Bill (within the last three months)
  • Council Tax bill for the current tax year
  • Mortgage statement
  • Bank Statement (within the last three months)
  • HMRC self assessment or tax demand letter

For International Customers, whose residential address is outside the UK, an additional £10 charge will be applied to conduct the checks.

In extremely rare circumstances where we are unable to verify any individual’s identity, we are happy to refund your payment less our charges to conduct these searches. These are charged at £5 for each UK resident and £10 for international residents.

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