Register a private or public company (IN01)

Application to register (incorporate) a private or public company within the UK.



If you use your home address as the company’s registered office address, it will be available to the public.

See our guidance on what information we make publicly available.

You can register a private limited company online. Our online service costs £50.

Using a paper form IN01

It costs £71 to send a paper application to register a private or public company.

Your forms must be printed at full size on white A4 paper.

It takes longer to process paper documents sent by post.

Continuation pages

The continuation pages are optional. Use them if you need to provide more details.

Nationalities and countries

Use our list of nationalities and countries to complete your form. We’ll only accept entries from this standard list.

Published 22 August 2014
Last updated 1 May 2024 + show all updates
  1. Fees updated.

  2. Form updated for new measures under the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act.

  3. Form updated following end of Brexit transition.

  4. Guidance added for changes from 1 January 2021.

  5. Link added to guidance about what information we make publicly available.

  6. Link added to nationalities and countries list.

  7. Form version 7

  8. IN01 for use from 30 June 2016 added

  9. The page contains a version of the new IN01 that will be activated from 30 June 2016. The new form is only here for information purposes, please don't submit this form before this date as it will be rejected.

  10. Guidance on completing paper form Register a private or public company (IN01) added to this page.

  11. New version uploaded.

  12. Online option added

  13. First published.