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Register a private or public company (IN01)

Use this form to register (incorporate) a private or public company. Include the optional continuation pages if needed.

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Details

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.

Form to register (incorporate) a company

Use the paper form to register a private or public company within the UK at a cost of £40.

You can register your company online for a fee of £12 if it’s a private company limited by shares with model articles.

Forms need to be printed at full size on white A4 sized paper.

Nationalities and countries

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

Continuation pages

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

Brexit

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, some European entities formed under EU law will no longer be able to be registered in the UK.

Published 22 August 2014
Last updated 15 May 2019 + show all updates
  1. Link added to guidance about what information we make publicly available.
  2. Link added to nationalities and countries list.
  3. Form version 7
  4. IN01 for use from 30 June 2016 added
  5. 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.
  6. Guidance on completing paper form Register a private or public company (IN01) added to this page.
  7. New version uploaded.
  8. Online option added
  9. First published.