2. Register your company

Before you register

All limited companies must be registered (incorporated) with Companies House. To do this you need:

  • the company’s name and registered address
  • at least one director
  • at least one shareholder
  • details of the company’s shares - known as ‘memorandum of association’
  • rules about how the company is run - known as ‘articles of association’

How to register

You can do this:

Fees and how long it takes

Online takes 48 hours and costs £15 (paid by debit or credit card or Paypal).

Postal applications take 8 to 10 days and cost £40 (paid by cheque made out to ‘Companies House’). You can get a same day service by post. It costs £100 but you must get your application to Companies House by 3pm.

Where to send your form

The address you need is on the form.

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