2. Register your company

You can register your company:

If your company’s based overseas, read the guide on registering an overseas company or contact UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) for advice.

Fees and how long it takes

Online applications are usually registered within 24 hours and cost £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’).

There’s a same day service costing £100. You must get your application to Companies House by 3pm. Your envelope (and any courier’s envelope) must be marked ‘same day service’ in the top left-hand corner.

Where to send your form

Send paper applications to the address on the form.