You can register (‘incorporate’) a limited company online if it’s a private company limited by shares and you use model articles of association.

Start now on the Companies House website

Before you start

It usually takes 24 hours and costs £15 (paid by debit or credit card or PayPal account).

You’ll need:

  • the company’s name and registered address
  • names and addresses of directors (and company secretary if you have one)
  • details of shareholders and share capital

Other ways to register

You can use form IN01 to register different types of limited companies, eg using your own articles of association or a company limited by guarantee.