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

What you need to know

Start now on the Companies House website

Before you start

It usually takes 48 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.

Get started on the Companies House website

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