Nationalities and countries for UK company filings

You would require to disclose your nationality when you become a UK company director.

If there are any changes to your nationality after you set up your UK company, you must notify Companies House of this event. For example, you were originally a Singaporean then you applied to become a British citizen, in this instance, you must file the Companies House form CH01 with Companies House.

Before you file your yearly confirmation statement for your company, check to ensure all directors and people with significant controls (PSCs) nationalities are up to date and correct.

CountryNationality
AAfghanistanAfghan
Aland IslandsFinnish
AlbaniaAlbanian
AlgeriaAlgerian
American SamoaAmerican
AndorraAndorran
AngolaAngolan
AnguillaAnguillan
Antarctica(under multinational control)
Antigua and BarbudaCitizen of Antigua and Barbuda
ArgentinaArgentine
ArmeniaArmenian
ArubaDutch
AustraliaAustralian
AustriaAustrian
AzerbaijanAzerbaijani
BBahamasBahamian
BahrainBahraini
BangladeshBangladeshi
BarbadosBarbadian
BelarusBelarusian
BelgiumBelgian
BelizeBelizean
BeninBeninese
BermudaBermudian
BhutanBhutanese
BoliviaBolivian
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaDutch
Bosnia and HerzegovinaCitizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina
BotswanaBotswanan
Bouvet IslandNorwegian
BrazilBrazilian
British Indian Ocean TerritoryBritish British Virgin Islander
Brunei DarussalamBruneian
BulgariaBulgarian
Burkina FasoBurkinan
BurundiBurundian
Burma (or Myanmar)Burmese
CCambodiaCambodian
CameroonCameroonian
CanadaCanadian
Cape VerdeCape Verdean
Cayman IslandsCayman Islander
Central African RepublicCentral African
ChadChadian
ChileChilean
ChinaChinese
Christmas IslandAustralian
Cocos (Keeling) IslandsAustralian
ColombiaColombian
ComorosComoran
CongoCongolese (Congo)
The Democratic Republic of the CongoCongolese (DRC)
Cook IslandsCook Islander
Costa RicaCosta Rican
CroatiaCroatian
CubaCuban
CuracaoDutch
CyprusCypriot
Czech RepublicCzech
DDenmarkDanish
DjiboutiDjiboutian
DominicaDominican
Citizen of the Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
EEast TimorEast Timorese
EcuadorEcuadorean
EgyptEgyptian
El SalvadorSalvadorean
England Equatorial GuineaEnglish Equatorial Guinean
EritreaEritrean
EstoniaEstonian
EthiopiaEthiopian
FFalkland IslandsPrydeinig
Faroe IslandsFaroese
FijiFijian
FinlandFinnish
FranceFrench
French GuianaFrench
French PolynesiaFrench
French Southern TerritoriesFrench
GGabonGabonese
GambiaGambian
GeorgiaGeorgian
GermanyGerman
GhanaGhanaian
GibraltarGibraltarian
GreeceGreek
GreenlandGreenlandic
GrenadaGrenadian
GuadeloupeFrench
GuamGuamanian
GuatemalaGuatemalan
GuernseyBritish
GuineaGuinean
Guinea-BissauCitizen of Guinea-Bissau
GuyanaGuyanese
HHaitiHaitian
Heard Island and McDonald IslandsAustralian
HondurasHonduran
Hong KongHong Konger
HungaryHungarian
IIcelandIcelandic
IndiaIndian
IndonesiaIndonesian
IranIranian
IraqIraqi
IrelandIrish
Isle of ManBritish
IsraelIsraeli
ItalyItalian
Ivory CoastIvorian
JJamaicaJamaican
JapanJapanese
JerseyBritish
JordanJordanian
KKazakhstanKazakh
KenyaKenyan
KiribatiCitizen of Kiribati
KosovoKosovan
KuwaitKuwaiti
KyrgyzstanKyrgyz
LLaosLao
LatviaLatvian
LebanonLebanese
LesothoMosotho
LiberiaLiberian
LibyaLibyan
LiechtensteinLiechtenstein citizen
LithuaniaLithuanian
LuxembourgLuxembourger
MMacaoMacanese
MacedoniaMacedonian
MadagascarMalagasy
MalawiMalawian
MalaysiaMalaysian
MaldivesMaldivian
MaliMalian
MaltaMaltese
Marshall IslandsMarshallese
MartiniqueMartiniquais
MauritaniaMauritanian
MauritiusMauritian
MayotteFrench
MexicoMexican
MicronesiaMicronesian
MoldovaMoldovan
MonacoMonegasque
MongoliaMongolian
MontenegroMontenegrin
MontserratMontserratian
MoroccoMoroccan
MozambiqueMozambican
Myanmar (formerly Burma)Burmese
NNamibiaNamibian
NauruNauruan
NepalNepalese
NetherlandsDutch
New CaledoniaFrench
New ZealandNew Zealander
NicaraguaNicaraguan
NigerNigerien
NigeriaNigerian
NiueNiuean
Norfolk IslandAustralian
North KoreaNorth Korean
Northern IrelandNorthern Irish
Northern Mariana IslandsUS Citizen
NorwayNorwegian
OOmanOmani
PPakistanPakistani
PalauPalauan
State of PalestinePalestinian
PanamaPanamanian
Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinean
ParaguayParaguayan
PeruPeruvian
PhilippinesFilipino
PitcairnPitcairn Islander
PolandPolish
PortugalPortuguese
Puerto RicoPuerto Rican
QQatarQatari
RReunionFrench
RomaniaRomanian
RussiaRussian
RwandaRwandan
SSaint BarthelemyFrench
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSt Helenian, Tristanian
Saint Kitts and NevisKittitian
Saint LuciaSt Lucian
Saint Martin (French part)French
Saint Pierre and MiquelonFrench
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesVincentian
SamoaSamoan
San MarinoSammarinese
Sao Tome and PrincipeSao Tomean
Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabian
ScotlandScottish
SenegalSenegalese
SerbiaSerbian
SeychellesCitizen of Seychelles
Sierra LeoneSierra Leonean
SingaporeSingaporean
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)Dutch
SlovakiaSlovak
SloveniaSlovenian
Solomon IslandsSolomon Islander
SomaliaSomali
South AfricaSouth African
South Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsBritish
South KoreaSouth Korean
South SudanSouth Sudanese
SpainSpanish
Sri LankaSri Lankan
SudanSudanese
SurinameSurinamese
Svalbard and Jan MayenNorwegian
SwazilandSwazi
SwedenSwedish
SwitzerlandSwiss
SyriaSyrian
TTaiwanTaiwanese
TajikistanTajik
TanzaniaTanzanian
ThailandThai
TogoTogolese
TokelauTokelauan
TongaTongan
Trinidad and TobagoTrinidadian
TunisiaTunisian
TurkeyTurkish
TurkmenistanTurkmen
Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks and Caicos Islander
TuvaluTuvaluan
UUgandaUgandan
UkraineUkrainian
United Arab EmiratesEmirati
United KingdomBritish
United StatesUS Citizen
United States Minor Outlying IslandsAmerican Islander
UruguayUruguayan
UzbekistanUzbek
VVanuatuCitizen of Vanuatu
Vatican CityVatican citizen
VenezuelaVenezuelan
VietnamVietnamese
Virgin Islands, BritishBritish
Virgin Islands, U.S.US Citizen
WWalesWelsh
Wallis and FutunaWallisian
Western Sahara (Saharan Arab Democratic Republic (SADR))Saharawis
YYemenYemeni
ZZambiaZambian
ZimbabweZimbabwean
Source: GOV.UK

Protect your address from credit reference agencies

Usually, Companies House would not publish your home address on the public register but your address would not be withheld from credit reference agencies. This means anyone would like to know where you live can get this information from these agencies. The good news is you can protect your address from credit reference agencies.

However, you can only apply to have your address withheld from credit reference agencies if you are at risk of violence or intimidation because of the nature of your business or the work involved.

You would require to provide proof to Companies House. For examples, a police report number on recent attacked. Additionally, if you have photos and recordings of a threat or attack will be helpful.

For instance, your company trade in animals furs and you have been targeted by the animals’ rights activists. Even with full security cameras and securely gated property, your glass windows been damaged by stones coming from outside your property.

For this, you must apply to Companies House to have your address withheld from credit reference agencies.

How to apply to protect your address

You must contact Companies House to request the relevant application form. Companies House’s contact details are as follows:

Telephone0303 1234 500
Emaildsr@companieshouse.gov.uk
Opening hoursMonday to Friday, 8:30am to 6pm
source: Companies House

The application cost is £100. The return address and how to pay Companies House are on the form.

This aside, you can also apply to Companies House to have your home address already published on the public register to be removed. The cost per document for this purpose is £32.

Companies House filings during COVID-19 pandemic

Companies House created an interim paperless filing service to accept documents which would normally require a live signature. You can easily upload your documents to Companies House online platform.

On the same note, you are also encouraged to use the WebFiling service to submit the following documents to Companies House.

Correspondingly, you would require your company’s authentication code to file online. The authentication code is the electronic equivalent of your company’s director(s) signatures. Hence, you must keep it safe.

If you require help with your company’s filings, contact Our accountants. They will be more than happy to assist you.

EU countries

EU countries consist of 27 countries in Europe. EU stands for European Union and it is a political and economic union of 27 countries. Each EU member country must meet the Copenhagen Criteria, in other words, the membership conditions.

The EU adopts a single market where businesses can trade and move freely within the EU member countries. 19 of the EU countries use the euro as their national currency.

On 31 January 2020, the UK left the EU.

List of the countries in the EU

NoEU member CountryInformation
1AustriaClick here
2BelgiumClick here
3BulgariaClick here
4CroatiaClick here
5CyprusClick here
6CzechiaClick here
7DenmarkClick here
8EstoniaClick here
9FinlandClick here
10FranceClick here
11GermanyClick here
12GreeceClick here
13HungaryClick here
14IrelandClick here
15ItalyClick here
16LatviaClick here
17LithuaniaClick here
18LuxembourgClick here
19MaltaClick here
20NetherlandsClick here
21PolandClick here
22PortugalClick here
23RomaniaClick here
24SlovakiaClick here
25SloveniaClick here
26SpainClick here
27SwedenClick here
Source: europa.eu

Doing business with the UK

The UK government encourage UK businesses to trade internationally and also welcome foreign businesses into the UK.

UK businesses expanding into overseas markets

If you are a UK business and would like to expand your business overseas, you may contact the Department for International Trade regional offices in the UK. They provide support and help to businesses.

Overseas businesses expanding into the UK market

If you would like to expand your business in the UK, you may contact the British Department for International Trade in your home country. Click here for the Department for International Trade offices worldwide.

Generally, an overseas company wants to set up a place of business in the UK must register with Companies House. You must register your overseas company within one month of opening for business in the UK.

Our accountants can help you to register your overseas company.

Get information about a UK company

Companies House maintain a public register of businesses registered with them. The information you can get include the following:

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