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

Restrict disclosure of your personal information

You can apply to Restrict disclosure of your personal information if you are at risk because of the industry or sector your business is in or were involved.

You can apply to restrict disclosure of your personal information if you are a company director or a person with significant control (PSC) or a person registering a charge.

Furs trade

For example, if your business is involved furs brokerage and it is licensed under the Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986. you can apply to Companies House to Restrict disclosure of your personal information. For example, your home address to be removed from the Companies House register and not shared with credit reference agencies due to risk of violence or intimidation.

At present, many countries have banned furs trade due to concern with animals cruelty. According to The Fur Free Alliance, with more than 50 animal protection organisations worldwide, the following countries have joined to ban furs trade or farming.

United KingdomEstoniaThe Netherlands
AustriaIrelandNew Zealand
Bosnia and HerzegovinaIndiaNorway
BelgiumJapanSerbia
BulgariaLithuaniaSlovenia
BrazilLos AngelesSlovakia
Czech republicLuxembourgSan Francisco
California stateMontenegroUkraine
CroatiaThe Republic of MacedoniaWest Hollywood

Forms to complete to remove your personal information from Companies House register

Form NoPurpose of the form
SR01An application under section 1088 by an individual
SR02Application under section 1088 by a company
SR03Application under section 1088 by a person who registers a charge
SR04Application under section 243 by an individual
SR05Application under section 243 by a company
SR06Application under section 243 by a subscriber
SR07Application under sections 790ZF & 790ZG by an individual
SR08Application under sections 790ZF & 790ZG by a company
SR09Application under sections 790ZF & 790ZG by a subscriber to a memorandum
SR10Application under section 790ZF by an individual
SR11Application under section 790ZF by a company
SR12Application under section 790ZF by a subscriber to a memorandum
SR13Application under section 790ZG by an individual
SR14Application under section 790ZG by a company
SR15Application under section 790ZG by a subscriber to a memorandum
SR16Abbreviated application under section 790ZF by an individual who is a section 243 beneficiary
SR17Abbreviated application under section 790ZF by a company on behalf of a section 243 beneficiary
SR18Abbreviated application under section 790ZF by a subscriber on behalf of a section 243 beneficiary
SR19Abbreviated application under section 243 by an individual if a successful determination under section 790ZF has been made
SR20Abbreviated application under section 243 by a company if a successful determination under section 790ZF has been made
SR21Abbreviated application under section 243 by a subscriber if a successful determination under section 790ZF has been made
Source: Companies House

How to get the relevant forms?

You must the Secure Register Team at Companies House. You can download the SR01 form from the Companies House website. All other forms, you just call Companies House, they will advise you about the process and give you the relevant (coloured paper) forms. You must only use the coloured paper forms provided by Companies House.

Please send your completed forms to Companies House.

AddressThe Registrar of Companies
PO Box 4082
Cardiff
CF14 3WE
Telephone02920 348354
EmailDSR@companieshouse.gov.uk

File documents with Companies House securely

Companies House will provide an ID number for an individual PSC. You must use this ID number when communicate with Companies House after your protection is granted.

Also, if you are a director or a PSC and your home address is protected, you must tick the section 243 or section 790ZF protection box on each document you are filing.

If you are a PSC and all your information is protected then file on paper only. This includes:

Then send the completed forms to Companies House to the address stated above.

UK economic recovery discussions

A press release was published today (15 June 2020) by Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The Business Secretary, Mr Alok Sharma has chaired a number of the UK economic recovery discussions.

The discussions were joined by businesses, business representative organisations, regulators and leading academics. The discussions cover the following major topics:

  • Green recovery
  • Increasing opportunity
  • Backing new businesses
  • The future industry
  • The UK open for business

Click here for the full press release report.

These discussions were vital to assist the UK government to support economic recovery and create opportunities for growth in the UK over the next 18 months and beyond.

If you or your organisation would like to submit your ideas and insights in relation to the below questions, You are welcome to email economic.recovery@beis.gov.uk.

Supporting new businesses

How to make the UK the best place in the world to start, grow and expand a business. The debate was joined by the following reputable 18 organisations:

  1. Bought by Many
  2. Boxpark
  3. Coltraco Ultrasonics Ltd
  4. Ecuity Consulting LLP
  5. Entrepreneur First
  6. Enterprise Nation
  7. Evergen Group
  8. Federation of Small Businesses
  9. Geovation
  10. IAND
  11. M Squared Lasers
  12. Macro Eagle
  13. Marshall Wace
  14. McKinsey
  15. Plexal
  16. Richer Sounds
  17. Scale Up Institute
  18. Unilink Group

The questions discussed include:

  1. what are the most significant barriers to starting and growing a business in the UK?
  2. what are the most critical factors for successfully growing a business in the UK?
  3. how can we support businesses through venture capital?
  4. what specific actions should we take to ensure the UK creates a strong pipeline of investable start-ups that have the potential to grow?
  5. what more can be done to encourage businesses to invest in their own success?

If you or your organisation would like to submit your ideas and insights in relation to the below questions, You are welcome to email economic.recovery@beis.gov.uk.

The UK open for business

The UK also welcomes investments to the UK. The debate was joined by the following reputable businesses and organisations.

  1. Adam Smith Institute
  2. Airbus
  3. Caterpillar
  4. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics
  5. CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd
  6. Deloitte
  7. EY
  8. GIC
  9. Google
  10. Griffin Growth
  11. Iberdrola / Scottish Power
  12. Institute of Directors
  13. Lord Mayor of the City of London
  14. Marks & Spencer
  15. National Institute of Economic and Social Research
  16. Smith and Nephew
  17. Synthomer

The questions participants were asked to address included:

  • What aspects of the UK offer should we focus on enhancing?
  • Are there any particular types of investor, project or investment that business and government should prioritise for investment in the UK?
  • What specific approaches would help ‘land’ more investment deals for the UK?
  • How can access to finance support inward investment, and what role can government play in facilitating this?
  • How could we more effectively retain and expand existing UK investors’ presence?

If you or your organisation would like to submit your ideas and insights in relation to the below questions, You are welcome to email economic.recovery@beis.gov.uk.

UK company incorporation

Setting up a UK company is very easy and quick. You can have your new company registered as quick as within one business day. Concise Accountancy offers company formation services. Our accountants will handle your new company incorporation for you from start to finish.

Company name availability check

You can use the Company name availability checker to check if your proposed company name is available for registration.

Maintain your limited company

Firstly, at every anniversary of your company, you are required to submit your confirmation statement with Companies House. The confirmation statement is a snapshot of information about your company shares structure, directors, shareholders and registered office.

Additionally, you must also submit your company accounts and tax return to Companies House and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

If you have any questions about registering a UK company, do not hesitate to speak to our accountants. Alternatively, you may contact Companies House directly.

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