Department for International Trade Sri Lanka

The Department for International Trade Sri Lanka helps UK companies to expand into Sri Lanka and also help Sri Lankan companies to trade with the UK.

The Department for International Trade Sri Lanka offers expertise and contacts through its extensive network of specialists in the UK, and staff in the British High Commission in Sri Lanka.

CapitalColombo
DIT officeDepartment for International Trade Sri Lanka
British High Commission
389 Bauddhaloka Mawatha
Colombo
07
Sri Lanka
TelephoneEnquiries +94 (0)11 5390639
Emailcolombo.general@fco.gov.uk
Opening hoursMonday to Thursday:
8 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Friday:
8 am to 1 pm
Source: GOV.UK

Overseas companies in the UK

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.

If you do not have a base in the UK then you do not need to register.

Our accountants can help you to register your overseas company.

Get information about a British company

You may get information about a British Company from the Companies House in the UK. The information you can get include the following:

  • Signed and approved Company accounts
  • Confirmation statement
  • The company date of incorporation
  • Company names including company name change history, if applicable.
  • Current and past company registered office addresses
  • company registration numbers issued by Companies House.
  • Current and past company directors and secretary’s details
  • The company’s current trading status – active or dissolved
  • insolvency information, if applicable.

Certificate of good standing for a British company

The certificate of good standing certifies that your company has been in continuous, unbroken existence since its incorporation and that no action is currently being taken to strike it off the Companies House register.

When a certificate of good standing is needed?

If you would like to register a branch overseas such as in Hong Kong or Malaysia or Singapore, the Registrar of Companies in the home country would require the certification that your UK company is in compliance and still active. Banks, lenders, a business corporation based overseas that collaborate with your UK company would require you to provide them with a certificate of good standing to prove the existence of your company at the time of entering into a business transaction with you.

Department for International Trade offices worldwide

Click here for other Department for International Trade offices worldwide contact information.

Good luck with your business venture.

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