Companies House fees for overseas company

Companies House fees for the overseas company you must pay when you submit your company forms to the Registrar. All overseas company’s applications are by post only. For this purpose, please download and print your companies house forms in white A4 size paper only, preferably single sided.

Usually, if you are to use an accountancy firm to handle your Companies House filings, they will pay the Companies House fees on your behalf. This is a useful service especially if you do not have a UK bank account.

Company name availability

Additionally, If you are applying to have your overseas company name change or registering as an overseas company, you may like to check if your desired company name is available.

Where to send your fees and overseas company form

Generally, you can send your completed overseas company form with your fees to one of the Companies House offices.

Please put attention to the Overseas companies department at the address below.

Companies House Cardiff
Crown way
Cardiff
CF14 3UZ

Alternatively, If you are in London, you can hand deliver your overseas company form and the fee to the London office at the address below. They accept documents delivery by hand during office hours.

Companies House London
Ground Floor
80 Petty France
Westminster
London
SW1H 9EX

Companies House applicationPaper filing fee
Registration of a UK establishment of an overseas company£20
Same day registration of a UK establishment of an overseas company.£100
Change of corporate name or alternative name of an overseas company.£10
Same day change of corporate name or alternative name of an overseas company.£50
Annual document processing fee payable with the overseas company accounts.£20

Lastly, If you have any questions on overseas company filings and/or the statutory fees, contact companies house. Their telephone 0303 1234 500 and the line open from 8 am to 6 pm local time.

Another solution is to ask our London accountants for help. They are more than happy to assist you with your queries and explain.

Changes to your overseas company details

The UK company law requires every overseas company to register with Companies House if they have a place of business in the UK. For example, a branch in London, England. In addition, if there are any changes to your overseas company details you must notify Companies House.

Changes you must notify Companies House include to the following:

  • Your overseas company name.
  • Registered office address of your overseas company and also your UK branch or UK establishment.
  • Disclose your principal business activities.
  • Details of directors, secretaries or people authorised to represent your overseas company.
  • company information, for example, accounting requirements or the powers of directors or secretaries.
  • Company constitution (one of the documents made when you formed the company)

If you have any questions with filing the changes to your overseas company details with Companies House, contact our accountants for help.

Thereafter, you must remember to update the official stationery of your overseas company.

Help for overseas company in the UK

The Department for International Trade provides help and support to an overseas company looking to set up a business in the UK. For this purpose, you could access to valuable information such as how business works in the UK. Plus, other reports like the analysis of market opportunities and access to business and academic networks.

Register an overseas company in the UK

Register an overseas company in the UK is relatively straight forward. You are basically registering your place of business in the UK with Companies House under your overseas company. For example, a branch in London, England. For this purpose, you must complete the Companies House form OS IN01.

Thereafter, send the completed Companies House form to one of the Companies House offices. To expedite your registration process, if your branch is located in England then send your Companies House form to the England and Wales office address.

England and Wales

The Registrar of Companies, Companies House,
Crown Way, Cardiff, Wales, CF14 3UZ.
DX 33050 Cardiff.

Scotland

The Registrar of Companies, Companies House,
Fourth floor, Edinburgh Quay 2,
139 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9FF.
DX ED235 Edinburgh 1
or LP – 4 Edinburgh 2 (Legal Post).

Northern Ireland

The Registrar of Companies, Companies House,
Second Floor, The Linenhall, 32-38 Linenhall Street,
Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT2 8BG.
DX 481 N.R. Belfast 1.

Higher protection

If you are applying for, or have been granted, higher protection, please post this whole form to the different postal address below:

The Registrar of Companies, PO Box 4082,
Cardiff, CF14 3WE.

Remember to enclose a cheque or a postal order to register your overseas company in the UK.

If you have any questions about registering an overseas company or completing your OS IN01 Companies House form, contact us or Companies House.

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