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Extracts from commercial register of United Kingdom

Schmidt & Schmidt provides extracts from the commercial register of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Crown dependencies, with an apostille and a translation. These include extracts from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, as well as from the Crown dependencies – Gibraltar, Guernsey, Jersey and Isle of Man.

The business register of the United Kingdom is administered online by the Companies House, an institution under the remit of Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), which is located in Cardiff, Wales.

The register contains information about a large number of legal entities in the United Kingdom: joint-stock companies and limited liability companies; specific types of partnerships (eg. LP and LLP); foreign legal entities registered in the British territories. Information concerning private entrepreneurs, unlimited partnerships and trademarks is not presented in the register.

The Companies House registers company information, checks its accuracy, and makes it available to the public. This institution also deletes entries from the register.

According to the Companies Act 2006, all limited companies in the UK and their branches (including dissolved ones), are obliged to submit their data, such as annual financial statements. Businesses themselves are responsible to present the true and correct information in the register, since the failure to do so may result in sanctions, up to criminal prosecution.

It is important to mention that companies registered in different countries of the UK are regulated by different laws. For instance, businesses registered in England and Wales obey the English law, whereas those registered in Scotland or Northern Ireland obey the laws of their countries.

The roots of the business register of United Kingdom can be traced back to 1844, when the first entries were made. The register has been administered by the Companies House since 1988.

Company Record from commercial register of United Kingdom

Company Record is an extract contains basic information on the requested date.

Extract contains the following information:
  • Company name
  • Legal form
  • Registration date
  • Place of registration
  • Changing of name
  • Board members and their decisions
  • Mortgage

NB: Information about some companies may be unavailable, or available for a fee.

Inquiries are processed from 30 minutes.


Service Price incl. German VAT 19% Price excl. VAT
Price for an Electronic Extract from 17,85 from 15,00
Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping from 297,50 from 250,00

Certificate of Incorporation from commercial register of United Kingdom

Certificate of Incorporationa is main document that confirms registration of a company in the United Kingdom. It contains the date of registration, type of business, registered capital, founders and key management.

Certificate of Incorporation contains following information:
  • Name of a company
  • Legal form
  • Registration date
  • Board members and CEO
  • Registered capital
  • Bankruptcy procedures

NB: Information about some companies may be unavailable, or available for a fee.

Inquiries are processed from 30 minutes.


Service Price incl. German VAT 19% Price excl. VAT
Price for an Electronic Extract from 17,85 from 15,00
Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping from 297,50 from 250,00

Certificate of Good Standing from commercial register of United Kingdom

Certificate of Good Standing is an confirmation of a company’s trustworthiness and its right to do business in the UK. This certificate means a legal entity abides the law, does not have any tax debts, and is not in the process of bankruptcy, dissolution, rearrangement or merger.


Inquiries are processed from 30 minutes.


Service Price incl. German VAT 19% Price excl. VAT
Price for an Electronic Extract from 17,85 from 15,00
Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping from 297,50 from 250,00


Current Appointments Report from commercial register of United Kingdom

Current Appointments Report is a report that contains up-to-date information about status of an organisation, its legal name, address, key managers, registered capital, and history of amendments to company’s articles.

Current Appointments Report from commercial register of United Kingdom contains followinf information:
  • Name of a company
  • Legal form
  • Legal address
  • Organization status
  • Board members

NB: Information about some companies may be unavailable, or available for a fee.

Inquiries are processed from 30 minutes.


Service Price incl. German VAT 19% Price excl. VAT
Price for an Electronic Extract from 17,85 from 15,00
Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping from 297,50 from 250,00

Annual Return from commercial register of United Kingdom

Annual Return is an annual financial statement with the data on shareholders and their shares.

Memorandum of Association – in copy.

Annual Return contains the following information:
  • Name of a company
  • Board members and Shareholders
  • Shares
  • Registered capital

NB: Information about some companies may be unavailable, or available for a fee.

Inquiries are processed from 30 minutes.


Service Price incl. German VAT 19% Price excl. VAT
Price for an Electronic Extract from 17,85 from 15,00
Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping from 297,50 from 250,00

Memorandum of Association from commercial register of United Kingdom

Memorandum of Association in a copy.


Inquiries are processed from 30 minutes.


Service Price incl. German VAT 19% Price excl. VAT
Price for an Electronic Extract from 17,85 from 15,00
Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping from 297,50 from 250,00


Appointment of Director or Secretary from commercial register of United Kingdom

Appointment of Director or Secretary in a copy.


Inquiries are processed from 30 minutes.


Service Price incl. German VAT 19% Price excl. VAT
Price for an Electronic Extract from 17,85 from 15,00
Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping from 297,50 from 250,00


Tax Residence Certificate from commercial register of United Kingdom

Tax Residence Certificate is a confirmation of a company’s registration in the tax authorities of the United Kingdom. This document also proves that it functions in the UK, pays taxes to the British government and is run by a British citizen. Tax Residence Certificate is issued to a company's director and is meant for businesses to avoid double taxation..


Inquiries are processed from 30 minutes.


Service Price incl. German VAT 19% Price excl. VAT
Price for an Electronic Extract from 17,85 from 15,00
Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping from 297,50 from 250,00


Certificate of Incumbency from commercial register of United Kingdom

Certificate of Incumbency is a document that contains company’s name, registration number, legal address, registration date, information about directors, secretaries and founders, the existence of bankruptcy or liquidation procedures. The data presented in the document is up-to-date, and is suitable for submission to courts or tax authorities. This certificate is issued by a British public notary.

Moreover, you can also obtain information about amendments to companies’ charters, the board members, secretaries, founders, dissolution and bankruptcy procedures..

Certificate of Incumbency из реестра Великобритании содержит:
  • company’s name
  • registration number
  • legal address
  • registration date
  • information about directors, secretaries and founders
  • the existence of bankruptcy or liquidation procedures

NB: Information about some companies may be unavailable, or available for a fee.

Inquiries are processed from 30 minutes.


Service Price incl. German VAT 19% Price excl. VAT
Price for an Electronic Extract from 17,85 from 15,00
Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping from 297,50 from 250,00


Other documents from commercial register of United Kingdom
You can also require the followinf documents from commercial register of United Kingdom:
  • Application to register a company
  • Confirmation Statement
  • Termination of a Director Appointment
  • Full accounts
  • Copies of other documents about the amendment of the charter, the board of directors, the legal address, financial statements, appointment of a bankruptcy procedure or liquidation.


Inquiries are processed from 30 minutes.


Service Price incl. German VAT 19% Price excl. VAT
Price for an Electronic Extract from 17,85 from 15,00
Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping from 297,50 from 250,00


Extracts from commercial registers of Jersey, Guernsey, and Isle of Man

Jersey, Guernsey, and Isle of Man are island jurisdictions that not formally parts of the United Kingdom or the European Union, but are de-jure the self-governing possessions of the British Crown. This means that they abide by the British laws. Since the UK became the member of the European Union, some EU directives have started to apply in these three island jurisdictions as well, such as directives concerning corporate information transparency.

Guernsey, Jersey and Isle of Man are popular offshore financial centres. They have got their own commercial registers of companies, including joint-stock companies, limited liability companies and foreign legal entities.

Registers are administered online, and extracts are available in a form of an e-document.

Extracts from commercial register of British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands are a British Overseas Territory under the jurisdiction the United Kingdom. British Virgin Islands are one of the oldest and largest offshore financial centres that only discloses a very limited amount of information about registered businesses.

The commercial register of the British Virgin Islands is unavailable to the public. Search in the register is only possible for a fee and after the submission of a written request.

Extracts from commercial registers of the Bahamas

The Bahamas is an independent state that is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. The Bahamas retained Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state. Financial services are a crucial part in the economy of the country, making it one of the most popular offshore centres of the world.

Extracts from commercial registers of Gibraltar

Gibraltar is a self-governed British Overseas Territory that is run by a parliament. The head of state is Queen Elizabeth II who is locally represented by the Governor. Gibraltar is a member of the European Union as a part of the United Kingdom, and abides by the British legislation and directives of the EU. Gibraltar is presented in the European Business Register. At the same time, it is a popular offshore centre.

An extract from the business register of the United Kingdom can be used in order to:

  • Obtain detailed information about potential business partners
  • Negotiate foreign trade agreements
  • Register legal entities with foreign participation
  • Apply for a work visa
  • File legal claims

The data from the business register of the UK is provided in the form of a PDF-file with a translation (if needed). Original documents can be sent by post, in a notarised or apostilled form.

To get a required document, we will need the following information about a company:

  • Full legal name
  • Incomplete name and legal address

Main types of businesses in the UK

Legal entities:
Public company limited by shares (PLC) – joint-stock company
Private company limited by shares (Ltd.) – limited liability company

Unincorporated:
Partnership
Limited partnership (LP)
Limited liability partnership (LLP)
Cooperative society

We provide extracts from the register in strict compliance with the legislation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the General Data Protection Regulation.

Inquiries are processed within one working day. Courier delivery of apostilled documents is paid separately by courier service tariffs.

You can order free preliminary availability check of required information on our website.

Apostille for British extracts

United Kingdom acceded to the The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents on 21 August 1964.

Therefore, the documents issued in the UK are subject to a simplified apostilling procedure, thus the documents gain full legal value in Convention member states after notarised translation.

Apostilling usually takes about two weeks.

In addition, you can order notarised translation from the English language.


Do you have any questions about the offer? Contact us and arrange a free of charge consultation!

In our video we explain the definition and function of a commercial register and how you can verify the reliability and solvency of your foreign business partner.

Should you wish to check the sincerity of your foreign business partner’s request, Schmidt&Schmidt will gladly assist you.

We offer extracts from the commercial registers of more than 100 different registers in countries spread all around the globe. Additionally, we offer annual statements for a variety of companies. The original extract from any commercial register can be sent to you by mail or as a pdf-file via e-mail. Besides that, commercial register extracts can be authenticated with an apostille.

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