Certificate of Good Standing

A certificate of Good Standing will show that the Limited company has been run correctly

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Certificate of Good Standing


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Certificate of Good Standing

A certificate of good standing is proof that a business has been run correctly. It shows that since a limited company’s incorporation, it has been in continuous and unbroken existence. It can only be issued if no action is currently underway to remove the company from the Companies House register.

At Your Company Formation, we only issue a certificate of good standing if your company is completely up to date with its filings. There are also some minimum requirements for us to proceed with your application; it has to be a private limited company with at least one director who is a natural person. Alternatively, it can be issued to a public limited company that has at least one secretary and two directors, one of whom is a natural person.

Do I Require a Certificate of Good Standing?

The main reason to have a Certificate of Good Standing issued is if your company is planning on conducting business abroad. If you are intending on branching out to other countries, you will have to provide the certificate to the local official registrar to demonstrate your company is properly formed and legitimate. It shows that your company has been run correctly, filled relevant paperwork since the date of inception, and has no outstanding fees associated with the company.

You may also want to obtain a Certificate of Good standing to demonstrate to potential customers and clients that your company is being run correctly. It can sometimes also be required when applying for loans, when selling your business, or when forming a partnership. Usually, there will be other requirements in those situations.

Your Company Formation will obtain a certificate from Companies House which will show that your company is in good standing, and shows that it has completed with all statutory and regulatory requirements.

What information is included on the certificate?

Only basic information is included in the document, so you’ll likely need to provide further documents in order to undertake any official action with your business. The information included on the document is:

  • Directors names
  • Registered office address
  • Issued capital
  • List of subscribers
  • Date of incorporation
  • Verification that company is up to date with filing requirements

What is a Certificate of Good Standing Used For?

As we mentioned above, some countries will require you to provide the document if you intend on trading or opening a bank account abroad. It’s also useful for demonstrating to customers, clients, and financial institutions that your business is being run correctly.

Frequently asked questions

We gathered all questions you may have about our company, process, packages and pricing.

What is company formation?

Company formation, or company registration, incorporates a business in the UK with Companies House, the official registrar of companies for England and Wales. The process creates a legal entity with a separate identity from its shareholders.

Do I have to live in the UK to form a company?

No. You do not have to live in the UK to register a UK company. The law allows foreign individuals and businesses to form companies in the UK subject to the following requirements —

  • Have a registered UK office address for the company

Consider engaging the services of a solicitor, accountant or agent like Your Company Formations to help you comply with all the requirements of forming and running a successful enterprise in the UK as a foreigner.

What do I need to register a limited company in the UK?

When you form a company using our service, we only require you to complete the online forms. A new limited company formation also requires a registered office address, a director and a shareholder holding at least one share. You can use our professional address services if you would prefer to keep your business or personal Director’s address private.

Are there any hidden costs?

There are no hidden costs for any of our packages. We advertise a fair, transparent cost for our services, so no unexpected fees are added at the end of the checkout process. We include the Companies House charge of £13.00 with all our formation packages. This fee is charged on all new formations and is included in the price you see.

How many shares does a company need?

A Limited Company requires at least one share per shareholder, with a minimum of one shareholder. There is no limit to the number of shares held by a shareholder.

How can I receive my cashback offer?

When you form a company through us and opt for an introductory bank or merchant account offer, we will send your details directly to the company. A representative will then contact you to set up a meeting. Once your account is open, you can claim your cashback by logging back into our company manager account.

What happens after your company is registered?

Once your application is completed, we will set up your company within 3 working hours, dependent on companies house workload on the day. You will receive a notification telling you that your application has been approved. Digital copies of your company documents in PDF format will be sent to your email address. Once this is completed, you can immediately begin trading with your company.

One person can form a limited company?

Yes, You can form your limited company - it can be owned, managed and run by one person. The person would act as the sole director and shareholder of the company.

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