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Foreign companies

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Registration

  • Standard registration of a company occurs within 48 hours of receipt of these documents, and costs £100
  • 2 hour registration of a company costs £250 **
  • A 'while you wait' service is available, and costs £500 ***

All registrations are subject to receipt of the correct fee, and the name being acceptable. A registration fee paid to the Department may not be refundable, whether or not the company is registered in accordance with the timeline specified.

** If the registration documents are received by the Department before 2.30pm on a business day, the company may be registered within 2 hours of receipt of the documents

*** If the registration documents are received by the Department before 4pm on a business day, the company may be registered while the person who presented the documents waits.

Annual Return

DescriptionFee
if filed on time £380
if filed after 1 month and 1 day to 3 months £480
if filed more than 3 months after the date the Return is made up to £630

Documents are not considered registered until they have been checked for completeness and consistency. If a document is rejected for any reason, late fees may become payable. We highly recommend you lodge documents on or as soon after the effective date as possible. 

Late fees for other documents

Length of delay measured from the date the document is due:

  • 1 month and 1 day to 3 months:   £100
  • more than 3 months:  £250

Miscellaneous fees

DescriptionFee
Certificate of fact £50
Fast-track certificate of fact £100
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