Not all overseas companies carrying on a business in the UK need to register with the Companies House. Registration of an overseas company is only required when it has some degree of physical presence in the UK (such as a place of business or branch) through which it carries on business.
Where registration is required, Form OS IN01 must be submitted to Companies House with the registration fee (£20 for standard registration, £100 for same day registration) which sets out the following information:
- the official name of the company;
- the country of incorporation;
- the address of the establishment in the UK and overseas;
- details of the directors and secretaries including the extent of their authority to represent the company; and
- details of the person authorised to accept service of process on behalf of the company.
In addition, a certified copy of the company’s contititutional documents (e.g. charter, statute, memorandum and artiles of association), with a certified translation in English if the original document is in another language is required to be submitted at the time of the registration.