Don’t risk your company! All Formation agents, including all our competitors, are legally required to obtain Identification under MLR and KYC legislation. We provide a free checking service to help quickly get your documents checked.
Our compliance team will email you if they need to see your identification once an account has been created. Any services won’t be activated until the ID has been received.
If you pass our online ID checking process, we will not need to obtain certified ID documents.
In most instances we will require your ID to be certified.
You can also use this free resource to find a notary ; https://notaries-directory.eu/
Non-UK and Non-EU residents
If you reside outside the UK and EU we will require your ID to notarised by a Public Notary.
We recommend the following professional person or authority can certify documents. In some instances under different circumstances, we can take different certifiers however this will need to be pre-approved by our compliance team.
The following persons cannot certifydocuments:
** We are not able to certify ID for other people if they are not present in the office at the time of presenting the ID. This means the person who presents the ID must be the person who presents the ID.
You will need to take the photocopied document and the original and ask the professional person or authority to certify the copy by:
Please Note: The certification must be present on the actual document to be validated successfully. It must be on both the proof of ID and proof of residential address. Please see the image below for a visual representation.
ID documents must be received within 6 weeks of your initial payment. Failure to send an acceptable ID will result in your company being reported to Companies House and the removal of your Registered Office address.
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