Can anyone form a company with Companies House?


I am interested in forming a limited by shares company in the UK. Are there any restrictions on who is allowed to form a company through Companies House? For example, must I be a certain age, or claim UK citizenship?



There are a few restrictions to forming a limited company in the UK:

  • Company directors must be at least 16 years old
  • You must not be a disqualified director
  • You must not be an undischarged bankrupt

That’s pretty much it. You can set up a UK company online from anywhere in the world - it does not matter which country you live in.

To find out more about setting up a UK limited company, please click here.

a year ago

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