Frequently Asked Questions About Company Documents

The apostille is often required on UK company documents. We hope the following FAQs are helpful, but please contact us if you need any assistance.

Company Document Questions

The majority of your UK company documentation will be obtainable at Companies House, you will simply need to input your company name on the Companies House register to access the filing history of a company. Alternatively, if for any reason you are unable to access Companies House for your documents, we would be more than happy to assist in acquiring these for you.

A Certificate of Good Standing is a document issued by Companies House which confirms that a company has currently met all of its obligatory requirements, and can also be used to confirm relevant information about a company’s members, addresses or structure.

All electronically issued or scanned copy Companies House documentation will require certification from a practising UK Solicitor or Notary Public. However, if you have any Companies House documentation issued that contains an original Companies House Official’s signature, this can be legalised without solicitor certification. This is as the signatures from the officials are classed as a high enough legal standing in the UK Governments eyes for the Apostille to be issued based upon.

A company Tax Residence Certificate is most frequently used to prove that a company is legally paying tax within the UK. A Tax Residency Certificate of a company can ensure a business avoids being liable for double taxation when working overseas. However this is only effective if the relevant destination has an agreement in place for this. Providing that an agreement is in place with the destination a business is working in, many overseas business transactions can then avoid being taxed in both countries.

When looking to obtain a Tax Residence Certificate for a corporate entity such as a limited company you need to contact your local corporation tax office. They will then be able to inform you of the relevant processes involved for obtaining the certificate on behalf of your business.