One of the most frequently asked questions by people living outside the UK as a Non UK resident is can I still register a company?
The answer to this question is quite simply yes. A director, secretary or shareholder of a UK company can live anywhere in the world.
There is no requirement for any of the owners or company officers to be resident or to have any prior connection or residence with or in the UK in any respect.
When setting up a UK company it is necessary to have the registered office situated in England or Wales or Scotland. In the case of the latter country, the application will be deemed to be a Scottish company formation.
Some company registration agents provide registered office facilities so that people living outside the UK can use this address to satisfy the requirement.
Registering a company in the UK is not the same as having an oversea facility which is similar to a branch of a foreign enterprise.
Virtual Office Services
Some company owners who are resident outside the UK use virtual office services in order to enable their trading entity to have a local presence.
Virtual offices typically provide postal and telephone facilities which provide businesses with a means of operating in England, Wales and Scotland without actual physically being there.