You must provide a registered office address when you set up a limited company.
This is where all communications will be sent, for example, letters from Companies House, HMRC, and other government bodies.
The address must be:
- A physical address in the UK and in the same country/jurisdiction where your company is registered (England and Wales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland). For example, if a company is registered in Scotland, you must have a registered office address in Scotland.
- However, it does not need to be in the same country where the business carries out its main trading activities.
- Only full, physical postal addresses can be used as registered offices.
- Both residential and non-residential addresses are permitted, but most people prefer to use a commercial address to protect their privacy.