Owing to the implementation of 2007 Money Laundering Regulations (EC Third Money Laundering Directive) on 15 December it is now necessary for all Trust and Company Services providers, including company formation agents, to register with HM Revenue & Customs and to put anti-money laundering systems into place.
We are required to ask for formal identification for a company director and majority shareholder involved in the company before we can undertake to act as Company Secretary or to provide Registered Office or Dormant Company services for your company.
If you live in the UK you can opt for an online verification for which we require full name, address and date of birth of all interested parties (each director/shareholder/purchaser).
If you are not resident in the UK, or the search is unsuccessful, or you prefer to mail us your documents, you will need to send us a recent utility bill, council tax bill or bank statement showing your name and current address and also a passport or a photo driving licence. These can be original documents or copies certified by a solicitor, notary public or commissioner for oaths. Please also enclose an addressed envelope for their return to ensure that they are returned to your preferred address. We recommend that any documents are sent by special or secure delivery and if you are resident in the UK we will return all documents by special delivery. If you prefer, documents can be presented at our offices in person when they will be copied and returned to you immediately. NB PLEASE DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS IF YOU ARE LIVING OVERSEAS. SEND CERTIFIED COPIES ONLY.
We can process the order immediately, but we will have to resign our appointments from, or take the necessary measures to change the registered office of any of your companies on our database to remove ourselves from the company record if the due diligence information can not be provided within 14 days.
We apologise for any inconvenience but, in common with all other UK formation agents, we are obliged to comply with these Regulations or face criminal penalties.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.