Residency FAQs
Learn more about registering a UK company without a residence in the UK
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Can a non-resident open a business account with wamo?

Yes, you don’t need to be a UK resident to open a wamo business account. If you have a legitimate business and the documents and information required, you can open a wamo business account.

Do I need to be physically in the UK to register my business?

No, you don’t need to be physically present in the UK to register your business. You can register your business online through wamo. This allows you to register your company and submit your documents electronically. wamo can also provide you with a virtual office/company address if you need one (included in the price).

How can a company account be opened without going abroad?

If you want to open a company account abroad without going there, you’ll need to look beyond the local banks. You can open a company account from wherever you are with wamo by filling out an application form that takes only 10 minutes.

Do I need a local director in the UK?

A private limited company in the UK is required to have at least one director who is a natural person not in any way disqualified from being a director.

However, the director doesn’t have to be a resident of the UK, so you don’t need a local director in the UK. Your company director can be a non-UK resident and can be living anywhere in the world. What’s important is that your business address is a UK address, this could also be a virtual office address.

Can I use my office address if it’s outside the UK?

No. The address you register must be in the UK. It must also be in the same region of the UK as the company you're creating. For example, if you’re registering a Scottish limited company you must have a Scottish address for your registered office address.

Can I have a virtual office in the UK?

Of course! During registration, you will be asked for your company address, if you select the option "I don't have an address", we’ll register a virtual office address for you and set up your company at that address.

Can I make an application on behalf of someone else?

For the moment, whoever is making the application has to be the one to sign the terms and conditions. This is for legal reasons.

Have a look at our other articles and FAQs for more information:

Contacting Companies House

You can contact Companies House via their website, email address or phone number

Telephone: 0303 1234 500

Relay UK (if you cannot hear or speak on the phone): 18001 then 0300 373 0995

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