London Registrars ( has attracted acclaim for the quality of its company secretarial services and expertise in related areas, encompassing the likes of business consultancy and legal and business support. The situation is little different as far as company formations are concerned, with the firm providing advice in relation to limited company incorporation as well as the subject of this article – the registration of a branch of a foreign company in the UK.

As is the case with other types of company formations, firms from overseas that are interested in opening a branch in the UK are required to register with the Registrar of Companies. Not only will the initial registration need to be successful, but there will also be ongoing filing and disclosure obligations for the new branch to tend to.

London Registrars is able to provide comprehensive compliance support for such firms, beginning with the need of Companies House for a certified copy of the constitutional documents of the company, accompanied by a certified translation into English. A recent set of accounts is also needed with a certified translation into English. London Registrars can assist with this by obtaining a quote for translation here in the UK (although the translation would need to be paid for separately).

Other services that are opened to prospective and new branches of foreign businesses by the professional team of company compliance specialists at London Registrars include advice and assistance relating to the completion and submission of the 19-page application form and supporting documentation that are necessary for registration to take place. London Registrars will also make sure the Companies House Registration fee is paid and ensure that the new branch has a registered office address for the first 12 months.

The business consultants and company secretaries of London Registrars will also maintain the new branch’s statutory registers, during the year and let Companies House know about any changes. Finally, advice can also be provided relating to the statutory obligations of the branch office, as well as how the annual accounts can be filed in accordance with the Overseas Companies Regulations 2009 or with international accounting standards.

London Registrars ( provides reliable and efficient services relating to a wide range of aspects of company formations, and can subsequently assist on such matters as successful corporate governance.