When a company is established it is a legal requirement that it is registered with the appropriate company registry of that country. Each country across the globe has a registry and although the names of these registries differ, the purpose of the registry remains the same across the board. The registry provides registered companies with a set of company records and official documents required to operate their business. EFSAG can assist you with your company registration with the appropriate registry in your country of domicile. Our specialist consultants are experienced in registering companies with the relevant authorities on an international scale and will ensure your registration experience is stress free and timely.
Assistance with Applying to an Official Company Registry
Depending on the jurisdiction of company registration, you will have to apply to the official company registry of that country to seek legal registration and acquire the necessary set of documents. This can be a particularly complex and time consuming process if you are not familiar with how to register a company and so it is advised that you enlist the help of a professional firm. EFSAG specialist consultants can help you to register your company in a swift and professional manner and will support you with the administering of necessary application forms.
To acquire comprehensive guidance and assistance with your company registration and to find out which company registry is applicable to your business, please contact EFSAG by completing our Application Form.
There are numerous company registries worldwide as each jurisdiction employs their own registry office for the registration of companies without the boundaries of each country. Despite the varying company registries across the globe, the principle and application to register a company with a registry is more or less the same in each country.
Requirements for Registering a Company
A company seeking registration will typically be required to submit detailed documents providing insight into the internal and external structure of the business. The details provided should include everything from the shareholder and directors of the company to the internal structure of the departments.
Depending on the registry, the company may need to show a minimal capital or financial standing and demonstrate projections of capital for a specified period of time.
Generally a company seeking registration has to have a physical office with a registered address, registered number and PO box in order to obtain official registration.
Companies that can seek company registration include:
Public limited company
Limited liability partnership
Societas Europaea (SE)
Community interest company
Private company limited by shares (Ltd, Limited)
Private company limited by guarantee, typically a non-commercial membership body such as a charity
Private unlimited company (either with or without a share capital)
Documents approved by a Company Registry
Memorandum of Association – this documents details the external activity of the registered company and provides a framework of governance for the company’s activity with external parties. The Memorandum of Association is also commonly referred to as the Memorandum and is a vital document approved by all registries worldwide. This is a legal document, necessary for the incorporation of a company.
Articles of Association – this is a legal document issued to every registered company and includes a host of information related to the overall operation of the registered business. The Articles of Association provides a form of regulatory framework by which the company must abide by when operating and managing their business.
Certificate of Incumbency – is a certificate that provides necessary confirmation of the authority of the individuals signing the certificate. An authoritative individual can be the company’s officer, secretary or both. The purpose of this certificate is to establish and confirm the individuals are qualified to undertake their position.
Certificate of Incorporation – this is a certificate that confirms a company is recognized as a legal corporation. A certificate of incorporation is required to provide the business with legal protection.
Certificate of Good Standing – this certificate provides authorization for the registered company to engage legally in business activity. The certificate also acknowledges that the business is in existence and is professionally structured.
The set of company documents mentioned above are required to be kept in a safe place within the official registered office and the documents must be accessible to auditors when required.