What is a Certificate of Incorporation?
The Certificate of Incorporation is issued to every company once it has been registered. The Certificate of Incorporation confirms that your company has been registered and exists with Companies House. The certificate confirms the following information of your company:
- Company Name
- Company Registration Number
- Date of Incorporation
- Where the company is registered – England/Wales or Scotland
You usually require a Certificate of Incorporation when opening a Business Bank Account.
This document is proof that your company exists.
This service includes your certificate to be printed on the required card and laminated.
Do I need to Apostille my Certificate?
If the Certificate is not going to be used in the UK, but is going to be used in another country, then it is usually recommended that an Apostille is applied to the Certificate of Incorporation. An Apostille is a form of authentication which is applied to the Certificate so that it can be used in countries other than the UK.
The receiving party (could be an individual, business or government body) should then accept the document, as an official apostille has been affixed to the certificate. This will allow your documents to be used in other countries other than the UK without further evidence or proof required.