What is a Change of Name Certificate?
When a company is initially registered a Certificate of Incorporation is issued to confirm that the company has been registered and exists with Companies House.
You are able to opt to Change your Company Name at any time, and we can assist you with changing your company name, this service is available from our Price List. The Change of Name Certificate confirms that the company has changed their name.
The certificate of name change consists of the following information:
- Old Company Name
- New Company Name
- Date the Name was changed
- Company Registration Number
- Where the company is registered – England/Wales or Scotland
This service includes your certificate to be printed on the required card and laminated.
Do I need to Apostille my Change of Name 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.
You are able to order a Change of Name Certificate from our UK Additional Services. You can also order Apostille with Notarised Documents if this is required.