How long does it Take to Form a Company?

All companies in the UK are registered by the government. How long it takes to “register” your company depends on how the company is sent to Companies House (known as being “presented”). 

There are 3 levels of service:

  • Online
    This will usually take 3-5 busiess hours from presentation in the majority of cases
  • Online same day
    The presented  company “jumps the queue” of online companies – takes under 2 hours
  • Paper forms
    Postage time to get to Companies House and then usually 1 or 2 business days

If a company that has been presented gets rejected, it goes to the back of the queue when it is re-presented.


You can register a company online here


After Company  Formation has Submission

From the point where a new company is submitted to Companies House, it normally takes between 3 and 5 hours for the company to be officially formed. Sometimes there can be complications which mean that the company can be rejected by Companies House for a number of reasons. We undertake thorough checks on all new companies in order to flag potential problems. In many cases if your company formation is rejected by Companies House then we will resubmit them for free.

Companies House will normally only register companies between 9am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Occasionally Companies House works ouside these hours and have even registered companies on a weekend. Companies submitted outside of these hours will be formed on the next working day. 


Our Formation Packages

We deal with a large variety of company formations on a day to day basis. These include:

  • FREE company formations
  • Online company formations
  • Premier company formations (jump the queue)
  • Premier plus company formations (all statutory registers included)


Additional Business Services

As well as forming your company for you, we can also undertake a number of tasks that are designed to make the running of your business as easy and smooth as possible. These include:

  • Managed Payroll
  • Accountancy Services
  • VAT Registration
  • PAYE Registration
  • Web design and development