Due Diligence for a UK Limited company, UK Company Formation for non-residents

Company Registration & UK business bank account for non-residents

Anti Money Laundering Regulations 2007 & due diligence requirements.

Due Diligence Requirements

Whilst we respect the confidentiality of our clients, we are obliged by law (the Anti Money Laundering Regulations 2007) to obtain full and thorough Due Diligence on all directors and beneficial owners.

It is a legal requirement that all corporate service providers are MLR registered. CG Incorporations Limited has been registered under the MLR Registration Number 12688312, meaning we have passed the fit and proper test and successfully received confirmation from HM Revenue & Customs to operate.

You will be required to send the following two items.

1) Certified copy of ONE of the following as Proof of Identity:

  • Current passport
  • Official national identity card
  • Driving license

Such copy must bear a clear photograph, the holders signature and the document number.

Example wording of the certification:

"I hereby certify this to be a true copy of the original and that the photograph bears a true likeness to the individual."

2) Certified copy of ONE of the following (not more than three months old):

  • A utility bill (water or gas or electric but not ones printed off the internet). We do not accept mobile bills.
  • Council tax bill
  • Credit/Debit card statement (but not ones printed off the internet)
  • Mortgage statement

Example wording:

"I hereby certify this to be a true copy of the original ……………… in relation to ………………"


  • The copy must be certified by one of the following: Family GP, Accountant, Civil Servant, Solicitor, Notary, Post Office branch employee or Commissioner for oaths.
  • The person certifying the documents must insert signature, name, position and date, along with their business contact details.
  • The documents sent to us must bear the original signature of the person certifying them; it must not be a copy.

For Overseas Clients:

You should provide us with copy of utility bill/bank statement with the notarised translation into English if the name/address/date in the document is not in English.

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