What is a certificate of incorporation?
Definition of certificate of incorporation
A certificate of incorporation is a document that is sent to all companies that register with Companies House. The document contains a range of important information and is evidence that Companies House has officially registered the company.
A certificate of incorporation includes information such as:
- the registered company name
- the Company Registration Number
- the part of the United Kingdom where the company is registered
- the date the company was incorporated
- the type of company (for example, whether the company is a limited company, an LLP or another company type)
- the legislation the company has been incorporated under (for example, the Companies Act 2006)
- the issuing Registrar