Virtual Office Requirements
Any company that provides a registered office address service is required under the Anti Money Laundering (AML) Regulations to be licenced by HMRC. This licence requires virtual office/mailbox providers to carry out due diligence on anyone applying for mailing services.
Northgate Business Centre are therefore required to know our client and understand their business and who are the Directors and Beneficial Owners. In order to perform our duties we are required to ask for proof of identity (such as a driving licence or passport), proof of address (a utility bill or bank statement) and the certificate of incorporation if an already established limited company. Anyone acting as a representative and applying for our mailing services on behalf of a company or person, will also be required to provide proof of identity and address.
UK based clients ID's are electronically checked. If we are unable to confirm your identity, you are required to provide certified copies. Non UK clients need to provide certified/notarised ID.