register a company

Client Registration

The Anti Money Laundering Regulations

& Know Your Client Requirements



Getting to Know Our Clients

Simple Formations is one of the UK’s leading company service providers. Offering company formations and mail forwarding services means that we are responsible for getting to ‘know our clients’ and meeting the Money Laundering Regulations.

Company service providers, including Simple Formations, are legally required to check the identity of customers ordering a mail service or other on-going services when a relationship exists between us and the customer.

Identifying Clients

Identifying clients is part of the Anti-Money Laundering Regulations. In short, to prevent customers from using our company services to launder money we conduct an identity verification process. 

To identify our clients we request that customers provide identification documents, conduct electronic background checks and may also require notarised/certified copies.

Company Documents

Company Formation Documents

Providing Identification and Registration

If you have purchased a service from us that requires the provision of identification then we will ask you to register as a customer.

What documents do we need?

  • Completed Client Registration Form
  • Photo Identification – Passport or Driving Licence
  • Address Proof – Utility Bill (Gas, Electric, Water), Bank Statement, Council Tax Bill, Landline Phone Bill (not mobile phone). This should be issued within the last 3 months.

There are slight variations in the requirements depending on the address service that you have purchased. Different local authorities implement the regulations differently.

Registration Forms



If you need any assistance completing the registration forms please get in touch.

Thank you for completing the registration process.

We understand providing the registration form and documentation is time consuming and administrative. This is a legal requirement and we appreciate customers supplying these as quickly as possible.


Please note Companies House processing times are an estimate only and not guaranteed.

Simple Formations is a trading name of Small Firms Services Limited. We have been trading since 1998 and are one of the UK's longest standing Company Formation Agents

We accept the card payment by American Express, Mastercard and Visa

We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express

Small Firms Services Ltd The Apex 2 Sheriffs Orchard Coventry, CV1 3PP