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Overseas Entity Registration

Overseas Entity Verification Check

The Register of Overseas Entities came into effect on the 1st of August 2022 through the new Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022.

The register applies to all overseas companies that wish to buy, sell or transfer property or land in the UK. ​

These companies must register with UK companies House and disclose the beneficial owners of the company.

This OE VFO1 document is used  to confirm that verification checks have been completed on all beneficial owners and managing officers of an overseas entity.

What information will be shown on the public register:

Most of the information given to Companies House about overseas entities, beneficial owners and managing officers will be publicly available on the Register of Overseas Entities.

Companies House will not show:

  • home addresses
  • full dates of birth – only the month and year will be shown
  • the agent assurance code
  • the date verification checks were completed
  • information about trusts, however it may be shared with HMRC
  • email addresses