Certificate of Incorporation

Certificate of Incorporation

Certificate of Incorporation is a legal document relating to the formation of a company or corporation. It is a document that is issued by the register of a joint-stock company certifying that the company has been duly incorporated is called a certificate of incorporation. The certificate confirms the entity’s existence, as well as some important information about the company such as the date of incorporation, registration number, and more. It is a license to form a corporation issued by a state government or, in some jurisdictions, by non-governmental entity/corporation.  It also shows the type of company you have set up and where your registered office is located. The moment this certificate is issued, the company becomes a legal personality having the existence of its own. In essence, it’s your company’s birth certificate.

A certificate of incorporation will show the following details:

  • Name of the Registered Company,
  • Registration number of the Company,
  • Where the company is registered,
  • Date of incorporation,
  • The Company Type,
  • Company Form (limited by shares, limited by guarantee, etc.),
  • Official seal of the Registrar of Companies (Companies House).

It is a legal document that shows you’ve formed and registered your limited company with Companies House. It shows the name of your company, its registered number, and the date it was incorporated. It is a license to form a corporation issued by a state government or, in some jurisdictions, by non-governmental entity/corporation. It is typically required when the company is entering into any trading agreements, business contracts, or involved in a transaction with overseas government or agencies of the government.