Can a Pakistani Setup a company in UK?

How to start a business in UK as a Non Resident

Company Setup for Pakistani Residents



The economy of Pakistan is the 24th largest in the world in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP), and 42nd largest in terms of nominal gross domestic product. Pakistan has a population of over 212.2 million with an immense talent. The exports of IT and IT-related services increased to $1.090 billion in the financial year 2018-19 as compared to $1.065 billion recorded in the financial year 2017-18, showing a modest growth of 2.44%, according to data released by the State Bank of Pakistan.



Issues faced by Pakistani:



The major issues faced by Pakistani entrepreneurs are:

  • Receiving International Payments
  • International Growth, Lack of knowledge.



Here are ACCOTAX – Pakistani Accountants in London, We under the problems faced by Pakistani entrepreneurs, and we have come up with a solution. Please see the Step by step Approach.



  1. Setup a Limited company in the UK
  2. Open business bank accounts.
  3. Setup PayPal/Stripe or other accounts to get payments from international clients
  4. Grow your business and we will take care of all the accounting & Tax hassle.



Step 1.          Setup a Limited company in the UKSee Packages



Being a Non – Resident in the UK, We can help you to setup a company in the UK while sitting aboard. We need following Information in order to setup a limited company by shares. We can help you to setup a company in a day as long as information is correct and there is no objection from the companies house.


  • Proposed Company Name – Kindly provide us 2-3 names just in case, your preferred name is not available.
  • A copy of each director’s/Shareholder’s passport (first page)
  • Proof of address of each director/Shareholder i.e. driving license or a utility bill
  • Registered Office Address – we only charge £120 plus vat a year
  • Service Address – Using our address will cost you £120 plus vat per year.
  • Any other directors/ Shareholder full name & address.
  • Date of birth of each director
  • Country of Birth of each Director/ shareholder ( for Security Purpose)
  • Eye Colour of a Director/Shareholder (for Security Purpose)
  • Share capital details – we normally Issue 1 ordinary share or £1 each  to each shareholder
  • The nationality of each Director/ shareholder
  • The Occupation of each Director/Shareholder
  • Contact Telephone Number of Each Director/Shareholder
  • Principle Activity of the business


Please not the cost to setup a company is £100 plus vat ( £120.00). Please see other company formation packages that we offer.

Once we have above information, we shall submit the application to companies’ house.  We will contact you as soon as we hear from the companies’ house.



Step 2. Open business bank accounts.


Once the company has been setup, the next step is to open a business bank account. You can try opening a bank account with online banks, You can try opening bank accounts with one of the following banks.




UK Bank Account for Non Residents:


But if you struggle then we can help you to open a business bank account with another online bank that we work in partnership with. But that comes with the cost. There is an upfront fee to open a business bank accounts starting from £300 plus vat (one off) and then monthly fee that is charged by the bank (minimum £50 plus vat per month).



Step 3. Setup PayPal/Stripe Accounts



Once your bank account is opened, you can setup a PayPal accounts and start trading.



Step 4: Run your business and leave rest on us.



Once everything has been setup, Being a Chartered Accountants for Non Resident in London, we will take care of everything on your behalf. We offer competitive monthly packages for small business based on your business needs.



What are the requirements of a UK Limited Company?


We have given a complete guide in relation to your responsibilities once you have a limited company in the UK. Please visit ‘’ requirements of a UK limited company  guide’’. Should you have any questions , Please feel free to contact us.

If you only need to setup the company in the UK, The cost to setup the company is only £120.00( inc VAT). All you have to do is provide us information requested above, make the payment and we will start the process asap.

If you only need Registered office Address, the yearly cost is £144.00 inc vat. If you need to Registered office address as well, the cost is another £144.00 inc vat. If you take both, we will offer free directors Address, that will appear on the public records and the total cost will be £288.00 inc vat

Registered office , Serviced office & Company Formation:


For Non Residents, you will need all these. If you need all, Company Setup, Registered office & Serviced office our fee will be £408.00 inc vat.


Registered office & Company Formation:


If you need both company setup & Registered office address then the cost will be £264.00 inc vat. This is ideal for those who may have an office in the UK. If you do not have an office address in the UK then you will need to go for the above options.


How do we pay?


The payment can be made on the link given below using your debit or credit card.

The monthly fee will then depend on the package that you go for. See packages here .The direct debit can be setup on the link given below.

Setup a direct Debit:

At Summer Budget 2015, the government announced legislation setting the Corporation Tax main rate (for all profits except ring fence profits) at 19% for the years starting 1 April 2017, 2018 and 2019 and at 18% for the year starting 1 April 2020. At Budget 2016, the government announced a further reduction to the Corporation Tax main rate (for all profits except ring fence profits) for the year starting 1 April 2020, setting the rate at 17%.


Company/Corporation tax is paid on the Net profits the company has made during the accounting period.

As of the article published date, As long as directors have performed the duties outside the UK, they will not pay any tax to pay on the salary received by the director. Same applied to the dividends.

But being a resident of another country, you will have to declare salary & income in the country where you are tax resident.

The thresholds for registering for VAT or joining a VAT accounting scheme from 1 April 2017.

VAT thresholds

Circumstance Threshold
VAT registration More than £85,000
Registration for distance selling into the UK More than £70,000
Registration for bringing goods into the UK from the EU More than £85,000
Deregistration threshold Less than £83,000
Completing simplified EC Sales List £106,500 or less and supplies to EU countries of £11,000 or less

We have provided maximum information in relation to the UK tax, if you have any other question, Please drop us an email to Any other technical question may subject to our standard charges.

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Starting with or switching to ACCOTAX is easy as 1,2,3.

  • 1

    Get in touch

    Get in touch, explain your requirements, or sign up online.

  • 2

    Letter of Engagement

    You will then sign an agreement (Letter of Engagement), either Online on our website or by email.

  • 3

    Previous Accountants

    We get in touch with your previous accountant (where needed) to obtain information

  • 4

    We Do the Rest

    Simply focus on your business and we will do the rest.

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