10 April 2021

Current Appointment Report from Companies House

Directors

If you are a Director of a UK company and when you or anyone you sponsor in the UK applying or extending Visa, you must provide to the UK Visa and Immigration Services (UKVI): A Current Appointment Report from Companies House:

What is A Current Appointment Report?
A current appointment report will list the Directors of a company and the dates of their appointment.

You must obtain a printout of the Current Appointment Report from
Companies House. http://wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk/

The date of this document should be within the three months immediately before the date of
Visa application.

The report must show your name, as named in your application form, as the Director of a business that is actively trading and not struck-off, or dissolved or in liquidation on the date that the printout was produced.

Disqualified Directors

You can see the list of disqualified Directors on the Companies House website: http:/www.companieshouse.gov.uk/ddir/.

Can we help you?

Yes! As a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant practice registered with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) who are a member of the Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB), We can help you with an income confirmation certificate. We will need the information listed below whether you are self-employed or directors

Excerpts from Gov.uk for financial requirements

Evidence of Financial Requirements under Appendix FM

For Self Employed

7. In respect of self-employment in the UK as a partner, as a sole trader or in a franchise all of the following must be provided:

  1. (a) Evidence of the amount of tax payable, paid and unpaid for the last full financial year.
  2. (b) The following documents for the last full financial year, or for the last two such years (where those documents show the necessary level of gross profit as an average of those two years):
    1. (i) annual self-assessment tax return to HMRC (a copy or print-out); and
    2. (ii) Statement of Account (SA300 or SA302).
  3. (c) Proof of registration with HMRC as self-employed if available.
  4. (d) Each partner’s Unique Tax Reference Number (UTR) and/or the UTR of the partnership or business.
  5. (e) Where the person holds or held a separate business bank account(s), bank statements for the same 12-month period as the tax return(s).
  6. (f) personal bank statements for the same 12-month period as the tax return(s) showing that the income from self-employment has been paid into an account in the name of the person or in the name of the person and their partner jointly.
  7. (g) Evidence of ongoing self-employment through the provision of at least one of the following: a bank statement dated no more than three months earlier than the date of application showing transactions relating to ongoing trading, or evidence dated no more than three months earlier than the date of application of the renewal of a licence to trade or of ongoing payment of business rates, business-related insurance premiums, employer National Insurance contributions or franchise payments to the parent company.
  8. (h) One of the following documents must also be submitted:
    1. (i) (aa) If the business is required to produce annual audited accounts, such accounts for the last full financial year; or
    2. (bb) If the business is not required to produce annual audited accounts, unaudited accounts for the last full financial year and an accountant’s certificate of confirmation, from an accountant who is a member of a UK Recognised Supervisory Body (as defined in the Companies Act 2006) or who is a member of the Institute of Financial Accountants, The Association of Authorised Public Accountants, The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, the Association of International Accountants and The Association of Accounting Technicians;
    3. (ii) A certificate of VAT registration and the VAT return for the last full financial year (a copy or print-out) confirming the VAT registration number, if turnover is in excess of £79,000 or was in excess of the threshold which applied during the last full financial year;
    4. (iii) Evidence to show appropriate planning permission or local planning authority consent is held to operate the type/class of business at the trading address (where this is a local authority requirement); or
    5. (iv) A franchise agreement signed by both parties.
  9. (i) The document referred to in paragraph 7(h)(iv) must be provided if the organisation is a franchise.

For Directors

9. In respect of income from employment and/or shares in a limited company based in the UK of a type specified in paragraph 9(a), the requirements of paragraph 9(b)-(e) shall apply in place of the requirements of paragraphs 2 and 10(b).

  1. (a) The specified type of limited company is one in which:
    1. (i) the person is either a director or employee of the company, or both, or of another company within the same group; and
    2. (ii) shares are held (directly or indirectly) by the person, their partner or the following family members of the person or their partner: parent, grandparent, child, stepchild, grandchild, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece or first cousin; and
    3. (iii) any remaining shares are held (directly or indirectly) by fewer than five other persons.
  2. (b) All of the following must be provided:
    1. (i) Company Tax Return CT600 (a copy or print-out) for the last full financial year and evidence this has been filed with HMRC, such as electronic or written acknowledgement from HMRC.
    2. (ii) Evidence of registration with the Registrar of Companies at Companies House.
    3. (iii) If the company is required to produce annual audited accounts, such accounts for the last full financial year.
    4. (iv) If the company is not required to produce annual audited accounts, unaudited accounts for the last full financial year and an accountant’s certificate of confirmation, from an accountant who is a member of a UK Recognized Supervisory Body (as defined in the Companies Act 2006) or who is a member of the Institute of Financial Accountants, The Association of Authorised Public Accountants, The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, the Association of International Accountants and The Association of Accounting Technicians.
    5. (v) Corporate/business bank statements covering the same 12-month period as the Company Tax Return CT600.
    6. (vi) A current Appointment Report from Companies House.
    7. (vii) One of the following documents must also be provided:
      1. (1) A certificate of VAT registration and the VAT return for the last full financial year (a copy or print-out) confirming the VAT registration number, if turnover is in excess of £79,000 or was in excess of the threshold which applied during the last full financial year.
      2. (2) Proof of ownership or lease of business premises.
      3. (3) Proof of registration with HMRC as an employer for the purposes of PAYE and National Insurance, proof of PAYE reference number and Accounts Office reference number. This evidence may be in the form of a certified copy of the documentation issued by HMRC.
  3. (c) Where the person is either listed as a director of the company, or is an employee of the company, or both, and receives a salary from the company, all of the following documents must also be provided:
    1. (i) Payslips and P60 (if issued) covering the same period as the Company Tax Return CT600.
    2. (ii) Personal bank statements covering the same 12-month period as the Company Tax Return CT600 showing that the salary as a director or employee of the company (or both) was paid into an account in the name of the person or in the name of the person and their partner jointly.
  4. (d) Where the person receives dividends from the company, all of the following documents must also be provided:
    1. (i) Dividend vouchers for all dividends declared in favour of the person during or in respect of the period covered by the Company Tax Return CT600 showing the company’s and the person’s details with the person’s net dividend amount.
    2. (ii) Personal bank statement(s) showing that those dividends were paid into an account in the name of the person or in the name of the person and their partner jointly.
  5. (e) For the purposes of paragraph 19(a), evidence of ongoing employment as a director or other employee of the company or of ongoing receipt of dividend income from the company must be provided. This evidence may include payslips (or dividend vouchers) and personal bank statements showing that, in the period since the latest 12-month period covered by the Company Tax Return CT600, the person’s salary as a director or employee of the company (or both) (or dividend income from the company) was paid into an account in the name of the person or in the name of the person and their partner jointly. Alternative evidence may include evidence of ongoing payment of business rates, business-related insurance premiums or employer National Insurance contributions in relation to the company.

Source – For information only, copied 10th April 2021, You must visit this link for updated information. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/immigration-rules/immigration-rules-appendix-fm-se-family-members-specified-evidence