Solicitor signing certificate of incumbency for UK company

What is a Certificate of Incumbency?

The certificate of Incumbency is a document which is issued to confirm the details of a UK company. As there is no official format for the certificate a variety of information can be displayed on the document. It is common for the certificate to include the company name, number, company officers details and shareholders. If you require specific information to be displayed on the document additional statements can be added.

Certificates of Incumbency are very popular with overseas organisations and can be used for a variety of reasons from opening a company bank account to registering your UK Company with overseas suppliers.

Certificate of Incumbency


Need additional information included?

examples of additional statements which can include on your certificate are:
  • The address where the company registers are held
  • Details of any mortgages or charges
  • A statement confirming the company is in good standing and not in liquidation
  • Confirmation that no action has been taken to close the company and no proceedings are pending or threatened against the company

Legalise your Certificate of Incumbency

Solicitor & Apostille


If you intend to use the certificate of incumbency overseas it is likely the document will need to be legalised before it will be accepted by the overseas authorities. We assist with legalising thousands of company documents each year. Our solicitor certification and apostille service will legalise your document in just 2-3 days.

If you require additional company documents legalised these can be combined in a set with your certificate of Incumbency under a single apostille. Contact us today to discuss legalising your company documents.