(Another) Inform Direct product update – January 2018

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Companies House are making changes to what they’ll accept as valid nationalities and countries of residence for company officers and people with significant control. We’ve fully updated Inform Direct so our users won’t face any disruption.

Whenever you appoint an officer or add a PSC in Inform Direct, you’ll need to choose from a list of valid nationalities and countries of residence. While we’ve always maintained lists of sensible nationalities and countries of residence, they have been updated to be entirely consistent with those now permitted by Companies House. Therefore, you can be confident that Companies House won’t reject a submission because you’ve entered an incorrect nationality or country of residence.

The full lists of acceptable nationalities and countries of residence are also shown below.

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I can’t find the right nationality or country or residence. Can I use another?

Sorry, Companies House say that a submission is likely to be rejected if you enter a nationality or country of residence which isn’t on their list.

That means, for example, that someone from the smaller island of Trinidad and Tobago will have to state their nationality as ‘Trinidadian’ (which is on Companies House’s list) rather than ‘Tobagan’ (which isn’t).

Similarly, Companies House have chosen not to recognise a dual nationality as valid. Therefore, if someone is ‘Anglo-Bolivian’, for example, they’ll need to choose between the two and select accordingly. It’s also best to ensure the same nationality is reported consistently for all their roles across different companies.

What about the nationality and country of residence of existing officers and PSCs?

A lot of existing people on the company register will have a nationality and country of residence not on these lists, but there is no immediate requirement from Companies House to change them. You’ll still be able to submit the confirmation statement for companies without having to update this information beforehand.

If you appoint an existing person to a new role where the nationality and country of residence have to be reported, however, the new submission must include a valid nationality and country of residence to be sure of avoiding rejection.

In the future, Companies House may choose to start cleaning the existing data on the public record. At that point, they’re likely to write out to companies whose data is incorrect based on the new rules.

 

Nationality
Afghan
Albanian
Algerian
American
Andorran
Angolan
Anguillan
Argentine
Armenian
Australian
Austrian
Azerbaijani
Bahamian
Bahraini
Bangladeshi
Barbadian
Belarusian
Belgian
Belizean
Beninese
Bermudian
Bhutanese
Bolivian
Botswanan
Brazilian
British
British Virgin Islander
Bruneian
Bulgarian
Burkinan
Burmese
Burundian
Cambodian
Cameroonian
Canadian
Cape Verdean
Cayman Islander
Central African
Chadian
Chilean
Chinese
Citizen of Antigua and Barduda
Citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Citizen of Guinea-Bissau
Citizen of Kiribati
Citizen of Seychelles
Citizen of the Dominican Republic
Citizen of Vanuatu
Colombian
Comoran
Congolese (Congo)
Congolese (DRC)
Cook Islander
Costa Rican
Croatian
Cuban
Cymraes
Cymro
Cypriot
Czech
Danish
Djiboutian
Dominican
Dutch
East Timorese
Ecuadorean
Egyptian
Emirati
English
Equatorial Guinean
Eritrean
Estonian
Ethiopian
Faroese
Fijian
Filipino
Finnish
French
Gabonese
Gambian
Georgian
German
Ghanaian
Gibraltarian
Greek
Greenlandic
Grenadian
Guamanian
Guatemalan
Guinean
Guyanese
Haitian
Honduran
Hong Konger
Hungarian
Icelandic
Indian
Indonesian
Iranian
Iraqi
Irish
Israeli
Italian
Ivorian
Jamaican
Japanese
Jordanian
Kazakh
Kenyan
Kittitian
Kosovan
Kuwaiti
Kyrgyz
Lao
Latvian
Lebanese
Liberian
Libyan
Liechtenstein citizen
Lithuanian
Luxembourger
Macanese
Macedonian
Malagasy
Malawian
Malaysian
Maldivian
Malian
Maltese
Marshallese
Martiniquais
Mauritanian
Mauritian
Mexican
Micronesian
Moldovan
Monegasque
Mongolian
Montenegrin
Montserratian
Moroccan
Mosotho
Mozambican
Namibian
Nauruan
Nepalese
New Zealander
Nicaraguan
Nigerian
Nigerien
Niuean
North Korean
Northern Irish
Norwegian
Omani
Pakistani
Palauan
Palestinian
Panamanian
Papua New Guinean
Paraguayan
Peruvian
Pitcairn Islander
Polish
Portuguese
Prydeinig
Puerto Rican
Qatari
Romanian
Russian
Rwandan
Salvadorean
Sammarinese
Samoan
Sao Tomean
Saudi Arabian
Scottish
Senegalese
Serbian
Sierra Leonean
Singaporean
Slovak
Slovenian
Solomon Islander
Somali
South African
South Korean
South Sudanese
Spanish
Sri Lankan
St Helenian
St Lucian
Stateless
Sudanese
Surinamese
Swazi
Swedish
Swiss
Syrian
Taiwanese
Tajik
Tanzanian
Thai
Togolese
Tongan
Trinidadian
Tristanian
Tunisian
Turkish
Turkmen
Turks and Caicos Islander
Tuvaluan
Ugandan
Ukrainian
Uruguayan
Uzbek
Vatican citizen
Venezuelan
Vietnamese
Vincentian
Wallisian
Welsh
Yemeni
Zambian
Zimbabwean
Country of Residence
Afghanistan
Aland Islands
Albania
Algeria
American Somoa
Andorra
Angola
Anguilla
Antarctica
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Bouvet Island
Brazil
British Indian Ocean Territory
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China
Christmas Island
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Curacao
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
England
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Falkland Islands
Faroe Islands
Fiji
Finland
France
French Guiana
French Polynesia
French Southern Territories
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Gibraltar
Greece
Greenland
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala
Guernsey
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Heard Island and McDonald Islands
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Isle of Man
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Japan
Jersey
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Kosovo
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macao
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montserrat
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Niue
Norfolk Island
North Korea
Northern Ireland
Northern Marian Islands
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Palau
Palestine, State of
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Pitcairn
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Reunion
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
Saint Barthelemy
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Martin (French part)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Scotland
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
South Korea
South Sudan
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tokelau
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
United States Minor Outlying Islands
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Venezuela
Vietnam
Virgin Islands, British
Virgin Islands, U.S.
Wales
Wallis and Futuna
Western Sahara
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

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