Register of Overseas Entities Service

Elemental delivers a fully managed Register of Overseas Entities service that supports international businesses to declare their ownership of UK real estate on the register, maintained by Companies House.

Registration and Verification

To register on the Register of Overseas Entities, an overseas entity needs to ensure that the information submitted is verified by a UK-supervised ‘relevant person’. Elemental is such a ‘relevant person’ and can manage this process in a smooth and efficient way.

How Our Register of Overseas Entities Service Works


Information Provision

Complete our online or MS Word Register of Overseas entities form.

Elemental will assist you with any help to ensure the details are complete and accurate, for example identifying the beneficial owners or managing officers of the OE.



Elemental will carry out the necessary verification checks on the information and documentation supplied to us.

We will not only verify the overseas entity but also the beneficial owners to meet all the requirements.




Verification for the Register must be carried out by a UK-supervised ‘relevant person’, such as Elemental.

We will submit the details to Companies House and handle any objections until completion.


Re-verification & Annual update

We will handle the annual update at Companies House and all the relevant verification that will be required, in the same manner as the original verification and registration.

Elemental Delivers

We offer a comprehensive Register of Overseas Entities service.


All your verification records securely stored using market leading software.

Expert Help

Our team of experts will manage the process for you.

Clear Fees

Our clear fee structure means no hidden costs.

Peace of Mind

All UK legal requirements met.


Never miss a deadline, with our filing alerts.

Digital Verification

Our paperless verification process is seamless and efficient.

How Else Can We Help?

Service Address

Easy access from anywhere in the world with our digital mailroom

Protection of Information

In certain circumstances you can restrict disclosure of your personal information that appears on the Register of Overseas Entities.


Explore More

Read our Guide to Navigating the ROE

Online Registration

Why can’t my law firm do this?

The Law Society has issued guidance stating that law firms should exercise extreme caution before carrying out verification of overseas entities on the Register of Overseas Entities.

As a regulated firm, with considerable experience assisting overseas entities with their existing reporting obligations in the UK, Elemental is here to support international clients – and law firms on behalf of their clients – to meet their registration requirements on the Register of Overseas Entities.

We are also working with law firms to ensure that their clients are properly supported through this process.

‘…only a small number of specialist firms and probably large international firms and external accountants will have the appropriate expertise to supply the verification requested.’ ‘[the law firm] should exercise extreme caution if you are considering such verification.’

The Law Society

Wherever you are, we can help

We work with over 1,600 clients from over 100 countries, here in the UK.


Speak to an expert

Get in touch and we would be happy to share our experiences of helping law firms and their clients with the Register of Overseas Entities.

Meet Tobias

A dual-qualified company secretary and solicitor, he initially trained at Linklaters and later worked for Macfarlanes. Tobias works directly with a number of energy clients on company secretarial, corporate governance and corporate law. He holds a Masters in Banking & Finance Law from Queen Mary University of London and is a fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute.

Meet Nick

Nick Lindsay is Founder and Director of Elemental and heads up the Governance and Corporate Services teams. He is an experienced corporate lawyer and qualified Chartered Company Secretary. Prior to starting Elemental, Nick trained at Olswang in London (now part of CMS). He has also worked in-house at the BBC Worldwide Visa Europe.

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