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Introduction to SEIS & EIS for foreign / non-UK companies

Foreign companies can qualify for SEIS & EIS too, here are the requirements

Many people aren't aware that you can offer SEIS & EIS to UK investors even if your company is not a UK company.

In order to qualify for SEIS & EIS, a company doesn't need to be incorporated in the UK, but it does need to be registered as a foreign company:

You'll also need a UK presence, which means either:

  • you have a fixed place of business in the UK through which the company’s business is wholly or partly carried on; or

  • an agent acting on behalf of the company has and habitually exercises authority to enter into contracts on behalf of the company.

For more info, check out our SEIS & EIS for Foreign Companies article.