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I need to register a foreign language security document (granted by an English law company) at Companies House. Can I register the document in the foreign language and/or is an English translation of it required?

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Published on LexisPSL on 12/10/2016

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  • I need to register a foreign language security document (granted by an English law company) at Companies House. Can I register the document in the foreign language and/or is an English translation of it required?
  • Can I register a foreign language security document at Companies House?
  • What is a 'certified translation into English'?
  • Who must certify the translation and what form must the certification take?

I need to register a foreign language security document (granted by an English law company) at Companies House. Can I register the document in the foreign language and/or is an English translation of it required?

Can I register a foreign language security document at Companies House?

This Q&A assumes that the foreign language security document was granted by:

  1. a company incorporated under the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) (a 'UK company'), or

  2. a limited liability partnership incorporated under the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2000 (LLPA 2000) (an 'LLP')

The regime for registering charges created by UK companies at Companies House is contained in CA 2006, Pt 25, Ch A1 which applies to any UK company or LLP irrespective of:

  1. the place of incorporation of the company or LLP within the UK

  2. the location of the secured assets, or

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