Setting up a virtual address for LLC registration

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, an average of 7.9% of the world’s workforce worked from home on a permanent basis, which amounts to approximately 260 million workers. Since March 2020, that number has been steadily and rapidly increasing over time. With so many employees continuing to work remotely, setting up a virtual office address is a smart move for you and your business. 

This route allows your company to have a proper business address and phone number, even if you are currently running from your living room. Our experts explain how to set up a virtual address for an LLC, and how your business can change its registered address to adapt to the digital landscape. 

What is a virtual address?

Similar to having a ‘headquarters’ or principal office, with a virtual address you can register at an official physical location in a specific workspace or office building. This means your company can have office space anywhere in the world to receive mail and direct people to. It also adds legitimacy to any business by providing an address in a bustling city centre – which is helpful for the 400 million entrepreneurs around the world.

What are the benefits of a virtual address for an LLC?

Registering your business with a virtual address is a cost-effective way to establish a base at one of thousands of international locations. A business address is sought after by both large-scale and small business owners because it adds legitimacy to businesses, helps protect privacy, and grants employees flexibility to work from anywhere using just an email address.  

No long-term commitment

Virtual office plans are extremely flexible and low impact. Our virtual office plans start from one month in length, so you can easily adapt or upgrade as your business needs change over time. You can also change your virtual office address at any time, with a choice of thousands of locations across the world. If a different physical address works better for you, simply update your settings. 

Mail handling made simple

With a virtual business address you gain access to an online post office for all business mail. Simply log in to view, open, read and even forward your mail to another mailing address, wherever you are in the world. You can collect your mail for free or choose a daily, weekly, or monthly mail forwarding package. 

Privacy is paramount

If you register or run your business at your residential address, then the public will instantly know where you live. Virtual address services allow you to separate your private life from your work life, and avoid unexpected correspondence or visits from clients. 

Can I use a virtual address for an LLC? 

Absolutely. Setting up a virtual address for an LLC is extremely simple. All you need to do is enter a city, select your virtual address, and choose from a variety of plan options and agreement lengths. Once you submit your relevant payment details, you and your business will be all set to start working. 

Here’s how to set up a virtual address for LLC registration in a few simple steps:

Step 1: Choose a City

The first step here is to select a city you’re interested in exploring. We offer 3,000 locations around the world, so there are certainly a wide range of options to choose from. 

Step 2: Select an address

Once you have narrowed down your location options, it’s time to select a specific address that appeals to you in your chosen city. Select the ‘grid’ view to see a summary of the price and a quick snapshot of the office. ‘Map’ view is ideal for evaluating the neighbourhood.

Top tip: consider ‘map’ view to better compare locations, especially in denser areas.

Step 3: Browse plan options and agreement lengths

Most virtual office services have a range of plan options with various perks included. If you just require a street address for your business and mail handling services, a basic plan will suffice. For additional features like a telephone number, lounge access, or even a private office, consider an upgrade. 

Step 4: Submit payment and set a start date. 

Once you input your personal details and payment information, you can start planning and get to work. 

Can you change the registered address of a limited company?

Yes. You can change the registered address of a limited company, but this route can be trickier. You will need to notify the relevant governmental body of your address change. While regulations vary around the world, in the UK you must ensure that the company’s legal and official address is part of the Public Record at Companies House

Your company’s new address must be in the same part of the UK that your company was registered, or ‘incorporated’. So if your company was registered in Scotland, your new ‘virtual’ office address must also be in Scotland. If you move to another part of the UK, guidelines state that you must re-incorporate your company. A virtual address allows you to find your own way of working, wherever business takes you.

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Rovva puts everything you need for your business in one place. From an accountancy helpline to a drop-in business lounge - we've got everything covered.