What is a certificate of residence? Why are they needed? How can I get one? This is a short guide for companies, partnerships and individuals who need to apply to HMRC for a UK certificate of residence and provides details of the application process.

This is a freeview 'At a glance' guide. 

At a glance

Certificates of residence are often needed to ensure that double tax relief or treaty relief is accepted by a country in respect of particular income or profits.

In some cases, a certificate or residence permit is required to avoid Withholding Tax.

There are different procedures to request certificates of residence depending on the entity making the request. These are covered in the applicable tabs.

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