Confirmation

Hello Spacehacker!

We've received your application for a virtual office in International Space City HQ.

Welcome!

Welcome to a growing global community of astro-enthusiasts advocating for space equality and building a better world. We’ve received your application for a virtual office in International Space City HQ. To comply with UK regulations, we need to verify your identity and address. This can all be done online.

Next steps

  • Check your inbox (and spam) for login instructions. (This should arrive in the next 24 hours).
  • Complete the AML checks and upload your documents.
  • We will verify the details and activate your new virtual office!

Get ready for your AML checks

To comply with UK regulations, we need to verify your identity and home address. This is a mandatory, legal requirement that we must follow to meet anti-money laundering (AML) regulations. We cannot activate your virtual office without completing the AML verification process. This can be done entirely online and can often be completed within 48-72 hours. This information will help you prepare the documents you need.

What documents do I need to prepare?

  • One document for proof of identity.
  • Two documents for proof of address.

1. Upload your proof of identity (ID) document

We will ask you for your full name and residential (home address). You will need to upload one document for your proof of ID (identity). The name on the ID must match the name on the proof of address documents.

We require a copy of one form of photo ID. Acceptable forms of photo ID are:

  • Passport
  • Driving License (with photograph)
  • National Identity card

2. Upload your proof of address documents

We must also verify your home address using two of the following documents. Both your name and address must be shown on each document. Your name must match the name written on your ID document.

  • Utility bill (gas, electric, water, television, phone bill) issued within the last three months
  • Local authority council tax bill for the current council tax year
  • Current UK driving license (only if not used as photo ID)
  • Bank, building society or credit union statement or passbook dated within the last three months
  • Original mortgage statement from a recognised lender issued for the last full year
  • Solicitors letter within the last three months confirming recent house purchase or land registry confirmation of address
  • Council or housing association rent card or tenancy agreement for the current year
  • Benefit book or original notification letter from a benefits agency
  • HMRC self-assessment letters or tax demand dated within the current financial year
  • Electoral register entry
  • NHS medical card or letter of confirmation from GP’s practice of registration with the surgery

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Frequently* Asked Questions.

*Okay, honestly we don't get asked a lot of questions, but if we did, it would probably be these.

We’re a virtual community of space pioneers, with members from all around the world. In 2020, we got a physical home near Loch Ness at Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. We haven’t found Nessie yet, but we’re still looking!!

The Highlands are home to three of the five Scottish space ports and home to one of Scotland’s first green freeports, Inverness and Cromarty Firth Green Freeport.

A Virtual Office, is a real place you don’t have to go to. It’s a legitimate business address that you can use on your biz cards, website and hell, why not put it on a carbon-neutral tote bag while you’re at it.

Both give you a prestigious business address but only one can be used to if you want to legally register your business in the UK. A Virtual Office is suitable for biz cards, websites and other promotional materials. You only need a Virtual Office with a Registered Address if you want to register your business in the UK at Companies House.

To keep things simple, all virtual office packages at International Space City can be used if you want to register a business in Scotland. That’s probably why we have only one package 🙂

When you’re comparing plans with other providers, keep in mind that you will need to provide photo ID – for a virtual office or for a registered address.

We’re licensed by the UK Government to provide virtual address services. Therefore, we are legally required to collect copies of one photo ID and proof of your home address from a utility bill for AML (Anti-Money Laundering) checks.

You will be asked to take a selfie with your ID (your face must be clearly visible). You can use a driving license, passport, or other Government-issued photo ID as proof of identification.

Please note, you cannot use the International Space City HQ address until AML checks have been completed.

Sign up takes 1-2 minutes. We’ll need to complete the mandatory AML (Anti-Money Laundering) checks before we can finish the full set-up.

  1. After you purchase your preferred plan
  2. We’ll send you a link to the Member Portal
  3. You can upload your ID documents
  4. We’ll perform the AML checks and then confirm your setup
  5. You’ll receive a welcome pack with your shiny new biz address!

No. When comparing plans with other providers, check that you can use your virtual address as a registered business address (if you need to register a business in the UK). This feature comes as standard with our virtual office package.

Please note, that we are based in Scotland, so if you do register a business with Companies House, remember to choose ‘Scotland‘. You cannot use a Scottish address to register a company in England, Wales or Northern Ireland.

No. We are based in Scotland, so if you do register a business with Companies House, remember to choose ‘Scotland’. You cannot use a Scottish address to register a company in England, Wales or Northern Ireland.

For more information about registering a business in the UK, please visit Companies House.

If you are a director of a registered company, you will need to provide Companies House with information about yourself, including your home and business address. You are permitted to use an address service for your business address. To do this, select the ‘Virtual Office with Registered Address’ plan.

Please visit Companies House for information about what they will collect and what will be made public.

Financial exclusion is a growing global problem. We believe people who pay monthly should not have to pay higher rates or additional fees in any transaction. This is why we make sure that we keep our rates low and affordable for everyone – monthly or annual.

Absolutely. Our virtual office with registered address is offered on a subscription basis so that you stay in control. When you choose a monthly or annual subscription, your account is set to expire or automatically renew on the same date each month or year. Simply cancel your subscription before your next renewal date.

Please note, that subscription fees are non-refundable so choose monthly or annual depending on your needs. There is no price difference between monthly and annual subscriptions. We do this to ensure there is no financial exclusion for people who need to pay monthly.

Login to your Member Portal and update your payment details, contact details or cancel your plan.

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