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Mail forwarding business registration

If you operate a mail forwarding business in Islington you must register it with us.


Mail forwarding businesses are businesses that operate virtual offices or accommodation addresses. It is a service where an address is, in effect, rented to a business or individual to use as their own, despite the business or individual not actually being there. Mail will either be collected from the address or forwarded on to another one.

Register with us

There is a one-off £155 registration fee.

Please download the application form and send it, along with a cheque for the fee made payable to Islington Council, to Trading Standards Service, 222 Upper Street, London N1 1XR.

Alternatively, you can email the form to and we can take payment over the phone.

After you register

Once we receive payment, we check the application is suitable before going ahead with the registration.

Change in circumstances

If the name and address of the applicant or the address of each place of business change after registration then you must notify us within 14 days of the change to enable us to amend the registered details.

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