Yes you can register a UK Limited Company as a non resident as long as you have at least one director, one shareholder and access to a registered address in the UK.
It is a relatively simple and quick process to formally register a UK Limited Company and almost anyone is entitled to do so, regardless of where in the world they reside.
You can have as many directors as required with the only restriction being that you must have at least one, so that is mandatory.
You can also have any number of shareholders too, so you must have at least one but can have as many as required.
The only other stipulation is that you must have a UK registered address for your UK company.
It is not necessary to base or operate the business from that address, it means you must have a UK address listed here, if only for your correspondence.
So how can you register a UK Limited Company as a non resident?
The cheapest way is to do this directly with Companies House, however, they will only allow you to process your application and not offer you any advice.
Also if you need access to a UK registered address, then it might be better to use a company formations service so that they can offer you both advice and use of their UK address.
So being a non UK resident will have no adverse effect on your application no matter where in the world you reside.
If you wish to register a UK Limited Company as a non resident we would recommend you seek advice and speak with a professional first.
There will be advantages to understand more about the best way to name & structure your business too.
It can make a big difference especially if you need to add a business bank account or card processing, as they will take the details form your information shown at Companies House.