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AD02 to register a SAIL address

You must complete the form AD02 to register a SAIL address with Companies House. You are only required to complete this form when you keep your company registers at another location other than your company’s registered office address. SAIL stands for Single Alternative Inspection Location.

Information required to complete the form AD02

You would require the following information to complete the form AD02 to register a SAIL address with Companies House.

Section 1: Company details

Fill in your company number. You can get your company number from the Companies House website. It is also printed on your certificate of incorporation or certificate of change of name.

Section 2: SAIL address

You provide the address where your company registers is kept. This SAIL address must be within the UK. It must be a physical address. P O BOX address would not be accepted.

You must also complete the form AD03 (if you have not complete one previously) to notify Companies House of which of your company registers are kept at your SAIL address. For example, you are keeping your Register of people with significant control and shareholders at your SAIL address only.

Section 3: Signature

You must sign the form. The person signing the form AD02 must hold the position of either as Director or Secretary or Person authorised or Liquidator or Administrator or Administrative receiver or Receiver or Receiver manager or Charity Commission receiver and manager or CIC manager or Judicial factor.

If you are filling in the form on behalf of a Societas Europaea (SE), please
delete ‘director’ and insert details of which organ of the SE the person
signing has a membership.

For the Person authorised, you must comply with either section 270 or 274 of the Companies Act 2006.

Where to send your AD02 form

You may send your completed AD02 form to one of the following Companies House offices.

For companies registered in England and Wales:

The Registrar of Companies, Companies House,
Crown Way, Cardiff, Wales, CF14 3UZ.
DX 33050 Cardiff.

For companies registered in Scotland:

The Registrar of Companies, Companies House,
Fourth floor, Edinburgh Quay 2,
139 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9FF.
DX ED235 Edinburgh 1
or LP – 4 Edinburgh 2 (Legal Post).

For companies registered in Northern Ireland:

The Registrar of Companies, Companies House,
Second Floor, The Linenhall, 32-38 Linenhall Street,
Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT2 8BG.
DX 481 N.R. Belfast 1.

Companies House filings during COVID-19 pandemic

Companies House created an interim paperless filing service to accept documents which would normally require a live signature. You can easily upload your documents to Companies House online platform.

You are also encouraged to use the WebFiling service to submit the following documents to Companies House.

For this purpose, you would require your company’s authentication code to file online. The authentication code is the electronic equivalent of your company’s director(s) signatures. Hence, you must keep it safe.

If you require help with your company’s filings, contact Our accountants. They will be more than happy to assist you.

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