You can apply to protect your director home address under Section 243 of the Companies Act 2006. Your home address will not be disclosed to Credit Reference Agencies or being published on Companies House register.
You may like to protect your home address if you are at risk of violence or intimidation. For example, if your company trades in animals furs and you have become the target of animals activists. In this situation, protect your home address from being sent to credit reference agencies or published on the public register is a wise move.
The form SR04
Firstly, you must contact Companies House to request the form SR04 to be sent to you.
Companies House contacts
General query about protection
Send the completed application to
The Registrar of Companies PO Box 4082 Cardiff CF14 3WE
Evidence to support your application
You must provide the following information to support your application.
A statement why you would like your home address being protected.
Your full name including former name, birth date and your usual home address details.
Company name and its registration number which you are or proposed to become a director.
if you consider that there is a serious risk that you, or a person who lives with you, will be subjected to violence or intimidation as a result of the activities undertaken by the company or overseas company or limited liability partnership, you can apply to protect your director home address.
You must provide the name and registration number of the company, overseas company or limited liability partnerships involved.
Complete your application form and enclose a cheque for the application fee if applicable and send it to Companies House.
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.
During this pandemic, you are encouraged to submit your documents online to Companies House. You can use the webfiling service to file the following documents to Companies House.
To file online, you would require your company’s authentication code. The authentication code is the electronic equivalent of your company’s director(s) signatures. Hence, keep safe your authentication code.
If you require help with your company’s filings, contact Our accountants. They will be more than happy to assist you.
Usually, Companies House would not publish your home address on the public register but your address would not be withheld from credit reference agencies. This means anyone would like to know where you live can get this information from these agencies. The good news is you can protect your address from credit reference agencies.
However, you can only apply to have your address withheld from credit reference agencies if you are at risk of violence or intimidation because of the nature of your business or the work involved.
You would require to provide proof to Companies House. For examples, a police report number on recent attacked. Additionally, if you have photos and recordings of a threat or attack will be helpful.
For instance, your company trade in animals furs and you have been targeted by the animals’ rights activists. Even with full security cameras and securely gated property, your glass windows been damaged by stones coming from outside your property.
For this, you must apply to Companies House to have your address withheld from credit reference agencies.
How to apply to protect your address
You must contact Companies House to request the relevant application form. Companies House’s contact details are as follows:
A currency is a legal tender used to pay and buy goods and services. It replaces the barter system widely used in the olden days. Each country has its own national currency. Here is the list of world currency in circulation.
Each currency carries different value. For example, if you hold GBP £50,000 today (03 August 2020), your £50,000 is equivalent to USD 65,056.46. The same GBP £50,000 is worth the EURO €55,571.50.
Companies House in the UK only accepts payments in pound sterling (GBP).
If you are based in the countries that use the euro, for example, in Austria, you can pay Companies House by bank transfer using a bank in your home country. Your remittance will be converted into Pound Sterling (GBP) when arriving the UK bank account. Companies House Bank account details are as follows:
Sort code: 52 21 07 Account number: 41005309 Swift Code: NW BK GB 2L IBAN: GB34NWBK52210741005309
You must clearly state your company number on your bank transfer and use it as the reference. Thereafter, email your remittance advice to firstname.lastname@example.org on the same day as your payment is sent – clearly stating the company name and number as the subject of your email. This will allow Companies House to process your payment quickly.
For smaller filing fees, you can pay online using your debit or credit card. For example, you can pay your Confirmation statement filing fee at the same time filing your statement. If you are using debit or credit card issued by a bank outside the UK, you may be charged a foreign transaction fee.