Where to send confirmation statement

You are required to send your Confirmation Statement to the appropriate Companies House offices when you are filing your Confirmation Statement CS01 on paper. This is to avoid delay especially when your Confirmation Statement is due or already overdue.

Consequently, your company may risk being struck off if your Confirmation Statement is long overdue.

Check your confirmation statement

Before sending out your Confirmation Statement please check all the information entered in your confirmation statement is correct and that you have included the Person With Significance Control (PSC) in it. This is to avoid Companies House send back your confirmation statement for amendment.

To put it another way, when you see your confirmation statement being published on the Companies House website that means it was complete and has been accepted. Simple as that.

Companies House offices

Where to send your confirmation statement is dependent on where is your company’s registered office address situated.

England and Wales

For companies registered in England and Wales, you send your Confirmation Statement to the Companies House office at the address below:

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


While for companies with registered office in Scotland, you send your Confirmation Statement to the Scottish Companies House office at the address below :

The Registrar of Companies
Companies House
Fourth floor
Edinburg Quay 2,
139 Fountainbridge
Scotland EH3 9FF
DX ED 235 Edinburg 1 or LP – 4 Edinburg 2 (Legal Post).

Northern Ireland

Lastly, for companies with registered office in Northern Ireland, you may send your statement to the Companies House office at the address below:

The Registrar of Companies
Companies House
First Floor, Waterfront Plaza
8 Laganbank Road
Northern Ireland BT1 3BS
DX 481 N.R. Belfast 1.

Company accounts

After that, the next thing to do is to take care of your company’s accounts. You are required to deliver your company accounts with Companies House within 9 months for a private limited company and 6 months for a public limited company.

Likewise, the same rule applies when coming to where to send your signed company accounts. Basically you send your company accounts in the same way as you send your confirmation statement discussed above.

In other words, the company incorporated in England could send their accounts to Companies House London office or Cardiff office.

Certificate of good standing

The certificate of good standing certifies that your UK company has been in continuous, unbroken existence since its incorporation. Concurrently, there is no action is currently being taken to strike it off Companies House register.

Generally, it is very easy for your company to achieve good standing status. All you need to do is to make sure you submit your company accounts and confirmation statements with Companies House on time.

In addition, your company must meet minimum company officer appointments requirements. For example, a Public Limited Company (PLC) must have at least two directors and a company secretary with one person director. Whereas for a private limited company, you must have at least one person director.

Companies House will not issue your certificate of good standing if your company’s filings are not up to date. For example, your company account is overdue at the time you request your certificate, Companies House would not issue it until your company account is filed.

When do you require a certificate of good standing?

Normally, if your company are banking overseas, your foreign bank would require you to provide a certified and apostilled certificate of good standing issued by Companies House every year.

In this circumstance, you must obtain your certificate from Companies House first. Thereafter, you arrange your certificate to be stamped by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). You must send in the original certificate not the photocopy of it.

Additional facts on your certificate

You can request to include additional certified facts on your certificate. These include:

  • directors’ names, and details such as date of birth or nationality
  • secretaries’ names
  • registered office address
  • the company’s objects
  • good standing statement

If you have any questions on how to obtain your certificate of good standing, feel free to contact our London accountants.

Become a British citizen

UK company director and company secretary must notify Companies House if you have changed your nationality recently. For example, you are applying to become a British Citizen and your application has been successful. In other words, the UK Home Office has issued you a British passport. In this case, you must notify Companies House of your new nationality

Notify Companies House

If you are a company director with Companies House, use the form CH01 to notify Companies House that you has became a British citizen.

Whereas, if you are a company secretary, you must use the form CH03 to update your nationality with Companies House.

You can notify Companies House using the online webfiling service or send in your completed CH01 form by post.

If you are going to do it online. you would require your company authentication code. Without the code, you would not be able to file online.

However, you could send in your completed CH01 or CH03 form to one of Companies House offices by post. To expedite the processing of your application, it is best to send your form the appropriate address below:

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.

Section 243 exemption

If you are applying for, or have been granted a section 243 exemption, please post this whole form to the different postal address below:
The Registrar of Companies, PO Box 4082, Cardiff, CF14 3WE.