Someone changed your registered office

It has come to your attention that someone has changed your registered office address. knowingly, this was done without your permission. You must take action to notify Companies House and rectify the situation immediately.

For example, you noticed the form AD01 was filed for your company without your authority. Another situation would be someone has submitted the form OS CH01 to Companies House to change the address of your UK establishment.

Use the Companies House Form RP02B

In this circumstance, you can apply to Companies House to have the form AD01 or the OS CH01 be removed. For this purpose, you complete and sign the form RP02B. The RP02B form is an application for rectification of a registered office or UK establishment address by the registrar of companies.

First and foremost, you only submit the form RP02B when the transaction to change your registered office address was forged or was done without your consent.

To report misuse of your address as your registered office address, you use the form RP07.

Deliver the form RP02B to

Thereafter, you send your completed and signed form RP02B to one of Companies House offices. Where to send your form RP02B is dependent on where is your company’s registered office address situated.

For companies registered in England and Wales, you send your form RP02B to the Companies House office at the address below:

Companies House
Crown Way
Cardiff
Wales CF14 3UZ
DX 33050 Cardiff

For companies with registered office in Scotland, you send your form RP02B to the Scottish Companies House office at the address below :

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

For companies with registered office in Northern Ireland, you send your form RP02B to the Companies House office at the address below:

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

To prevent someone changed your registered office

For added security, you can join the PROOF scheme if you have not yet done so. The PROOF scheme stands for PROtected Online Filing. It was introduced to prevent companies from being hijacked.

Subsequently, after your company joined the PROOF scheme, certain paper forms filings including change of your registered office can only be filed online. For this, you would require your company’s authentication code. You must keep safe of your authentication code. You can also use the same authentication code to submit your confirmation statement.

Thereafter, Companies House will reject a paper AD01 form to change your registered office address. Companies House will return the form to your registered office address. However, if for any reason, you must file a paper AD01 form you must send in a consent form together with your AD01.

If you have any questions about removing an unauthorised filing for your company, contact Companies House.

Companies House fees for overseas company

Companies House fees for overseas company you must pay when you submit your company forms to the Registrar. All overseas company’s applications are by post only. For this purpose, please download and print your companies house forms in white A4 size paper only, preferably single sided.

Usually, if you are to use an accountancy firm to handle your Companies House filings, they will pay the Companies House fees on your behalf. This is a useful service especially if you do not have a UK bank account.

Company name availability

Additionally, If you are applying to have your overseas company name change or registering as an overseas company, you may like to check if your desired company name is available.

Where to send your fees and overseas company form

Generally, you can send your completed overseas company form with your fees to one of the Companies House offices.

Please put attention to the Overseas companies department at the address below.

Companies House Cardiff
Crown way
Cardiff
CF14 3UZ

Alternatively, If you are in London, you can hand deliver your overseas company form and the fee to the London office at the address below. They accept documents delivery by hand during office hours.

Companies House London
Ground Floor
80 Petty France
Westminster
London
SW1H 9EX

Companies House applicationPaper filing fee
Registration of a UK establishment of an overseas company£20
Same day registration of a UK establishment of an overseas company.£100
Change of corporate name or alternative name of an overseas company.£10
Same day change of corporate name or alternative name of an overseas company.£50
Annual document processing fee payable with the overseas company accounts.£20

Lastly, If you have any questions on overseas company filings and/or the statutory fees, contact companies house. Their telephone 0303 1234 500 and the line open from 8 am to 6 pm local time.

Another solution is to ask our London accountants for help. They are more than happy to assist you with your queries and explain.

Companies House forms for overseas companies

Here is the summary of the Companies House forms for overseas companies. There are changes to some of the overseas companies forms after the UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. Some overseas companies forms will be discontinued from 1 January 2021.

Ensure you download the updated forms from Companies House website when filing for your overseas companies. If you require help, feel free to contact our accountants.

Register an overseas company

Form refForm nameLast update
OS IN01Register a UK establishment of an overseas company31 Jan 2020

Overseas company officers forms

Form ref Form name Last update
OS AP01Appoint a director of an overseas company9 February 2018
OS AP02Appoint a corporate director of an overseas company31 January 2020
OS AP03Appoint a secretary of an overseas company1 March 2011
OS AP04Appoint a corporate secretary of an overseas company31 January 2020
OS AP05Appoint a permanent representative in respect of a UK establishment of an overseas company3 May 2010
OS AP07Appoint a person authorised to accept service of documents in respect of a UK establishment27 November 2014
OS CH03Change details of a director of an overseas company9 February 2018
OS CH04Change details of a corporate director of an overseas company31 January 2020
OS CH05Change details of a secretary of an overseas company3 May 2010
OS CH06Change details of a corporate secretary of an overseas company31 January 2020
OS CH07Change details of person authorised to represent the company in respect of a UK establishment3 May 2010
OS CH09Change details of a person authorised to accept service of documents in respect of a UK establishment3 May 2010
OS TM01Terminate the appointment of a director of an overseas company12 October 2015
OS TM02Terminate the appointment of secretary of an overseas company3 May 2010
OS TM03Terminate the appointment of person authorised to accept service or person authorised to represent the company25 April 2016

Overseas company’s UK establishments

Form refForm nameLast update
OS CH01Change the details of a UK establishment of an overseas company9 February 2018
OS AA02Change the UK establishment in respect of which the accounting documents have been delivered3 May 2010
OS CC02Change the UK establishment in respect of which the constitutional documents have been delivered3 May 2010
OS TN01Register a transitional return by a UK establishment of an overseas company3 May 2010

Other appointments and changes

Form refForm nameLast update
OS CH02Change the details of an overseas company31 January 2020
OS AP06Appoint a judicial factor for an overseas company in Scotland3 May 2010
OS CH08Change the service address of a judicial factor for an overseas company in Scotland3 May 2010
OS TM04Terminate appointment of judicial factor of an overseas company1 October 2009

Company accounts

Use this form to accompany company accounts disclosed under parent law.

Form refForm nameLast update
OS AA01Provide a statement of details of parent law and other information1 May 2012

Location of instruments and register of charges

Form refForm nameLast update
OS AD02Give notice of location, or change in location, of instruments3 May 2010

Change of name

Form refForm nameLast update
OS NM01Give notice of change of name of overseas company as registered in the UK31 January 2020

Constitutional documents

Form refForm nameLast update
OS CC01Show alteration to constitutional documents of overseas company3 May 2010

Mortgage charges

Form ref Form name Last update
OS MG01Register particulars of mortgage or charge by overseas company3 May 2010
OS MG02Register satisfaction of mortgage or charge by overseas company3 May 2010
OS MG03Register a statement: part or whole of property released from charge or ceased to form part of property1 March 2011
OS MG04Register particulars of a charge to secure a series of debentures3 May 2010
OS MG05Submit particulars of an issue of secured debentures in a series3 May 2010

Close your UK establishment

Form refForm nameLast update
OS DS01Give notice of closure: UK establishment of an overseas company18 October 2014

Liquidation

Form ref Form name Last update
OS LQ01Appoint a liquidator of an overseas company3 May 2010
OS LQ02Give notice of insolvency proceedings for an overseas company3 May 2010
OS LQ03Give notice of winding up of an overseas company3 May 2010
OS LQ04Give notice of the cessation of winding up of an overseas company3 May 2010
OS DS02Give notice of termination of winding up of an overseas company3 May 2010

You may get further information regarding overseas company filing and disclosure requirements from Companies House.

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