You can apply to Companies House to correct a director’s date of birth for error that was made on incorporation. Normally, This type of error occurred when you have more than one director’s details to fill in or information mixed up with other director or an oversight. Luckily, Companies House allows correction to be made to a director’s date of birth.
You cannot use the form CH01 to change a director’s date of birth. The CH01 can only be used for changing your usual residential address, service address and your name.
How to correct a director’s date of birth
For this purpose, you must complete the form RP CH01. You must include the director’s full name and the month and year of birth of the director currently registered with the Companies House. And of course, the correct date of birth of the director.
Concurrently, you must also submit the companies house form RP02A together with this RP CH01. The RP02A form is to apply for rectification by the Registrar of Companies. You would declare the reason for rectification is the information is factually inaccurate.
Additionally, if your company has opted in the PROOF scheme, you must also complete the form PR03 consent form for paper filing.
You can correct mistakes on your Confirmation Statement with Companies House. The Companies Act 2006 only allows one Confirmation Statement to be filed for a confirmation period. In other words, you cannot replace the entire confirmation statement you already filed with Companies House with a new one for the same period. However, there is a way to do it. You must apply to Companies House.
How to correct mistakes on your Confirmation Statement
If it has come to light that your last confirmation statement contained errors, you can Second Filing to correct mistakes on your confirmation statement.
The correct way to do it is, you complete the form RP04 on paper together with the part of the confirmation statement form that contains errors.
Thereafter, you only send your RP04 and the relevant part of the CS01 form with the corrected information to Companies House. Do not send the whole CS01 form to Companies House, not even the front page of the CS01 form.
Another document you must include is the PR03 if your company has opted in the PROOF scheme.
To amend your company accounts already submitted to Companies House, simply send in your amended accounts and mark the account as “AMENDED”. Then, Companies House will publish both accounts on your public record.
You can submit a Second Filing to correct errors on the register. For example, your director’s date of birth was incorrect on the form AP01 submitted. In this case, you submit a Second Filing to Companies House with the correct date of birth. You must complete the form RP04 and if your company has opted in the PROOF scheme then PR03 is required.
Second Filing for limited companies
For this purpose, you can submit a Second Filing for the following Companies House forms types.