Elect to keep your Register of members on Companies House Register

You can elect to keep your Register of members on Companies House Register. With this election, you do not have to maintain your own register of members (shareholders).

Take note that once you elected to keep your Register of members on Companies House register, each member’s address will become publicly available.

Complete the form EH05 to keep your Register of members on the Companies House register

For this, you must complete and submit the Companies House form EH05.

You would require the following information to complete your EH05 form.

  • Your company registration number
  • Your company name in full. Only use an approved abbreviation if you would like to abbreviate your company name.
  • The name and address of each member (shareholder) if you are a company with share capital.
  • For a company without share capital, you must provide name, address and date became a member.

You must sign the form.

Where to send your EH05 form

You can submit your application to Companies House online or by post. It will take longer to process your paper application during this COVID-19 outbreak. It is best to use Companies House online service to send your form EH05.

Please send your completed EH05 form to the appropriate Companies House offices listed 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.

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.

On the same note, you are also encouraged to use the WebFiling service to submit the following documents to Companies House.

Correspondingly, 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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