UK company with EEA corporate officer with effect from 1 January 2021

UK company with EEA corporate officer with effect from 1 January 2021 are required to provide up to date information about their EEA corporate officer to Companies House.

EEA stands for the European Economic Area. If your corporate officer is registered in the EEA countries then you must comply with the new UK companies filing requirement. Below is the list of the countries in the EEA.

EEA countries

The EEA countries include the following countries and the European Union (EU) countries.

  • Iceland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Norway

EU countries

The EU includes the following countries:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden

Your EEA corporate officer information required

If your UK company has appointed an EEA corporate officer as your company director or secretary then you must provide the following information of your EEA corporate officer to Companies House.

  • corporate or company name
  • registered (or principal) office address
  • legal form and its governing law
  • register and registration number (if applicable)

This requirement does not affect UK company with UK registered company as their corporate officer.

How to submit your UK company’s EEA corporate officer information to Companies House

You would require to complete the relevant Companies House forms for your EEA corporate officer and submit it to Companies House. You can do it online or send in your completed form by post.

Form referencePurpose of filing
CH02change details for a corporate director
CH04change details for a corporate secretary
LL CH02change details for a corporate member of an LLP

During this COVID pandemic, Companies House encourages to do the filing online. This is because paper filing takes longer than usual to process. If you require help with this filing, our accountants can help you.

This filing is similar to filing your company accounts and Confirmation statement online which you would require your company’s authentication code to file.

Deadline to deliver your EEA corporate officer information

Your UK company with EEA corporate officer has three months from 1 January 2021 to deliver the information to Companies House.

If you have any questions about EEA corporate officer filing with Companies House, contact us, our accountants will assist you.

AD07 to notify discontinuance of overseas branch register

You must complete the form AD07 to notify discontinuance of overseas branch register with Companies House.

Information required to complete the form AD07

You would require the following information to complete the AD07 to notify discontinuance of overseas branch register with Companies House.

Section 1: Company details

Fill in your company number. You can get your company number from the Companies House website. It is also printed on your certificate of incorporation or certificate of change of name.

Section 2: Transferred entries

By signing this form, you are giving notice that your overseas branch register of members has been discontinued. At the same time, you must let Companies House know what you do with your overseas branch register.

You must tick one option only, where your overseas branch register have been transferred to:

  • Another overseas branch register kept in the same country or territory
  • The main register.

Section 3: Signature

You must sign the form. The person signing the form AD07 must hold the position of either as Director or Secretary or Person authorised or Liquidator or Administrator or Administrative receiver or Receiver or Receiver manager or Charity Commission receiver and manager or CIC manager or Judicial factor.

If you are filling in the form on behalf of a Societas Europaea (SE), please
delete ‘director’ and insert details of which organ of the SE the person
signing has a membership.

For the Person authorised, you must comply with either section 270 or 274 of the Companies Act 2006.

Where to send your AD07

You may send your completed AD07 form to one of the following Companies House offices.

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

You can submit your company documents to Companies House online. You would require your company’s authentication code to do so. The authentication code is the electronic equivalent of your company’s director(s) signatures. Hence, you must keep it safe.

The documents you can file online includes:

Companies House has also created an interim paperless filing service to accept documents which would normally require a live signature during COVID-19 pandemic. You can easily upload your documents to the Companies House website.

If you require help with your company’s filings, contact our accountants. They will be more than happy to assist you.

AD06 to notify opening of overseas branch register

You must complete the form AD06 to notify opening of overseas branch register with Companies House.

Information required to complete the form AD06

You would require the following information to complete the AD06 to notify opening of overseas branch register with Companies House.

Section 1: Company details

Fill in your company number. You can get your company number from the Companies House website. It is also printed on your certificate of incorporation or certificate of change of name.

Section 2: Country or territory

You must specify the country or territory which your company give notice that your overseas branch register has been opened and is kept.

You must keep a copy of your overseas branch register available for inspection at the same place in the UK as the register of members.

Section 3: Signature

You must sign the form. The person signing the form AD06 must hold the position of either as Director or Secretary or Person authorised or Liquidator or Administrator or Administrative receiver or Receiver or Receiver manager or Charity Commission receiver and manager or CIC manager or Judicial factor.

If you are filling in the form on behalf of a Societas Europaea (SE), please
delete ‘director’ and insert details of which organ of the SE the person
signing has a membership.

For the Person authorised, you must comply with either section 270 or 274 of the Companies Act 2006.

Where to send your AD06

You may send your completed AD06 form to one of the following Companies House offices.

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

You can submit your company documents to Companies House online. Correspondingly, you would require your company’s authentication code to do so. The authentication code is the electronic equivalent of your company’s director(s) signatures. Hence, you must keep it safe.

The documents you can file online includes:

Companies House has also created an interim paperless filing service to accept documents which would normally require a live signature during COVID-19 pandemic. You can easily upload your documents to the Companies House website.

If you require help with your company’s filings, contact our accountants. They will be more than happy to assist you.

Change the location of the register of charges for your overseas company

You must complete the Companies House form OS AD02 to Change the location of the register of charges for your overseas company.

Information required to complete the form OS AD02

You would require the following information to complete the form OS AD02 to change the location of the register of charges for your overseas company.

Section 1: Overseas company details

Your overseas company number. your overseas company number shall start with a prefix “FC” followed by six digits.

Your overseas company full name or alternative name currently registered with Companies House.

Section 2: Location of your instruments within the UK

Indicate “No” if you are not returning your register of charges back to your principal place of business of your overseas company. Then go to section 3 to provide your SAIL address.

Indicate “Yes” if you are moving your register of charges back to your principal place of business. Followed by providing your UK establishment number where the register of charges to be kept.

Section 3: Address of the Single Alternative Inspection Location (SAIL)

Correspondingly, if you have indicated that “NO” in section 2, you must provide the full address (SAIL) of the location where you are going to keep your register of charges.

Section 4: Signature

You must sign the form. The person signing the form OS AD02 must hold the position of either as the overseas company director, secretary or a permanent representative.

Where to send your OS AD02 form

You may send your completed OS AD02 form to one of the following Companies House offices.

England and Wales:

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

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).

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.

You are also encouraged to use the WebFiling service to submit the following documents to Companies House.

For this purpose, 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.

Change overseas company’s details

You must complete the Companies House form OS CH02 to Change overseas company’s details. You must deliver this form to Companies House within 21 days of the change being made.

Information required to complete the form OS CH02

You must complete the following sections of the form OS CH02 to Change overseas company’s details.

Part 1:

Section A1: Overseas company details

Provide your overseas company number. your overseas company number shall start with a prefix “FC” or “SF” or NF” followed by six digits.

Write your overseas company full name or alternative name currently registered with Companies House.

Part 2:

Section B1: change in legal form

You must provide details of if your overseas company has changed its legal form either by its own decision or by a change in its parent law.

You must also provide the date of the change occurred.

Section B2: Change to accounting requirements

You must specify the period for which your overseas company is required to prepare accounts by parent law, in substitution for a period previously notified.

And, provide the period allowed for your overseas company to prepare and disclose the accounts for the above accounting period.

Section B3: Principal place of business or registered office address in parent country

Provide the new address and the date of change of your principal place of business or registered office address.

Section B4: Objects

Provide details of what has changed in your overseas company’s objects and also the date of the change took place.

Section B5: Capital

You are to provide details of if there is a change in your share capital. For example, more shares have been issued during the year or shares cancelled etc. And provide the date when this event took place.

Section B6: Governing law

List any changes in governing law under which your overseas company was registered and give the date of change.

Section B7: UK establishments

You provide your UK establishment name and registration number. Your branch number shall start with a prefix “BR” followed by six digits.

Section 7: Signature

You must sign the form. You must hold the position of either as the overseas company director, secretary or a permanent representative in order to sign the form OS CH02.

Where to send your OS CH02 form

You may send your completed OS CH02 form to one of the following Companies House offices.

England and Wales:

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

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).

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.

You are also encouraged to use the WebFiling service to submit the following documents to Companies House.

For this purpose, 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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