Filing your Companies House information online

How to send your information to Companies House using their online services.

Contents

  1. Benefits of online filing
  2. How to file online
  3. What you can send to us online
  4. Upload a document to Companies House

Every company must send information to Companies House. This includes annual accounts and confirmation statements, and any changes to your company details.

You can file most of your information using Companies House Online Filing Services.

Benefits of online filing

By filing online, you’ll:

  • save your company time and money
  • get confirmation that we’ve received your submission
  • avoid rejects and be less likely to get late filing penalties
  • get access to additional online services

Save your company time and money

It costs less to file most information online compared to paper. For example, it costs £13 to file a confirmation statement online, but £40 to file a paper form.

We aim to process most online filings within 24 hours. Paper documents sent by post might take a week or more to process – so it’ll be a while before you find out if they’ve been accepted or rejected.

Avoid rejects and late filing penalties

Our online filing service has built-in checks to help you avoid errors and rejection. When we receive your online filing, we’ll send you an acknowledgement almost immediately.

We’ll also send a confirmation once we’ve accepted your filing. If your filing is rejected, you can quickly correct it and resend to us.

Use other online services

Online users also get access to additional services, including:

How to file online

To file online, you must first register for online filing.

Register for online filing

  1. Register your email address.
  2. Choose a password.
  3. Companies House will send your authentication code to the company’s registered office address.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we’ve introduced a temporary service to request to have your authentication code sent to your home address.

Once you’ve registered, you can sign in to the online filing service to send us your company’s documents.

Software filing

You can also use third party software to file most of your information online. Read our guidance on using software to file your Companies House information.

What you can send to Companies House online

Limited companies

Incorporation and namesForm
Incorporate a private company limited by shares or guarantee (or community interest company)IN01
Notice of change of company name (£8 charge)NM01
AccountsForm
Audit exempt small full accounts (with abbreviated option) 
Audit exempt abbreviated accounts 
Micro-entity accounts 
Change of accounting reference dateAA01
Dormant company accountsAA02

You cannot file ‘full audited accounts’ using WebFiling.

Charitable companies must prepare full accounts that comply with both company law and charity law. You must file your accounts with Companies House and, if required by charity law, the relevant charity regulator (the Charity Commission for England and Wales, the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland or the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator).

Company detailsForm
Confirmation statement (£13 charge)CS01
Return of allotment of sharesSH01
OfficersForm
Appointment of directorAP01
Appointment of corporate directorAP02
Appointment of secretaryAP03
Appointment of corporate secretaryAP04
Terminate appointment of directorTM01
Terminate appointment of secretaryTM02
Change of particulars for directorCH01
Change of particulars for corporate directorCH02
Change of particulars for secretaryCH03
Change of particulars for corporate secretaryCH04
AddressesForm
Change of situation or address of registered officeAD01
Notification of single alternative inspection location (SAIL)AD02
Change of location of the company records to the SAILAD03
Change of location of the company records to the registered officeAD04
Close a companyForm
Apply to strike off a company from the registerDS01
Withdraw an application to strike offDS02
Charges (mortgage)Form
Particulars of a chargeMR01
Particulars of a charge subject to which property or undertaking has been acquiredMR02
Statement of satisfaction in full or in part of a chargeMR04
Statement of property releasedMR05
People with significant control (PSC)Form
Notice of individual PSCPSC01
Notice of relevant legal entity (RLE)PSC02
Notice of other registrable person (ORP)PSC03
Change of details for PSCPSC04
Change of details for RLEPSC05
Change of details of ORPPSC06
Ceasing to be a PSCPSC07
Notice of PSC statementsPSC08
Update to PSC statementsPSC09
Company registersForm
Elect to keep register of directors information on the public registerEH01
Elect to keep directors’ residential addresses on the public registerEH02
Elect to keep register of secretaries information on the public registerEH03
Withdraw register of directors information from the public registerEW01
Withdraw usual residential addresses information from the public registerEW02
Withdraw register of secretaries’ information from the public registerEW03

Limited liability partnerships (LLPs)

Annual filingsForm
Change of accounting reference dateLL AA01
Confirmation statement (£13 charge)LL CS01
Close an LLPForm
Apply to strike off an LLP from the registerLL DS01
Withdraw an application to strike offLL DS02
LLP membersForm
Appointment of memberLL AP01
Appointment of corporate memberLL AP02
Terminate appointment of memberLL TM01
Change of details of a memberLL CH01
Change of details of a corporate memberLL CH02
AddressesForm
Change of LLP registered office addressLL AD01
Notification of LLP SAILLL AD02
Change of location of the LLP records to the SAILLL AD03
Change of location of the LLP records to the registered officeLL AD04
Charges (mortgage)Form
Particulars of a chargeLL MR01
Particulars of a charge subject to which property or undertaking has been acquiredLL MR02
Statement of satisfaction in full or in part of a chargeLL MR04
Statement of property releasedLL MR05
People with significant control (PSC)Form
Notice of individual PSCLL PSC01
Notice of relevant legal entity (RLE)LL PSC02
Notice of other registrable person (ORP)LL PSC03
Change of details for PSCLL PSC04
Change of details for RLELL PSC05
Change of details of ORPLL PSC06
Ceasing to be a PSCLL PSC07
Notice of PSC statementsLL PSC08
Update to PSC statementsLL PSC09
LLP registersForm
Elect to keep register of members information on the public registerLL EH01
Elect to keep members’ residential addresses on the public registerLL EH02
Withdraw register of members information from the public registerLL EW01
Withdraw usual residential addresses information from the public registerLL EW02

Upload a document to Companies House

As part of Companies House response to coronavirus, they’ve introduced a temporary service to Upload a document to Companies House.

Until now, you could only deliver our paper forms by post or in person to one of their offices. Their temporary service allows you to upload a number of completed forms electronically and send them to Companies House directly and instantly.

See Sending your forms to Companies House during the coronavirus outbreak for more information.Published 16 July 2020

 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/filing-your-companies-house-information-online