Appoint a corporate secretary (AP04)

Use this form to appoint a corporate body or firm as a secretary.


Appoint a corporate secretary online


This form can be used to notify Companies House about a body or firm being appointed as a corporate secretary.

File online

Use the online service to update your information as quickly as possible.

Do not use the paper form if the company is in the protected online filing (PROOF) scheme.

It takes longer to process paper forms sent to us by post.

Published 13 October 2014
Last updated 31 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. Form updated following the end of Brexit transition.

  2. Guidance added for changes from 1 January 2021.

  3. Form version 6

  4. New version uploaded

  5. Online filing option added

  6. First published.