Guidance

Filing your Companies House information online

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

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 our 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. We’ll 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 us online

Limited companies

Incorporation and names Form
Incorporate a private company limited by shares or guarantee (or community interest company) IN01
Notice of change of company name (£8 charge) NM01
Accounts Form
Audit exempt small full accounts (with abbreviated option)  
Audit exempt abbreviated accounts  
Micro-entity accounts  
Change of accounting reference date AA01
Dormant company accounts AA02

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 details Form
Confirmation statement (£13 charge) CS01
Return of allotment of shares SH01
Officers Form
Appointment of director AP01
Appointment of corporate director AP02
Appointment of secretary AP03
Appointment of corporate secretary AP04
Terminate appointment of director TM01
Terminate appointment of secretary TM02
Change of particulars for director CH01
Change of particulars for corporate director CH02
Change of particulars for secretary CH03
Change of particulars for corporate secretary CH04
Addresses Form
Change of situation or address of registered office AD01
Notification of single alternative inspection location (SAIL) AD02
Change of location of the company records to the SAIL AD03
Change of location of the company records to the registered office AD04
Close a company Form
Apply to strike off a company from the register DS01
Withdraw an application to strike off DS02
Charges (mortgage) Form
Particulars of a charge MR01
Particulars of a charge subject to which property or undertaking has been acquired MR02
Statement of satisfaction in full or in part of a charge MR04
Statement of property released MR05
People with significant control (PSC) Form
Notice of individual PSC PSC01
Notice of relevant legal entity (RLE) PSC02
Notice of other registrable person (ORP) PSC03
Change of details for PSC PSC04
Change of details for RLE PSC05
Change of details of ORP PSC06
Ceasing to be a PSC PSC07
Notice of PSC statements PSC08
Update to PSC statements PSC09
Company registers Form
Elect to keep register of directors information on the public register EH01
Elect to keep directors’ residential addresses on the public register EH02
Elect to keep register of secretaries information on the public register EH03
Withdraw register of directors information from the public register EW01
Withdraw usual residential addresses information from the public register EW02
Withdraw register of secretaries’ information from the public register EW03

Limited liability partnerships (LLPs)

Annual filings Form
Change of accounting reference date LL AA01
Confirmation statement (£13 charge) LL CS01
Close an LLP Form
Apply to strike off an LLP from the register LL DS01
Withdraw an application to strike off LL DS02
LLP members Form
Appointment of member LL AP01
Appointment of corporate member LL AP02
Terminate appointment of member LL TM01
Change of details of a member LL CH01
Change of details of a corporate member LL CH02
Addresses Form
Change of LLP registered office address LL AD01
Notification of LLP SAIL LL AD02
Change of location of the LLP records to the SAIL LL AD03
Change of location of the LLP records to the registered office LL AD04
Charges (mortgage) Form
Particulars of a charge LL MR01
Particulars of a charge subject to which property or undertaking has been acquired LL MR02
Statement of satisfaction in full or in part of a charge LL MR04
Statement of property released LL MR05
People with significant control (PSC) Form
Notice of individual PSC LL PSC01
Notice of relevant legal entity (RLE) LL PSC02
Notice of other registrable person (ORP) LL PSC03
Change of details for PSC LL PSC04
Change of details for RLE LL PSC05
Change of details of ORP LL PSC06
Ceasing to be a PSC LL PSC07
Notice of PSC statements LL PSC08
Update to PSC statements LL PSC09
LLP registers Form
Elect to keep register of members information on the public register LL EH01
Elect to keep members’ residential addresses on the public register LL EH02
Withdraw register of members information from the public register LL EW01
Withdraw usual residential addresses information from the public register LL EW02

Upload a document to Companies House

As part of our response to coronavirus, we’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 at one of our offices. Our temporary service allows you to upload a number of completed forms electronically and send them to us directly and instantly.

See Sending your forms to Companies House during the coronavirus outbreak for more information.

Published 16 July 2020