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 use our online services to:
Watch our ‘How to’ videos for online filing guidance.
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:
email reminders - our free service that tells you when your company’s accounts and confirmation statement are due
How to file online
To file online, you must first register for online filing.
Register for online filing
Register your email address.
Choose a password.
We’ll send your authentication code to the company’s registered office address.
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, 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.
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
|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|
|Audit exempt small full accounts (with abbreviated option)|
|Audit exempt abbreviated 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:
- Charity Commission for England and Wales
- Charity Commission for Northern Ireland
- Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator
|Confirmation statement (£13 charge)||CS01|
|Return of allotment of shares||SH01|
|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|
|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||Reference|
|Apply to strike off a company from the register||DS01|
|Withdraw an application to strike off||DS02|
|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)||Reference|
|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|
|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)
|Change of accounting reference date||LL AA01|
|Confirmation statement (£13 charge)||LL CS01|
|Close an LLP||Reference|
|Apply to strike off an LLP from the register||LL DS01|
|Withdraw an application to strike off||LL DS02|
|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|
|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|
|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)||Reference|
|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|
|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 the COVID-19 pandemic, 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. This service allows you to upload a number of completed forms electronically and send them to us directly and instantly.
See About the Upload a document to Companies House service for more information.