You don’t have to use your home address as your registered address with Companies House.
You can ask Companies House to keep your registered address private if you or someone you live with are at risk of violence or intimidation.
You can also apply to get your address unpublished if it’s previously been published.
If you want to keep your registered address private or get it unpublished because you’re at risk for personal reasons, email Companies House.
What you need to show
You must be able to provide proof if you’re at risk because of your company’s work. This could include:
- a police incident number if you’ve been attacked
- documentary evidence of a threat or attack, such as photos or recordings
- evidence of possible disruption or targeting, such as by animal rights or other activists
- proof showing that you work for an organisation whose activities put you at risk, such as the Secret Intelligence Service
How much it costs
There’s a cost if the risk is because of your company’s work.
It costs £100 to apply to keep your address off the publicly searchable register at Companies House.
It costs £55 to apply to remove your address from publicly available documents, such as your company’s ‘memorandum of association’.
How to apply
Request an application form from Companies House if the risk is because of your company’s work.
Fill in the form and send it with evidence in support of your application and a cheque for the fee to the Registrar of Companies. Make the cheque payable to ‘Companies House’.
The Registrar of Companies
PO Box 4082
How long it takes
You’ll usually get a decision from the registrar within 5 weeks of applying.