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 because of your company’s work.

You can also apply to get your address unpublished if it’s previously been published.

Your registered address with Companies House doesn’t have to be the address where you live.

What you need to show

You must be able to provide proof that you’re at risk of violence or intimidation, for example:

  • 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

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 the application form you need from Companies House.

Companies House
Telephone: 0303 1234 500
Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 6pm
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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
Cardiff
CF14 3WE

How long it takes

You’ll usually get a decision from the registrar within 5 weeks of applying.