What documents can you see?
Many documents filed with the Companies Office can be conveniently viewed online as PDF files.
There are two main types of documents held on the register:
Where the document was filed online and an electronic document was created once it was registered on the website. For example:
- Incorporation documents
- Online changes to directors (including their consents) and to shareholders
- Online changes to address details
- Online receivership & liquidation documents.
Note | The Companies Office does not hold paper copies of electronic documents.
Where the documents have been filed as a paper document and have been imaged (scanned) after the document has been registered.
The Registrar now images all paper documents filed where they offer additional information about the company or its operations than you would normally find by searching the register.
Examples of imaged documents include:
- Paper constitutions and amendments
- Prospectuses and financial accounts
- Paper receivership and liquidation documents.
Note | Routine imaging of such documents began on 1 November 2002, prior to this date only selected documents were imaged.
When you search the register for a company you can get a copy of the certificate of incorporation. Here you can learn how.
Where a company meets the criteria listed here, the Registrar of Companies will issue a certificate of good standing on request.
When you search the register for a company you can get a company extract or an annual return extract. Here you can learn more about what these extracts are and how to get them.