File a confirmation statement

This service allows private limited companies to confirm that company information is correct and file a confirmation statement (previously known as an annual return).

You can only use this service if the company:

  • is a private limited company
  • has only one director, and no company secretaries
  • has only one shareholder
  • has one person with significant control (PSC), or no PSCs

If the company does not meet these criteria, you will need to file a confirmation statement using our WebFiling service.

You cannot use this service to make any changes to company information. You should check the company's details and update any information that is incorrect or out of date before filing the confirmation statement.

To file a confirmation statement, you'll need:

  • a Companies House account, which is different from a WebFiling account
  • the company number
  • the company authentication code
  • to pay the £13 annual fee using a credit or debit card

Your WebFiling details will not work with this service. You will need to register a Companies House account if you do not already have one, which you can do within this service.

It can take up to 15 minutes to file a confirmation statement. The service will time out after 60 minutes and your answers will not be saved.

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Before you start

Read the guidance on filing a confirmation statement, including how to make changes to your company information.

Other ways to file a confirmation statement

You can also file a confirmation statement by post using the CS01 paper form. It costs £40 and will take longer to process than if you file online.