Guidance

Upload a document to Companies House

How to file certain documents online that would usually be sent to us in a paper format.

This guidance has been created for the interim Upload a document to Companies House service to enable paperless filing in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Published 8 April 2020

From: Companies House

Contents

Documents you can upload

Insolvency

Insolvency practitioners can upload insolvency documents to Companies House using this service.

Find the list of insolvency forms on the Companies House website.

Insolvency practitioners can also upload form AD01 using this service.

Change of constitution

CC forms, articles and resolutions

CC01 - Give notice of restriction on the company's articles

CC02 - Give notice of removal of restriction on company's articles

CC04 - Notify the change of company's objects

CC05 - Change constitution by enactment

CC06 - Change constitution by order of court or other authority

Articles

Resolutions

You cannot use this service to upload a resolution:

  • to change the name of a company
  • for company to community interest company (CIC) conversions and CIC to charitable company conversions

How to prepare the document

You must complete the document in advance. Save it to the device you are using in a PDF format so that it is ready to upload. The file must be less than 4MB.

Companies House forms

You can complete the form electronically:

  1. Find the Companies House form that you need and download it.
  2. Type the information directly onto the form.
  3. Save the form to the device you are using so that it is ready to upload.

You can complete the form using a pen:

  • Print the form.
  • Fill in the information directly onto the form using black ink.
  • Scan the completed form.
  • Save the scanned form to the device you are using so that it is ready to upload.

Signatures

We can accept signatures that are:

  • digitally generated
  • typed directly into the form
  • scanned onto the form
  • hand-written in black ink

Documents that need evidence

RP07 or LL RP07

You must include evidence to support your application. Your evidence can be copies of original documents. You can upload up to 10 files including the completed document and the evidence. Applications submitted without evidence will be rejected.

The evidence we need for a person or company where the address is being used without permission

We can accept:

  • documents showing the applicant's rights in the address, such as leasehold or freehold
  • a written agreement allowing the applicant to use the address
  • a utility bill sent to the applicant at the address and dated within the last 6 months

The evidence we need for a service provider who had a contract with the company which is now terminated

We can accept:

  • written evidence of the start and end of the contract. This might be the company's request for service, an invoice that shows proof of payment or other evidence of the company's involvement
  • a copy of the signed contract and the termination letter

Documents that have a fee

Some documents have a filing fee. If the document you are uploading has a fee, the cost will be shown on the page you download the document from.

How to pay for the document

You must pay for your document online before you upload it.

How to pay:

  • Go to the webpage of the form you want to upload and select the payment hyperlink.
  • Follow the instructions to pay for your document.
  • After you've paid, make a note of the payment reference number. You'll also find it in your payment confirmation email.
  • Enter the payment reference number in the service after you've uploaded your document.

What happens next

You will receive a confirmation email to let you know if your document has been uploaded. An examiner will then process the uploaded document to check if it's acceptable for filing.

If your document is acceptable for filing, the document will be registered with the date it was uploaded to Companies House.

If your document is not acceptable for filing we will email you to let you know what to do next.

Contact us

If you have a question about your submission, you can contact us.

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