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Grounds of the application
Application by an individual to restrict the disclosure of their residential address
Application by a company, LLP or overseas company to restrict the disclosure of its officers addresses
Application by a subscriber of a proposed company or proposed member of a proposed LLP
Application by an individual to make an address unavailable for public inspection
Application by a company to make the addresses of its members unavailable for public inspection
Application by a person who registers a charge to make an address unavailable for public inspection
The registrar s decision
Quality of documents
Further information


Application by a company to make the addresses of its members unavailable for public inspection


1. Why would I want the registrar to make all the addresses of the company’s members or former members unavailable for public inspection?

You may consider that the members or former member or subscribers to the memorandum of association (or a person who lives at their addresses) are at serious risk of being subjected to violence or intimidation due the activities the company.

2. Who can make an application?

An application can be made under section 1088 of the Act and regulation 10 of the Companies (Disclosure of Address) Regulations 2009 by a company in respect of;

all the members, or former members, whose addresses were contained in an annual return or a return of allotment of shares delivered to the registrar on or after 1 January 2003; or
the subscribers to the memorandum of association where the memorandum was delivered to the registrar on or after 1 January 2003.
The form is "Application under section 1088 to make an address unavailable for a public inspection by a company" – SR02.

The form is available on request from our contact centre on 0303 1234 500.

3. What information does the application require?

The application requires:

the name and registered number of the company;
details of each document and the date each document was registered; and
a statement of the grounds for making your application, this is covered in Chapter 1.
You will also be required to provide evidence to support your application. Further information on this is in question 4.

Remember: It is an offence to make a false statement.

4. What evidence must I supply?

You must supply evidence that supports the statement of the grounds of your application. Some examples might include:

a police incident number if a previous attack has occurred;
documentary evidence of a threat or attack; or
evidence of disruption, violence, intimidation or other targeting by animal rights or other activists.
It will depend on your circumstances what evidence you can provide us. This may be in the form of a written document or photographs if these clearly show the risk.

5. Is there a fee for making the application?

Yes there is a fee of £15 for each document from which the addresses are to be made unavailable. Cheques should be made payable to Companies House.Your form will be rejected if it is not accompanied by the correct fee.

6. Where do I send my application?

Your application must be sent to The Registrar of Companies, PO Box 4082, Cardiff CF14 3WE together with the appropriate fee and supporting evidence. This will ensure it is processed by the appropriate team.

7. What happens when you receive my application?

We will check the details you provide and review the grounds for making the application. We may ask you to provide additional evidence if we feel that you have not supplied sufficient information. To assist us in reaching a decision we will seek an assessment from a relevant authority of the nature and extent of the risk to you of violence or intimidation.

We cover information on the registrar’s decision and how you will be notified in Chapter 8.