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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
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Application by a company, LLP or overseas company to restrict the disclosure of its officers’ addresses


1. Why would I want the registrar to restrict the disclosure of the officers’ protected information regarding their addresses?

As a result of the activities of your company, LLP or overseas company you may consider the officers (or a person who lives with them) are at serious risk of being subjected to violence or intimidation.

2. Who can make an application?

A company can make an application under section 243 and regulation 6 of the Companies (Disclosure of Address) Regulations 2009 on behalf of any of its directors who are individuals. The form is "Application under section 243 by a company" – SR05.

An LLP can make an application on behalf of any of its members who are individuals under section 243, as applied by the Limited liability Partnerships (Application of Companies Act 2006) Regulations 2009, and regulation 6 of the Companies (Disclosure of Address) Regulations 2009. The form is "Application under section 243 by a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)" – LL SR04.

An overseas company can apply for higher protection under the Overseas Companies Regulations 2009 on behalf of any of its directors or permanent representatives who are individuals. The form is "Application for higher protection by an overseas company to prevent disclosure to a credit reference agency of protected information" – OS SR02.

All these forms are 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 applicant, i.e. company, LLP or overseas company;
the name and any former name of the officers for which the application is being made;
the usual residential address for each officer;
the date of birth for each officer;
the name and registered number of:
for a company application – every company to which each director is appointed;
for an LLP application – every LLP to which each member is appointed; and
for an overseas company application – every UK-registered company or overseas company to which each director or permanent representative is appointed; and
a statement of the grounds for making the 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. 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 £100 for making the application. 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.