Companies Registration Office - CRO

The Companies Registration Office in Ireland operates under the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

The main functions of the Irish Companies Registration Office

  • Incorporation of companies
  • Registration of business names
  • Registration of company post-incorporation documents
  • Registration of changes in business name particulars
  • Enforcement, prosecution and striking companies off the register
  • Provision of information to the public

The Companies Registration Office is the central repository of public statutory information on Irish companies. Ltd are part of the Companies Registration Office (CRO) company incorporation scheme (Fé Phrainn).

It takes only 5 minutes to Complete our easy online application.

We file all applications for new companies under this scheme allowing for companies to be incorporated and registered with the company registration office within 2-3 days of our receipt of the signed incorporation documents. Applications for new companies which are not submitted under this scheme take 3 weeks to incorporate.

The constitution document we submit to the CRO is pre-approved and only the following changes can be made for each company:

  • The name of the company
  • The shareholders and their shareholding
  • The witness and the date witnessed
  • Authorised share capital

No other alterations may be made to the constitution document once approved and retained at the CRO.

Once incorporated the constitution document can be changed by way of a special resolution after incorporation.

The principal activity must match the NACE code set out in the application form A1. The scheme may not be used for the formation of companies that are not required for immediate commercial use by the company promoters.

We file all applications electronically as part of the scheme and then submit the documents with original signatures.

2 - 3 days later we will provide your with your company incorporation details and forward the certificate of incorporation and company formation package to you.

We offer the following services:

Methods of access to information on companies

All statutory information provided by companies to the Companies Registration Office is available for public inspection on payment of a fee.

In dealing with various departments of the Companies Registration Office on a daily basis, we have the best contact details and procedures in place for seeking information from the Companies Registration Office regarding registration and post-registration matters.

Non Filing/Late Filing

In Ireland the Companies Registration Office has struck off many thousands of companies for non-filing or late filing of annual returns. We provide a company secretarial service to ensure that important statutory requirements are fulfilled, leaving the day to day running of your company to the directors.

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Ireland Key Points
  • Only 2 to 3 days to incorporate.
  • Directors can be of any EU nationality.
  • Only 1 shareholder required.
  • 100% overseas shareholders allowed.
  • Equal treatment for domestic and foreign shareholders.
  • No obligation requiring Irish participation in the management of your company.
  • Share Capital requirement is only €100.
  • Exemption for 3 years from Corporation Tax if your taxable profits are less than €320,000.
  • Low Corporation Tax of 12.5%.
  • We are members of the Irish Companies Registration Office electronic filing scheme.
  • We provide you with full expert assistance throughout every step of the company formation process.