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Appointing a Director or Secretary

You can appoint a new director or secretary for a private limited company directly with Companies House. To appoint a director or secretary you will need to complete one of the Companies House forms listed below. These forms are all compliant with the Companies Act 2006. You will be asked to provide the following information in each of the forms:

Non-Corporate Appointments
  • Company Number
  • Company Name
  • Date of Appointment
  • Date of Birth
  • Full name of director/secretary
  • Full service address
  • Full residential address (if different from service address)
  • The signature of the new director/secretary
Corporate Appointments
The additional information is required for corporate appointments:
  • Is the company being appointed within the EEA?
  • Country of registration
  • Registration number
  • Governing law (Non EEA companies)
  • Legal form (Non EEA companies)

There is no cost to appoint a new director/secretary. Please download one of the following forms below:

Appointment of a non-corporate Director - AP01
Form AP01

Appointment of a corporate Director - AP02
Form AP02

Appointment of a non-corporate Secretary - AP03
Form AP03

Appointment of a corporate Secretary - AP04
Form AP04

When completed the form should be delivered to the following address:

Companies House
Crown Way
CF14 3UZ

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