A Virtual Office in Ireland’s capital city can make your business seem more professional and well-established in the eyes of your customers. Our office is located on Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2, at the heart of Dublin city.
With our Virtual Office in Dublin address service, you can have your company mail sent to our address – we’ll scan and digitally forward it to you on the same day.
You can list our address on your company documents and rest assured your home address won’t be publicly listed on the Companies Registration Office (CRO) website.
How to set up a Virtual Office with us
The set up process is easy and can be done in three simple steps.
1) Purchase online
Once you purchase our Virtual Office package you will be asked to fill in a simple checklist with your basic information.
2) Upload ID and proof of address
This is part of our client acceptance process and ensures that we can fulfil our services to you.
3) Start receiving mail
Use our Dublin 2 address as your Registered and Business Address. If you're unsure how to make the change or complete the documentation, our team can help
Why do you need a Virtual Office?
You need to have a registered office and a business address when you are forming a company in Ireland. These addresses must be in Ireland and be maintained and monitored regularly.
When you’re starting a new company, you may not have a permanent office space or a suitable address to use for your Irish Limited Company.
Use our Dublin address as your company address with our Virtual Office service. Don’t worry about company post getting mixed up with personal mail or somebody misplacing your company letters. We will open and scan your mail to you daily.
What is a registered address?
Your company must have an Irish Registered Address when setting up in Ireland. All legal notices and correspondence from the Companies Registration Office (CRO) are sent to this address. This address is also publicly available on the CRO website.
What is a business address?
Each company also needs to have a business address. Our Virtual Office services includes our Dublin address as your business correspondence address with Revenue, banks and for invoices. This is great for companies that are operating from home or in a shared office space, or if you’re simply too busy to deal with your business mail.
Benefits of our Irish Virtual Office service include:
Use of a Professional Dublin City address
Use our Dublin address on Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2 as your registered office address and business correspondence address. An address in the city can help your business come across as well established and professional to your customers from the start.
Security of your home address
We are named in your company documents as the registered office for your company. Our address will be visible on the Companies Registration Office website.
Reliable forwarding of all your mail
Secure and quick receipt of all your post. Don't worry about missing any important mail. We are open 5 days a week.
Same-day scanning and digitally forwarding of the post to your email address so you can avoid a desk full of letters. These days, most letters can be stored digitally.
Saving on rental costs and flexibility of location
There's no need to rent and maintain expensive city property with a Virtual Office address. You can also avoid commuting into the city regularly. A Virtual Office gives you the freedom to locate anywhere and still rest assured that your company mail is being taken care of.
The eco-friendly option
Virtual offices can help you cut down on commuting time, lowering your emissions. Also, with us handling your digital scanning needs, there's no need for you to invest in the equipment to do so. Not only is this cheaper for you, it means less ends up in landfills in the long-term!
We have a team of real people who will look after your postage needs and can be your point of contact for your post.
Want your post physically forwarded to you? This will incur the cost of postage from An Post and there are no further administration charges.
How to change your company address?
Changing your registered office address
You need to prepare a form B2 to change your registered office address with the CRO. As mentioned, this address is the legal address for you company so you need to submit the correct paperwork to tell the CRO that you have moved. The form B2 is free to charge if submitted online through CORE or you can outsource this task to your Company Secretary (check out our outsourced company secretarial services). It is important that it is submitted correctly because it gives notice of the change of address. Failure to correctly submit the form means your company could miss important documents such as reminders about your Annual Return.
Changing your business correspondence address
There can be more administration with changing your business correspondence address. To change your address with Revenue, you need send correspondence to them through MyEnquiries. If you need to change your correspondence address with your bank, you may need to send them a letter stating your new address
What is the difference between a home office and a virtual office?
Here are the key differences between a home office and a virtual office.
- Refers to a designated workspace within a residential property.
- It is a physical location within the home where work or business activities are conducted.
- Often personalised and tailored to the individual’s preferences.
- Provides the convenience of working from home and eliminates commuting.
- Requires individuals to set up and maintain their own office infrastructure.
- Usually suitable for freelancers, remote workers, or small business owners.
- Offers businesses a professional business address without the need for a physical office space.
- Provides services such as mail handling, call answering, and administrative support.
- Allows businesses to maintain a professional image with a prestigious business address.
- Enables remote workers and businesses to establish a presence in different locations.
- Offers flexibility by sometimes providing access to meeting rooms or workspace on-demand.
- Often utilised by startups, entrepreneurs, and businesses seeking cost-effective solutions.
In summary, a home office is a physical workspace within a residential property, while a virtual office is a service that provides businesses with a professional address and various administrative support without requiring a dedicated physical office space.
Why choose Accountant Online for your Virtual Office?
We are Company Formation Specialists and Chartered Accountants, dedicated to helping startups get the best information and support for their new business. In addition to providing a Business Address Service, Registered Office Service and Virtual Office services, we also offer unique Startup accountancy services which cost just €175+VAT per month for the first 18 months of business. Accountant Online is the one-stop-shop for your new business.
We are a full-service online accountancy firm that can ensure you don’t miss any important deadlines or returns. We also host free monthly webinars for Startups wishing to learn about the compliance and accounting requirements for their new company.
Rachel is a certified company secretary from The Law Society College Dublin and currently leads the Company Secretarial Team at Accountant Online. Areas of expertise include Company Formation in Ireland and the UK, Company Secretarial procedures and regulations, and the Companies Act 2014 relating to small business and company directors.