Setting up a company in Ireland? Need a central location for your company correspondence?
When setting up a company in Ireland, you are legally required to have an Irish registered office address with the Companies Registration Office (CRO). All of your company’s legal notices and correspondence from the CRO will be sent to this address.
Your company’s registered office address must be in a physical location. You can not use a Post Office box for the address. This is because people are entitled to visit your company’s registered office to inspect certain registrars and company documents.
The registered office address is shown on the CRO website and is available to the public. You must include this registered address in the forms to set up your company, but it can be changed at a later date.
What registered office address can I use?
Your company’s registered office can be based anywhere in Ireland. If you don’t currently have an office for your company in Ireland, you can use an authorised agent such as Accountant Online to supply you with an address.
If you are an Irish resident, it is perfectly acceptable to use your home address as your company’s registered office. As previously mentioned, these details will be publicly available on the CRO website.
Key features of our Registered Office Address service
A Dublin 2 address
Anyone forming a new company in Ireland must be able to provide an registered office address within the State. Having an address in Ireland's capital city can also give your business a more established and professional look.
Keep your home address private
If you do not want to use your home address for your company's registered office address, using our service ensures that your home address is not publicly available on the Companies Registration Office website.
Correspondence is dealt with promptly and expertly
We open, scan and forward all official mail correspondence from the Companies Registration Office to your company on the same day.
This service will not help you qualify for an Irish VAT or Corporation Tax number
Revenue does not consider this address as evidence of trade in Ireland. Or that your company is centrally controlled and managed in Ireland. This is the criteria that Revenue use when they evaluate your tax registration applications.
What is the difference between a registered office address and business trading address?
Your Business Address is where the day-to-day running of your company takes place, it is also known as your business trading address. If you are a Sole Trader or a Limited Company, you are required to have a trading address.
This is not to be confused with our business correspondence address service, which is a mail forwarding service for your business correspondence. You can use this address for all correspondence from Revenue, other businesses, and your clients.
Your company’s Registered Office address is the address that the CRO sends its legal notices addressed to your company to. All Irish companies must have a registered office in Ireland. This address is publicly available on the CRO website. The CRO, Revenue and the public have the right to visit this address.
We are currently offering a discounted Virtual Office package, which is a combination of both the services listed above.
Our Virtual Office service allows you to use our professional Dublin city address as your registration office and business address, so you don’t have to publicly list your home address. This allows you to save on the costs of renting and maintaining property in Dublin and gives you the flexibility to locate and work anywhere. We open your mail, scan it digitally, and promptly forward it to you on the very same day.
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.