What’s Included?

Filing the information with the RBO
As part of this service, we will submit your application filing using the online filing system provided by RBO. Please note that you must provide all necessary information for the application.
Professional support
Ensure your company remains compliant with excert guidance from our team of expert company secretaries - we are on hand to assist with the filing of the Beneficial Ownership Filing for your Irish company.
Online profile area
Use our simple, online profile area to quickly and easily enter your information, where applicable. We try to make the process as streamlined as possible.
Support for non-residents
One of the requirements for filing the RBO is to have a Personal Public Service Number (PPSN). If you do not have a PPSN or you are a non-Irish resident, you may need additional assistance or advice. We are happy to assess your situation and guide you with the next steps.

Registration Of Beneficial Ownership

Registration Of Beneficial Ownership

We expertly help Irish companies to file information on their beneficial owners with the RBO

275 (+VAT)
Pay Once


What information is required?


Company details

You will be asked to complete a series of checklists, providing us with the information to complete the filing, including the nature of the interest held by the beneficial owner.

Personal details

Details of all directors and shareholders of the company are required. This includes Personal Public Service Number (PPSN), residential addresses, birth dates, and nationality.

ID and proof of address

As members of Chartered Accountants Ireland, we collect a copy of all directors identification and proof of address documents as part of our client acceptance process and AML procedure.

Register of Beneficial Ownership (RBO) filing process


Identify the beneficial owners


Complete client acceptance process


Submit PPSN or complete BEN2, if applicable


File the information with the RBO


Remember to keep the information up-to-date

About the Register of Beneficial Ownership

  • What is it?

    The Register of Beneficial Ownership (RBO) is a publicly accessible register that contains information on the beneficial ownership of Irish companies

  • Who is it?

    The beneficial owners are defined as individuals who ultimately own or control more than 25% of the shares or voting rights in the company.

  • What happens if I don't do it?

    It is important for companies to comply with the RBO regulations, failure to do so could result in delays, fines and penalties. For example, unable to open a bank account or file your Annual Returns.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our Client Services Team is always happy to help you with any questions about our Company Formation Service.
Call us on +353 (0)1 905 9364 or email hello@accountantonline.ie
What to do if you don't have a Personal Public Service Number (PPSN)? +
A Personal Public Service Number (PPSN) is required to complete the RBO filing. The PPSN is a unique reference number that helps you access social welfare benefits, public services and information in Ireland. Typically, a director of an Irish Limited Company can apply for a PPSN but it can be a long process, so please reach out to our team to determine if you need one and what the next steps are.

Alternatively, if the beneficial owner does not have a PPSN, they can file a Form BEN2 - Declaration as to Verification of Identity - as a method to verify the person. We can help you complete the Form BEN2 at no additional service charge, however, note that there may be additional admin costs associated with this process as you will need to get the form signed and stamped by a witness (eg the Notary Public).

For more information on the Form BEN2 process, please reach out to our team today.

What happens once the RBO is filed? +
Once your application has been submitted, you will be notified of an RBO number or a rejection email explaining the reason for rejection and the next steps.

Your RBO number should be kept in a safe location.

How long does the RBO process take? +
Once the filing is submitted, it takes 24-48 hours for the beneficial ownership to be registered by the RBO.

If you do not have a PPSN, you need to submit a Form BEN2 and in general, it takes 24-48 hours for your RBO Number to be issued by the RBO. Once you have your RBO Number, you can complete the RBO filing, as above.