How do I change a director’s service address?

'Change' written in clouds with blue skyAll limited company directors must provide Companies House with a service address at the time of incorporation. This information is placed on the public register along with their name and company details, and directors will receive correspondence at their service address regarding the company they run. Should you wish to change a director’s service address at any time after company formation, you should inform Companies House of any such changes within 14 days of doing so, in one of the following three ways.

  • Using the online Admin Portal of a formation agent.
  • Online using Companies House WebFiling service.
  • By post to Companies House.

Choosing a service address

Unlike a company’s registered office address, a service address can be located absolutely anywhere in the world. This means there is no need for a company director to reside in the same country in which the company is registered. Provided the registered office remains in the correct country, a director can run a company from wherever he pleases. A director can also choose to use the registered office as his service address or he may use his home address, however, most people prefer to use an address that is not their place of residence, thus ensuring the privacy of their home.

The most common choice for many directors is to use a service address facility provided by another company. This type of service is widely available and usually very affordable. Any correspondence received at the service address will then be forwarded on to an address of the director’s choosing, be that in the UK or overseas.

Change a service address using our Online Admin Portal

Rapid Formations Admin Portal is free-of-charge and available to clients and non-clients alike. Our service provides a fast and efficient way to change your company details and send updates to Companies House electronically. Existing customers can login to their client area to change a director’s service address. New customers simply create a new account and import an existing company onto our Admin Portal. Thereafter, you can manage your company online, make any required changes and send updates to Companies House whenever you need to.

This post was brought to you by Rachel Craig at Rapid Formations – The Easy Way to Form a Company.

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is a technical manager with Rapid Formations and is responsible for the successful delivery and development of our products. Rachel joined the company in 2008 and is highly knowledgeable in company law and company formation, and is recognised as an expert in this industry.