A service address is the official contact address of a limited company director, company secretary, subscriber, LLP member and any person or corporate body who is registered as a Person with Significant Control (‘PSC’) of a company. Companies House, HMRC and other government agencies, will send statutory mail to these individuals at their nominated service address. You can use any address you like, but you should be conscious that this will be placed permanently on public record.
Change a director’s service address
You can change a service address at any point after company formation using the CH01 for Officers or PSC04 for PSCs, but you must inform Companies House within 14 days of doing so. This can be done in one of three ways.
- Via the online Admin Portal of a company formation agent (including Rapid Formations).
- Online using Companies House WebFiling service.
- By post to Companies House.
Choosing a director’s service address
Unlike a registered office, a service address can be situated anywhere in the world. This means there is no need to live in the country where you register your business.
You may also use your registered office or home as a service address. However, lots of people choose a non-residential address because they want to protect the privacy of their home.
The most common choice for those who require a service address is a professional service address facility provided by another company. This type of service is widely available and usually very affordable. Any correspondence received at the professional address will then be forwarded on to the individual at their home.
Change a director’s service address our Admin Portal
Rapid Formations Admin Portal is free-of-charge and available to clients and non-clients alike. Our facility provides a fast and efficient way to change your registered details and send electronic updates to Companies House.
Existing customers can also log into their client area to change a service address. If you are not an existing customer, you can also create a free account and import your existing company onto our Admin Portal. You will then be able to manage your registered details online, make changes and send updates to Companies House whenever you need to.