A service address is an official contact address used by limited company directors, company secretaries, subscribers, People with Significant Control (PSCs), and LLP members. Companies House, HMRC, and other government agencies send statutory mail to these individuals at their nominated service address. Below, we explain how to change a service address after company formation.
Change a director’s service address
You can change a service address at any point after company formation using one of the following Companies House forms:
- form CH01 – for natural (human) directors
- form CH02 – for corporate directors
- form CH03 – for company secretaries
- form PSCO4 – for PSCs
- form LL CH01 – for LLP members
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 that there is no need to live in the country where your company is incorporated.
You may also use your registered office or home address as a service address. However, lots of people choose a commercial (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 service address will then be scanned and forwarded by email or posted to the individual at their home or other nominated address.
Change a 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, including your service address, send updates to Companies House, and file Confirmation Statements.
Existing customers can log into their client area to report a change of service address. If you are not an existing customer, you can simply create a free account and import your existing company onto our Admin Portal. You will then be able to manage your registered details online, report changes, and file information at Companies House whenever you need to.