CRO Certificates

Where a company is incorporated, a business name is registered, or a charge is registered, a certificate is issued to the presenter.

You can also obtain a Duplicate Certificate with original signature.

Important Notice: Customers who wish to purchase documents from the Public Office. From Monday 14 November all requests to purchase letters of status, duplicate certificates or any other certified documents must be ordered in advance via email - using the following address: postalenquiries@djei.ie. Documents will be available for collection/post within 24 hours of receipt of the request.

1. Call in to the Public Office at 14 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, where you can obtain a short certificate (no previous names on the certificate). Occasionally it is not possible to generate a long certificate (showing all previous names) at the time of the request. In these cases the certificate will be available in two to three working days and may then be collected or posted to the customer.

2. Write in to Postal Enquiries, Companies Registration Office, Parnell House, 14 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, stating the company/business name and number (if available). Where applicable, please indicate if you want the duplicate cert to show any previous company names.

3. If you hold an account with the Companies Registration Office, you can e-mail your request to mailto: postalenquiries@djei.ie.  Please state your account number, authorisation for deduction from your account and whether or not the cert is to be posted to you or will be collected. The fee for a Duplicate Certificate is €12. 

Security Features

The features of the security paper are that it is printed on white Quilt watermarked CSBI paper. There is a Metallic thread and Ultra violet flecks that fluoresce in two colours under ultraviolet light. Paper also has rainbow colours on the border and a light design image in the centre of the document.

In July 2010, an additional security feature was added whereby Incorporation and Business Name certificates are electronically signed and only certain authorised officers of the CRO have had their electronic signatures data-captured on the RSS system for these purposes.

Duplicate Certificates

You can obtain a Duplicate Certificate for public sector use only - free of charge, simply by entering an email address and the company/business name number. Link to Duplicate Certificate Facility. The duplicate certificate is emailed in PDF format.

DIGITAL CERTIFICATES FOR MORTGAGES/CHARGES/BUSINESS NAMES

Mortgage/Charge/Business Name Certificates will be issued as “digitally certified” documents commencing 13 April 2016 (Mortgages/Charges) and 3rd August 2016 (Business Names). These Digital Certificates will replace the paper Mortgage/Business Names Certificates currently posted out to presenters. The Digital Certificates will be emailed as a pdf document to the email address entered in the “Presenter Details” section of the eform submitted to register the charge/Business Name. This will facilitate immediate receipt of certification by the presenter as soon as the charge/Business Name has been registered.

Format of Digital Certificate
The format of the Certificate of Charge/Business Name will not change and the Digital Certificates will contain all of the information currently displayed in the paper Certificates. The signature of the officer registering the charge on behalf of the Registrar will appear on the Digital Certificate.

Digitally Certified Documents.
Under EU Directive 2003/58 regarding disclosure requirements in respect of companies, CRO are required to provide electronic copies of documents. In accordance with this requirement CRO are introducing "digitally certified" copies of documents as a product through the Company Search facility. The digitally certified copy of the document will be available as an option to purchase when choosing a submission. The cost will be the same as a manual certified copy and is now available.

The "digitally certified" document will be emailed to customers as a pdf document. The pdf document contains a coloured banner at the top of the screen which confirms that it has been digitally signed as certified by the CRO. This assures the recipient that the document is authentic, comes from a source (CRO) that has been independently verified, and has not been tampered with. Globalsign who provide this software, have likened the digitally certified document as the electronic equivalent of adding a notarised, wet ink signature. To order digitally certified documents please go to: http://search.cro.ie/company/ 

NB. Customers may wish to check that a "digitally certified" format is acceptable to any body they intend to present it to.