24th November 2020

23rd November 2020

20th November 2020

CRO will launch a new CORE Portal on 16 December.  The following is a list of key dates that apply. 

07 December 2020 - Cut Off Date for the receipt of signature pages

10 December 2020 - Cut Off Date for the receipt of electronically signed C1/C1A/C1B/F8/F8A/F8Bs*

11 December 2020 - CRO will begin transition period to new system

16 December 2020 - CRO Go-Live

16 December 2020 - Legislation to facilitate the “56 day” timeline for filing B1 Annual Returns will come into force

  • Signature pages received after the cut-off date will not be accepted and forms will need to be re-filed with the new system post go live.
  • All manual documents can continue to be delivered as normal and will be processed in due course.

*Information in relation to charges:

  • If you intend to file a C1 or F8 during the period that the CRO is closed, we would suggest that a C1A/F8A is filed in advance to give notice of the intent to create a charge. File a Form C1A (notice of intention to create a charge), followed within 21 days by Form C1B (confirming the creation of the charge) This will secure priority from date of filing of the Form C1A.
  • Please ensure that C1/F8’s and C1A/F8A’s are filed before the CRO shuts down if their 21- day period falls during the time that the CRO is closed.
  • There will be no facility for paper C1/C1A/C1B’s, F8/F8A/F8B’s during shut-down period.
  • Manual documents for C6/C7/C17’s can still be delivered to the CRO during the shut-down period, however, they will not be received and processed until post ‘Go Live’. These forms will also go online at a later date which CRO will advertise presently.
  • The overall process for filing C1/C1A/C1B’s, F8/F8A/F8b’s will not change.