Companies Registration Office – CRO

The Companies Registration Office (CRO) in Ireland operates under the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

Functions of the Irish Companies Registration Office

  • Incorporation of companies
  • Registration of business names
  • Registration of company post-incorporation documents
  • Registration of changes in business name particulars
  • Enforcement, prosecution and striking companies off the register
  • Provision of information to the public

The Companies Registration Office is the central repository of public statutory information on Irish companies.

We file all applications for new companies swiftly allowing for companies to be incorporated and registered with the Company Registration Office within 2-3 days of our receipt of the signed incorporation documents.
The constitution document we submit to the CRO are pre-approved and only the following changes can be made for each company:

  • The name of the company
  • The shareholders and their shareholding
  • The witness and the date witnessed
  • Authorised share capital

No other alterations may be made to the constitution document once approved and retained at the CRO.

Once incorporated the constitution document can be changed by way of a special resolution.

We file all applications electronically and then submit the documents with original signatures, 2 – 3 days later we will provide your with your company incorporation details and forward the certificate of incorporation and company formation package to you.

In dealing with various departments of the Companies Registration Office on a daily basis, we have the best contact details and procedures in place for seeking information from the Companies Registration Office regarding registration and post-registration matters.