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CRO Public Office Closure

The CRO is committed to the health and safety of customers and staff and following recent Government announcements regarding social and physical distancing, a decision was made to close the public office on 13th March 2020 until further notice.

CRO remains open for business and customers who can do so should continue to file online via:

and post signature pages and other documentation to Companies Registration Office, Bloom House, Gloucester Place Lower, Dublin 1.

Update to filing of Annual Returns

The Registrar of Companies has decided that all annual returns due to be filed by any Company now and up to 30th June 2020 will be deemed to have been filed on time if all elements of the annual return are completed and filed by that date.

If you are due to complete your annual return filing at any time up to 30th June your annual return will be deemed to have been filed on time if you capture the B1 form, upload your financial statements, pay the fee and submit it online and then deliver the signature page as normal to the CRO by that date. You may also complete the filing as normal using Revenue Online Services (ROS) signatures instead of a signature page.

FAQs can be found at:

The Register of Friendly Societies

The Registrar of Friendly Societies has decided that all annual returns due to be filed by Industrial and Provident Societies, Friendly Societies and Trade Unions between now and 30th June 2020 will be deemed to have been filed on time if all elements of the annual return are completed and filed by that date.

Please note, certain documents including annual returns may also be filed online at:

Supports for Business

The Department of Business Enterprise and Innovation has introduced a suite of measures to support enterprises impacted by COVID-19. Further information and a full list of supports can be found at:

The Business Support Call Centre can also provide information on the supports available by calling +353 1 631 2002 or emailing infobusinesssupport@dbei.gov.ie

Health Measures

In response to COVID-19, the Government has put public health measures in place to help slow the spread of the virus. The measures include social (physical distancing, self-separation, self-isolation, self-quarantine. To protect yourself and your families follow the advice provided by the HSE.

The Registrar and all the staff of the CRO greatly appreciate your cooperation during this unprecedented time.

The situation will be kept under review and updates will be posted on the following channels: