The Companies Registration Office (CRO), which registers Business Names for sole traders, partnerships and companies, announced today that Business Names Certificates are going digital from next Tuesday, August 2.
The CRO will no longer issue paper certificates by post once they register a new business name. Instead, they will email it to the applicant as a PDF document.
The present format of the Business Name Certificate will not change but each PDF certificate will include a colour banner at the top of the screen to confirm that it is an authentic digitally signed document.
This can then be circulated to third parties by email.
It is still possible to register a business name using a paper form, or online.