The Companies Office (CRO) are to introduce Digital Certificates of Incorporation for all new companies formed from next month.
This follows their introduction last week of Digital Certificates of Business Names.
A Certificate of Incorporation is an important document, essentially the “birth certificate” of each company. It is often used to verify the company’s identity for the purpose of banking facilities and legal contracts.
As with the Business Name Certificates, each new Certificate of Incorporation will issue by email and will include a colour banner to confirm that it is an authentic digitally signed document.
Today’s CRO announcement doesn’t clarify whether it will still be possible to receive a paper Certificate of Incorporation. I presume they will address this issue in the coming weeks.