CRO to Introduce Digital Incorporation Certificates

August 8, 2016

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.

Certs of Incorporation Go Digital

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.


Don’t Let Your ROS Digital Certificate Lapse

March 4, 2014

A new Revenue web security measure means that all pre-2014 Digital Certificates for the ROS system will expire on 27 March next.

In the meantime, ROS users will be prompted to renew their Digital Certificates and update their passwords.

Revenue OnLine ROS

This is a very simple process which takes less than 2 minutes to complete.

If you are an infrequent ROS user, you should ensure that you log on to the system before 27 March, and update your Certificate.

Otherwise it will expire and you will then have to apply for a fresh Cert before you can again access ROS.

The Revenue eBrief on this issue is here.