Apply for a Companies House online filing presenter account

Use these application forms to open an online filing presenter account with Companies House.



There are 3 different types of presenter account available for the authentication and payment of fees using Companies House online transactions.

You’ll need to complete one of the application forms above, if you:

  • intend to file using third-party software
  • wish to file online and pay filing fees by credit account rather than by credit or debit card
  • are an agent or lender wishing to file charge documents electronically (via software or Companies House online filing) for companies other than your own

If you register for a presenter credit account (for filing documents with a fee) there’s no need to apply separately for a presenter account.

The application form to register as an agent or lender can be used to apply for a presenter account and/or a credit account as well.

All completed application forms must be emailed to and may take up to 5 days to process. The presenter ID and presenter authentication code, which are linked to your presenter account, will be sent to your contact address along with information on how to use them.

Published 4 November 2014
Last updated 18 February 2015 + show all updates
  1. PDF replaced for application for a presenter account without a fee. Reference to terms and conditions replaced with user information.

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