For over twenty years, CFI has provided professional Registered Office services to clients based both locally and internationally.
This service is ideal for overseas clients who do not have a physical presence in the Republic of Ireland. It is also perfect for local professional firms who, for strategic reasons, may not wish to have client companies located at their premises.
It is equally attractive to individual companies that would benefit from having an address in Dublin 4
Our Registered Office services include:
• Use of 22 Northumberland Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 as Registered Office.
• Acceptance of service of legal documentation.
• Immediate forwarding of warning/strike off notices from Companies Registration Office.
• Holding Statutory Registers, if required (electronically or physically).
• Use of telephone line separate from main CFI lines.
• Taking and passing of telephone messages.
• Receiving and re-sending incoming/outgoing faxes.
• Mail forwarding of 20 items per annum.
• Advising receipt of Courier deliveries (DHL, UPS etc.) and re-sending.
• Meeting with callers to office, if necessary.
We offer attractive discounts to professional clients wishing to locate multiple Registered Offices with us.
Every company is required to have a company seal which is used when a company is executing important documents such a lease or a large contract.
CFI can arrange for the a company seal in 24 hours or less. Click below to order online.
The Faculty of Notaries Public in Ireland provide the following explanation:
Legalisation (in some countries spelled ‘Legalization’) is an internationally recognised procedure for certifying the authenticity of official signatures and/or official seal applied to a public document. It operates by means of an unbroken chain of verifying signatures commencing with that of the first signatory to the document and ending with the signature of the diplomatic or consular representative of the state in which the document is to produced and acted upon.
The legalisation procedure usually commences with the attestation by a Notary Public of the signature of a person to a formal document e.g. a Power of Attorney. The Notary Public having subscribed his or her name and affixed his or her official seal to the document by way of notarial act arranges for the document to be produced to the Registrar of the Supreme Court for the purpose of having the Notary’s signature and official seal verified. The document is then produced at the Consular Section of the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin for the purpose of having the signature of the Supreme Court Registrar verified and finally it is produced to the diplomatic or consular representative in Dublin (or London) of the foreign country in which it is intended the document shall be produced for the purpose of having the Irish Consular Officer’s signature legalised.
When all the foregoing steps have been completed, the document is said to have been “legalised”. Other countries in which the Apostille procedure applies may be checked on the Hague Convention website, where a list of countries adhering to the Apostille system abolishing the need for legalisation, and also those countries not Hague Convention Countries Adhering.
An Apostille is a certificate issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs verifying the genuineness of the signature and/or seal of a public officer e.g. a Notary Public, on a public document and the capacity in which he or she has acted. It is sometimes referred to as a ‘fast-track’ version of legalisation.
The Apostille certificate may be stamped on or attached to the public document required to be apostilled. It is obtained by presenting the document at the Department of Foreign Affairs,
The Apostille procedure applies in lieu of Legalisation between countries that have signed and ratified or acceded to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961. Ireland ratified the Convention in 1999. Other countries in which the Apostille procedure applies may be checked on the Hague Convention website, where a list of countries adhering to the Apostille system abolishing the need for legalisation, and also those countries not Hague Convention Countries Adhering or likely also on the Department of Foreign Affairs webpage.
CFI have years of experience in helping clients draft documentation, for many different purposes, which we then arrange to have Notarised, Legalised or Apostilled. Examples of such documents would include:
- Certificates of Good Standing
- Powers of Attorney
- Certified extracts from the Companies Registration Office
CFI work with all of the major banks in Ireland and can offer guidance on current account opening procedures and Anti Money Laundering requirements. Physical attendance at the bank by the Directors/Owners has now become mandatory if an account is to be successfully opened with an Irish bank.
New companies and businesses will need to register for:
- Corporation tax
- PAYE/PRSI (Income tax/social insurance)
- Value Added Tax
CFI can complete the relevant application forms and submit to the Revenue Commissioners on your behalf. Please note that registration for VAT can sometimes be delayed until the Revenue Commissioners are convinced that the applicant has or will have a certain minimum level of ‘VATable’ activity in the State.
The Revenue Commissioners tell us that persons (individuals and companies) resident in the State for tax purposes may be in receipt of income from another jurisdiction.
As the extent of the tax charging provisions and tax relieving provisions on a person’s liability to tax in respect of income and/or assets may, in many foreign jurisdictions, depend on the tax residence position (i.e. resident or non-resident) of that person, such foreign jurisdictions often require Irish resident persons to obtain certification or clarification from Revenue that they are resident here for tax purposes for a relevant tax year.
In general, such certification is requested where a claim is made to the tax authorities in a foreign jurisdiction by an Irish resident person seeking, for example, either exemption from tax or a reduced rate of withholding tax in that jurisdiction under the terms of a double taxation agreement.
In some instances, the foreign tax authority provides a form to be completed by the Irish resident person which is to be stamped and signed by Revenue. Alternatively Revenue will be requested by the Irish resident person to issue a letter of residence for transmission by the taxpayer to the foreign jurisdiction.
Requests for certification (form/letter) are dealt with by the appropriate Revenue district dealing with the individual or company’s tax affairs. That
district must be satisfied that the individual or company is resident in Ireland for tax purposes for the year in question before certifying the residence position.
CFI can assist in making application for Tax Residency Certificates either by Letter or by processing a Form from an overseas tax authority. Turnaround times vary but can generally be achieved with seven/ten days.