After a short delay with implementation, the new PPS number disclosure requirement will commence from 11 June 2023.
All company directors of Irish companies will be required to provide their Personal Public Service (PPS) number to the Companies Registration Office (CRO) when filing the following forms:
Any person that fails to comply with the new requirement shall be guilty of a category 4 offence.
If a director does not have a PPS number but has been issued with an RBO number by the Central Register of Beneficial Ownership (CRBO), then the director can use their RBO number as their Verified Identity Number (VIN) for CRO filings.
If a director does not have a PPS number or an RBO number, they must apply to the CRO for a VIN which will be issued by the CRO.
Form VIF (Declaration as to Verification of Identity) must state the name, date of birth, nationality and address of the director for whom a VIN is being sought. The director must solemnly declare this information to be correct and true, and have this Declaration verified, witnessed and signed.
PPS numbers, RBO numbers and VINs will not be accessible in the public register.
If you require assistance or advice in relation to any of the above matters, please contact our experienced Company Secretarial and Corporate Governance team.
Colm Hanley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Howe at email@example.com
Patricia Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Denise Twomey at email@example.com
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