The Companies Registration Office (“CRO”) is undergoing a digital transformation. The existing CORE (Companies Online Registration Environment) system, which has in use for over 22 years, is being replaced.
It was expected that the new system would go live during September 2020, but the launch has been postponed until December 2020 in order to limit disturbances to stakeholders during the peak annual return filing period.
Users of the new CORE system can expect the following functionality from the new cloud-based system, which has been developed over the last three years.
Please note, the CRO have advised that ‘docusigned’ documents will not be accepted. All forms submitted to the new CORE system must be signed in wet ink, with a scanned copy uploaded to CORE. The forms submitted to CORE will remain unchanged and will therefore look the same.
The CRO have further advised stakeholders to expect a full closure of the old CORE system for at least one week before the new system goes live. During this period, paper filings will still be accepted by the CRO, but they will not appear on the public register until such time as the new system has gone live.
How can we help?
Embracing change can be difficult. If you require assistance with Company Secretarial matters throughout this period of change, our highly experienced Company Secretarial Team is on hand to assist. Please contact a member of our team:
James Carolan email@example.com
Colm Hanley firstname.lastname@example.org
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