The UK Rules
Company Type

Changing the Status of Limited Company

It is not uncommon for a private limited company to change its legal status (or type). You must register by post when changing to a public company or changing to an unlimited company.

There are several types, or legal structures, of company registration. You can change the status of a private limited company to:

Registering Status Changes by Post

You must send the details of any company formation changes by post.

Re-register as a Public Limited Company (PLC)

You will need to use 'Form RR01' for a private limited company to re-register as a public limited company (PLC). Download the application form, fill it in, and attach copies of:

Note: Send all the documents to the address written on application form RR01 with a cheque for £20 (the same-day service costs £50).

Re-registration as an Unlimited Company (Unltd)

You must use 'Form RR05' to make an application as a private limited company for re-registration as an unlimited company. Download the application form, fill it in, and attach copies of:

Note: Send all the documents to the address written on application form RR05 with a cheque for £20.

ALSO IN THIS SECTION

Change Company Name | How to change your limited company name or address at Companies House.

Changing Company Shares | Informing Companies House about changes to company share structure.


Changing the Status of a Private Limited Company in United Kingdom

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