Uploading documents to the Companies Register

The size and type of files you can upload

Our online services accept only some file types, and in most cases the files must have a combined size of less than 50MB.

Uploading document files

You can only upload some types of document files:

  • Portable Document Format (PDF)
  • Rich Text Format (RTF)
  • Microsoft Word documents:
    • version 1997 to 2003 — DOC
    • version 2007 and newer — DOCX
  • Corel Word Perfect (WPD)

Document types to support Company Authority

If you're requesting Company Authority, you can upload any of the document types and also some image files, including:

  • GIF
  • JPG, or
  • PNG.

Reducing the size of files

You can reduce the file size of scanned documents by rescanning them with lower quality settings.

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