After you've entered a director's details on the Companies Register, we email you a consent form that must be signed by the director and returned to us within 20 working days.
To register the appointment of a director you must tell us their:
You can also tell us their email address, telephone, mobile and fax numbers if you want.
When you enter a director's details, our system automatically alerts you if this person is listed as a banned director or undischarged bankrupt. A warning also appears if this person has a similar name to a banned person
To register a new director, you must have:
There are 2 steps to registering a director
Log in to your online services account, enter a company name, company number or New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) and follow these steps.
Once you've entered the director's details, we email you a consent form in that person's name.
The director must sign and return the form to us within 20 working days. In signing the form, the director certifies they're not disqualified from being appointed, or holding office as a director.
If you prefer to prepare consent forms ahead of time, download these blank forms.
When registering the appointment of a director, you can only make an online correction to their details if they haven't yet returned a signed consent form to us.
To make a correction, log in to your online services account and follow these steps.
You can only withdraw the registration of a director if they haven't yet returned their signed consent form to us.
To withdraw a registration, log in to your online services account and follow these steps.
If your company's constitution permits it, an alternate director can be appointed to act in a director's place.
The alternate director must: