Finding Your Company AUTH Code

Finding Your Company AUTH Code

What is a company auth code?

The Webfiling Authentication Code is made up of 6 alphanumeric characters and enables you to make online updates to your company, through the Companies House website. With it you can file documents to; appoint a new director, resign a current one, change the registered office, add brand new shares, change your accounting reference date – and much more (all via online filing). Think of it like your company’s online signature.

How do I find the code?

Your code will have been mailed to the registered office (not your home address, unless your registered office is your home address) a few weeks after incorporation. This code will not be displayed anywhere so if you’ve misplaced it you will need to request a new code from Companies House.

How to request your company AUTH code?

  1. Click the ‘Request an authentication code’ link.
  2. Select where your company was formed and enter the company number – then click ‘Continue’.
  3. Select ‘Request code’.
  4. You’ll receive your code by post.

Your new WebFiling Authentication Code will be mailed to your company’s current registered office.

Request the code to be sent to a home address:

If for whatever reason you do not have access to your Registered Office Address you can request the code be sent to an officers home address. This is a simple process, you can do it all by following the link below and the steps set out on the Companies House website. 

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