After a short delay with implementation, the new PPS number disclosure requirement will commence from 11 June 2023.

All company directors of Irish companies will be required to provide their Personal Public Service (PPS) number to the Companies Registration Office (CRO) when filing the following forms:

  • Form A1: Incorporation application.
  • Form B1: Annual return.
  • Form B10: Change of company officers or their particulars.
  • Form B69: Notice of cessation of company officer where a company has failed to file the notice.

Any person that fails to comply with the new requirement shall be guilty of a category 4 offence.

No PPS Number?

If a director does not have a PPS number but has been issued with an RBO number by the Central Register of Beneficial Ownership (CRBO), then the director can use their RBO number as their Verified Identity Number (VIN) for CRO filings.

If a director does not have a PPS number or an RBO number, they must apply to the CRO for a VIN which will be issued by the CRO.

Applying for a VIN – Form VIF

Form VIF (Declaration as to Verification of Identity) must state the name, date of birth, nationality and address of the director for whom a VIN is being sought. The director must solemnly declare this information to be correct and true, and have this Declaration verified, witnessed and signed.

PPS numbers, RBO numbers and VINs will not be accessible in the public register.