The Companies Office has been engaging in an informal consultation on the proposed service level standards for the registration of prospectuses and related documentation required under the Securities Act 1978. The following table shows the Companies Office's latest proposal for when documents will be registered (providing the documents meet the registration requirements) where they are submitted using the online process as well as where they are posted or hand delivered to the Auckland Companies Office.

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Under the new proposals, the registration date will not be back-dated to the date of submission if registration does not take place on the day of receipt of the documents. Note also that documents will no longer be accepted by reception staff at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment offices other than at the Companies Office in Auckland.

Until the service level standards are finalised, the Companies Office will continue to operate to the guidelines noted on the Companies Office website here.