This form is for notice of change of registered office address by Companies & Non Profit Company post incorporation. By filing this form, user will be able to submit the notice of change in address of registered office under the Companies Act of Barbados. After filing of this Form 4, the CAIPO Officers will review the Form along with documents annexed to the same and if they find the same to be in order, then the form will be approved and the changed notice of address will be taken on file.
Companies Act, Cap. 308 and the Companies Regulations, 1984
An Act to revise and amend the laws relating to companies and to provide for related and consequential matters. View the Act. View the Regulations
Another extremely important corporate responsibility which a company assumes upon incorporation under the Companies Act, is the obligation to keep the Registrar of Companies notified of any change which occurs in the address of its registered office. Section 169(2) of the Act requires a company to notify the Registrar of any change of the address of its registered office within 15 days after the change is made.
Since a company is required to have a registered office at all times and is under statutory obligations to keep certain registers and records at its registered office for inspection by the directors as well as the company’s creditors, it is important for the public with whom the company does business to be informed of any change which has taken place in the location of the registered office.
As is the case with directors’ information, the statutory obligation to notify changes to the Registrar assists the Registrar to update the public records held at the Department and ensures that the public at large is notified of such changes as soon as possible after they are effected by the company.
When a company changes the location of its registered office a (Form 4) or Notice of Change of Registered Office must be submitted to the Corporate Registry in duplicate notifying the Registrar of the change in the location of the registered office.
The Notice of Change of Registered Office (Form 4) must set out the following particulars:
- The previous registered office address;
- The address of the new registered office; and
- The mailing address of the company
The registered office of the company must be a complete physical address, which would enable any person to readily locate the office. The use of a Post Office Box is not permitted. However, a Post Office Box address may be used as the mailing address of the company.
No change is effective until this Notice has been filed with the Corporate Registry and the prescribed fee paid.
Any change in the Registered Office of the Company must be filed by depositing the Notice (Form 4) together with the prescribed fee at the office of the Registrar. This Notice must be filed within 15 days after any change of address of the Registered Office of the company.
A director or authorized officer of the company shall sign the Notice of Change of Address of Registered Office (Form 4).
Upon Incorporation, an incorporator shall sign the Notice of Address of Registered Office (Form 4).
The fee for filing the Notice of Change of Address of Registered Office is BDS $25.00.