Apply to extend your accounts filing deadline

Use this service to apply for more time to file your annual accounts with Companies House.

It may take up to 15 minutes to complete this application.

You'll need:

  • the company number
  • an email address
  • information about your extension reasons
  • any documents that support your application (optional)
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Before you start

You can apply for more time to file if something has happened that is out of your control and you cannot file your company accounts on time.

You must send your application to us before your normal filing deadline. It should include a full explanation of why you need the extension.

We will not issue you a late filing penalty if your application is approved and you file your accounts before the extended deadline.