Restoration of Company to Register

Part 12 – Strike Off and Restoration

Full details for an application to restore a company to the register are set out between Sections 737 and 744. Practitioners should note the following important points:

  1. Applications to restore a company to the register must be made within one year of the strike off. After that, the applicant has 3 months to file all the documentation necessary for the restoration.
  1. An application to restore a company to the register used to be called “administrative restoration” but now it is called “restoration on application to the Registrar.”
  1. If the company was dissolved, restoration on application to the Court can be made within 20 years of its dissolution (Section 738).
  1. “Court” means either the Circuit or the High Court.
  1. The main criteria for restoring a company which has been struck off, is if the Registrar has “reasonable cause to believe that the strike off of the company has disadvantaged the applicant.” (Section 737).