Irish-registered businesses: how to collect Beneficial Ownership Information from the Register of Beneficial Ownership (RBO)

For details about the beneficial ownership verification requirement, see Company beneficial ownership and director requirements.

All businesses with legal entities incorporated in Ireland are required to file data with the Central Register of Beneficial Ownership of Companies and Industrial and Provident Societies (RBO). The requirement to file beneficial ownership data with the RBO is in addition to the requirement to file company details with the Companies Registration Office (CRO) in Ireland.

You are NOT required to file data with the RBO if you are:

If you qualify as one of the above and Stripe has applied RBO requirements to your account, please update your Type of business selection on the Tax details Settings page of the Dashboard.

Provided your business is in scope based on your Type of business selection, Stripe will check the business name, business number, and beneficial ownership information you have submitted on your account against the information listed on the RBO. This means that we will check your:

If your business name, business number, and beneficial ownership information submitted with Stripe completely matches the information listed on the RBO, there is no action needed.

If your beneficial ownership information submitted with Stripe does not completely match the information listed on the RBO, then there is a discrepancy e.g. your beneficial owners names do not match the data listed on the RBO. As required by law, discrepancies will be reported to the RBO by Stripe. This doesn’t affect your ability to accept payments or make payouts to your bank account. You can review the information listed on the RBO and the information you submitted on Stripe at any time and make any necessary updates.

If your company number submitted on Stripe cannot be found in the RBO database (i.e. our search returns a ‘Not found’ result), or if your business name submitted on Stripe does not completely match the name listed on the RBO, or if your Business status is inactive on the RBO, Stripe will ask you to upload documentation about your account on the RBO website.

Note: Before uploading any document please review your company number and business name currently saved on Stripe to ensure it is up to date and that matches the information on the RBO. You can review the information on the Dashboard.

The most common reasons why we are unable to find registered businesses in the RBO are:

If you cannot provide proof that your company has in fact registered with the RBO, then your ability to accept payments and get payouts to your bank account will be paused. We are also required to notify the Registrar that your legal entity does not match the information in the RBO.

Accepted Evidence of RBO Registration

You can obtain the beneficial ownership information currently listed for your company by going to the Central Register of Beneficial Ownership (, logging into your business RBO account, and providing a screenshot of the data to Stripe, via the Dashboard.

If you are unable to access the RBO Login page please contact the RBO directly with details including your IP address at

Log in to the account previously created to register your business RBO information. If you don’t have an account yet, please create one and complete your business RBO registration:

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Once you log in, follow these steps:

  1. After you have logged in, go to the “New Filing” icon on the left-hand side of the screen:

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  1. A screen will then appear coming from the right hand side. Click “Select your Company”, which will display a search bar.

  2. Proceed to search for your company in the search box. If your company is registered with the RBO, your company will show up. Click your company. Then you will see the option to click “Start”, next to the Register Beneficial Ownership Details.

  3. Hit Start. You will then be asked if you have a PPSN/RBO number.

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Hit Yes if you have either a PPSN (Personal Public Service Number) or RBO number, then hit Continue.

  1. Your company details will then be presented, listing your Company name, Company Number, and Beneficial Owners:

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If you need to modify your beneficial ownership information with the RBO, you may also do so at this page. Please take a screenshot of this page. The screenshot must contain the Company number, Company name, and Beneficial Owners. The information must be matched to the information on your Stripe account. For instructions on taking a screenshot on Windows, go here. For instructions on Mac, go here.

Document Requirements

Each document must meet specific requirements in order to be accepted for verification.

The information in these documents must be matched to the information on your Stripe account, so it is best to first confirm that the information listed on your Stripe account is correct before documents are uploaded. You can view your Stripe account information in your Dashboard and make any changes by clicking Edit beside your details. Your Proof of Beneficial Ownership document upload must be successfully reviewed and matched to the information on your Stripe account before your beneficial ownership can be verified. Reviews can take up to 24 hours for our team to complete.

Document Standards

Uploading your Documents

Due to the highly sensitive nature of your verification documents, Stripe can only accept documents which are uploaded through the Dashboard. Documents must not be sent through email.

You can upload your document in your Dashboard:

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