Requesting a correction to the register

How to correct your society's details

If you've made a mistake in a document or in the details on the Incorporated Societies Register that you cannot update yourself, you can apply to us to have it corrected.

Authority to make an online request for a correction

To request a correction to the Incorporated Societies Register you must have:

  • a RealMe® login
  • an online services account with the Companies Office
  • authority to manage information on behalf of your incorporated society.

How to request a correction

To submit a request online

  1. Log in to your online services account.
  2. On the dashboard, select the incorporated society from 'My Businesses’.
  3. On the 'View Details' page, from the 'Maintain Incorporated Society' menu, choose 'Lodge Other Documents'.
  4. Select 'Request to Correct the Register' from the list of document types.
  5. Upload your request and click 'Submit'.
Log in and go to your online dashboard

To submit a request manually

Send your written request to us.

By post to

Companies Office
Private Bag 92061
Victoria Street West
Auckland 1142

or by email to compliance@companiesoffice.govt.nz.

What happens next

We’ll review your request and, if approved, we’ll send you an email or letter to confirm when the correction has been made, or to advise why we are unable to process your request.

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