Requesting a correction to the Charitable Trusts Register

How to correct your trust board’s details

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

How to request a correction to the register

To submit a request online

To request a correction using our online service you must have:

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

Then follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your online services account.
  2. On the dashboard, select the charitable trust board from 'My Businesses'.
  3. On the 'View Details' page, select 'Maintain Charitable Trust' and 'Lodge Other General Documents'.
  4. Select 'Request to Correct the Register' from the list of document types.
  5. Upload your request and click 'Submit'.
Log in and request a correction to the register

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

What happens next

We’ll review your request and, if it's approved, we’ll send you an email or letter to confirm when the correction has been made.

All help topics

Getting started on the register 8 guides

Searching the Charitable Trusts Register 2 guides

Searching the register for information about charitable trust boards and their status.

Starting a charitable trust board 5 guides

To incorporate a charitable trust board you must submit an application, along with the required documents. There is no registration fee.

Keeping charitable trust board details up to date 7 guides

Ending a charitable trust board 2 guides

There are two ways to end a charitable trust board. If the board is no longer operating, it can apply to be dissolved. If it is unable to pay its debts, it can be placed in liquidation.

Restoring a charitable trust board to the register 1 guide

A trust board that has been removed from the Charitable Trusts Register can apply to us to be restored.

Forms 1 guide

Find the forms you'll need to register your charitable trust board or keep its details up to date. Please note: there are no fees for registering or maintaining a charitable trust board.