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<p>This article sets out our policy on the acceptance of signatures on documents delivered to Companies House for filing. It should be read in conjunction with the Registrar’s Rules on the delivery of documents in paper form, which set out the Registrar’s detailed requirements on the authentication of paper filings.</p> <p>We accept documents in good faith as it is often not possible, nor would it always be acceptable, to verify the contents. Given the difficulty in distinguishing between automatically generated and original signatures, we treat both in the same way.</p> <p>We therefore accept in good faith documents presented for filing which have automatically generated signatures that have been properly approved by the signatory.</p> <p>This policy applies only to documents in paper form. It does not apply to documents sent as an electronic attachment to an email (eg a document in PDF format). Please note that Companies House does not accept documents by fax.</p> <p>For further information please contact our enquiries section <u></u></p> <p><strong> July 2013</strong></p>