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Access to and searching the RBO Register

How to search for data in the RBO Portal

Information on the beneficial ownership of an entity can only be accessed via the RBO Portal.

To view, you must first register and open an account in the RBO Portal.

Once registered, you can log into your RBO account, then search the relevant entity using the search facility at the top of the page.

Access to the beneficial ownership infromation is restricted in accordance with the recent ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Only Designated Persons can access the RBO Reports

The general public can search for the entity and the number of beneficial owners filed.

A video on “How To” search and purchase beneficial ownership details is available here: Search for Beneficial Ownership Details

Access to information

Regulations 24 and 25 of SI 110/ 2019 provides for two types of access to beneficial ownership information in the central register – “unrestricted access” and “restricted access”.

Consequently, there are two tiers of access to data in the RBO.

Tier One: unrestricted access to RBO data will be provided to authorized officers of the following organisations:


The Garda Síochána, Revenue Commissioners, competent authorities and CAB may disclose the information in the central register to any corresponding competent authority of another Member State (Regulation 24(9), SI 110/2019).

Tier Two: Restricted access to RBO data is available to:

  • designated persons required by Part 4 of the 2010 Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act to conduct customer due diligence tests (e.g. financial institutions, accountants, auditors, tax advisers, legal professionals and dealers in expensive goods such as houses, cars, jewelry, etc.)
Public Access:
  • in accordance with the recent ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union only the entity profile is available, but will show the number of beneficial owners filed.

Customer Account Top Up

  1. Click on the Account Top Up button
  2. Enter the amount, then click on Top Up
  3. Confirm your ‘billing address’ details and click on the Continue to payments button on the bottom
  4. Enter Credit/Debit Card details and click on Pay Now
  5. If required for your records, click on Download Receipt
Please Note: 

The onus is on the person topping up to ensure the top up amount is correct as refunds are not available.

Partial refunds are also not possible.

Problems Purchasing RBO Reports

If you experience problems at the payments stage, please try the following
  • Clear your cache and browser history to reset your connection to the RBO Portal and clear old information
  • Clear your Cart and add a new Cart
  • Check you have allowed 3rd party cookies
  • Check you have not used an "&" or "()" in the name or address
  • Check that your Country Code is in line with your phone number
  • If your country is England, Wales, Scotland or Guernsey you should use the United Kingdom as the Country

If you still continue to experience difficulties, please email with a screenshot of the error.