The issues with uploading documents in Core are now resolved. Apologies for the inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience.


Published 17/05/2024

There are currently issues with uploading documents in CORE. Our technicians are working to resolve this issue currently.

Apologies for the inconvenience caused.


Published 17/05/2024

Due to essential server updates, the online systems of the CRO and RBO, including CORE, will be unavailable from 17:30 to 18:30 on Thursday 16 May 2024.

Published 15/05/2024

Due to essential maintenance to CORE and the RBO, they will not be available from 5.30pm to 6.30 pm tomorrow, Thursday 18th April.

Published 17/04/2024


A planned technical upgrade to the CRO website will occur this evening from 5pm onwards.

This will result in the CRO website being unavailable for a short period of time.

Access to CORE will not be affected.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Published 11/04/2024

The Register of Friendly Societies has launched a new website.

Please visit the new RFS website here.

Published 10/04/2024

Welcome to the new website of the CRO.

If you are having any issues with using this website, please contact us.

Also launched alongside this new website are the updated RBO website, and the new RFS website.

Published 03/04/2024

The emergency maintenance has been completed.  Apologies again for the inconvenience.

CRO offices will be closed this Friday 29th March and Monday 1st April.


Any Annual Return Date that falls on or between 29th of March and 1st of April will have until Tuesday the 2nd of April to file.