How to create a Register of Persons Holding a Controlled Interest in Land (RCI) account

It is free to submit to and free to search on RCI. To create or update entries in RCI, an account is required.

There are two types of account types that can be used:

  1. RCI public account – this for members of the public who are submitting to RCI as a recorded person
  2. Online Services account with RCI permissions – this is for those who are submitting on behalf of clients or whose organisation structure means they will be submitting on behalf of a significant number of recorded persons.

You do not need an RCI account to search the register.

RCI public account

The purpose of the public account is to enable a recorded person, to:

  • create one entry or multiple entries as the recorded person
  • add multiple entries for their land
  • add multiple associates

The account also allows the recorded person to save draft applications, resume and update entries and view a dashboard showing the applications they have created.

The public account allows submissions for one recorded person only.

How to create your public account

A public account can be created through the RCI website by clicking on ‘Create an entry’. You will then be asked to create an account or log in to proceed.

To create a public account, you will be required to:

  • provide your name, email address and contact address
  • create a password
  • enter a one-time passcode (OTP), which will be automatically generated by the system and emailed to your email address

Online services account

An online services account may be used by professionals submitting on behalf of clients, or by an organisation whose structure means they will be submitting on behalf of a significant number of recorded persons.

With an online services account and RCI permissions, you will be able to:

  • create entries for more than one recorded person
  • save draft applications, resume and update entries
  • view a dashboard showing the applications they have created

Existing online services accountholders

Those with an existing online services account can request RCI permissions.

In order to access RCI via your online services account, you can request RCI permissions by completing the online form.

Once your request has been approved by our Customer Services team, you may access RCI using your online services login credentials.

Should you wish to add a new online services account holder to your firm or organisation, the primary contact should complete the online form to add the new user to the existing account and select RCI as the service they want the account holder to have access to.

Only the primary contact can request users to be added or removed, and request additional services.

Requesting an online services account

If you will be submitting to RCI on behalf of your clients or where your organisation structure means you will be submitting on behalf of a significant number of recorded persons, you will need to set up an account and RCI permissions by completing the online form.


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