Differences noticed in Country Lists posted by Companies House

Hi @snicholas Simon,

recently while testing our forms we noticed there was a slight difference between the HTML list of countries and the CSV version.

We noticed that Burma, Holy See, Saint Vincent, and Timor-Leste were shown in the HTML version of the country list (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nationalities/list-of-countries)
but they were not shown on the CSV list neither in the download nor in the online view (https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/678684/CH_Country_List_20180124.csv/preview)

Should both lists be the same? Or does the HTML version contain extra countries that are not needed because there are alternatives?

(Burma = Myanmar, Holy See = Vatican City, Saint Vincent = Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Timor-Leste = East Timor)

Kind Regards,

Good morning Paddy,

They should be the same - I will look into this for you.


Good morning Paddy,

Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding.

All being well, the lists should again be identical.

Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention.


That’s great Simon, thanks very much.