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This site provides information on the various registers maintained by the Registry as required under Guernsey legislation.
In addition, this site publishes notices in accordance with the Companies (Guernsey) Law 2008 and provides guidance notes on the administration of limited companies and limited partnerships, foundations, limited liability partnerships, Guernsey Finance funding submissions, recognised auditor registrations and using the online services portal.
The Companies (Annual Validation) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations, 2021
On 21 October 2021 The Committee for Economic Development made The Companies (Annual Validation) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations, 2021.
The effect of the regulations is to change the company annual validation filing dates back to January/February with effect from 2022. The deadline for filing company annual validations in 2022 will be 28 February.
Industry update - company annual validations - January/February 2022
The Registry has issued an industry update which is available to view here - Industry Update - Annual Validation - January/February 2022 [563kb]
The industry update contains important information regarding the following:
- Change of company annual validation filing date back to January/February with effect from 2022
- Voluntary strike off/voluntary winding up deadlines
- Civil penalties information for companies that fail to file an annual validation or file late
- 2022 company AV timeline
- Guernsey Finance Levy
- Charity/NPO renewals
- General Registry notices
Civil penalties for failure to file company annual validations
Following the coming into force of The Companies (Registrar) (Fees and Penalties) Regulations, 2020 on 1 January 2021, a company which fails to file an annual validation by 31 August 2021 is liable to a civil penalty.
The civil penalty replaced the previous system of late filing fees.
Charities and non profit organisations consultation
The Guernsey Registry has issued a consultation seeking views from stakeholders on the content of the following draft regulations and guidance notes:
- The Charities etc. (Amendments, Exemptions, Governance and Specified Amount) (Guernsey and Alderney) Regulations, 2021
- The Charities etc. (Guernsey and Alderney) Ordinance, 2021 - Guidance for all charities and other NPOs
- The Charities etc. (Guernsey and Alderney) Ordinance, 2021 - Guidance for charities and other NPOs that carry out international activity.
Data protection registration - Office of the Data Protection Authority (ODPA)
The Office of the Data Protection Authority (ODPA) would like to remind Registry users of the requirement to register and pay an annual fee during 2021.
If your organisation/business/charity has information about people ('personal data'), you need to be aware of changes that came into effect in 2021.
If a new registration was not completed during 1 Jan - 28 Feb 2021, a new registration with the ODPA must now be completed along with payment of the annual fee.
As this is the first year of this new registration regime the ODPA are accepting late registrations throughout this year.
In future years all registrations/renewals must be done during January-February only - this is a legal requirement.
Please visit: odpa.gg/register-renew-or-update for more details.
National Risk Assessment
The Guernsey National Risk Assessment has been finalised and released. The National Risk Assessment demonstrates an ongoing commitment to fight terrorist financing, money laundering and financial crime.
Further information can be found on the States of Guernsey website here: Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing NRA
Corporate Service Provider directory
The Registry maintains a directory of Guernsey Corporate Service Providers which is available here.
If you would like to list your firm in the directory free of charge please see here for further information.
Recent Site Updates
Amendments to the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008
The Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (Amendment) Ordinance, 2015
Bribery and corruption risk information
Information and guidance on anti-bribery and corruption legislation and obligations for businesses and third sector organisations
- Changes to LP annual validation
- Director Disqualifications
- Industry Update
New Limited Partnerships Regulations
The Limited Partnerships (Fees, Annual Validations and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations, 2016
Most recent Registrar notices
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- Guernsey Finance
- Guernsey Financial Services Commission
- Channel Islands Aircraft Registry
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- Births, Marriages and Deaths
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