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The main functions of the Guernsey Registry are to examine and store information on various registers as required under Guernsey legislation. The Registry is required to make some of this information available for public inspection.


Guidance notes for all Registry products and services are available in this section. They have been arranged by subject matter. Guidance notes are also available for download on the relevant pages throughout the site.


This section includes notices from the Registrar in accordance with the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008, organised by year and month. Any person who is directly affected by a decision of the Registrar may apply to the Royal Court under Section 511 of the law for an order that the decision be set aside or modified.

Annual Validation - companies

All Guernsey companies must file an Annual Validation with the Registry between 1 January and the last day of February each year (except companies incorporated in December the previous year).

Welcome to the Guernsey Registry website.

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.

Appointment of new Registrar of Companies

A new Registrar of Companies has been appointed by the Committee for Economic Development and began his new role on 10th January 2019.

As the Registrar Mat Desforges, who was previously Policy Advisor for Financial Services Development in the Office for Economic Development, will be responsible for delivering strategic direction and managing the Guernsey Registry.

Further information on Mat's appointment is available here.

Guernsey Registry Newsletter

Ahead of the annual validation process, the Registry has issued a newsletter, primarily for Non Regulated Companies, which contains details of the requirements on Guernsey companies for January/February 2019.

The newsletter is available to view here: pdf icon Guernsey Registry Newsletter - December 2018 [577kb]

Guernsey Registry Industry Update

The Registry has issued an Industry Update for Corporate Services Providers which contains an overview of Registry activity so far this year, an update on our plans for the future and reminders of key dates ahead.

The update is available to view here: pdf icon Industry Update - September 2018 [1Mb]

Corporate Service Provider directory

The Registry has launched 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.

Fraud Warning to Bailiwick Charities

The Guernsey Border Agency has issued a fraud warning to Bailiwick Charities. Further information can be found here.

Mat Desforges, Registrar, 10 January 2018

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