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.
GUERNSEY LOCKDOWN UPDATE - JANUARY 2021
Please note that with immediate effect the Guernsey Registry office is closed and all staff are remote working. This means there may be delays in responding to you and a reduction in some services.
Currently our phone line remains unmanned. We are working on a solution to this but in the meantime please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond as soon as possible.
Charity and NPO renewals - Please continue to complete the forms as best you can. If you are unable to complete section 3 (financial information) please feel free to leave this section blank. If you are able to complete some of the section 3 information but with a different year end to 31 December 2020 please do so and make a note on the form of the relevant dates.
As our office is closed all post to the Registry is being held at the post office, therefore if you can email completed charity/NPO renewal forms to us please do so. If you are not able to email, please post completed renewal forms to us and we will process and update registers as soon as we are able.
We are looking to formally extend the filing deadline for charity and NPO renewals beyond 31st January 2021 so if you cannot make this deadline please do not be concerned as the Registry will be working with everyone proactively during this lockdown period.
We are unable to provide certified documents at this time, and we cannot post documents out at this time. We are also unable to access our archive store to provide backscans of archived documents.
We continue to monitor the situation as it evolves and as soon as we can adopt safe working practices in order to provide our full services we will do so.
Please direct all queries and concerns to email@example.com.
Thank you for your understanding at this time.
New company fee regulations and restatement of company classifications
The Companies (Registrar) (Fees and Penalties) Regulations, 2020 were made by the Registrar on 10 December 2020 and came into force on 1 January 2021.
These Regulations prescribe the fees and amounts payable to the Registrar of Companies in respect of the performance of his or her functions. They also prescribe the civil penalties incurred by companies that are in breach of the obligation to file an annual validation.
The main changes are to the late fees on document filings and the removal of late fees and introduction of civil penalties for failure to file the annual validation.
The company classifications have also been updated and restated. Further information on the changes is avilable in our guidance note: Company Classification Changes - January 2021 [266kb]
Change to company annual validation dates
Following the passing of The Companies (Annual Validation) (No. 2) Regulations, 2020, the annual validation period for companies has changed for 2021.
Instead of filing between 1 January and 28 February, annual validations will be filed between 1 June and 31 July 2021. The information contained in the annual validations will need to be current as at 31 May 2021. Companies incorporated during May 2021 will not need to submit an annual validation in June/July 2021.
There will also be some amendments to the information collected on annual validations for 2021. Further information and guidance will be issued early in 2021.
Data protection registration
The Office of the Data Protection Authority would like to remind Registry users of the requirement to register and pay an annual fee during January-February 2021.
Please click the image below to visit their website for further information.
Industry Update - November 2020
Guernsey Registry has issued an Industry Update document which is available to view here - Industry Update - November 2020 [1Mb]
The update contains information on the following:
- New annual validation regulations, including change to annual validation period for 2021 and amendment to content of annual validations
- Charity/NPO renewals reminder
- Guernsey Finance Levy Reminder
- Registry notices, including information on migrations, compliance, enquiry orders and economic codes
- Data protection registration reminder
- Information on general Registry services
Limited Partnerships (Guernsey) (Migration) Regulations, 2020
The Committee for Economic Development have today made the 'Limited Partnerships (Guernsey) (Migration) Regulations, 2020' to effect an amendment to the Limited Partnership (Guernsey) Law, 1995 (the "Law") to allow for the migration of limited partnerships into, and out of, Guernsey. The regulations can be found here. The regulations have immediate effect.
Limited partnership migration applications can only be made by a corporate services provider. Applications will need to be submitted to the Guernsey Registry, which has delegated responsibility for the administration of Limited Partnerships on behalf of Her Majesty's Greffier.
Application forms can be found here, and include a list of the documents and evidence required.
The fee for a migration in is £350 and migrations out £1500. The Limited Partnerships (Fees) Regulations, 2020 can be found here.
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
- Sanctions and Counter-Terrorism Notices
- Digital Greenhouse Guernsey
- Locate Guernsey
- Startup Hub
- Guernsey's Sanctions Regime
- Guernsey Legal Resources
- Intellectual Property Office
- Guernsey Finance
- Guernsey Financial Services Commission
- Channel Islands Aircraft Registry
- Guernsey Ship Registry
- Births, Marriages and Deaths
- Channel Islands Financial Ombudsman
- Legal Entity Identifiers