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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.

Employment Opportunity

The Guernsey Registry is seeking to appoint a Senior Registry Officer to provide high quality service to the public.

The post holder will act as a key member of the Guernsey Registry front line team, the initial point of contact for all telephone, visitor and email enquiries. The team deals with all contacts to the Registry including paper documents, income payments, on-line submissions of documents and enquiries, and on-going maintenance to ensure integrity of the Registers.

Upon completion of relevant training and qualifications, the post holder will take a lead role in ensuring the timely, efficient and accurate performance of these functions, ensuring they are in accord with the various pieces of legislation the Registry is responsible for oversight and delivery of, including supervisory responsibilities of staff.

Further information and how to apply can be found here: States of Guernsey Careers: Senior Registry Officer

Companies struck off for failure to submit annual validation

On 20 May 2019, the Registry published details of companies that had failed to file an annual validation this year.

Those companies listed for strike off on 20 May that have not shown cause to the contrary (submitted an annual validation) have now been struck off.

Details of those companies that have been struck off can be found here.

Charities/Non Profit Organisations (NPO's) struck off for failure to file Annual Renewal

All Charities and NPO's registered under The Charities and Non Profit Organisations (Registration) (Guernsey) Law, 2008 are required to comply with Section 5 of The Charities and Non Profit Organisations (Registration) (Guernsey) Law, 2008 and apply to renew their registration by the end of January each year. The organisations which have failed to do this have been struck from the Register.

The Registry has published a list of these organisations which can be found here.

Note: Prior to 30th June 2014, the administration of Charities and NPO's was not undertaken by the Guernsey Registry, accordingly only organisations struck off following the renewal period of January 2015, of which the Guernsey Registry had oversight, are shown in the list.  

Annual validation strike off notices

All Guernsey companies incorporated before 1 December 2018 were required to file an annual validation submission during January/February this year.

The Registry published a strike off list on 20 March which contains details of companies who failed to submit an annual validation. Click here to see the list.

Unless cause is shown to the contrary (the company submits its annual validation), companies listed for strike off will be struck off on the notice expiry date shown.

Further information on how to file an annual validation submission is available here.

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.

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, 27 March 2019

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