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Registered Office Address

Please note: These guidance notes are not intended to be definitive legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. The interpretation of legislation is a matter on which the Guernsey Registry cannot advise and entities/individuals need to form their own independent view on compliance with the legislation. Independent legal advice is advised where there is any uncertainty.


All Guernsey companies must have a registered office in Guernsey at all times, to which all communications and notices may be addressed.

Change of registered office

Any change to the registered office address needs to be notified to the Registry by making an online submission. The change of address takes effect when the submission is registered by the Registrar. For 14 days after the change is registered, documents can be served on the company at the previous registered office.

Guidance NoteDescription
pdf icon Registered office address guidance [945kb]Guidance on the requirements relating to registered office addresses, including the use of a PO Box, display of registered office address and finding out the registered office address of a company
pdf icon Change Company Registered Office submission [3Mb]Step-by-step guidance on how to change a company registered office address using the Online Services Portal
pdf icon Bulk change of registered office address - CSPs [246kb]Information on bulk changes of registered office address. This service is offered to CSPs that are moving registered office address and the number of companies whose registered office needs to change exceeds 25.
pdf icon Bulk change of company registered office - form [251kb]Bulk change of registered office address form. Please use this form when applying to the Registry for a bulk change of address.

Ineffective registered office

A Corporate Service Provider which provides a registered office for a Guernsey company may notify the Registry if a registered office address which it provides is no longer effective. Further information and details of the process is available in the guidance below.

Guidance NoteDescription
pdf icon Registered Office Ineffective - guidance [266kb]Guidance on registered office ineffective, including the process for notifying of an ineffective registered office and what happens once the submission has been made
pdf icon Registered Office Not Effective - submission [2Mb]Step-by-step guidance on how to file a Registered Office Not Effective submission using the Online Services Portal

Documents to be held at registered office

Certain documents are required to be kept at the registered office of a company. The documents may also need to be available for inspection (by certain individuals) during ordinary business hours.

Guidance NoteDescription
pdf icon Documents to be held at company registered office - guidance [276kb]Guidance on which documents need to be kept at the registered office of a company, including which documents need to be kept available for inspection and the contents of each document

 


Relevant links & information

The Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008