Limited Companies - Fee schedule
Detailed below are the fees and charges levied by the Guernsey Registry for Limited Companies.
Please see the link below for a copy of the fee regulations which are lodged at the Greffe.
|Service||Section of the law||Fee payable||Notes|
|Incorporation - standard||17||£100||Incorporated within 24 hours|
|Incorporation - rapid||17||£350||Incorporated within 2 hours|
|Incorporation - special||17||£750||Incorporated within 15 minutes - certain restrictions apply|
|Incorporated Cell registration||17||£100||Incorporated within 24 hours|
|Company name reservation||27||£25||Per company name. Reservation for 3 months.|
|Annual validation fees|
|Annual Validation - Category 1 company - primary GFSC licensees||234||£1000|
Category 1 includes: companies licensed, authorised or registered by the GFSC
[excluding companies: (a) also falling within Category 2 or Category 3, and (b) companies registered under the Registration of Non Regulated Financial Services Businesses Law, 2008].
|Annual Validation - Category 2 company - secondary GFSC licensees||234||£500|
Category 2 includes: licensed insurers under the Insurance Business (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2002, secondary companies and any open or closed ended investment companies not falling within the definition of secondary companies.
|Annual Validation - Category 3 company - protected cell companies (PCCs) and incorporated cell companies (ICCs)||234|
(In addition £100 per incorporated cell, £50 per protected cell)
|Annual Validation - Category 4 company - charities and non-profit organisations||234|
Charities - free of charge
NPOs - £100
|Annual Validation - Category 5 company - CSP administered companies (inc. RA and/or reg office)||234||£500|
Category 5 includes: administered companies (i.e. companies where the resident agent holds a fiduciary licence or where a person holding a fiduciary licence is involved in the on-going administration or management of the company) not included in any of the previous categories.
|Annual Validation - Category 6 company - non-licenced companies (not CSP administered)||234||£250|
Category 6 includes: all companies not included in any of the other categories, for example local trading companies or local holding companies where a Guernsey-resident director is acting as the resident agent.
|Annual Validation - Category 7 company - GCRA regulated companies||234||£1000||Category 7 includes: GCRA regulated companies, irrespective of whether or not they might otherwise fall under one of the previous categories.|
Civil penalty - failure to file annual validation in accordance with the requirements of sections 234 and 235 of the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008
£250 for default of up to one week;
£500 for default of one week to one month;
£1000 for default of one month or more
|The civil penalty is per company or incorporated cell.|
|Changes to company particulars|
|Change of name||25||£25|
|Application to register an alternative name in a non-roman script||21A||£25|
|Application to restore a company to the Register||370||£1,500||Please refer to the regulations below and the relevant sections of the law for details of the additional fees charged.|
|Application for an amalgamation||69||£1,000|
|Application for conversion, transfer or subsumption||46-57||£100|
|Application to migrate an overseas company INTO Guernsey||83||£100||Companies supervised by the GFSC must have prior GFSC consent.|
|Application to migrate a company OUT of Guernsey||97||£1,500|
|Change company details||NO CHARGE||There is no charge to change company details - classification, purpose, economic activity code - using the 'change company details submission'.|
|Change personal details||NO CHARGE||There is no charge to change personal details - address, telephone number, email etc - using the 'change personal details submission'.|
|Company document filing|
|Change of registered office address||30|
|£10 electronic filing. £20 if document filed by post or by hand|
|Change of Directors||145 (1) (a)||£10||£10 electronic filing. £20 if document filed by post or by hand|
|Special, waiver and unanimous resolutions||178,179 &180||£10||£10 electronic filing. £20 if document filed by post or by hand|
|Change of Memorandum and/or Articles of Incorporation||41-42|
|£100 for both documents - £50 for each document|
|Other document filing||501||£10||Per document. £10 electronic filing. £20 if document filed by post or by hand|
|Late document filing fee||501||£5 per day||Charged each calendar day after filing deadline date. Capped at £125 for Non-Regulated Companies, Guernsey Registered Charities and Not for Profit Organisations, and capped at £250 for all other companies.|
|Copies of Company documents|
|Document filings||501||£2||Per document|
|Certification of document filings||501||£10||Per document|
|Request for a copy of the entire company file||501|
Charge dependent on the number and type of documents - capped at £100 unless the request results in excessive work volumes and/or a burden upon Registry resources.
Copy fee does not include certification charges.
|Copy Certificates and Statement of the Register|
|Statement of the Register||501||£10||£10 electronic version, £25 certified version|
|Certificate of Good Standing||501||£10||£10 electronic version, £25 certified version|
|Copy Certificates||501||£10||£10 electronic version, £25 certified version|
|Exceptional charges||501||£300 per hour per member of staff||This fee applies where a request, in the reasonable opinion of the Registrar, will result in excessive work volumes and/or is a burden upon Registry resources. The application of the exceptional charges will be advised in advance of any work being undertaken by the Registry.|