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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. Detailed below are the registers that are administered at these offices and those registers that will be administered in the future.


Guidance notes 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 Validations

In each calendar year before 31 January, every company incorporated before 1 December in the previous year shall complete an Annual Validation containing information current on 31 December in that previous year.

Foundations Register

The Register details the foundations that have been registered in Guernsey and their current status.

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.

REGISTRAR NOTICE - Revised Fee Schedule - 5 November 2015

The Commerce and Employment Board approved Regulations regarding the fees payable to the Registrar in respect of his functions under the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008. These Regulations have now been made by the Registrar. Full details can be found here

REGISTRAR NOTICE Revised Standard Articles of Incorporation - 25 September 2015

The Registrar has issued a notice regarding revisions to the Standard Articles of Incorporation. The notice can be downloaded here.

Fraud Warning to Bailiwick Charities

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

Industry Update - August 2015

The Registrar has issued an annual update detailing, amongst other things, changes to Registry systems and processes as a result of The Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (Amendment) Ordinance, 2015 which came into force on 3 September 2015. The document can be downloaded here.

System Changes - 2015

In order to implement the necessary system changes introduced by the Amendment Ordinance, system enhancements were rolled out overnight on 2/3 September 2015.

New or updated guidance can be found here.

Links to the Amendment Ordinance and associated Regulations can be found here.

Information for newly incorporated companies

A guidance note has been put together to help directors become familiar with certain requirements of the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008. The guidance note can be found here.


Alan Bougourd, Registrar, 5 November 2015

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