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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, Guernsey Finance funding submissions, recognised auditor registrations and using the online services portal.

The Companies (Transitional Provisions) Regulations

At its meeting on 7 May 2015, the Commerce and Employment Department Board agreed to extend certain transitional provisions under the Companies (Transitional Provisions) Regulations, 2008 (relating to the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008) until 31 December 2016. Full details can be found here.

The Charities and Non-Profit Organisations (Registration) (Guernsey) Law, 2008

With effect from 30 June 2014, the responsibility for the registration and ongoing administration of charities and non-profit organisations (NPOs) was transferred from the Income Tax Department to the Guernsey Registry.

Please don't forget to renew your charity/non profit organisation registration between 1 and 31 January 2015 - more details can be found here.

Queries regarding specific tax issues relating to charities and NPOs (such as charitable status for tax purposes, the repayment of tax in respect of charitable donations etc) should still be directed to the Income Tax Department.


Alan Bougourd, Registrar, 8 May 2015

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