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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.

Annual Validation Process - 2015

Did you complete your company annual validation in January 2015? In order to make the submission you will need to make sure you have the necessary company PINs and a method of payment (cheque or credit/debit card). Late fees of £100 per month now apply.

Further information can be found here or in our Registry newsletter: pdf icon Registry Newsletter - Dec 2014 [491kb]

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, 5 February 2015

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