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.
The guidance notes below have been developed to provide information on the requirements of the Foundations (Guernsey) Law, 2012 administered by the Guernsey Registry. Information is also provided on how submissions required to ensure compliance with the legislation can be filed with the Registry.
|Guidance||Requirements of the legislation and/or other relevant information||Forms|
|Change of particulars|
Notification of the change of particulars must be filed with the Registrar within 21 days of the change.
|Charter - required elements||Charter - required elements [226kb]||-|
|Fees||The Foundations (Guernsey) (Fees) Regulations, 2013 [165kb]||-|
|Foundation searches||Foundation searches guidance||-|
|Integration of Foundations and LLPs into the Online Services Portal||Integration of Foundations & LLPs into the Online Services Portal [667kb]||-|
|Migration of an overseas foundation into Guernsey||Migration in - Guidance [239kb]|
|Migration out of Guernsey||Migration out - Guidance [230kb]||Migration Out - Application Form [922kb]|
|Registration of a Foundation||Foundation registration guidance|
|Restoration to the Register - Administrative||Foundation administrative restoration - guidance [143kb]||n/a|
|Restoration to the Register - Court||Foundation Court restoration - guidance [131kb]||n/a|
|Rules - required elements||Rules - required elements [268kb]||-|
|Sample documents available online|
Sample documents available to purchase are shown below:
|Strike Off - Voluntary and Involuntary||Voluntary Strike Off - Declaration of Compliance [70kb]|
|Winding Up - application for removal from the register||Winding up and termination of a Foundation [1Mb]||Application for removal from the Foundation register [355kb]|
|Winding Up - notification of winding up||Winding up and termination of a Foundation [1Mb]||Notification of Winding Up [307kb]|