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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.

Foundation searches can be done online on our Online Services Portal.

You do not need to be logged in to the system to perform a search.

Basic foundation information (such as registered office address, registration date, foundation status) is available free of charge.

Certificates of Good Standing, Statements of the Register and copy Certificates of Registration are available to purchase drectly from the Online Services Portal.

Details of the councillors and guardian can be obtained by purchasing a Statement of the Register.

Please note: Details of the foundation's purpose and copies of filed documents are not publically available.

Samples of the available documents can be downloaded below:

Sample LLP documents
pdf icon Searching Registers & Ordering Documents [2Mb]Guidance on searching the register and ordering documents.
pdf icon Certificate of Good Standing - foundation [86kb]Sample copy of a foundation Certificate of Good Standing - available to purchase online
pdf icon Statement of the Register - foundation [144kb]Sample copy of a foundation Statement of the Register - available to purchase online

Relevant links & information

The Foundations (Guernsey) Law, 2012