Registration of a Limited Partnership
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.
Limited partnerships are administered by Guernsey Registry on behalf of Her Majesty's Greffier.
Applications to register limited partnerships (see section 8 of the Limited Partnerships (Guernsey) Law, 1995) can now be made online using the Online Services Portal.
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If the limited partnership is to have legal personality (see section 9A of the Limited Partnerships (Guernsey) Law, 1995), the general partners must also declare that the limited partnership shall have legal personality (this is an option in the 'limited partnership type' field on the online registration form).
In addition, if the limited partnership is to have legal personality, beneficial ownership information must be provided on registration using the 'Beneficial ownership manual data capture form' available here: Beneficial Ownership Guidance.
Please note: It is only possible to declare that a limited partnership shall have legal personality during the registration process. It is not possible to make that declaration once the limited partnership has been registered.
For full details of the requirements to register a limited partnership in Guernsey please refer to the Limited Partnerships (Guernsey) Law, 1995 and, if applicable, seek professional advice.