Limited Companies - Fee schedule
Detailed below are the fees and charges levied by the Guernsey Registry for Limited Companies.
The fees were last amended in January 2021 by The Companies (Registrar) (Fees and Penalties) Regulations, 2020.
The Regulations also updated and restated company classifications. Further information on the classification changes is available in our guidance note: Company Classification Changes - January 2021.
|Service||Section of the law||Fee payable||Notes|
|Incorporation - standard||17||£100||Incorporated within 24 hours|
|Incorporation - rapid||17||£350||Incorporated within 2 hours|
|Incorporation - special||17||£750||Incorporated within 15 minutes - certain restrictions apply|
|Incorporated Cell registration||17||£100||Incorporated within 24 hours|
|Company name reservation||27||£25||Per company name. Reservation for 3 months.|
|Annual validation fees|
|Annual Validation - Category 1 company - primary GFSC licensees||234||£1000|
Category 1 includes: companies licensed, authorised or registered by the GFSC
[excluding companies: (a) also falling within Category 2 or Category 3, and (b) companies registered under the Registration of Non Regulated Financial Services Businesses Law, 2008].
|Annual Validation - Category 2 company - secondary GFSC licensees||234||£500|
Category 2 includes: licensed insurers under the Insurance Business (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2002, secondary companies and any open or closed ended investment companies not falling within the definition of secondary companies.
|Annual Validation - Category 3 company - protected cell companies (PCCs) and incorporated cell companies (ICCs)||234|
(In addition £100 per incorporated cell, £50 per protected cell)
|Annual Validation - Category 4 company - charities and non-profit organisations||234|
Charities - free of charge
NPOs - £100
|Annual Validation - Category 5 company - CSP administered companies (inc. RA and/or reg office)||234||£500|
Category 5 includes: administered companies (i.e. companies where the resident agent holds a fiduciary licence or where a person holding a fiduciary licence is involved in the on-going administration or management of the company) not included in any of the previous categories.
|Annual Validation - Category 6 company - non-licenced companies (not CSP administered)||234||£250|
Category 6 includes: all companies not included in any of the other categories, for example local trading companies or local holding companies where a Guernsey-resident director is acting as the resident agent.
|Annual Validation - Category 7 company - GCRA regulated companies||234||£1000||Category 7 includes: GCRA regulated companies, irrespective of whether or not they might otherwise fall under one of the previous categories.|
Civil penalty - failure to file annual validation in accordance with the requirements of sections 234 and 235 of the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008
£250 for default of up to one week;
£500 for default of one week to one month;
£1000 for default of one month or more
|The civil penalty is per company or incorporated cell.|
|Changes to company particulars|
|Change of name||25||£25|
|Application to register an alternative name in a non-roman script||21A||£25|
|Application to restore a company to the Register||370||£1,500||Please refer to the regulations below and the relevant sections of the law for details of the additional fees charged.|
|Application for an amalgamation||69||£1,000|
|Application for conversion, transfer or subsumption||46-57||£100|
|Application to migrate an overseas company INTO Guernsey||83||£100||Companies supervised by the GFSC must have prior GFSC consent.|
|Application to migrate a company OUT of Guernsey||97||£1,500|
|Change company details||NO CHARGE||There is no charge to change company details - classification, purpose, economic activity code - using the 'change company details submission'.|
|Change personal details||NO CHARGE||There is no charge to change personal details - address, telephone number, email etc - using the 'change personal details submission'.|
|Company document filing|
|Change of registered office address||30|
|£10 electronic filing. £20 if document filed by post or by hand|
|Change of Directors||145 (1) (a)||£10||£10 electronic filing. £20 if document filed by post or by hand|
|Special, waiver and unanimous resolutions||178,179 &180||£10||£10 electronic filing. £20 if document filed by post or by hand|
|Change of Memorandum and/or Articles of Incorporation||41-42|
|£100 for both documents - £50 for each document|
|Other document filing||501||£10||Per document. £10 electronic filing. £20 if document filed by post or by hand|
|Late document filing fee||501||£5 per day|
Charged each calendar day after filing deadline date. Capped at £125 for companies in Category 4 (Charities/Non Profit Organisations) and Category 6 (non-licenced companies which are not CSP administered), and capped at £250 for all other companies.
|Copies of Company documents|
|Document filings||501||£2||Per document|
|Certification of document filings||501||£12||Per document|
|Request for a copy of the entire company file||501|
Charge dependent on the number and type of documents - capped at £100 unless the request results in excessive work volumes and/or a burden upon Registry resources.
Copy fee does not include certification charges.
|Copy Certificates and Statement of the Register|
|Statement of the Register||501||£10||£10 electronic version, £25 certified version|
|Certificate of Good Standing||501||£10||£10 electronic version, £25 certified version|
|Copy Certificates||501||£10||£10 electronic version, £25 certified version|
|Exceptional charges||501||£300 per hour per member of staff||This fee applies where a request, in the reasonable opinion of the Registrar, will result in excessive work volumes and/or is a burden upon Registry resources. The application of the exceptional charges will be advised in advance of any work being undertaken by the Registry.|