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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.


Guidance notes for all Registry products and services 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.

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, limited liability partnerships, Guernsey Finance funding submissions, recognised auditor registrations and using the online services portal.

Guernsey Registry Update 07/01/2022

We continue to make the health, safety and prosperity of our Island, our population, and our staff and customers our priority.

The team remains working full time, however in order to maintain our services, the office is currently closed to the public. Please refer to our comprehensive guidance and information on this website, if you are unable to find what you need we would ask that all enquiries are emailed to our email in the first instance. Our telephone number remains available between 10am and 4pm, please phone 44 (0)1481 222800 during these hours.

Filings should be made using the online services portal at All other documents, where possible, please email or post documents to the Registry, contact details available here.

If required a drop off box, which is checked regularly, is available inside the market building at the top of the stairs. Where it is necessary a collection service is still available, please phone or email the registry to arrange this.

Company annual validations - to be filed by 28 February 2022

All Guernsey companies must file an annual validation with the Registry between 1 January and 28 February 2022 (except companies incorporated in December 2021).

The annual validation contains the details of the company as they were on 31 December 2021. All annual validation submissions must be made online at

Where a company files its annual validation late, or fails to file an annual validation at all, the company will be guilty of an offence and will be liable to a civil penalty.

Further information and guidance on annual validations is available here.

Charity and NPO annual renewals - to be filed by 28 February 2022

All Guernsey registered charities and non profit organisations (NPOs) must file an annual renewal with the Registry by 28 February 2022.

Renewal forms were posted to the contact address for all charities and NPOs during December. If you have not received your renewal form or would prefer an electronic copy please contact us by email at

Failure to file a renewal can result in the charity/NPO being struck off the register.

Data protection registration reminder

The Office of the Data Protection Authority (ODPA) would like to remind organisations established in the Bailiwick that work with information about people ('personal data') to complete a new registration, or renew their existing registration and pay an appropriate fee by 28 February 2022.

Please visit for more details.

ODPA registration

Guernsey Registry newsletter for non-regulated companies - November 2021

The Registry has issued a newsletter for non-regulated companies which is available to view here - pdf icon Guernsey Registry Newsletter - November 2021 [437kb]

The newsletter contains information regarding the change of company annual validation filing date, civil penalties for failure to file annual validations, and charity/NPO renewals for 2022. 

Industry update - company annual validations - January/February 2022

The Registry has issued an industry update which is available to view here - pdf icon Industry Update - Annual Validation - January/February 2022 [437kb]

The industry update contains important information regarding the following:

- Change of company annual validation filing date back to January/February with effect from 2022

- Voluntary strike off/voluntary winding up deadlines

- Civil penalties information for companies that fail to file an annual validation or file late

- 2022 company AV timeline

- Guernsey Finance Levy

- Charity/NPO renewals

- General Registry notices

Civil penalties for failure to file company annual validations

Following the coming into force of The Companies (Registrar) (Fees and Penalties) Regulations, 2020 on 1 January 2021, a company which failed to file an annual validation by 31 August 2021 was liable to a civil penalty.

The civil penalty replaced the previous system of late filing fees.

For further information on civil penalties please see our guidance here.

National Risk Assessment

The Guernsey National Risk Assessment has been finalised and released. The National Risk Assessment demonstrates an ongoing commitment to fight terrorist financing, money laundering and financial crime.

Further information can be found on the States of Guernsey website here: Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing NRA

Corporate Service Provider directory

The Registry maintains a directory of Guernsey Corporate Service Providers which is available here.

If you would like to list your firm in the directory free of charge please see here for further information.

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