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 firstname.lastname@example.org email in the first instance. Our telephone number remains available between 10am and 4pm, please phone 44 (0)1481 222800 during these hours.
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 www.greg.gg.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 odpa.gg/registration for more details.
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 - 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 - 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.
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.
Recent Site Updates
Amendments to the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008
The Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (Amendment) Ordinance, 2015
Bribery and corruption risk information
Information and guidance on anti-bribery and corruption legislation and obligations for businesses and third sector organisations
- Changes to LP annual validation
- Director Disqualifications
- Industry Update
New Limited Partnerships Regulations
The Limited Partnerships (Fees, Annual Validations and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations, 2016
Most recent Registrar notices
- Sanctions and Counter-Terrorism Notices
- Digital Greenhouse Guernsey
- Locate Guernsey
- Startup Hub
- Guernsey's Sanctions Regime
- Guernsey Legal Resources
- Intellectual Property Office
- Guernsey Finance
- Guernsey Financial Services Commission
- Channel Islands Aircraft Registry
- Guernsey Ship Registry
- Births, Marriages and Deaths
- Channel Islands Financial Ombudsman
- Legal Entity Identifiers