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The Foundations (Annual Renewal) (Guernsey) Regulations, 2014 require all Guernsey foundations to file an annual renewal with the Registry during June each year (except foundations registered in May of the year in question).
The annual renewal must contain the foundation's details as at 31 May in the year in question.
Paper copies of the Annual Renewal forms are sent out to the registered office of each foundation during May. The forms are pre-populated with the current information held on the register.
A councillor or resident agent of the foundation will need to check that the information provided is accurate, confirm whether there have been any amendments to the Charter since incorporation/last renewal and sign and date the form. The form must then be returned to the Registry with payment of the annual renewal fee by 30th June.
The fee of £500 can be paid by cheque (payable to Guernsey Registry), credit/debit card or Registry credit account. Late filing fees of £100 per month will apply for all annual renewals received from 1 July.