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) are currently made in paper format by the general partner (GP) of the limited partnership.
The application must include the filing fee of £350, and a declaration signed by the GP stating the following particulars:
- The name of the limited partnership
- Nature and principal place of its business
- Registered office
- Full name and address of every general partner
- Term of limited partnership and date of commencement of that term
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.
Applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to the Registry. Payment of the registration fee can be made by Registry credit account, credit/debit card or cheque.
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.