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Annual Validation - companies

All Guernsey companies must file an Annual Validation with the Registry between 1 January and the last day of February each year (except companies incorporated in December the previous year).

The Annual Validation contains the details of the company as they were on 31 December the previous year. All Annual Validation submissions are made online at

The Annual Validation fee depends on the classification of the company. See here for the company fee schedule. A late filing fee of £100 per month will apply for all submissions made from 1 March.

You may wish to consider whether your company should be passing waiver resolutions exempting the company from the requirements to have its accounts audited and/or hold an AGM. Further information on how to pass and file these resolutions is available here: Resolutions & Waivers

Failure to file an Annual Validation will result in the company being listed for strike off.

You will need the following to make the submission:

1.   Log in details for the Online Services Portal - click here for more information on how to register/log in

2.   Company registration number and Entity PIN - click here for information regarding PINs

3.   Payment method (cheque, credit/debit card, Registry credit account)

The guidance notes on this page give further information relating to Annual Validations. Should you need any more information please contact us.

Guidance NoteDescription
pdf icon How to make an Annual Validation submission [1Mb]Step-by-step guidance on making an Annual Validation submission online, including payment methods and further information.
pdf icon PIN requests [2Mb]Step-by-step guidance on requesting a new Entity PIN using the Online Services Portal.
pdf icon My Companies & Data Download [537kb]Guidance on how to use the 'Data Download' function to export the data held by the Registry for all companies added to 'My Companies'. This can be useful if you are filing annual validations for several companies and need to verify that the data is up to date.

Annual Validation Amendments

If you need to amend an Annual Validation that has already been filed you can file an Annual Validation Amendment submission.

You will need to ensure that the relevant details have been updated (by making the relevant online submissions) before making the Annual Validation Amendment submission.

Guidance noteDescription
pdf icon How to make an Annual Validation Amendment submission [2Mb]Step-by-step guidance on making an Annual Validation Amendment submission online.

Relevant links & information

The Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008