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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.

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).

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.

Employment Opportunity

The Guernsey Registry is seeking to appoint a Registry Officer to deliver a high quality service to the public.

The post holder will act as a key member of the Guernsey Registry front line team, the initial point of contact for all telephone, visitor and email enquiries. The team deals with all contacts to the Registry including paper documents, income payments, on-line submissions of documents and enquiries, and ongoing maintenance to ensure integrity of the Registers.

The post holder will undertake all aspects of the general clerical and administrative duties, and he/she will work as part of a small flexible team.

Further information and how to apply can be found here: States of Guernsey Careers: Registry Officer

Guernsey Registry Update for Industry - August 2019

The Registry has issued an Industry Update which is available to view here: pdf icon Industry Update - August 2019 [940kb]

The update contains LP, LLP and foundation updates, Intellectual Property Office updates, information on a change to the process of supplying beneficial ownership information on registration of paper applications and information on upcoming economic activity code changes.

Guernsey Registry values, vision, mission, strategic objectives

In April the Registry started work on refreshing its values, vision, mission and strategic objectives, with the aim of clarifying the role of the Registry for all its stakeholders and helping to guide all of the Registry's staff in their work and objectives.

The Registry worked with representatives of its stakeholders, including Corporate Service Providers, industry groups, Registry staff and other States of Guernsey officials to gain their valuable feedback and agree a final version of the document. We would like to thank everyone who was involved in the process.

The Registry's refreshed values, vision, mission and strategic objectives is now available to view here.

Companies struck off for failure to submit annual validation

On 20 May 2019, the Registry published details of companies that had failed to file an annual validation this year.

Those companies listed for strike off on 20 May that have not shown cause to the contrary (submitted an annual validation) have now been struck off.

Details of those companies that have been struck off can be found here.

Charities/Non Profit Organisations (NPO's) struck off for failure to file Annual Renewal

All Charities and NPO's registered under The Charities and Non Profit Organisations (Registration) (Guernsey) Law, 2008 are required to comply with Section 5 of The Charities and Non Profit Organisations (Registration) (Guernsey) Law, 2008 and apply to renew their registration by the end of January each year. The organisations which have failed to do this have been struck from the Register.

The Registry has published a list of these organisations which can be found here.

Note: Prior to 30th June 2014, the administration of Charities and NPO's was not undertaken by the Guernsey Registry, accordingly only organisations struck off following the renewal period of January 2015, of which the Guernsey Registry had oversight, are shown in the list.

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.

Fraud Warning to Bailiwick Charities

The Guernsey Border Agency has issued a fraud warning to Bailiwick Charities. Further information can be found here.

Mat Desforges, Registrar, 12 August 2019

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