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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.

Beneficial Ownership Register Update

The Beneficial Ownership of Legal Persons (Guernsey) Law, 2017 is due to come into force on 15 August 2017.

All Guernsey companies, limited liability partnerships and foundations registered from 15 August must provide their beneficial ownership information at the time of incorporation. Guidance notes regarding the process and the definition of beneficial owner are available here.

The timeline for populating the beneficial ownership register for all companies formed prior to 15 August 2017 remains 28 February 2018. Resident agents will be able to make beneficial ownership submissions from 15 August.

Limited Partnership Annual Validations

Limited partnership annual validations were due to be filed in June with an effective date of 31 May 2017. Limited partnerships registered in May 2017 are not be required to file an annual validation this year. Annual validation submissions received after 30 June 2017 are subject to a £100 per month late filing fee.

Limited partnership annual validations will be filed online for the first time this year on the Online Services Portal -

Further information and guidance notes on the online submission process are available here.

Corporate Service Provider directory

The Registry has launched 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.


Alan Bougourd, Registrar, 14 August 2017

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