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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.

The guidance notes below have been developed to provide information on the requirements of the Foundations (Guernsey) Law, 2012 administered by the Guernsey Registry. Information is also provided on how submissions required to ensure compliance with the legislation can be filed with the Registry.

GuidanceRequirements of the legislation and/or other relevant informationForms
Change of particulars

Change of particulars guidance


Notification of the change of particulars must be filed with the Registrar within 21 days of the change.

pdf icon Change of name - foundation [375kb]

pdf icon Change of registered office - foundation [354kb]

pdf icon Change of charter - foundation [347kb]

pdf icon Change of councillors - foundation [363kb]

pdf icon Change of resident agent - foundation [333kb]

pdf icon Change of guardian - foundation [361kb]

Charter - required elementspdf icon Charter - required elements [226kb]-
Feespdf icon The Foundations (Guernsey) (Fees) Regulations, 2013 [165kb]-
Foundation searchesFoundation searches guidance-
Integration of Foundations and LLPs into the Online Services Portalpdf icon Integration of Foundations & LLPs into the Online Services Portal [667kb]-
Migration of an overseas foundation into Guernseypdf icon Migration in - Guidance [239kb]
Migration out of Guernseypdf icon Migration out - Guidance [230kb]pdf icon Migration Out - Application Form [922kb]
Registration of a FoundationFoundation registration guidance
Restoration to the Register - Administrativepdf icon Foundation administrative restoration - guidance [143kb]n/a
Restoration to the Register - Courtpdf icon Foundation Court restoration - guidance [131kb]n/a
Rules - required elementspdf icon Rules - required elements [268kb]-
Sample documents available online

Sample documents available to purchase are shown below:

pdf icon Certificate of Good Standing [86kb]

pdf icon Statement of the Register [144kb]

Strike Off - Voluntary and Involuntary



pdf icon Voluntary Strike Off - Declaration of Compliance [70kb]
Winding Up - application for removal from the registerpdf icon Winding up and termination of a Foundation [1Mb]pdf icon Application for removal from the Foundation register [355kb]
Winding Up - notification of winding uppdf icon Winding up and termination of a Foundation [1Mb]pdf icon Notification of Winding Up [307kb]