Incorporating a Limited Liability Partnership
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.
Guernsey limited liability partnerships (LLPs) can only be incorporated by a Corporate Service Provider (CSP) who holds a full fiduciary licence from the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.
The Registry has a directory of CSPs available here.
All LLPs must have at least two members. LLP members can be a body corporate or a natural person. Generally, all LLPs must have a resident agent who is either a Guernsey resident individual member of the LLP or a CSP. There are some limited exemptions, for example if the LLP is a closed or open-ended investment scheme within the meaning of the Protection of Investors (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1987.
LLP incorporation submissions are currently made by completing the paper form available below and emailing it to email@example.com. Payment of the incorporation fee can be made by Registry credit account, credit/debit card or cheque.
All LLPs must also submit beneficial ownership information on incorporation using the 'Beneficial ownership manual data capture form' available below. Further guidance on beneficial ownership requirements is available here: Beneficial Ownership Guidance.
For full details of the requirements to register a LLP in Guernsey please refer to the Limited Liability Partnerships (Guernsey) Law, 2013 and, if applicable, seek professional advice.
Please note: All LLP members/resident agents must be registered with the Guernsey Registry before submitting the incorporation form. This is the same process as registering a director for a company, and if an individual is already registered with the Registry as a director, there is no need to register again.
|Incorporation form - LLP [486kb]||2 hour incorporations must be received before 3pm to be incorporated the same day.|
|Beneficial ownership manual data capture form [104kb]|
Form to be used to submit beneficial ownership information for LLP applications (BO Manual Data Capture Form v3.xlsx).
Guidance on how to use the form is available here:
Filing beneficial ownership information for paper applications [401kb]
Please note: Beneficial ownership information must be submitted for all new LLP incorporations (unless the LLP is to be resident agent exempt).
|Person Registration Form [146kb]||CSPs can also register LLP members using the Online Services Portal using the 'Register Entity Officials (Director, Guardian, Councillor)' submission.|
|Overseas Body Corporate Registration form [124kb]||CSPs can also register LLP members using the Online Services Portal using the 'Register Entity Officials (Director, Guardian, Councillor)' submission.|
Relevant links & information
The Limited Liability Partnerships (Guernsey) Law, 2013