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Limited Companies - Fee schedule

Detailed below are the fees and charges levied by the Guernsey Registry for Limited Companies.

The fees were last amended in January 2021 by The Companies (Registrar) (Fees and Penalties) Regulations, 2020.

The Regulations also updated and restated company classifications. Further information on the classification changes is available in our guidance note: Company Classification Changes - January 2021.

ServiceSection of the lawFee payableNotes
Incorporation fees   
Incorporation - standard17£100Incorporated within 24 hours
Incorporation - rapid17£350Incorporated within 2 hours
Incorporation - special17£750Incorporated within 15 minutes - certain restrictions apply
Incorporated Cell registration17£100Incorporated within 24 hours
Company name reservation27£25Per company name. Reservation for 3 months.
Annual validation fees   
Annual Validation - Category 1 company - primary GFSC licensees 234£1000

Category 1 includes: companies licensed, authorised or registered by the GFSC 

[excluding companies: (a) also falling within Category 2 or Category 3, and (b) companies registered under the Registration of Non Regulated Financial Services Businesses Law, 2008].

Annual Validation - Category 2 company - secondary GFSC licensees234£500

Category 2 includes: licensed insurers under the Insurance Business (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2002, secondary companies and any open or closed ended investment companies not falling within the definition of secondary companies.

Annual Validation - Category 3 company - protected cell companies (PCCs) and incorporated cell companies (ICCs)234



(In addition £100 per incorporated cell, £50 per protected cell)

Annual Validation - Category 4 company - charities and non-profit organisations234

Charities - free of charge


NPOs - £100

Annual Validation - Category 5 company - CSP administered companies (inc. RA and/or reg office)234£500

Category 5 includes: administered companies (i.e. companies where the resident agent holds a fiduciary licence or where a person holding a fiduciary licence is involved in the on-going administration or management of the company) not included in any of the previous categories. 

Annual Validation - Category 6 company - non-licenced companies (not CSP administered)234£250

Category 6 includes: all companies not included in any of the other categories, for example local trading companies or local holding companies where a Guernsey-resident director is acting as the resident agent.

Annual Validation - Category 7 company - GCRA regulated companies234£1000Category 7 includes: GCRA regulated companies, irrespective of whether or not they might otherwise fall under one of the previous categories.

Civil penalty - failure to file annual validation in accordance with the requirements of sections 234 and 235 of the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008


£250 for default of up to one week;


£500 for default of one week to one month;


£1000 for default of one month or more

The civil penalty is per company or incorporated cell.
Changes to company particulars   
Change of name25£25 
Application to register an alternative name in a non-roman script21A£25 
Application to restore a company to the Register370£1,500Please refer to the regulations below and the relevant sections of the law for details of the additional fees charged.
Application for an amalgamation69£1,000 
Application for conversion, transfer or subsumption46-57£100 
Application to migrate an overseas company INTO Guernsey83£100Companies supervised by the GFSC must have prior GFSC consent.
Application to migrate a company OUT of Guernsey97£1,500 
Change company details NO CHARGEThere is no charge to change company details - classification, purpose, economic activity code - using the 'change company details submission'.
Change personal details NO CHARGEThere is no charge to change personal details - address, telephone number, email etc - using the 'change personal details submission'.
Company document filing   
Change of registered office address30


£10 electronic filing. £20 if document filed by post or by hand
Change of Directors145 (1) (a)£10£10 electronic filing. £20 if document filed by post or by hand
Special, waiver and unanimous resolutions178,179 &180£10£10 electronic filing. £20 if document filed by post or by hand
Change of Memorandum and/or Articles of Incorporation41-42


£100 for both documents - £50 for each document
Other document filing501£10Per document. £10 electronic filing. £20 if document filed by post or by hand
Late document filing fee501£5 per day

Charged each calendar day after filing deadline date. Capped at £125 for companies in Category 4 (Charities/Non Profit Organisations) and Category 6 (non-licenced companies which are not CSP administered), and capped at £250 for all other companies.

Copies of Company documents      
Document filings501£2Per document
Certification of document filings501£12Per document
Request for a copy of the entire company file501 

Charge dependent on the number and type of documents - capped at £100 unless the request results in excessive work volumes and/or a burden upon Registry resources.

Copy fee does not include certification charges.

Copy Certificates and Statement of the Register   
Statement of the Register501£10£10 electronic version, £25 certified version
Certificate of Good Standing501£10£10 electronic version, £25 certified version
Copy Certificates501£10£10 electronic version, £25 certified version
Miscellaneous charges   
Exceptional charges501£300 per hour per member of staffThis fee applies where a request, in the reasonable opinion of the Registrar, will result in excessive work volumes and/or is a burden upon Registry resources. The application of the exceptional charges will be advised in advance of any work being undertaken by the Registry.