Guernsey Company Documents

Our experience as company formation agents and our relationship with the Register of Guernsey Companies means, we can obtain registry copies of company documents and provide company search reports.

We are able to supply company documents from the Companies Registry in Guernsey.

Guernsey Company Search

The Guernsey Company Search is a summary of the latest information filed at Guernsey Registry, confirms the existence of the company and provides further company details disclosed by the company.

A Guernsey company search report includes the following information:

  • Company Name and effective date
  • Company Registered number
  • Company Registered date
  • Registered Office address and effective date
  • Previous Company names - including start and end date
  • Company Type - non cellular company, cell company, protected cell company
  • Liability Type - Limited by shares
  • Company Classification
  • Company Status
  • Current Resident Agent name
  • Current Resident Agent address
  • Previous Resident Agent name
  • Current Directors, start date, service address - where available
  • Previous Directors, start date, end date, service address - where available
  • Economic Activity type
  • Liability type
  • AGM's - Waived the requirement
  • Company Registered date
  • Audit Exempt Annual
  • Resident Agent Exempt
  • Audit Exempt
  • Copy of Statement of the Register – provides a full extract of the publicly available information held on the Register - electronic copy
  • List of filed documents - including date received, status of document, document type, date registered and reference number - not all documents filed before 2008 will show on the electronic record.

There is no requirements to file annual accounts with the registry so, copies of latest financial accounts are not included in the search report.

Guernsey Company Search Report - Timescale

The search report will be ordered from the Registrar General's Department and delivered by email in 3 - 4 days.

Statement of the Register

The Statement of the Register provides a full extract of the publicly available information held on the Register and the time the document is prepared. An electronic copy of this document is included in the company search report we provide.

We can provide a registry certified copy of this document delivered by courier, this certified company document includes company details filed with the Registrar General's Department, previous registered names, principle place of business, nature of business, members on incorporation, name and address of resident agent and a list of filed documents.

We can provide a copy of the Statement of the Register for a Guernsey company which is Notarised and Apostilled at the Guernsey Royal Court House.

Guernsey Certificate of Good Standing

A Certificate of Good Standing issued by Guernsey Registry, certifies the company was incorporated in Guernsey, has submitted its annual validation declaration (due by 31 January each year) and remains on the register of companies. An electronic copy can be supplied from the Guernsey Registry or alternatively a certified original certificate sent by courier.

Guernsey Certificate of Good Standing

Guernsey Certificate of Incorporation

The Guernsey Certificate of Incorporation is issued by the Guernsey Registry and we can provide a registry copy of the company incorporation certificate which includes the company name, company number, date of incorporation and states that a company is incorporated under the relevant companies acts.

An electronic copy can be supplied from the Guernsey Registry or alternatively a certified original Certificate of Incorporation sent by courier

Guernsey Certificate of Incorporation

Company File

We can request from the Guernsey Registry a scanned copy of the entire company file, the charge is dependent on the number and type of company documents it contains.

Articles of Association

The Articles of Association and are tightly regulated by the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008. We can provide Certified or scanned copies of the Articles of Association.

Company Registration Renewal

Companies are obliged to pay an annual validation fee to the authorities accompanied by the annual return. This fee is variable on the type of company.

Accounting and Financial Statements

Each year your Guernsey company must complete a validation for the Guernsey Registrar of Companies along with a declaration signed by the director or secretary stating all requirements of the Companies Law in respect to the annual validation have been fulfilled. An annual validation is a process that allows the company director or secretary to validate and confirm the information on the register is correct.

There is no requirements to file annual accounts with the registry.

Company Registers

Shareholder and director registers must be kept at the registered office and must also be filed with the Companies Registry in Guernsey. Despite the filing requirements these documents are not available for public inspection.

General Meetings

Companies are obliged to hold an annual general meeting once every calendar year and within 18 months following the incorporation. These meetings may be held anywhere in the world. It is possible to waiver the requirement to hold an annual general meeting if certain conditions are met.

Annual Return

Since 2008 the annual return has been identified as the annual validation form. All companies are obliged to file an annual validation form with the Guernsey Registry. We can provide this document as an electronic copy or a registry certified copy by courier.

Memorandum of Association

The Memorandum of Association sets the constitution of the company, identifying the company's name, type of company, the company’s registered office situated in Guernsey and the liability of its members and, in the case of a company whose objects are restricted, those objects. We can provide Certified or scanned copies of the Memorandum of Association.

Apostille - Legalisation

Company documents are Notarised in Guernsey then submitted to the Legalisation Officer at the Greffe,Royal Court House, to be Apostilled. We can provide the following Apostilled Guernsey company documents:

  • Statement of the Register
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Certificate of Good Standing
  • Articles of Association
  • Memorandum of Association

An Apostille is a certificate attached to an original Guernsey company document which, confirms the authenticity of the signature and registry stamp.We can provide Apostlled company documents on a standard or express service.

Company Directors

It is a requirement to maintain records on the directors of a company in Guernsey, however, these documents may not be available publicly and as such our ability to provide this information is subject to availability.


Details of the shareholders are not recorded on the public registry, therefore, we are unlikely to be able to provide details of the company shareholders.

Guernsey Company Documents

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Guernsey Document Fees
  • Company Search Report - by email £86
  • Certificate of Good Standing - £86
  • Certificate of Incorporation  - £86