Offshore Services
The Bailiwick of Guernsey is a British Crown Dependency off the coast of Normandy, France. Guernsey and Jersey are the two islands which form The Channel Islands.

The main sources of income for Guernsey are its financial services and tourism. Guernsey is mainly based on English Common Law.

Requirements for Limited Liability Company (Private Limited):

  • Minimum one shareholder and a corporate entity can be a shareholder
  • Limited Liability Company must maintain a registered office in Guernsey.
  • A registered agent is recommended for a Limited Liability Company registered in the Guernsey.
  • Statutory books of the Limited Liability Company registered in the Guernsey should be kept at the registered office.
  • Usually the standard Authorised Share Capital for a Limited Liability Company registered in the Guernsey is £10,000 and £1 must be paid up.
  • Minimum one director required and a corporate can be appointed as a director.
  • Details of the director and shareholder are mentions on the public records and these details can be obtained from the Companies House.
  • Annual returns have to be filled.
  • Accounts have to be prepared and filled annually but in certain cases exemption can be made.
  • Based on the company size, transactions and other factors, Audit of the company would be determined. In certain cased small companies are exempt from auditing.

Incorporation Package will include the following:
Memorandum and Articles of Association
Certificate of Incorporation
Register of Directors
Share Certificates
Register of Shareholders
1st year registered office
1st year registered agent
1st year Government fees
Minutes of the Board meeting
Resolutions as per requirement
Corporate Seal

Any additional documents required will be provided upon request.

Carefully setup Offshore Structure must provide the following:
  • An offshore structure allows you to trade internationally without any major restrictions.
  • An offshore structure has a legal tax exempt status and therefore the company would not be paying any corporation tax.
  • An offshore structure would preserve anonymity for which professional chartered accountants and lawyers are appointed as nominee directors and shareholders.
  • Limited Liability with no requirement of the share capital being paid up.
  • No requirement to prepare accounts, file account and other financial statements or to get the accounts audited.
  • Asset protection.

Due Diligence and KYC Requirement:

To comply with Money Laundering Regulations we are required to undertake due diligence on each beneficial owner and director who intend to undertake our services.

The documents which are required are as follows:

Certified Passport Copy
Recent Utility Bill (no older than 3 months)
Professional Reference (e.g. prepared by a Chartered Accountant or Lawyer)
Bank Reference

Please note the due diligence documents can be obtained whilst your company is being incorporated. To expedite the incorporation process you can send the scanned copies of the documents via email and the originals can be posted via recorded delivery.

If you are unable to provide any one of these documents then a suitable replacement for the same will have to be provided seeking our consent.

Kindly note that we will not release any company documents prior to the receipt of these original documents.

For further information on the incorporation procedure, kindly contact us at +44 207 096 0245 or alternatively email us at and we would ensure that you receive the most rapid and professional service possible. We appreciate your business.

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the details contained herein are correct and updated, it does not constitute legal or professional advice of any kind. Kindly consult a professional lawyer or Chartered Accountant before making any decisions. Asarpota+Sammut International do not accept any responsibility, legal or otherwise, for any errors or omission.