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1931 Act companies

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Incorporation

  • Standard incorporation of a Company occurs within 48 hours of receipt of these documents, and costs £100
  • 2 hour incorporation of a Company costs £250 **
  • A 'while you wait' service is available, and costs £500 ***

All incorporations are subject to receipt of the correct fee, and the name being acceptable. A registration fee paid to the Department may not be refundable, whether or not the Company is registered in accordance with the timeline specified.

** If the incorporation documents are received by the Department before 2:30 on a business day, the Company may be incorporated within 2 hours of receipt of the documents

*** If the incorporation documents are received by the Department before 4pm on a business day, the Company may be incorporated while the person who presented the documents waits.

Annual Returns

Annual return fees for standard companies are:

DescriptionFee
if filed on time £380
if filed after 1 month and 1 day to 3 months £480
if filed more than 3 months after the date the Return is made up to £630

Annual return fees for excepted companies are:

DescriptionFee
if filed on time £95
if filed after 1 month and 1 day to 3 months £195
if filed more than 3 months after the date the Return is made up to £345

Annual Return fees for companies registered as charities are:

DescriptionFee
if filed on time £0
if filed after 1 month and 1 day to 3 months £100
if filed more than 3 months after the date the Return is made up to £250

Documents are not considered registered until they have been checked for completeness and consistency. If a document is rejected for any reason, late fees may become payable. We highly recommend you lodge documents on or as soon after the effective date as possible. 

Late fees for other documents

Length of delay measured from the date the document is due:

  • 1 month and 1 day to 3 months:   £100
  • more than 3 months:  £250

Late fees do not apply to:

  • the statement send to the Department under section 267 of the 1931 Act
  • the delivery to the Department of a copy of an order of the High Court declaring a dissolution of a company to be void under section 272 of the 1931 Act
  • the delivery to the Department of a copy of an order of the High Court restoring a company to be void under section 272 of the 1931 Act
  • the delivery of the Department of the abstract required under section 281 of the 1931 Act

Miscellaneous fees

DescriptionFee
Registration of a charge £25
Entry of satisfaction: £10
Application for a declaration of dissolution £95
Filing a copy of a Court order for restoration of a company to the register: £180
Filing a copy of a Court order for declaring a dissolution of a company to be void £180
Application under section 273B of the 1931 Act £1,185
Inspection of a company file £5
Issue of duplicate certificate £9
Photocopy, electrostatic copy or similar process £0.50
Certification of a copy £1.50
Extraction fee for the supply of information from a company file £37
Requisition of a certificate of fact  £50
Requisition of a certificate of fact - within 3 hours £100
Taking an affidavit, affirmation, declaration, or attestation before a public officer (but not a declaration of secrecy under rule 29 of the Election Rules contained in Schedule 2 to the Representation of the People Act 1995, or a similar declaration moade for the purposes of the election of members of a local authority) £8
Witness of each exhibit to an affidavit, affirmation, declaration or attestation taken before a public officer £5

Companies incorporated outside the Island

Registration   £100

Annual declaration  £380

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