Alderney Court Office Resources

Incorporation of an Alderney Company

An Alderney Company (a "Company") is incorporated upon the registration of its memorandum and articles in the Register of Companies in accordance with the provisions of the Companies (Alderney) Law, 1994 (the "Companies Law").

An application for registration may only be made by a Corporate Service Provider (a "CSP"), who has a full fiduciary licence issued by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission, and must be in writing on the standard form providedpdf icon Company Registration Form [176kb].  There are currently four CSPs based in Alderney, which are listed here. A list of CSPs based in Guernsey can be found here. An application for registration must be accompanied by the information and documents set out in the Companies Law.

The Companies (Standard Table) Regulations, 1995 prescribe a standard table of articles which may accordingly be adopted by Companies in whole or in part and/or subject to any specified exceptions, adaptions and modifications. The information that must be stated in a Company's memorandum is set out at section 2 of the Companies Law.

Unless one of the exemptions in the Companies Law applies, Companies are required to have a resident agent. A resident agent must be either a CSP or a director of the Company who is resident in Alderney. The resident agent has certain responsibilities and obligations with regard to the beneficial ownership of the Company.

Please note that the Companies Law does not make any provision for the migration of a company between Alderney and another jurisdiction.

The registration fee for incorporating a Company is currently £170.00 - see here.