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Getting Underway

Establishing a business in Guernsey is straightforward. Those setting up a company on the island can do so quickly and with a minimum of fuss.

The States of Guernsey (our Government) and the private sector both see enabling business to flourish as the key driver. It’s all part of the island’s business culture which is based on the ‘can do’ approach. 

Rules, regulations, fees and licences to operate are in place only where strictly necessary. In fact for some businesses, all that is required is to register with the Revenue Service.

Amongst the first steps to take, may be:

Registering as a Guernsey Company 

Registering your Business and Staff with the Revenue Service

Employing Staff

Finding Premises

If you are considering setting up or migrating your financial services business to Guernsey, you will need to apply for a license or registration from the regulating body, the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC).

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Start-up Support 

Guernsey's Start Up Hub can provide independent advice on the process of establishing a business in Guernsey, and their regular networking events can provide a valuable source of professional contacts in your new island location.

Start-up HUB


Support from Locate Guernsey

Locate Guernsey is a States of Guernsey initiative, developed by the Committee for Economic Development, with the aim of promoting not just our unique island, but also the wide range of opportunities it offers. Guernsey’s unique position both geographically and economically make it an ideal location for setting up a business and the States is keen to actively engage with interested individuals or parties.

We aim to provide a service which can streamline the transition of your business to the island, pointing you in the right direction in regards to key issues such as immigration, tax, and company registry, so that moving is easy and stress free.

Please don't hesitate to contact the team who can help with any enquiries, or put you in touch with someone who can.


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