Registry

Register a Company

You may wish to start a company to do business in St Helena. St Helena’s company registry service can be accessed online.

To set up a company please visit: cr.gov.sh.

Register a Ship

The St Helena Merchant Shipping Policy sets out the criteria for the registration of fishing vessels, commercial vessels, yachts and pleasure vessels in St Helena.  The policy is set by the Executive Council and implemented by the St Helena Registrar of Shipping who may be contacted at karen.yon@sainthelena.gov.sh.

Download the Merchant Shipping Policy in full. 

Vessel Registration Fees

Standard fees
Initial Registry/Registry Renewal/Transfer of Port to St. Helena/Registry Anew:  
~Up to 150GRT Commercial or over 150GT Pleasure owned by persons described in sections (a) (b) or (c) of the Registration of Fishing Vessels, Commercial Vessels, Yachts and Pleasure Vessels Policy Statement £400
~Under 100GRT Commercial or under 150GT Pleasure owned by persons described in sections (a) (b) or (c) of the Registration of Fishing Vessels, Commercial Vessels, Yachts and Pleasure Vessels Policy Statement; £250
~Small Commercial or any Pleasure owned by persons described in sections (a) (b) or (c) of the Registration of Fishing Vessels, Commercial Vessels, Yachts and Pleasure Vessels Policy Statement; £50
~Up to 150GRT Commercial or any Pleasure Vessel owned by persons described in sections (d) or (e) of the Registration of Fishing Vessels, Commercial Vessels, Yachts and Pleasure Vessels Policy Statement; £600
Provisional registration £200
Transfer of Ownership by Bill of Sale                                     £120
Transfer of Ownership by Transmission on Death of owner £120
Registration of priority notice by intending mortgagee               £50
Renewal of priority notice by intending mortgagee                 £45
Registration of Mortgage                                                    £120
Transfer or Transmission of Mortgage £120
Discharge of Mortgage £120
Renewal of Registration £100
Change in particulars, including change of Engine, Authorised Officer £50
and change of Representative Person £50
Change of Vessel name £50
Issue of duplicate certificate £50
Transcript of a Register £50
Request for Closure by owner £50
Transcript of a Closed Register £50
Transcript of a Register at other than current date £50
Transfer of Port of Registry from St Helena, including transcript & closure £80
Inspecting a Register Book £15
Certified Copy of Document £5