Applying to deregister a limited partnership

How to remove your limited partnership from the register

If your limited partnership has ceased doing business, you can apply to the Registrar to deregister the limited partnership and have it removed from the register.

Forms and documents you'll need to provide

A completed form to request deregistration

To remove a limited partnership from the register, the general partner, limited partner, or any other person permitted by the partnership agreement is required to complete, and upload, form LP8. This form must be signed by the applicant.

Written notice from the Commissioner of Inland Revenue

Your request must also be accompanied by written notice from the Commissioner of Inland Revenue stating that the Commissioner has no objection to the limited partnership being deregistered.

Authority to apply for deregistration

To upload form LP8 (along with any supporting information) and apply for deregistration, you must have:

  • a RealMe® login
  • an online services account with the Limited Partnerships Registers
  • confirmed your authority to manage information on behalf of the limited partnership.

How to apply for deregistration

  1. Log in to your online services account.
  2. On the dashboard, select the limited partnership you wish to deregister from your 'My Businesses' list.
  3. From the menu, select 'Maintain Limited Partnership' and click 'Request to Deregister'.
  4. Upload your completed application to deregister a limited partnership (Form LP8).
  5. Upload letter from Inland Revenue.
  6. Upload any supporting documents and click 'Submit'.
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What happens next

The Registrar must give public notice of intention to deregister a limited partnership

The Registrar is required to give public notice of the intended deregistration, and provide a period of 20 working days for any objections to be made by the public. The notice is published on the Companies Office website and the New Zealand Gazette.

The applicant is sent a letter when they lodge their documents confirming the date the Registrar will give public notice of their intention to deregister the limited partnership from the register.

News and notices

Wait 20 working days to allow for any objections

Once the notice has been published, the public has 20 working days to object to the removal of the limited partnership. Anyone can object during this time, as long as their objection is for a reason defined under section 321 of the Companies Act 1993.

Remove the limited partnership from the register

If we've received no objection after 20 working days, the limited partnership will be removed from the register as soon as possible (generally the next working day).

All help topics

Getting started on the register 5 guides

About limited partnerships, the roles and responsibilities of general and limited partners, and how to set up your online services account.

Searching the Limited Partnerships Registers 2 guides

Find out how to search the registers for information about New Zealand and overseas limited partnerships, and their current status.

About limited partnerships 6 guides

Limited partnerships are registered under the Limited Partnerships Act 2008. The registers of limited partnerships and overseas limited partnerships are administered by the NZ Companies Office.

Registering a limited partnership 3 guides

To register a limited partnership you must complete the application process and pay the registration fee.

Deregistering a limited partnership 4 guides

If a limited partnership is terminated, or you ask for it to be deregistered, you must notify us so it can be removed from the register. The Registrar can also choose to deregister limited partnerships.

Restoring a limited partnership 3 guides

You can apply to the Registrar to have your limited partnership restored to the register. You'll need to provide evidence to support your application.

Forms and fees for limited partnerships (NZ) 3 guides

Forms you'll need to register your limited partnership or keep details up to date, and a schedule of fees payable.