Forms for overseas limited partnerships

Forms you'll need to register and maintain overseas limited partnerships

Most of the tasks required to register and manage an overseas limited partnership can now be done online. However, the use of certain forms is still necessary for some maintenance tasks. These can be downloaded on the page below.

Registering an overseas limited partnership

Use the following form where a general partner of a new overseas limited partnership is an 'other entity', that is to say, not registered as a New Zealand company or limited partnership.

This form will be made public. For general partners classified as 'other entities' on the New Zealand register, use forms LP15 and LP16.

Maintaining an overseas limited partnership

The following forms are necessary to perform certain tasks when maintaining your overseas limited partnership. Please submit your completed forms using the appropriate upload service.

Refer to our help guides for instructions.

Use this form to notify the appointment of a new general partner, the change of a general partner's details (for example, change of general partner's address) or to give notice that a general partner has ceased to hold office.

Use this form to give notice of changes in the addresses of an overseas limited partnership, including new address of overseas registered office, change in persons authorised to accept service, new postal address, new email address and new address of principal place of business in New Zealand.

You must have given public notice (under section 113(1)(a) of the Limited Partnerships Act 2008) of the overseas limited partnership's intention to cease business in New Zealand at least 3 months before giving this notice (form LP14) to the Registrar.

Overseas limited partnerships should use this form to upload additional information about general partners classified as 'other entities'. This form will be made public. For general partners classified as 'other entities' on the New Zealand register, use forms LP15 and LP16. An 'other entity' is any entity that is not registered as a New Zealand company or limited partnership.

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.