How to search the Limited Partnerships Registers

Information about limited partnerships, and how to find it

There are 2 limited partnerships registers - one for New Zealand limited partnerships, the other for overseas limited partnerships. You can search these registers free of charge for information about limited partnerships and their status.

What you can search for

Information available on the register for a limited partnership includes:

  • its name, registration number and New Zealand Business Number (NZBN)
  • its addresses (Registered office, address for service, postal and email address)
  • its date of registration
  • the type of business (New Zealand or overseas limited partnership)
  • its registration status
  • details of its general partners
  • copies of documents filed.

Searching for a New Zealand or overseas limited partnership

To conduct a search, enter a limited partnership’s name, registration number or New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) into the search bar on the register’s homepage.

A ‘quick-search’ list of results will appear immediately, providing basic information for limited partnerships matching your search criteria, including limited partnership name, registration number, NZBN and current status.

For a more detailed list of results, which includes addresses and registration date, select the ‘View more detailed results’ link at the bottom of the quick-search list of results.

Search for a limited partnership

If you select the Search option in the top right-hand corner of the website, you'll see an 'Advanced Search' option. Use this to find specific results for the following criteria.

  • business type (New Zealand or overseas limited partnership)
  • business status (Registered, external administration or deregistered)
  • registration date
  • address keyword
  Use the advanced search

Searching by Role

To search by role, enter the name of a partner and submit your search criteria.

The results returned include the person’s role and appointment date, and the limited partnership they are engaged by.

You can then click on the limited partnership to view further information.

Advanced search options

You can use the ‘Advanced Search’ option for 'Search Role', to find specific results for the following criteria.

  • role type (General partner)
  • role status (All, current or former)
  • business type (New Zealand or overseas limited partnership)
  • business status (Registered, external administration or deregistered)
Search by role in a limited partnership

Organising and saving your search results

You can sort your results by ascending or descending order, and have the choice of printing your results, attaching them to an email, or saving them either as a PDF or an Excel file.

Viewing a limited partnership’s information

To view the publicly available information we hold for a limited partnership, select its name in the search results list.

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.