About general partners of overseas limited partnerships
Who can be an overseas limited partnership general partner
A general partner is involved in the day-to-day management of the overseas limited partnership, and is liable — jointly and severally with any other general partners and the overseas limited partnership itself — for all the debts and liabilities incurred by the overseas limited partnership.
Who can be a general partner
Any person (legal or natural) may be a general partner of an overseas limited partnership.
When you apply to register as an overseas limited partnership you are required to provide details of the general partners — for example:
- In the case of a partner who is an individual, his or her full name, residential address and date and place of birth
- In the case of a partner that is a body corporate, its name, incorporation or registration number (if any) and the address of its registered office and address for service.
All help topics
Getting started on the register
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
Find out how to search the registers for information about New Zealand and overseas limited partnerships, and their current status.
About limited partnerships
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
To register a limited partnership you must complete the application process and pay the registration fee.
Keeping limited partnership details up to date
Once you've registered your limited partnership, you'll need to maintain the registration by filing annual returns and keeping partnership name, partner and address details up to date.
Deregistering a limited partnership
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
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)
Forms you'll need to register your limited partnership or keep details up to date, and a schedule of fees payable.
Managing your online account
Your online services account allows you to update and manage personal and organisation information from your online dashboard.
Overseas limited partnerships
Overseas limited partnerships must apply to register within 10 working days of commencing business in New Zealand, and must meet annual filing requirements to remain registered.
- About overseas limited partnerships
- About general partners
- Registering an overseas limited partnership
- Filing annual returns
- Changing partner details
- Changing an address of an overseas limited partnership
- Changing the name of an overseas limited partnership
- Ceasing business in New Zealand
- Forms for overseas limited partnerships