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Hong Kong Company Registration Services

 

We are a premier partner for businesses embarking on the journey of company formation in Hong Kong, offering comprehensive solutions tailored to meet the diverse needs of clients. With a deep understanding of the local regulatory landscape and business environment, we provide invaluable guidance and support to navigate the complexities of establishing a company in one of Asia's leading business hubs.

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Before registering a company in Hong Kong you need to:

Choose a company name

01

Select a unique company name that complies with Hong Kong's naming regulations. The name should not be identical to any existing company name in Hong Kong and should not contain sensitive or restricted words.

Appoint Directors and Shareholders

02

Decide on the directors and shareholders of the company. Hong Kong companies must have at least one director (who can be an individual or a corporation) and at least one shareholder. Directors and shareholders can be of any nationality and do not need to be residents of Hong Kong.

Choose your Registered Office Address

03

Select a registered office address for the company in Hong Kong. This address will be used for official correspondence and must be a physical address, not a P.O. Box.

Appoint a Company Secretary

04

Decide on a company secretary who must be a resident of Hong Kong or a registered office or a licensed trust or company service provider. The company secretary is responsible for ensuring compliance with statutory requirements.

Allocate your paid-up capital

05

Determine the initial capital shareholders will contribute. In Hong Kong, except for regulated industries, there’s no minimum requirement for share capital, allowing incorporation with just HK$1.

Choose a bank

06

Our recommendations for a DigiBank are: WorldFirst and AirWallex. If you wish to open with a traditional bank as well, our recommendations would be HSBC, CitiBank and HangSeng Bank.

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Prepare Incorporation Documents

Prepare the necessary incorporation documents, including the Articles of Association, Form NNC1 (for company incorporation), and Form IRBR1 (for business registration). These documents must be submitted to the Companies Registry for registration.

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Submit Documents to Companies Registry

 

File the incorporation documents with the Companies Registry either online or by mail. Along with the incorporation documents, you will need to pay the requisite registration fees.

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Apply for Business Registration Certificate 

After company incorporation, apply for a Business Registration Certificate (BRC) from the Inland Revenue Department (IRD). The BRC is required for conducting business in Hong Kong and must be renewed annually.

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Comply with Ongoing Requirements


After company formation, ensure compliance with ongoing requirements such as annual filing of financial statements, holding annual general meetings, maintaining statutory registers, and renewing business registration annually.

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Choose a plan that best suits your needs

Explore our range of packages designed to suit your needs: the Basic Plan offers essential features, while the Premium Plan provides comprehensive benefits. However, our most popular choice is the Standard Plan, striking the perfect balance between affordability and functionality.

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Incorporating from overseas? Explore our international packages designed for individuals residing outside of Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, 100% foreign ownership is allowed for private limited companies. There are no restrictions on foreigners owning and operating a company in Hong Kong. Company directors and shareholders can be based outside of Hong Kong. All you need is the following:​

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Local registered address 
in Hong Kong

Provided by Woodburn

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Local company secretary
based in Hong Kong

Provided by Woodburn

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Passport copy and overseas residential address proof for non-resident directors and shareholders

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Schedule a 30-mins complimentary, no-obligation call to see how Woodburn can help you with your Hong Kong Company Registration.

In this call we will discuss:

  • The process to setup a Hong Kong company

  • The minimum requirements to setup the company

  • Woodburn's advantage

  • Our Hong Kong Company Formation service fees

  • And the next steps

Our calls are automatically scheduled via Zoom. We can schedule the calls via Teams, WeChat or WhatsApp upon direct request. 

Our calls are available from Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm CEST and Wednesday until 9pm CEST (for those based in the Americas).

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