Company Formation in Hong Kong

Why Register a Company in Hong Kong?

  • Hong Kong is one of the most liberal economies in the world and also a prominent banking hub. It is an epicentre of foreign investment, and international capital transactions are a cinch.
  • Hong Kong is the most convenient gateway to do business in and with mainland China, owing to the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA).
  • The corporate tax in Hong Kong is just 16.5%, and the taxation simple is simple.
  • In terms of infrastructure, Hong Kong is one of the most developed countries in the world, with several international corporate offices housed in it.
  • The general populace of Hong Kong is educated, skilled and English-speaking – so sourcing human resources for deploying a business here is not a problem at all.

Process of Registering a Company in Hong Kong

  • Decide upon a name for your company.
  • Prepare the Articles of Association (AoA) and incorporation form to submit to the Business Registration Office.
  • Get the required documents signed by the director(s) and the shareholder(s).
  • Submit these documents to the Companies Registry, along with paying the required fee.
  • The Companies Registry examines the application, and issues a Certificate of Incorporation if everything is in order.
  • Arrange for the statutory books of the company.
  • Get a corporate bank account opened by presenting the certified documents of the company to a desired bank.

Documents Required for Company Registration in Hong Kong

  • A copy of the Articles of Association of the company
  • An incorporation form specifying the following details:
    • Company name
    • Registered address
    • Brief description of business activities
    • Particulars of shareholders, directors and company secretary
    • Liability of members
    • Share capital registered on incorporation
    • Number of shares allocated to subscribers
  • Copies of Hong Kong identity card and residential address proof [for resident directors and shareholders]
  • Copies of passport and overseas residential address proof [for non-resident directors and shareholders]
  • Copies of parent company registration documents such as Certificate of Incorporation and Articles of Association [for corporate directors and shareholders]