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About Hong Kong

A Private Limited Company is the most commonly-used legal entity in Hong Kong that is separate and distinct from the individuals who run it.

Hong Kong located on the south-eastern of China and in the heart of rapidly developing East Asia which is a very popular place to incorporate for foreign investors and businesses because Hong Kong is near to China and has a simple tax system with no VAT, no capital gain tax and no withholding tax.

Hong Kong also offers a great business environment with no restrictions of business scope, a world-class infrastructure and an well-found internet banking system.

Language

  • English is an official language and is widely used within the Government and also by the legal, professional and business sectors.

Best Path to China

  • Prime location at the geographical of China;
  • CEPA and lower withholding tax for dividend and royalty in china.

Well-found Banking Facilities

  • Convenience internet banking system;
  • No foreign exchange control.

Very-well Business Environment

  • No restriction on business scope;
  • World-class infrastructure and good supply of high quality manpower.

Simple Tax System

  • No VAT, capital gain tax and withholding tax;
  • Non-HK source tax exemption.
Lite
HK Company Incorporation Service Package
HKD 6,200
Government fees included
Company Name Search
Documents Preparation
Certificate of Incorporation (CI)
Business Registration Certificate (BR)
Standard
HK Company Incorporation Service Package
HKD 8,600
Government fees included
Company Name Search
Documents Preparation
Certificate of Incorporation (CI)
Business Registration Certificate (BR)
Annual Company Secretary Parking
Annual Registered Address Parking
Premium
HK Company Incorporation Service Package
HKD 13,000
Government fees included
Company Name Search
Documents Preparation
Certificate of Incorporation (CI)
Business Registration Certificate (BR)
Annual Company Secretary Parking
Annual Registered Address Parking
Annual HK Correspondence Address Parking
Business Bank Account Opening
Incorporation Documents Certification
Service fees
Documents Preparation HKD 1,200
Annual Company Secretary Parking HKD 1,200
Annual Registered Address Parking HKD 1,200
Annual HK Correspondence Address Parking HKD 1,200
Business Bank Account Opening HKD 2,500
Incorporation Documents Certification HKD 700
Government fees
Certificate of Incorporation (CI) HKD 1,800
Business Registration Certificate (BR) 12 HKD 2250
Apply duplicates of a valid Business Registration Certificate HKD 100
Disbursement
Company Kit (Green Box) HKD 700
Printing and Copying HKD 250

 

Note
1

Business Registration ("BR") Fee and Levy depends on company incorporation date.

PeriodBR Fee
April - 1, 2017 to March - 31, 2018HKD 2,250
April - 1, 2016 - March - 31, 2017 HKD 250
April - 1, 2014 to March - 31, 2016 HKD 2,250
July - 19, 2013 to March - 31, 2014 HKD 250
April - 1, 2012 to July - 18, 2013 HKD 450
August - 1, 2011 to March - 31, 2012 HKD 2,450
2

By Hong Kong Companies Ordinance Chapter 310 Section 12, a valid Business Registration Certificate shall be displayed at the place of business to which such certificate relates.

Setup Requirement

Set up a business in Hong Kong is fast and easy. There are no restrictions on the use of foreigners as Shareholders or Directors at a Hong Kong company. The only thing you have to accomplish is having your company name approved.

Company Name

  • Same company name is prohibited according to Hong Kong Company Registry.
  • Either an English name or Chinese name; or
  • Both English and Chinese name.

Shareholder(s) and Director(s)

  • No nationality restriction.
  • Individual and/or Corporate shareholder is acceptable.
  • Corporate director is acceptable but at least one natural person as director.

Company Secretary and Registered Address

  • Comply with Hong Kong Companies Ordinance, appointment of Company Secretary and Registered Address is required.

Capital Requirement

  • Minimum subscribed share capital is 1 share (equivalent to HKD1).
  • No par-value for share(s).

Key Corporate Features

General Information
Political StabilityGood
Type of CompanyLimited
Legal SystemCommon Law + Basic Law
Corporate Requirement
Minimum Number of Shareholders1
Minimum Number of Directors1
Registered AddressYes
Company SecretaryYes
Others
Corporate Tax16.5%
Filing of Annual ReturnYes
Shelf-companiesAvailable
Public Disclosure
Beneficiary Owner(s)No
Filings Shareholder(s)Yes
Filings Director(s)Yes
Incorporation Procedures

Set up a Hong Kong Company is easy as 3 steps.

Client don't need to be in Hong Kong in the company formation stage; everything can be done by email and courier.

Decide to use ready made (shelf) company or tailor made company;

If ready made is required
  • It takes around 2-3 working days to complete the registration work (after we receive full payment and original signed documents).
If tailor made is required
  • It takes 7-8 working days to complete the registration work (after we receive full payment and original signed documents);
  • In case you are available to come to Hong Kong, the process of incorporation can be speed up to around 1-2 working days by e-Registration.
 
1

Please prepare below documents of all Shareholder(s) and Director(s):

  • Identity Document
    such as valid ID card / passport copy.
  • Residential Address Proof
    such as utility bill or bank statement showing full name and residential address (issued in recent 3 months)
2

3 intended company names in order of preference.

You can choose from our Ready-made companies list.

3

You can submit the information to us via:

Both Company Secretary and Registered Address are required for Hong Kong company incorporation.

There is no need to provide us such information if you engage our Company Secretary Parking and Registered Address Parking services.

 

Overview of Hong Kong Tax System

Hong Kong is well-known as one of the lowest tax regimes in the world and the tax system in Hong Kong is relatively simple.

Key Features of Hong Kong Tax System

  • Tax on Territorial Sourced Basis
  • Residence
  • No Tax on Capital Gains and Dividend Income

Types of Hong Kong Tax and the Related Tax Rates

There are three distinct and separate headings under which tax is levied:

  1. Profits Tax
  2. Salaries Tax
  3. Property Tax

 

Lite
HK Company Incorporation Service Package
HKD 6,200
Government fees included
Company Name Search
Documents Preparation
Certificate of Incorporation (CI)
Business Registration Certificate (BR)
Standard
HK Company Incorporation Service Package
HKD 8,600
Government fees included
Company Name Search
Documents Preparation
Certificate of Incorporation (CI)
Business Registration Certificate (BR)
Annual Company Secretary Parking
Annual Registered Address Parking
Premium
HK Company Incorporation Service Package
HKD 13,000
Government fees included
Company Name Search
Documents Preparation
Certificate of Incorporation (CI)
Business Registration Certificate (BR)
Annual Company Secretary Parking
Annual Registered Address Parking
Annual HK Correspondence Address Parking
Business Bank Account Opening
Incorporation Documents Certification
Service fees
Documents Preparation HKD 1,200
Annual Company Secretary Parking HKD 1,200
Annual Registered Address Parking HKD 1,200
Annual HK Correspondence Address Parking HKD 1,200
Business Bank Account Opening HKD 2,500
Incorporation Documents Certification HKD 700
Government fees
Certificate of Incorporation (CI) HKD 1,800
Business Registration Certificate (BR) 12 HKD 2250
Apply duplicates of a valid Business Registration Certificate HKD 100
Disbursement
Company Kit (Green Box) HKD 700
Printing and Copying HKD 250
Note
1

Business Registration ("BR") Fee and Levy depends on company incorporation date.

PeriodBR Fee
April - 1, 2017 to March - 31, 2018HKD 2,250
April - 1, 2016 - March - 31, 2017 HKD 250
April - 1, 2014 to March - 31, 2016 HKD 2,250
July - 19, 2013 to March - 31, 2014 HKD 250
April - 1, 2012 to July - 18, 2013 HKD 450
August - 1, 2011 to March - 31, 2012 HKD 2,450
2

By Hong Kong Companies Ordinance Chapter 310 Section 12, a valid Business Registration Certificate shall be displayed at the place of business to which such certificate relates.

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