Is Get Started HK the best company registration agent in Hong Kong?
Time proved! GSHK has hundreds of positive google reviews. You can compare the statistics of our competitors easily. GSHK is a company with history, and we have worked to maintain our top-quality services over the years. Moreover, we are the only company registration agent in Hong Kong which published video testimonials on the website. Video testimonials are the most authentic proof of a customers’ experience and are significantly more valuable than a simple written review without showing their faces. Agree? I bet you do! Watch our video testimonials now and see why so many customers say Get Started HK is the best company registration agent in Hong Kong!
Can a foreigner register a company in Hong Kong?
Yes. Foreigners can open a company in Hong Kong just as easily as locals. Any foreigner who wants to open a company online can incorporate via the Hong Kong Government’s e-Registry. If they would prefer to receive paper certificates, foreigners are welcome to open a company by mail via paper submission.
Is there any useful guidance for foreigners?
GSHK is experienced in helping both locals and foreigners in forming a company in Hong Kong. Not only can we help you with company formation, GSHK also does tax planning and accounting services. We can even match your business with customers and suppliers in our networking list. GSHK is more than an ordinary incorporation agent. In fact, we will be your biggest support when you decide to expand your business in Asia.
How do I set up a company in Hong Kong?
You will need to submit the incorporation form NNC1 to the Companies Registry. You should report the following 6 points when forming a new company in Hong Kong.
- Proposed company name
- Registered business address of the company
- Name and address of the director
- Name and address of the shareholder
- Name and address of the company secretary
- The total amount of share capital
How long does it take to incorporate a company in Hong Kong?
The Hong Kong Government can approve an application in 1 business day. Once we lodge the incorporation request via the e-registry, the certificate of incorporation and the business registration license will be ready within 1 business day.
How much does it cost to register a company in Hong Kong myself?
Is GSHK the cheapest company registration agent in Hong Kong?
Our fees are very competitive and comparable to other leading and reputable accounting firms in Hong Kong. While affordable pricing is one of the many reasons to choose GSHK’s service, GSHK’s main selling point is honesty, its stable history, and excellent reputation.
Are there any hidden fees?
No. We don’t like hidden fees. GSHK management wants to keep both customers and employees happy. We make everything clear. If we can offer you a service, we will give you an exact delivery date. If we cannot offer you a service, we will also make it clear at the beginning. We run an honest business and have received hundreds positive google reviews online to prove it.
What makes GSHK employees so much more friendly and helpful than others?
Our Hong Kong company formation program is managed by CPA and Chartered Secretaries. But why are GSHK employees so much friendly and helpful than others? Because we love our jobs! What’s the proof? GSHK has been nominated by the Happiness Index Foundation (Manged by Dr. Edward Chan Kwok-man) as one of the role-model companies in promoting a happy working environment since 2019.
Why Should I register a company in Hong Kong?
Located in the heart of Asia, Hong Kong is one of the lucrative places to open a company thanks to low entry barriers including low taxes and no restrictions for foreigners. For companies without operations in Hong Kong, corporate tax is exempted, while for companies with operations in Hong Kong, the tax rate is amongst Asia’s lowest at just 16.5%. There is also no capital gains tax, withholding dividends tax, or GST/VAT in Hong Kong. Moreover, Hong Kong provides a gateway into Mainland China while maintaining a separate tax and legal system, making it a top choice for foreign investments and international businesses.
When should you register a company?
Registering a company can normally be completed in 1 business day. After you lodge the application, the Companies Registry can often provide you with the Certificate of incorporation and Business Registration License in 3 – 5 hours. However, to avoid any hassle, it is recommended that you should lodge the application 1 week before any contract signing.
What do I need to register a company in Hong Kong?
To register a company in Hong Kong, you need the following: proposed company name, companies ordinance, particulars of your directors and shareholders (minimum of 1 individual director and 1 shareholder), one designated representative, and one company secretary. You also must provide a physical local Hong Kong address (cannot be a PO Box).
How can Get Started help with company registration in Hong Kong?
Get Started handles every step of the process so you can register your company in Hong Kong 100% risk-free & with ease. Register your new business in just 12 hours with our 4 simple steps:
- Choose the package that fits your business needs.
- Fill out the application form & choose your proposed company name. We will check to see if the name chosen for your business is available.
- Proceed to checkout. We will contact you via phone & email to confirm details.
- Once the company is registered with the Companies Registry and Inland Revenue Department in Hong Kong, we will send you the certificates for record.
Visit Company Formation Package Plans for more pricing and more details of the registration & incorporation process.
What official documents do I need to register a company in Hong Kong?
You will need your proposed company name and identification documents of the company’s directors and shareholders, including passport and proof of address.
What will I receive after company formation?
Once the company is registered, you will receive the following documents:
- Certificate of Incorporation
- Business Registration Certificate
- Incorporation form NNC1
- Articles of Association
Do I need to use any accounting software?
There are many different types of accounting software in Hong Kong. If you are a small business, we recommend you start with FREE accounting software. If you want to use XERO accounting program, please contact us for a promotion code. XERO is one of GSHK’s business partners.
Can I just keep my accounting records with Microsoft Excel?
Yes. Accounting software is not mandatory. You can simply keep all your invoices and expenses record with Microsoft Excel. You only need to share the Excel files with us by the end of the year. Our accountant will then handle the tax reporting for you.
Does GSHK provide accounting services?
Yes. Our Hong Kong company setup program is managed by CPA (Practising). In other words, we can provide you with an all-in-one accounting service!
How does the incorporation process work?
After you place your order, our staff will contact you within 3 business hours. We will send you draft documents for execution. You have to sign and scan it to us by email. We will then submit the documents for incorporation. Depending on the time you need to sign the incorporation documents, company registration can be completed within 1 business day.
Can the company formation service be completed remotely?
Yes. We can register your company in Hong Kong remotely as the whole process can be completed online.
What is the best way to start the incorporation process in Hong Kong?
You can fill in our online application form. You can make the payment by credit card via Paypal or Stripe. You will enjoy Paypal or Stripe customers’ protection and it is completely hassle free! Alternatively, you can ask our staff for a bank wire invoice.