Hong Kong Limited Company Formation
How It Works
Choose the package that fits your needs.
Fill in the application form and choose your proposed company name.
Proceed to checkout. We will contact you by phone & email to confirm details.
Once the company is registered, we will send you the Certificates for record.
FAQ For Company Formation in Hong Kong
1. How fast can the company be ready?
12 hours. Once payment arrives in our account, we will send you draft incorporation documents for review within 3 business hours. After you confirm the documents, we will submit them to the government for registration. The certificate of incorporation will then be ready in 12 hours.
2. Do I need to be in Hong Kong for the Company Setup?
No. We can arrange the registration remotely.
3. I am a foreigner. Can I still set up a company in Hong Kong?
Yes. Foreigners can have full ownership (100%) of the Hong Kong company. You can be the sole director and shareholder.
4. What are the minimum requirements for Hong Kong company formation?
5. Are there any restrictions of language in a Hong Kong company name?
6. Can the last word of the English company name be “Ltd” or “LLC”?
No. Hong Kong Companies Ordinance entails the English company name must end with “Limited”. Even “Ltd’ will be considered as “Limited”.
7. Can I change the name of the company after incorporation?
Yes. We can help you to prepare the documents needed to file to Companies Registry with minimal cost. In about two weeks, the name change certificate and a new/updated Business certificate will be issued and we’ll happily forward it to you.
8. What is the minimum share capital of a Hong Kong limited company?
A Hong Kong limited company shall have at least one share while the norm in Hong Kong is to have 10,000 shares with HK$10,000 share capital. All shares must be paid up and issued to company shareholder(s).
9. Can I change the shareholder structure of my company?
Yes. You may transfer the shares to any other party any time after the company is registered. We can help you prepare the paperwork and submit it to the Inland Revenue Department. Please contact us for more details.
10. How do I maintain a Hong Kong limited company?
The company must renew its Business Registration Certificate (US$290) annually and file the Annual Return (NAR1 Form) (US$15) every year.
11. What do I receive after the company formation?
After the company is registered, you will receive a digital copy (1) Certificate of Incorporation (2) Business Registration Certificate (3) Incorporation form NNC1 (4) Articles of Association.
12. Does Get Started HK have Hong Kong practising CPA?
13. Can I open a bank account outside Hong Kong?
Yes. You can open your account outside Hong Kong according to your preference.
14. Is offshore profit taxable by the Hong Kong local authority?
No. Offshore profit is not taxable in Hong Kong. If the company intends to claim offshore status, the company shall ensure it has no customers, staff, or suppliers in Hong Kong.
15. What are the information required for company formation?
You need to have your proposed company name, a copy of the director and shareholder’s passport, and proof of address of the director and shareholder.
Get In Touch
If you have any further questions about company registration or incorporation in Hong Kong, please fill out the form below. We have a 12 hours swift response policy and will get back to you as soon as possible.
Setting up a company in Hong Kong has never been easier.
Get Started HK offers a whole suite of company formation services in Hong Kong. Whether this is your first company or not, we make the process smooth and seamless. Working with us allows you to free up your time to develop your core business strategies and services. Over the years, Hong Kong has earned itself the reputation of being a favourable location for company formation. With a strong start-up scene, great business culture and plenty of investment opportunities, those who look to set up a company in Hong Kong are presented with countless opportunities. Its strategic location is often considered as the best gateway to enter the Chinese market. Our company formation services in Hong Kong can provide potential business owners with the chance to easily access one of the biggest markets in the world. Foreigners can have full ownership of a Hong Kong company and Hong Kong is a low tax regime. This makes forming a company here a very viable option for business owners around the world. Read through our different Hong Kong company formation plans to see which is best suited for your needs.