Incorporating a new company or;
Acquiring an existing company (Shelf company)
Incorporating a new company:
You can choose a name for the company
Company Registry usually takes 3-4 working days to process and issue Certificates of Incorporation and Business Registration Certificates. The whole process will be longer than acquiring an existing company.
Acquiring an existing company:
an existing company from the list of shelf companies which have not
commenced business. The whole process will be shorter than incorporating
a new company.
Have an independent legal entity. Limited Company can have assets, carry out business and sign contract.
Management and equity division
Limited liability and lower business risk.
At least one shareholder and director (18 years old or above, no nationality and residence restrictions), shareholder may concurrently serve as director. A company need to have at least a natural person as director
At least HK$1 issued share capital (usually the issued share capital of Hong Kong Company is HK$10,000)
Registered address must be in Hong Kong
One company secretary (must be Hong Kong Resident)
Company name cannot be the same or too similar with existing companies' name.
Check the availability of company name (applicable to incorporating a new company)
Apply Certificates of Incorporation and Business Registration
Prepare 20 copies of the Articles of Association
Prepare 1 Statutory record
Prepare 1 common seal, 1 company signature chop & 1 company round chop
Prepare 1 share certificates book
Prepare 1 Green Box
Appoint Company Secretary
Update company registered address
Prepare the drafted minutes of the first Directors' meeting
Prepare the drafted minutes of the Directors' meeting for opening company bank account
Provide 1 CPA certified true copy of director appointment document
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