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Hong Kong Company Formation - Business Setup

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Hong Kong Offshore Company Formation

Good to Know
Taxation on Hong Kong Limited Companies is unique in that it’s based on source and not on residence. As long as a Hong Kong company does not conduct any business in Hong Kong, and does not generate any income from Hong Kong-based sources, the company will not be taxable in Hong Kong.

Main Characteristics of a Hong Kong Offshore Company

Company type
Limited Company
Governing corporate legislation
The Hong Kong Company registry is the governing authority and companies are regulated under the Hong Kong Companies Ordinance 1984.
Information published relating to company officers
Upon registration, names of company's officers will appear in the public registry.
Accounting requirement
Preparation of accounts required.
Accounts are not publicly accessible.
Taxation
No taxes on foreign profits.
While the company may not be liable to pay taxes, please consult with a tax/legal advisor in your country of residence, to determine your own tax liability.
Legislation
Modern offshore legislation.
Standard currency
HK$
Capital may be denominated in any currency.
Financial
Important financial centre.
Stability
Stable jurisdiction with a very good reputation.
Communication
Good communication means.
Time zone
Convenient world time zone: GMT+8
Secretary required
Yes
Paid up capital requirement
No paid up capital requirement (1 HK$)
Renewal Date
Anniversary date of the company / Each Year
Basis of legal system
Under Common Law.
Minimum directors/shareholders
Minimum of 1 director and 1 shareholder
Bearer shares
Bearer shares are not permitted.
Documents Required
for the Creation of a Hong Kong Company
A certified copy Certification of a passport can be made by a notary, an attorney-at-law, a bank, a public officer, or in accordance with SFM indications. Kindly consult your dedicated account manager at SFM to obtain precise information. of your passport, a certified copy of proof of domicile dated less than three months, a curriculum vitae, as well as last 3 months' bank statement. All in original.**






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* Subject to the constraints of the due diligence procedure.
** Documents must be provided for every person related to the company.
Disclaimer: Nothing on this webpage shall be construed as a contractual commitment or as a warranty. Services conditions are governed by the applicable terms and conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions
Company Formation in Hong Kong

  • Do I need to travel to Hong Kong at any point to setup my company?

    No, the Hong Kong company registry is extremely efficient and all formalities can be completed online.
  • Do I need to submit accounts for a Hong Kong company ?

    Yes accounts should be submitted annually to the registrar of companies. SFM, through its partners local accountants can take care of this formality for you.

    We will contact you in due course and ask you for documents to be able to produce accounts on your behalf. Documents requested are generally bank statements, invoices, receipts.
  • How can I know if my Hong Kong company will be tax liable?

    Please refer to our complete guide about Hong Kong company taxation.
  • Will my data be publicly available in Hong Kong?

    Hong Kong company officers names are publicly available to check online.
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  • Do I need to deposit the paid up capital of my Hong Kong company?

    No, there is no paid up capital requirement in Hong Kong.
  • How easy is it to open an account for a Hong Kong company?

    If you would like your bank account to be opened in Hong Kong, this is possible but will require your visit in Hong Kong, as the ultimate beneficial owner.

    Otherwise, we may open bank account in other countries.

    Generally speaking Hong Kong companies are extremely well regarded internationally and therefore opening a bank account is usually not a problem. Obviously, this will be subject to the banks own decision and due diligence requirements.
  • Will my company in Hong Kong obtain a phone line?

    Not automatically, but this is a service that we can provide, kindly refer to our Hong Kong price sheet.
  • Are bearer shares allowed in Hong Kong?

    No, bearer share are not allowed and names of shareholders are made public.


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Hong Kong offers entrepreneurs the chance to do business in one of the most stable business climates in the world. Setting up business in Hong Kong can be a straightforward endeavour with SFM’s company formation services. We can assist to register a company in as little as 2 business days, providing a seamless, worry-free process.

Hong Kong serves as an excellent port of entry into the Asian market. Registering a company here offers several tax advantages, including limited taxation on foreign entities and zero tax on interest, dividends, and capital gains earned outside the region.

Hong Kong's political and economic outlook is relatively stable, making it an ideal offshore investment destination. With its strategic location, business-friendly environment, and robust legal framework, Hong Kong remains a top destination for investors seeking to expand their business operations in Asia.

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