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20% Discount
As part of SFM’s continued support to businesses affected by COVID-19, we are offering an exclusive 20% discount to all new Hong Kong company incorporations. Discount is effective until 31 December 2021. Please consult our price page for more details.

Hong Kong Company Registration

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Steps to company formation - Hong Kong
 
 
Upload your documents
Your account manager will ask you for official documents which are required for your company formation.
 
Register your company successfully
Once your documents have been processed your company will be successfully registered.
 
Process any additional services
Your account manager will guide you through the steps of completing your request of additional services such as bank accounts.
 
Manage Your company via our client portal
Our client portal will give you immediate access to all your documents as well as display your company structure.
 
 

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Hong Kong Company
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
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 the 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 (or identity card), as well as proof of domicile dated less than three months. Personal bank account statement for the last month or recent bank reference letter.**






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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.


Our Client Reviews

Our Testimonials Are Verified By Feefo, A Third Party Company

4.7 out of 5 stars customer rating
Overall Rating
96% Customer satisfaction rate, testimonials verified by Feefo.com
12-Jan-2015
The services of SFM offshore where very satisfactory. I have used their service to set up acompany in the Seychelle and its bank account in Mauritius .SFM has always been very proactive and opened both my company and bank accounts in acceptable deadlines. I can only recommend to work with them because they have always been fair, polite and responsive and most importantly, delivered what I paid for.
Sassan Alizadeh, Stockholm.
12-Jan-2015
Excellent choice
12-Jan-2015
When I initially took on SFM, I though the process would take 2-3 days, this was quoted in their website for registration in BVI. I started the ball rolling on the 15th of April and it is only recently that I have been told the Registration is complete. A lot of this due to my working abroad and my wife also being a director, which has delayed document signings and submission.

There was a lot of documentation to sign and provide. When I thought it was all done I was presented with more paper work. I find it very hard to believe that to form a company in a few days is possible in the best of circumstance.

However my company is now formed and I have a bank account with a bank recommended by SFM. They leave quite a bit to be desired, but then that is internet banking.

I think your selection of 4 catagories is not good as I would not say they were 'Poor' but I would also not describe them as 'Good' either. A ranking of 1 -10 would be a farer way of evaluation simplistically, in that case I would give them a 6 out of 10
14-Dec-2014
The offshore registration transaction was pretty straight forward. What should have been a similarly simple follow up bank account setup became a convoluted process bogged down by compliance red tap. SFM persevered through months of paper work to get the job done. Really quite impressed.
03-Dec-2014
They are very professional and efficient I can recommend them to foreign professionals.
11-Nov-2014
Tout s'est bien déroulé avec SFM. Ma société et mon compte ont été ouverts dans les délais annoncées sur leur site et mon interlocuteur a toujours été dispo donc AAA. merci.
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