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Hong Kong Offshore Company Registration - Business Setup

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5 simple steps are needed to register an offshore company in 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 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.


Our Client Reviews

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23-Sep-2014
Todo muy correcto y muy claro. Saben lo que hacen. Lo único es que los plazos de creación de la sociedad no son tan rápidos. Requieren uno o dos meses. Pero todo lo demás es perfecto. Repetiré con SFM si tengo que volver a realizar otra gestión.
12-Sep-2014
Bonjour,
C'est en toute honnêteté que je peux témoigner de l'efficacité de la gestion de mes deux sociétés par SFM, et ce depuis 5 ans.
En plus d'un accueil très cordial et réactif, j'apprécie fortement la qualité d'écoute et de compréhension face à mes demandes.
Merci pour votre patience à mon égard, et pour tous vos conseils qui font qu'aujourd'hui j'ai un montage UK clair, simple et sécurisé.
M.N.
11-Sep-2014
Overall I considered the service very good and if I need to create another off-shore company I will use SFM services again.
The only small glitch was that the company was created with only one share of one dollar value. As I needed a higher capital that took some extra time and extra money. But it was a particular situation related to my personal needs.
11-Sep-2014
It is good and easy to work with SFM team as you can always get in touch with them when there is an issue or questions. I also visited their office for twice, it is a serious company with a professional team. Thanks to Ms. Zehra as she is handling my account since the beginning.
10-Sep-2014
Trust, honesty and clarity have been from the first time the process with SFM especially with Mrs.Rita your professionalism and assistance have been key.
09-Sep-2014
Very good job. Since the begining everything was well and clear.
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