registration of legal entity

Cost of registration The cost of the second year Number of Directors Corporate tax rates Payment of Charter Capital Financial statements
2290.00 USD 2190.00 USD 1 16.50% 1.00 Да

Company formation in Hong Kong

Lawyers of the Law & Trust company are engaged in registration of companies in Hong Kong, on the territory of China and other countries. Professional experts with detailed knowledge of local jurisdiction guarantee efficiency at all stages when establishing an offshore company.

If you undergo the registration process by yourself, you may be subject to challenges of legal nature, such as improper filling of application forms and other documents, errors during company’s registration process in Hong Kong, etc. The following features of establishing businesses on the administrative district territory should be mentioned:

  1. Formation of offshore companies in Hong Kong is impossible, however, for many categories of non-residents and local citizens preferential tax treatment is provided that results in minimal loss of finance of the total sum of profits.
  2. Company registered in Hong Kong has a clean reputation in terms of tax authorities, so potential worldwide partners will not abandon business relationship with such a company.
  3. Granting loans, receipt of dividends, issuance of royalties and execution of other operations are possible for non-resident companies.
  4. Jurisdiction of the administrative district does not impose specific requirements for an offshore name apart from its uniqueness.
  5. If a company in Hong Kong receives income from the outside, i.e. from the target audience located outside the city, it is entitled to pay taxes at reduced rates, which makes it similar to an offshore company in Hong Kong.
  6. There is no movement of capital monitoring and currency control, non-residents can be eligible for a simplified procedure for obtaining credits or loans when establishing a company in Hong Kong.
  7. Responsibility of the founder is considered only within the amount of authorized capital.
  8. Registration of the company in Hong Kong makes it possible to obtain a residence permit within administrative borders of the district.

Advantages of business formation in Hong Kong

registration of company in hong kong

Hong Kong is a major financial and commercial centre, where business registration is possible for non-residents from any country.

Complete support of the process is carried out in Law & Trust company, and the list of possible services can be clarified by a lawyer through our website or via phone. The list of tasks that are required for rendering in a particular case will be made during the consultation.

Offshores in Hong Kong: features of establishment

Registering a company in Hong Kong without taxation in the largest administrative and economic region is influential and cost-effective business promotion.

Hong Kong’s taxation system is not essentially an offshore area as it complies with all requirements for the exchange of tax information within the region and with the partner countries. In Hong Kong, only those companies doing business beyond the territory can be called offshores.

If the source of profits is consumers of Hong Kong, the founder will be obliged to pay taxes in full.

Registration of a company in Hong Kong is possible under the simplified system, since legislation of the jurisdiction does not welcome bureaucratic formalities.

The district strictly adheres to privacy policy - all information is encrypted and available for transfer to third parties only by the decision of judicial authorities.

Offshore in Hong Kong implies establishment of a company in one of several organizational and legal forms. The most profitable and common are the following:

  • LLC (Limited Liability Company).
  • Limited by shares (Public Joint-Stock Company).

Registration of an offshore company in Hong Kong is only possible if the local tax service assigns the Tax Exemption status to the company. The company, which is not taxed, is not entitled to perform the following operations:

  • conclusion of deals with local entrepreneurs;
  • communication with business partners from Hong Kong residents;
  • provision of services, carrying out the sale of goods and so on.

In order to obtain the status of Tax Exemption, offshore companies in Hong Kong should keep complete accounting records and be audited annually. Assignment of administrative responsibility is possible in case of discrepancy or errors in accounting data.

Falsification of documents or manipulation of information will lead to criminal liability to auditors conducting verification.

Requirements for registration of company in Hong Kong

  • Limited liability company or a joint-stock company is obliged to have one director and one shareholder in the controlling body. Non-residents of Hong Kong of any nationality can occupy these positions, and one person can occupy two positions.
  • In order to register a company in Hong Kong, it is necessary to provide a complete documentation package. But it is unnecessary to translate all the documents into Chinese as information can be reflected in Roman letters.
  • The process of establishment requires registration of the company's address in Hong Kong.
  • An essential prerequisite is to purchase one or more shares of the nominal value of $1 NC; shares are purchased as part of the contribution of the authorized capital of an offshore.
  • When establishing a business in Hong Kong the Director General, who is citizen or non-resident of the administrative region, is appointed, but only Chinese citizen can be employed as the Secretary. It does not matter whether it is a natural or a legal person.
  • During the establishment process it is necessary to approve a name of the company. It is prepared in Chinese and English languages, and it is possible to use a mixed name. Our experts recommend to provide several names for expeditious approval in case of rejection of one or more names due to non-uniqueness or other reasons.

Registration of a business in Hong Kong is only possible upon fulfilment of all the specified requirements. Further, the application of the founder and the complete set of documentation are transmitted to the register of companies, where the consideration is performed, and after that the decision on the establishment of a new offshore is issued.

The Certificate of Registration implies constant inspections by the auditor, and convocation of the annual shareholders' meetings and performance of some other rules.

As the special feature it is provided that the shareholders' meetings can be held in any territory but after, it is obligatory to submit a protocol of convocation or an extract from it.

Confidential doing business in Hong Kong

A lot of founders and owners of companies are trying to conceal their involvement in an established offshore for different reasons.

We recommend you to register a company in Hong Kong without disclosing your personal data. Similar effect is achieved by the use of nominee directors and entities. It is legal and will not harm the reputation of your business.

The process of establishment takes up to a month, but it is possible to accelerate the procedure.

Lawyers of the Law & Trust company provide nominee service and achieve registration of companies using personal data of the founders.The experts’ duties include performance of the following commitments:

  • Free consultation of clients after the first and then subsequent applications; during private conversation the clarification of applicant’s needs is done, the forms of primary documentation and recommendations for filling them out are issued.
  • Checking of a company name for uniqueness and compliance with applicable laws of Hong Kong's jurisdiction.
  • Collection of the documentation package about the founder and his company on the basis of power of attorney, which the client can sign in person or remotely using electronic signature.
  • Verification of the collected documentation, and if necessary, its translation and correction. Next is the transfer of documentation package to the register of companies for consideration.
  • Experts control entire package verification procedure and inform the client about successful completion of each stage.
  • Transfer of the certificate for registration of an offshore company in Hong Kong is carried out in the office or without the presence of the applicant.

Addressing the professionals in the formation of a new company is the key to your success. Leave your application on our web-site or by phone.

Set of documents
  • Certificate of incorporation (Свидетельство о регистрации)
  • Business Registration Certificate (Сертификат о праве ведения Бизнеса)
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association (Учредительный договор и Устав Компании)
  • Apostille of the bound set of copies of Constitutive documents (Апостилированный комплект Учредительных документов)
  • Register of Directors (Реестр Директоров)
  • Register of Secretaries (Реестр Секретарей)
  • Registers of Members and Share Ledger (Реестр Акционеров и Книга Акций)
  • Forms to be filed with the Companies registry indicating the first Director Shareholders registered Address Secretaries (Специальные формы, подаваемые в Реестр Компаний, в которых прописаны первые Директора, Секретарь и Юридический Адрес)
  • Share Certificates (Сертификат Акций)
  • Bought and Sold notes (Расписка, оформляемая при передаче Акций)
Nominee director and shareholder

Price: +750 USD

  • Resolution effecting the issuing the Power of Attorney (Резолюция о выпуске Доверенности)
  • Apostilled Power of Attorney (Апостилированная Доверенность)
  • Consent Letter (Письмо-согласие Номинального Директора о вступлении в должность)
  • Director Resignation Letter (Отказное письмо от Номинального Директора (недатированное))
  • Nominee Director’s Declaration (Декларация Номинального Директора о номинальных услугах)
  • Resolution effecting the change Director (Резолюция о смене Директора (недатированная))
  • Deed of Trust (Трастовая Декларация от Номинального Акционера)
  • Instrument of Transfer (Передаточные документы на Акции (недатированные))

General information
Square1 104.00
Population7 153 520.00
Telephone code852
Place in the world in corruption12
locationEastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and China
ClimateSubtropical monsoon; cool and humid in winter, hot and rainy from spring through summer, warm and sunny in fall; avg. maximum temperature (July) +35°; avg. minimum temperature (January) +15°
Literacy rate93.50%
National currencyHong Kong dollar
USD exchange rate7.76
GDP per capita10
Credit ratingAAA
The judiciaryCourt of Final Appeal, the High Court (Court of Appeal and the Court of First Instance), district courts, magistrates' courts and other specialized courts
Executive authorityHead of government: Chief Executive. Government: Executive Council, composed of 15 official members and 14 informal
Legislative authoritiesunicameral legislature, the Council (60 seats)
Corporate information
Opportunity to purchase ready-made companiesYes
Legal systembased on English Common Law
Terms of purchasing ready-made company?
The use of the Cyrillic alphabet in the nameNo
Local registered officeYes
Terms of registration5-7 working days
Indication of BPA in the nameLimited
Prohibited expressions in the nameDepartment, Government, Commission, Bureau, Federation, Council, Authority; Bank, Stock Exchange, Unified Exchange; Assurance, Insurance, Re-insurance; Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.), Public Accountant (P.A.); Building Society, Chamber of Commerce, Cooperative, Kaifong, Mass Transit, Municipal, Savings, Tourist Association, Trust, Trustee, Underground Railway
Local registered agentNo
The information required to be kept at the registered officeA register of directors and secretaries; register of shareholders; Book reports of general meetings, meetings of directors or managers; register of debenture holders; copies of documents about the origin of collateral or mortgage obligations, subject to registration; register pledges, etc.
Shares and share capital
Standard currencyHong Kong Dollar
The minimum amount of paid-in capital, nat. currency1
The minimum amount of the issued capital1
Bearer sharesNo
Terms of payment of the issued capitalImmediately after the release, or in the terms stipulated by the terms of issue and specified in the relevant decision on the issue
Terms of capital paymentNo restrictions
Usual nominal value of shares1 Hong Kong Dollar
Possibility to issue shares without par valueNo
Basic corporate tax rate16.50%
Capital gains taxNo
Withholding taxDividends and interest - none; royalty - yes
Currency controlNo
The tax on personal incomeProgressive scale with rates ranging from 2% to 17%, the basic rate - 15%
Corporate tax rates detailsAs from year of assessment 2018/19, profits tax levied at 8.25% rate (7.5% for unincorporated businesses) on the first HKD 2 million of assessable profits and at 16.5% rate (15% for unincorporated businesses) on remainder for companies carrying on business in Hong Kong on relevant income earned in or derived from Hong Kong.
Government dutyno
Stamp dutyYes
Other taxesCapital tax, real estate tax, social security contributions.
Director and Secretary
Minimum number of directors1
The requirement for residency directorsNo
Director of legal entities are allowedYes
The data reveals to the local agentYes
Data field to the public registryYes
Meeting / regularity / placeNo restrictions
The requirement for the presence of the SecretaryYes
Requirement to the residense of the SecretaryYes
Requirements to qualification of the SecretaryNo
Legal entity as the SecretaryYes
Shareholder and beneficiary
Minimum number of shareholders1
Data is entered in the public registerYes
Shareholders residency requirementNo
Information about the beneficiary is disclosedNo
Information may be disclosed to the local agentYes
Shareholders-legal entities are acceptableYes
Собрания, регулярность проведения, место проведенияYes / annually / no restrictions
The requirement for filing reportsYes
Open access to reportsNo
Statutory auditYes
The requirement for filing Annual ReturnYes
Open access to the Annual ReturnYes
The requirement for reportsYes
Treaty on avoidance of double taxation (States which signed)4
Membership in the OECDNo
Is it offshore according to Russian legislationYes
Trademark Registration
TM Comprehensive Study TM Registration Request TM Registration Certificate Total
First Class Additional Class First Class Additional Class First Class Additional Class First Class Additional Class
90.00 72.00 495.00 261.90 0.00 0.00 585.00 USD 333.90 USD
«TRADEMARK» refers to «Wordmark» or «Logo»

180.00 144.00 990.00 522.90 0.00 0.00 1170.00 USD 666.90 USD
«TRADEMARK» refers to «Wordmark+ Logo»

Prices include all professional and official fees. If the change of official duties or exchange rates prices may vary.

В Гонконге, в целях оптимальной защиты "Знака и Логотипа" требуется подать 2 отдельные заявки, поэтому цена вдвое превышает стоимость заявления отдельно на логотип или отдельно на ТМ. Кроме того, если вы запрашиваете всеобъемлющую проверку китайских иероглифов, она будет стоить 125 долларов США за класс.
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