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Company Formation Services | Company Registration Hong Kong

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registering your company in Hong Kong remotely


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Our company formation services include: 

Company name search and reservation

We will make sure there is no duplication of your intended business name.
This is one of the important steps in your business formation process.

Company formation application

A streamlined process anchored by FastLane will help you
get your company set up as quick as possible

Application of Business Registration

Failing to properly file and obtain your Hong Kong business
registration certificate can make doing business difficult.
Here at Fastlane, we work with you as a partner to ensure that
all your company formation documents are prepared
according to the government’s requirements.

Provision of a registered address

The registered address is rarely discussed but an important
part of business formation. We provided a legitimate
registered address service, with a complimentary mail handling
service to ensure that there is no communication gap
between your company and its stakeholders.

Company secretarial services

A great company secretary is crucial for business success.
Our company formation package comes with an option
to serve as your company secretary. Having a company secretary
is one of the legal requirements in setting up a Limited company
in Hong Kong. We will ensure that your company meets
all regulatory requirements from the government. To know more
a company secretary(Com sec) and her role in a
Hong Kong company, feel free to read more here!

Bank account opening

Without proper preparation, opening a bank account
can take months to have it running. We will provide
supports to fasten the process and get your business
running as soon as possible.

 

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We offer a unique delivery model with technology that enables us to provide an unrivalled service which has successfully supported more than five hundred companies.

Why FastLane?

Our service scope goes beyond setting up a company for you in Hong Kong. We are your partners, offering guidance in other company maintenance aspects including, company secretary, audit, tax computation, profit tax return filing, accounting, and payroll implementation, and training.

We currently support over 1000 companies and are rapidly expanding.

At Fastlane, we strive for excellence and professionalism. We are constantly establishing secured and rewarding partnerships in the bid to provide our clients wishing to launch and operate in Hong Kong with the very best. 

 

Benefits of setting up a company in Hong Kong

  • The low tax rate for profit and salaries tax
  • Government support for start-ups and SMEs.
  • Hong Kong company law is modern, flexible, and commercially minded 
  • Hong Kong supports a territorial tax system whereby only profits derived in Hong Kong are subject to tax
  • Close geographical proximity to China and other major Asian economies
  • Easy company set-up process as compared to Chinese enterprises
  • Ample business support and assistance offered by the Hong Kong Government

 

Requirements for Registering a Company in Hong Kong

Setting up a company in Hong Kong is very straightforward with minimal requirements.

  • A company name approved
  • A minimum of one individual director
  • One shareholder and one company secretary for Hong Kong company registration purposes, which the company secretary must ordinarily reside in Hong Kong.
  • Registered office or place of business in Hong Kong. 
  • A minimum of HKD 1 to satisfy Hong Kong share capital requirements
  • A local Hong Kong address to be utilized for the company’s registered address.

 

How much does it cost to set up a company in Hong Kong?

Government Fees HKD
Company Registration Fee (From the HK Govt.)
(Remarks: if the application is unsuccessful, a refund of HKD $1425 will be made)
$1,720
Business Registration Fee (1-year/3-year) $250 / 3,950
Levies – Hong Kong’s Protection of Wages on Insolvency Fund (1-year/3-year) $250 / 750

 

For further details about the costs associated with setting up a company in Hong Kong,
please contact
FastLane for a quotation!

Process of registering a company in Hong Kong:

Step 1: Selecting the company name

Step 2: Determining the appropriate legal entity

  1. Branch offices

  2. Limited company

  3. Sole proprietorship and Partnerships

Step 3: Meet the minimum requirement

  1. At least 1 individual investors

  2. A minimum of 1 and a maximum of 50 shareholders

  3. A company secretary

  4. A registered address (P.O. Box is not accepted)

Step 4: Submit the documents and applications

  1. Incorporation Form (Form NNC1, or Form NNC1G)

  2. Articles of Associations (AA)

  3. A Notice to Business Registration Office (IRBR1)

 

Please visit our blog here for further details about the Hong Kong company registration process.

Annual Maintenance Requirements of a Hong Kong Company

  • Every Hong Kong company must keep sufficient accounting records, which are to be properly audited each year by a Certified Public Accountant in Hong Kong
  • Private limited companies incorporated in Hong Kong are required to file an Annual Return to the Companies Registry
  • Unless an exemption has been granted, Hong Kong companies must file annual tax returns to the Inland Revenue Department (“IRD”)
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FastLane Clients See Result Like These…

 

FastLane company formation service is super fast and efficient. I like their mix of human touch and the use of online tools for gathering e-signatures to improve the turnaround time. The staff is very nice and professional. Their bank account opening assistance has made the whole process much easier. I recommend FastLane!!!

Louis Wong, Director 
Levin Wine LTD


FastLane team is a good partner to start a business. They also gave me some great accounting tips. Highly recommended!”

Tommy, immi898 Limited


“From the beginning, I doubted seeking help from a professional firm to save some money, but luckily I have done that with the recommendation from HKUST. With FastLane, I can quickly start my business while my co-founders are overseas and I know I do not need to worry too much about missing anything

Aditi Deodhar, Co-Founder & Director
Planeteers HK Ltd.


The team at FastLane is awesome. From choosing the company name, forming the company and gathering all the documents for bank account opening, it only took 2 days. Great Job, FastLane!”

Oliver Evans, Shark Design Limited

FAQs

1. What is a business registration certificate (BRC)?


The business registration certificate (BRC) is an essential legal document that is issued by the Business Registration Office of the Inland Revenue Department (IRD). The BRC shows your company’s legal details and displays your legality for operating in Hong Kong as a business.

Hong Kong businesses are required to apply and obtain their BRC within 30 days of the start of their business operations. Any time that your business information changes, you must contact the Business Registration Office and file for an updated certificate.

 

2. Which businesses need to have a business registration certificate?


It is crucial to know whether or not your business is required to obtain a business registration certificate, as you may face stiff penalties or have your ability to do business halted if you do not apply for one in time. Learn more about the requirements below.

 

Here is a list of companies that must file for business registration to operate successfully in Hong Kong:

  • Companies or organizations that complete activity that is primarily done for earning a profit. (Retail, service providers, product developers, etc.)
  • Any organization or club that offer services or facilities to members for a cost or fee.
  • Any company that is incorporated within Hong Kong with the IRD – including any who do business in Hong Kong and similar jurisdictions that fall under IRD law. 
  • Any company that is registered in Hong Kong and has company representatives in Hong Kong.

 

If your company or organization falls under this list, you are required to apply for your Business Registration Certificate within 30 days of starting your operations.

 

3. How to get a business registration certificate in Hong Kong?


In order to receive your BRC in Hong Kong, you will need to complete and file Form IRBR 37. You will also need to pay the necessary filing fees.

In order to receive your BRC in Hong Kong, you will need to complete and file Form IRBR 37. You will also need to pay the necessary filing fees.

 

4. How long does it take to register a company?


Hong Kong is famous for its ease to register a company, while the duration for company registration depends on how business owners manage the process.

If you are new to Hong Kong or not familiar with Hong Kong compliance requirements, it may take you weeks to process the documents as well as the requirements.

However, if you enroll in services from a professional firm like the FastLane Group, the process can be done within 2-3 days with the guidance of the professionals.

 

5. Can I use your company formation services if I am a non-local?


Certainly! Hong Kong company registration is allowed even if you are not a local. In other words, there are no requirements on the nationality of the shareholders and the directors. However, you need to have a local business registered address as a P.O. box is not accepted by the government.

Above all, you don’t have to be in Hong Kong for the company formation process. However, most Hong Kong banks will need to meet with you in Hong Kong to hand in all your hard copy files in person.

 

6. What documents will I receive after my Hong Kong company is incorporated?


Once your Hong Kong company has been successfully incorporated, you will receive the following documents for your company:

  • A Certificate of Incorporation
  • A Business Registration (“BR”) Certificate
  • Articles of Association 
  • Incorporation Form (“NNC1”)
  • A company chop

Those documents will be packed in a “Green box” which can be taken to a bank account opening interview. Furthermore, our group entity, FastLane CPA Limited is a CPA practice registered with the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“HKICPA”) which allows us to certify all your company documents for business use!

 

7. After my Hong Kong company is registered, are there other services you can provide?


Yes! Our group entity, FastLane CPA Limited is a CPA practice registered with the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“HKICPA”) which allows us to provide accountancy and auditing solutions. We are also licensed with Hong Kong Company Registry to provide corporate services in Hong Kong and other jurisdictions. To summarize, we can provide the following ongoing services:

  • Company secretarial services
  • Assistance in the filing of Annual Return 
  • Provision of a custodian of the Company’s statutory records
  • Act as your Designated Representative
  • Provide a company registered address 
  • Assistance on renewal of Business Registrations
  • Bank account opening assistance

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