Limited Company Registration

Enjoy the best company incorporation experience at StartupCow - you can check your desired company name on this page, and instantly know whether the company name has been registered and used by others. Our company registration process is fast and convenient. It can be done in one go from company search, form filling and payment. You can get the business registration certificate and company registration certificate within three hours.

How it works

Check if your desired name has been registered

Fill in the form

Complete payment

Dedicated CS to work on your case

Business registration documents will be sent to your email within the same day

Packages

Our Pricing Plans

BASIC PLAN

  • Incorporation
  • Perform company name search
  • Provide certified true copy (CTC) for one shareholder
  • Complete the company incorporation in 3 hours
  • Deliver Company Registration(CI)
  • Deliver Business Registration(BR)
  • (Government fee not included)
HKD 1,000

PROFESSIONAL PLAN

  • Incorporation
  • Perform company name search
  • Provide certified true copy (CTC) for one shareholder
  • Complete the company incorporation in 3 hours
  • Deliver electronic Company Registration(CI)
  • Deliver electronic Business Registration(BR)
  • (Government fee not included)
  • Company Secretarial (Basic Plan)
  • Participate as Company Secretary until the next anniversary of its incorporation
  • Prepare and Submit Annual Return (AR) for the year
  • (Government fee not included)
HKD 2,200
HKD 1,200

ADVANCED PLAN

  • Incorporation
  • Perform company name search
  • Provide certified true copy (CTC) for one shareholder
  • Complete the company incorporation in 3 hours
  • Deliver Company Registration(CI)
  • Deliver Business Registration(BR)
  • (Government fee not included)
  • Virtual Office (Standard Plan)
  • Provision of registered office address and correspondence address
  • Collection of mails from government
  • Collection of commercial mails from banks and other commercial institutions
  • Collection of parcels with size not more than 30cmx30cmx30cm
  • Inform clients of received mails via whatsapp and emails
HKD 2,200
HKD 1,200

PREMIUM PLAN

  • Incorporation
  • Perform company name search
  • Provide certified true copy (CTC) for one shareholder
  • Complete the company incorporation in 3 hours
  • Deliver Company Registration(CI)
  • Deliver Business Registration(BR)
  • (Government fee not included)
  • Company Secretarial (Basic Plan)
  • Participate as Company Secretary until the next anniversary of its incorporation
  • Prepare and Submit Annual Return (AR) for the year
  • (Government fee not included)
  • Virtual Office (Standard Plan)
  • Provision of registered office address and correspondence address
  • Collection of mails from government
  • Collection of commercial mails from banks and other commercial institutions
  • Collection of parcels with size not more than 30cmx30cmx30cm
  • Inform clients of received mails via whatsapp and emails
HKD 3,400
HKD 2,400

Value-added Services

  • Prepare significant controllers registers $300
  • Arrange bank account opening $500
  • Act as the company designated representative $1000
  • Company kit set $500

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Frequently Asked Questions

Am I free to choose any name I want for my company?

No. There are some restrictions on the registration of company names. Generally speaking, a company name will not be registered if: - it is the same as a name appearing in the Index of Company Names kept by the Registrar of Companies ("the Registrar"); it is the same as that of a body corporate incorporated or established under an Ordinance; in the opinion of the Registrar, its use would constitute a criminal offence; or in the opinion of the Registrar, it is offensive or otherwise contrary to the public interest. Moreover, some company names require the approval of the Registrar before they can be registered. These include names which contain any of the words or expressions set out in the Companies (Words and Expressions in Company Names) Order (Cap. 622A) and names which would be likely to give the impression that the company is connected in any way with the Central People's Government or the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or any department or agency of either government. In addition, a name which is identical to a name that has been subject to a change of name direction issued by the Registrar will not be registered except with the consent of the Registrar.

Is it possible to register a company with a Chinese name only? Can I use simplified Chinese characters?

Yes, a company may be registered with a Chinese name only. A company may also be registered with an English name only or both an English name and a Chinese name. The Chinese company name of a local company must be in traditional Chinese characters.

What documents do I need to submit to register a company?

You can directly submit the Hong Kong identity card and address proof of directors and shareholders onto our portal. Our website adopts security layer encryption technology (SSL). The transmission process is safe and reliable. The data is encrypted during network transmission to ensure that other people cannot read and modify the data.

What are the requirements of directors and company secretary of a company?

A private company must have a company secretary and at least one director who is a natural person (i.e. an individual). The sole director of a private company must not also be the company secretary. A private company having only one director must not have a body corporate as its company secretary if the sole director of that body corporate is also the sole director of the private company. A public company or a company limited by guarantee must have a company secretary and at least two directors, one of whom may be the company secretary. It must not have a body corporate as its director. If the company secretary is a natural person, he or she must ordinarily reside in Hong Kong. If the company secretary is a body corporate, the address of its registered or principal office should be in Hong Kong. There is no requirement under the Companies Ordinance that a director must be a Hong Kong resident.

May non-Hong Kong residents incorporate a local limited company in Hong Kong?

Yes. Non-Hong Kong residents may incorporate a local limited company in Hong Kong. If you do not often stay in Hong Kong or you are not familiar with the incorporation procedures, it is advisable for you to contact some local professional firms e.g. solicitors, accountancy or secretarial firms etc. for advice and/or appoint them to act on your behalf to set up a company in Hong Kong.

Is there any requirement on the number of shares proposed to be issued and the number of founder members of a local company limited by shares?

The Companies Ordinance has not prescribed any requirement for the number of shares proposed to be issued. The articles of a company with a share capital may state the maximum number of shares that the company may issue (section 85(2)). A local company limited by shares shall be formed by at least one founder member.

Is there any requirement on the minimum amount of paid-up capital upon application for incorporation or commencement of business?

There is no requirement on the minimum amount of a company's paid-up capital under the Companies Ordinance.

Can the registered office of a local limited company be situated outside Hong Kong?

No. The registered office must be situated in Hong Kong.

When can I get the Certificate of Incorporation and Business Registration Certificate for my company after delivering the application?

Normally, for application delivered in hard copy form, the Certificate of Incorporation and Business Registration Certificate ("the certificates") of a company limited by shares will be issued within 4 working days after the date of delivery. For application delivered in electronic form, the certificates will normally be issued within 1 hour after delivery of the documents at the e-Registry for a private company limited by shares. For a company limited by guarantee, the certificates will generally be issued in about 3 weeks.