FAQs of Hong Kong Company Incorporation

Q: What are the requirements for incorporating a limited company in Hong Kong? 

A: Incorporating a Hong Kong limited Company requires at least one Chinese resident or overseas person holding a passport or ID card aged 18 or above acting as shareholder and director. In addition, a Hong Kong address must be provided as a registered address and a Hong Kong resident or professional company must act as the statutory secretary of the Company. (ARK ONE can provide registered address and Corporate Secretarial services).

Q: Can Mainland residents incorporate Hong Kong Company? 

A: Yes. The Hong Kong Companies Ordinance has no restriction on the nationality of the shareholder/directors.

Q: How long will it take for incorporating a Hong Kong Company? 

A: 10 workdays.

Q: Does the business nature have to be filled on the Business Registration Certificate? 

A: The nature of the business may be left blank during registration, but must be reported by the company to the government within one month of its commencement.

Q: Are there any restrictions applied to the Company’s expansion on other business if the scope of business is specified on the Business Registration Certification? 

A: The scope of business specified in the Business Registration Certification generally indicates the core business of the Company and no restriction applies to the scope of business nor the Company’s expansion on other businesses.

Q: How can a company know whether it is lawfully registered? 

A: A company can entrust ARK ONE to check the register or consult the Companies Registry. In addition, if the bank is willing to open an account for the company, it is enough to prove the validity of the company.

Q: When can the related registration record of a newly-incorporated limited company be found in Companies Registry? 

A: Such records can be found 6 workdays after the date of registration.

Q: Are the obligations incurred by a limited company calculated by shares in registered capital or issued shares? 

A: The obligation is undertake based on the issued shares while no obligation should be undertake based on un-issued shares.

注册香港公司的常见问题

问: 在香港注册一间有限公司,需要什么条件? 

答: 一名年满18岁或以上的股东和董事,持护照或身份证的中国居民或海外人士均可注册香港有限公司。另外,必须提供一个香港地址作为注册地址,及委任一名香港居民或一间专业公司出任公司法定秘书。(ARK ONE可提供注册地址和公司秘书服务)。

问: 大陆居民是否可以注册香港公司? 

答: 可以。香港的公司法对股东/董事的国籍没有任何限制。

问: 注册香港有限公司需要多长时间? 

答: 10个工作日。

问: 商业登记证是否必须填写业务性质? 

答: 注册时可以暂时不填写,但是公司开业后一个月内必须向政府申报业务性质。

问: 商业登记证上的经营范围,会否限制公司拓展其它业务? 

答: 经营范围一般表示公司的主要经营业务,商业登记证并没有限制公司的业务范围,因此不会限制公司拓展其它业务。

问: 如何知道公司是否已经合法注册? 

答: 可以委托我们查册或到香港公司注册处进行查册。另外,如银行愿意为该公司开设账户,就足以证明该公司的合法性。

问: 新注册的有限公司何时可以在公司注册处查到有关的登记记录? 

答: 自注册日起6个工作天后就可以查阅。

问: 有限公司需承担的债务责任,是按注册或是按发行股份计算? 

答: 按发行股份承担债务责任,未发行的不需承担。

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