Register your HK company and open a business account remotely
Register your HK company and open a business account remotely
Register your HK company and open a business account remotely

Register your HK company and open a business account remotely

We'll register your company, help open a business account online and ensure your company is compliant

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  • Companies Registry
    TC006825
  • CPA
    Certified Public Accountants
  • Xero Platinum Partner
    Xero
    Platinum Partner
  • Chartered Secretaries
    Chartered Secretaries

Cool. So, how do you register a company online in Hong Kong?

Fulfill the official requirements

Things that Hong Kong government expects every business to have:

Fulfill the official requirements
  • Corporate Secretary

    Corporate
    Secretary

    A certified expert who covers you on reporting.

    Wait but why?

    All Hong Kong companies must have a local corporate secretary. This officer communicates changes in company structure and management to the government, maintains company records, and files statutory documents accurately on time, avoiding nasty penalties.

  • Registered address

    Registered
    address

    A real Hong Kong mailbox for your legal correspondence.

    The heck is that?

    All Hong Kong companies must have a local registered address. It goes on all legal documents. Government sends notices with deadlines here. We open, scan, and upload letters to your Osome account same day it is delivered.

  • Business Registration Certificate

    Business Registration Certificate

    A must-have document for every Hong Kong business. We'll arrange this document for your company and renew it every year.

    What’s that now?

    This document shows important details of a company, including the company name, business nature and address. It is typically issued for 1 year and has to be renewed annually.

Get your company registered

We collect all docs online, put them together, and send you the application to sign electronically.

What do you need from me?

We need to know the company name, business activities, share structure, and paid-up capital — HK$1 is enough. We'll also ask for the name, address, and contact info of all directors and shareholders, and complete online ID verification for each.

Get your company registered

Open an account

Our partner Neat can open an account for you within 2 weeks. The whole process is free, remote and online. Or we can set up a meeting with a local bank.

What do I get?

Neat is a fintech company that opens accounts online, so you don't have to travel to Hong Kong. Setting up your account is free; however they do charge small transactional fees. Alternatively, we can arrange a meeting with HSBC or OCBC. Please be aware all directors will have to attend the bank meeting in Hong Kong.

Open a business account

Set up the accounting routine

You need to submit two reports and one audit every year. Our Chartered Accountant will organise your docs, prepare reports, and file them neatly. We also proactively advise on exemptions so you pay taxes smartly.

Why would i do that now?

Even if you have no transactions, you still need to submit annual reports: prepare unaudited accounts, have an external auditor review them, and file Profit Tax Return. It’s crucial to prepare them right and on time, so as not to face fines and penalties.

Set up the accounting routine

Let’s talk money

We register companies and provide all necessary incorporation services at a fixed rate that includes HK$1,970 government fee. We also do more — support your company after it has been registered with accounting and yearly filings. Get a jump start with incorporation only or sign up for our accounting support as well.

  • Jump
    Start

    Incorporation
    package

    Price

    HK$5,000

    In this package:

    • Company registration
    • Account opening assistance with Neat

    Mandatory services for 1 year:

    • Business Registration Certificate
    • Unlimited Company Secretary including Annual Return filing
    • Registered address
  • Smooth Run

    Mini
    Accounting

    Price

    HK$288/m

    In this package:

    • 60 transactions/m
    • Annual bookkeeping
    • Annual management reports
    • Unaudited Financial Statements
    • Annual profits tax return filing

    Annual Audit

    HK$3,500

Company registration for any industry

The Hong Kong market provides great opportunities for various businesses. Here's a few industries we regularly help with company formation in Hong Kong:

  • Retail Industry

    Company registration for Retail Industry

    Hong Kong’s offline sales are actually on the rise with 57% increase over the past decade. Singaporean tourists have just been allowed in, and once the Chinese travellers get rid of the 14-day quarantine restriction, the industry will get back on track.

  • Construction Industry

    Company registration for Construction Industry

    Hong Kong spends lavishly on its construction: over HK$120 billion (US$15.4bn) is directed to developing the city infrastructure in the 2020-2021 Budget. Note that construction workers need to be registered.

  • Restaurants Industry

    Company registration for Restaurants Industry

    The restaurant industry took a hard hit from the pandemic, losing up to 26% of its turnover in the turmoil. As many players had to go out of the market, there will be space for the newcomers once business is back to normal.

  • Hotel Industry

    Company registration for Hotel Industry

    The word “staycation” is one of the most searched words on Google Trends in Hong Kong. Hotels in Hong Kong are promoting staycation packages even more to attract locals with promotional packages.

  • Hospitality Industry

    Company registration for Hospitality Industry

    May readings on the short-term outlook among smaller retailers and restaurants rose above the 50 level, marking good business conditions for the first time since 2018.

  • Entertainment Industry

    Company registration for Entertainment Industry

    Between 1991 and 2018, total sales of fine art in its auction houses jumped from around $11 million to nearly $1.4 billion. In addition, Hong Kong’s government is allocating HK$260M to boost the movie industry.

  • Education Industry

    Company registration for Education Industry

    Hong Kong has invested lavish resources over the last decade to establish itself as an education hub acting as a gateway to China. It seems to work: 8 out of 10 foreign pupils come from mainland China.

  • Food Industry

    Company registration for Food Industry

    Though Covid-19 pandemia and street protests have hit food industry quite hard, food delivery is gaining momentum. Hong Kong citizens started spending 55% more on ordering food, and when the turmoil ends, the habbits will remain.

Let's hear it from
the customers

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Xero platinum partner
  • They replied quickly offering immediately useful details. One phone call set the path for my first incorporation. I highly recommend it for other first-timers.

    Paolo Porchetti

    Paolo Porchetti
    PP E&A LIMITED

  • I like that I can just post my questions to chat any time of the day, quite unlike having to remember to call within business hours only. For a startup owner working irregular hours, this helps.

    Lim Sze-Szan Fiona

    Lim Sze-Szan Fiona
    BodyOwn Limited

  • One of the best experiences in incorporating a company in Hong Kong.

    Beh Huey Ching Jenna

    Beh Huey Ching Jenna
    FortNynja (HK) Limited

  • Fully digital, fast, easy to follow, great app. I highly recommend it.

    Edwina Jane Barrington

    Edwina Jane Barrington
    Rupert and Bird Limited

  • They helped me register my company in Hong Kong. I'm very satisfied with their services, flexibility, and reactivity.

    Yannick Andre Martial Guyot

    Yannick Andre Martial Guyot
    HK TALENTS Limited

  • Osome has been extremely proactive, talking me through every step of starting my company. They now take care of my accounting. I love the app, it's so easy to use!

    Harriette Foulkes-Arnold

    Harriette Foulkes-Arnold
    We are Contented Pte. Ltd.

  • I didn’t have to go anywhere to work with Osome, I just used the web and mobile app to sign the docs.

    Ivan Zeljkovic

    Ivan Zeljkovic
    Evans Media Pte. Ltd.

  • I incorporated my own two companies with Osome and now manage them via the platform. I've been very satisfied and recommend Osome to all my friends.

    Vlad Shchelkunov

    Vlad Shchelkunov
    BTTR holdings Pte. Ltd.

  • The staff always answer, and they deal with all the admin on my behalf. So I can simply use my income and not worry about legal and administrative filings.

    Pawel Wargan

    Pawel Wargan
    freelancer

  • It is impressive how fast and responsive they are! I feel very happy about my decision to go with Osome.

    Randeep Sudan

    Randeep Sudan
    Multivertz Pte. Ltd.

Q&A

  • Why incorporate in Hong Kong?

    Hong Kong is a great place to open a business: there are no restrictions for foreigners, taxes are flat and rather low (profits tax stands at 8.25% for the first HK$2 million of assessable profits, and 16.5% for profits after that), the incorporation process is easy, fast, and can be done remotely. There are many well-established businesses and smart start-ups here, finance is available, and flights are plenty.

  • Can a foreigner be a director and a shareholder of a Hong Kong business?

    Yes, Hong Kong allows foreigners to become directors and shareholders of a company registered here. As a foreigner, you can be the only director or hire as many as you need. There is no requirement to have any local directors.

    You can be a shareholder as well. You need to have at least one (and as many as 50). They can be people of any nationalities or companies.

  • Do I need a company address?

    Yes, all companies registered in Hong Kong must have a local address. It goes on all legal documents. If you don’t have an office address, use our service. We handle your incoming letters, scan and store them in your Osome account so you have easy access to all your documents.

  • Do I need a Company Secretary?

    Every Hong Kong business must have a local resident company secretary. This officer is responsible for keeping your paperwork in order, making sure all changes on the company are processed correctly, on time and in compliance with the local legislation. This role can be performed by an individual or a corporation, known as a body corporate.

  • How long does it take to register a company?

    Once all the documents are ready, it usually takes us less than an hour to register a company. It mostly depends on when you are comfortable with providing all the details, as well as the service hours of the authorities.

  • What do I need to incorporate a company in Hong Kong?

    To set up a business in Hong Kong, you would need a company name, a companies ordinance, appoint one Designated Representative, one individual director, one shareholder, and one company secretary. You would need a local Hong Kong registered address.

  • How does Osome opens a company in Hong Kong?

    First, we check that the name you’ve chosen for your business is available. Next you send us your passport copy and details on other directors and shareholders (if any). We prepare all the necessary documents, send them to you for electronic signature, and submit them to Companies Registry (a government entity that registers companies). We then register your company with the Inland Revenue Department which issues the Business Registration Certificate. On your end, it’s just a message thread in a secure chat.

  • What documents are required for company registration in Hong Kong?

    You would need company registration documents to set up a Hong Kong company. Wondering what is a company registration document? This includes the Certificate of Incorporation and Articles of Association of your company. You would also need identification documents of your company’s shareholders and directors.

  • What is a Business Registration Certificate?

    Business Registration Certificate is a document that every Hong Kong business must have. It specifies all the details of your company. It is issued by the Inland Revenue Department of Hong Kong usually for 1 year and has to be renewed annually.

  • How do I get a Business Registration Certificate (BRC)?

    To get a BRC, you have to apply to the Business Registration Office,complete form IRBR 37, and pay a HK$27 fee. If you employ Osome to do that for you, the fee is included in the package.

    After you’ve registered a company, you have 30 days to procure BRC.

  • What is a General Employment Visa?

    It’s a type of working visa sponsored by a specific company so it can invite foreign professionals. It allows you to work exclusively for that company and come to Hong Kong. Its duration is determined by the length of the contract.

  • What are the requirements to get a General Employment Visa?

    First, you need to have an offer of employment to fill a genuine vacancy. Second, you need to qualify for the job, which means your background, experience, and education should fit the requirements. Normally, the officials look for a first degree in the relevant field. Third, the salary you get should be about HK $40,000-$75,000. Finally, you must have a clean criminal record to be cleared by the security.

  • Are incorporation fees tax deductible?

    In Hong Kong, expenses have to be incurred in the production of chargeable profits to be tax deductible. That means you had to spend the money to make sales. As such, expenses related to incorporating a company are tax deductible. Our accountants can advise you on how to file taxes correctly.

  • How do I check my company registration number?

    Refer to your Certificate of Incorporation. You can find the company registration number at the top left corner of your Certificate of Incorporation. This number is unique to each company. It represents your company in official documents and business records.

Incorporate a company with Osome: how it works

Incorporate a company with Osome: how it works

We make setting up a company in Hong Kong fast and effort-free. We prepare all necessary docs, send them for you to e-sign, and file for company incorporation with Corporate Registry.

We make setting up a company in Hong Kong fast and effort-free. We prepare all necessary docs, send them for you to e-sign, and file for company incorporation with Corporate Registry. We provide convenient solutions for government requirements: corporate secretaries with years of experience who answer fast online, a registered address with digital mailroom, and procure Certificate of Incorporation and Business Registration Certificate. Everything you need to open a business in Hong Kong.

Company registration is just the first step. To save you time, we’ve created software that processes routine tasks. After we register your company, we’ll keep on top of the government filings and remind you about upcoming deadlines. All your files get stored on a convenient platform forever and for free, easy to find and forward. And any letters sent to your registered address will be scanned and sent to you. With Osome, you can set up a business and figure out the reporting once and for all.

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It takes 3 minutes to get your paperwork in order

All you need to do is sign up. We’ll answer questions and take over documents straight away.

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