• FAQ of Hongkong company registration
    Can a person with a Chinese ID register a company in Hong Kong?
    There are no restrictions in terms of the nationalities of the director(s) and/or shareholder(s). Therefore, yes, Chinese ID card holders are allowed to set up a Hong Kong company and in fact, most of the offshore companies have no restrictions in terms of the nationality of shareholders and directors when setting up a company.

    How can you find out whether a company has been registered legally?

    This is very simple, you can ask a friend or any other person to go to the Government Offices at 13 Queensway, Hong Kong F, search hall, to conduct a search. Moreover, the banks would be willing to open an account for your company if sufficient proof of the legitimacy of your company exists.

    would like to set up a Hong Kong Limited Company, what do I need?

     One or more shareholders and directors aged 18 years or more, holding a passport or identity card from the Mainland, or an overseas citizen, can set up such a company. In addition, under the HK Company Ordinance, an address in Hong Kong as a registered address, and a Hong Kong resident to act as a company secretary should be provided and RICHFUL will assist on this.

    How long does it take to set up a Hong Kong Limited Company?

    It can take around 8 - 10 days to set up a Hong Kong Limited Company.

    From what point can the new company be found in the Companies Registry?

    In general, 16 working days from the date of registration you can access and view the background information contained in the records held by the Registrar of Companies in Hong Kong. Information is stored in the form of a film to facilitate public searches.

    Are there any other hidden costs?
    The charges cover all fees for the commencement of operation of a Limited Company (but not including bank accounts). There are no other hidden costs.

    Our Hong Kong company has just been established, can we enter into a foreign joint venture or proprietorship in Mainland China?
    The company can make investments at home immediately after being established, including entering into joint ventures or proprietorships.