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Open Company in Hong Kong

Open Company in Hong Kong

Opening a company in Hong Kong can be a great option for many entrepreneurs, thanks to its business-friendly environment and strategic location. Here's an overview of the process:

Steps to Open a Company in Hong Kong:

  1. Preparation:

  • Research: Familiarize yourself with local regulations and choose your business structure (limited liability company, sole proprietorship, etc.).

  • Name: Check for name availability through the Companies Registry.

  • Address: Secure a local registered address.

  • Directors: Appoint at least one director (can be foreign or local).

  • Shareholders: Appoint at least one shareholder (individual or corporate).

  • Secretary: Appoint a Hong Kong resident as company secretary.

  1. Registration:

  • Documents: Prepare incorporation documents with required information and signatures.

  • Submit: Submit the documents to the Companies Registry electronically or in person.

  • Fee: Pay the government registration fee.

  1. Additional Steps:

  • Tax Registration: Register with the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) for taxes.

  • Licenses/Permits: Obtain any necessary licenses or permits for your specific industry.

  • Bank Account: Open a corporate bank account.

  • Compliance: Maintain proper accounting records and fulfill ongoing statutory obligations.


While the process is streamlined, legal and compliance aspects can be complex. Depending on your specific circumstances, additional requirements or processes may apply. For in-depth guidance and tailored advice, consult with a professional specializing in Hong Kong company formation, especially for foreign investors.

How Bestar Can Help You Open a Company in Hong Kong

Bestar, a professional services firm with experience in Malaysia, Singapore, and Hong Kong, offers various services to assist you with opening a company in Hong Kong. Here's how we can help:

1. Company Registration:

  • Preparation: We will guide you through the initial steps, including selecting the right business structure, checking name availability, securing a registered address, and appointing directors and shareholders.

  • Document Handling: We will prepare and file all necessary incorporation documents with the Companies Registry, ensuring accuracy and compliance.

  • Application Submission: We will submit the application electronically or in person, streamlining the process for you.

2. Additional Support:

  • Tax Registration: We can assist you with registering your company with the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) for relevant taxes.

  • License & Permit Acquisition: We can help you identify and obtain any necessary licenses or permits required for your specific business activity.

  • Bank Account Set-up: We can facilitate opening a corporate bank account for your company.

  • Compliance Management: We can advise and assist with ongoing statutory obligations like filing annual returns and maintaining accounting records.

3. Benefits of using Bestar:

  • Expertise: Our team of experienced consultants and accountants hold expertise in Hong Kong company law and regulations, ensuring a smooth and compliant process.

  • Convenience: We handle the entire process on your behalf, saving you time and effort.

  • Peace of Mind: You can be confident that your company is registered correctly and adheres to all legal requirements.

  • Additional Services: Depending on your needs, Bestar can provide further services like accounting, corporate secretarial services, and business support assistance.

Contact Bestar today!


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