[Hong Kong] Requisite Documents for Hong Kong Private Limited Company Registration

Hong Kong, one of the important economic powerhouses in the world for Hong Kong company setup, attracts investors to do business in the country due to many reasons. The private limited liability company formation in Hong Kong is the most common type of business entity registered. Many foreign investors prefer limited liability companies as an offshore company in Hong Kong because it’s a separate legal entity with limited liability for its owners. 

Requisite Documents

1. Company’s Articles of Association –

A standard document is normally provided by the professional services firm who is assisting with incorporation of the company. Regardless of the type of company chosen by investors, the Articles must state the director’s powers and responsibilities, the decisions they are able to take, how they can be appointed and dismissed, as well as the conditions for retirement. Matter related to remuneration and expenses are also covered. The organization of General Meetings and the voting process within these meetings is also described in the constitutive documents.

2. A Notice to Business Registration Office (IRBR1) 

The information is only collected for the purpose of Business Registration. The information will be transmitted to the Inland Revenue for processing. 

1. A completed company incorporation form:

a. Company name – It must be approved before you can proceed with the incorporation of a Hong Kong company. 

b. Registered company Hong Kong address

c. Proposed business activities description as trading , e commence and etc

d. Details of director(s), shareholder(s) and company secretary

e. Member’s liability 

f. Share capital register on company incorporation

g. Number of shares subscribed by the subscribers

Information required for non-resident director(s) and shareholder(s): 

a. Passport copy

b. Proof of overseas residential address 

The director/shareholder must be a natural person who can be of any nationality and need not be resident in Hong Kong. Directors/Shareholders must be at least 18 years. 

3. Information required for resident director(s) and shareholder(s): 

a. Hong Kong identity card copy

b. Proof of residential address copy 

There is no requirement for the directors to also be shareholders or A director and shareholder can be the same person. A Hong Kong private limited company can have a minimum of 1 and maximum of 50 shareholders.

4. Information required for corporate director(s) and shareholder(s): 

a. Parent company registration documents copy (i.e. Company Incorporation Certificate and Articles of Association)

The director /shareholder can be a company

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