1. Company Formation Requirements in Hong Kong

Company Name:
Each company name should be unique

  • It is required to have the company name approval by the Hong Kong Companies Registry to ensure no repetition.
  • Can be both English and Chinese or only English.
  • Get 3 possible names and check the availability with us.

Shareholders (aged 18 or over):
Minimum one shareholder of any nationality with aged 18 or over

  • No Hong Kong residency requirement
  • A shareholder can be a person of any nationality or a corporate entity
  • A shareholder can also be a director
  • Appointment of a nominee shareholder is permitted
  • Hong Kong limited private companies are permitted to have a minimum of one shareholder with a maximum of 50 shareholders

Minimum on director of any nationality with aged 18 or over

  • There is no limit for the number of directors and one of the Directors should be a natural person
  • A local or overseas corporate entity can be one of the Directors
  • No Hong Kong residency requirement
  • A Director can also be a shareholder
  • Appointment of a nominee director is permitted

A Company Secretary:
A person who must reside in Hong Kong or a corporate entity which must have an office in Hong Kong

  • A sole director and shareholder cannot act as company secretary
  • A nominee secretary can be appointed

A Hong Kong Registered Address:
Each Hong Kong company must have a registered office in Hong Kong

  • A registered address must be a local physical address
  • It cannot be a PO Box
  • A registered address must be reachable by government

Paid-up Capital:
Minimum of HK$1

  • Paid-up capital is the amount of money a company has received from shareholders in exchange for shares of stock
  • The basic norm is a paid-up capital of HKD 10,000 which representing 10,000 ordinary shares of HKD 1.00 each
  • There is no cap or restriction for the maximum amount
  • It can be presented in any currency, the most common currency is HK$ and US$

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