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Offshore Company Registration in Hong Kong

  • Offering complete ownership to foreigners
  • Profit tax rate ranges from low 8.25% - 16.5%
  • Foreign sourced income is exempted from corporate income tax
  • No sales tax, import, capital gain tax or tax on dividends and interest
  • No withholding tax on dividend distributions and interest payments made out to a resident or non-resident
  • Straightforward gateway to Mainland China and Asian markets
  • The world’s fourth easiest country to do business in 2019 by World Bank
  • The cost of Hong Kong company incorporation varies for different business types, structures, and industries. Try our Cost Planning Tool to work out initial costs for your business.
  • Profits derived from sources outside of Hong Kong can be exempted from taxes. Determine your eligibility for an offshore claim with our Offshore Claim Tool.

Hong Kong Limited Company Features

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At least one director/one shareholder

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Local registered address

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Local company secretary

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Bearer shares not allowed

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No requirement on paid-up capital

Company registration for any industry

Hong Kong has plenty to offer in terms of business opportunities.
Let's take a look at what some of the prominent prospects you can look forward to below:

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E-commerce

Hong Kong maintains a great logistic infrastructure and a robust digital payment foundation that's open to change. With a total market value of $3.7billion, it's more than just promising to capitalize on this lucrative industry.

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Healthcare

Healthcare is getting big in Hong Kong. According to Food and Health Bureau, the total public and private health expenditure in Hong Kong alone controls 6.8% of the country's GDP.

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Cosmetics & Personal Care

Beauty products have been seeing a consistent growth in demand in Hong Kong. In 2019, imports of cosmetic and personal care items amounted to over HK$47billion in 2019, an attractive incentive to those that want to enter the beauty business.

How to register your company in Hong Kong

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Step 1:

Select company name and types

Typically, there are certain naming guidelines that you have to follow according to statutory law to choose a name for your business. Each name must have an ending word that represents its business nature.

In the case of a private limited company, the word "Limited" must be the last word to appear in the name. For English-named company in Hong Kong, the abbreviation "Ltd" is not allowed and it must use "Limited" in full. Got a name for your business? Run it through our Name Check Tool to see if it it an eligible one.

Hong Kong Company Formation Packages

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Centralized management portal

24/7 access to company documents on high-security cloud infrastructure. And no worry about key compliance deadlines with auto reminder.

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Streamlined process

Start at your own pace. And reduce waiting time for
back-and-forth email communication.

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E-signature

Collaborate with your partner more easily. Less paperwork, more efficient.

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Digitized KYC

Standardized form & organizational chart to let you control and declare your information effortlessly.

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Centralized management portal

24/7 access to company documents on high-security cloud infrastructure. And no worry about key compliance deadlines with auto reminder.

management portal

Streamlined process

Start at your own pace. And reduce waiting time for
back-and-forth email communication.

bbcincorp client portal img

Streamlined process

Start at your own pace. And reduce waiting time for
back-and-forth email communication.

bbcincorp client portal img

E-signature

Collaborate with your partner more easily. Less paperwork, more efficient.

e-signature

Digitized KYC

Standardized form & organizational chart to let you control and declare your information effortlessly.

digitized kyc

Centralized management portal

24/7 access to company documents on high-security cloud infrastructure. And no worry about key compliance deadlines with auto reminder.

management portal

We make opening business account simple

Opening an account with traditional banks is a good starting point if you want to grow your business.But if you’re a startup and your banking needs don’t include premium offerings from high-end providers. Fintech-based account is a simpler option.

Neat and Airwallet Hong Kong banking options
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A Neat account covers all your business financial needs

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Incorporate with us and receive HKD$500 credited in your Neat account!

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Airwallex offers streamlined solution for your business finances.

Sign up to receive zero conversion fee for the first HKD$100,000 or equivalent in other currencies.

Register with BBCIncorp - How it works?

Our streamlined process is broken down into 4 simple steps, purposely designed to expand your confidence as you go.

Create an order online

Enter our online order platform for easy onboarding experience and tailor your orders. We have different packages of Hong Kong offshore company formation and additional services that suit your goals. During this process, we also provide free consulting to help you set up the right company structure per your need.

Make payment

Your settlement can be made online via Credit card, Debit Card. Bank wire transfer is also acceptable.

Collect and verify KYC documents

Once we've received your payment, our customer service will contact you to process the necessary paperwork. We'll guide you to properly prepare documents for incorporation in Hong Kong via KYC online form. You can also access our digital Client Portal to proceed with the incorporation steps and keep track of the process anytime, anywhere.

Finish the incorporation

The corporate registration completes within one day in digital documents. Physical shipping takes 3-7 days if you need the original version.

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Required Documents

  • Passport of all shareholders/directors
  • Address proof of all shareholders/ directors i.e. identity card, bank statement, driving license, utility bill
  • 10-seconds selfie video of each member holding his/her passport, and speaking their name, passport number, and the service you need

Register your company

Incorporate checklist download

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Not sure about how to start a business? Crush your uncertainty and gain an extra edge with our Hong Kong Incorporation Checklist.

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Accounting solution for HK Start-ups and SMEs

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Frequently Asked Questions

All Hong Kong companies are required to file annual return with the Companies Registry and the Inland Revenue Department. The accounting and auditing reports are included in the annual compliance obligations, regardless where the business activities take place.

You can apply for Offshore status with Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department (IRD) as soon as you file annual tax return for the first time. The process might take several months as IRD will raise questions for directors during the investigation. The Offshore Claim can be effective in 3 or 5 years; however, annual auditing is always compulsory.

In Hong Kong, licenses or permits are required for an employment agency, event-related activities, travel agency, education, restaurant, and retail shop, if the business is operated in Hong Kong.

A license is mandatory for a Hong-Kong-based company with insurance agency and financial services, regardless where you run the business.

As Capital gains, Dividends, Interest incomes, VAT and Withholdings are tax-exempted in Hong Kong, a Hong Kong company needs to pay only corporate profits tax to the government.

Corporate profits tax rate in Hong Kong is 8.25% for the first 2 million HKD of assessable incomes and 16.5% for the remainder.

The company formation in Hong Kong can be done remotely with a professional service provider like BBCIncorp. You can have the digital corporate documents after a single day of registration.

It normally takes only 1 working days for e-filing and registration.

Yes. Appointing a company secretary is a legal obligation if you wish to register a company in Hong Kong.

The cost for incorporating your business can be various and depend greatly on your business types, capital structures, industries, etc.

Some businesses need significant initial capital to start, while others such as micro-businesses and home-based companies have lower financial entry barriers.

One common way to estimate your incorporation cost is by drafting a business plan. Within your plan, the financial section should show your approximate revenue, profit, and expenses.

There are other ways to estimate your finances as well, such as our Hong Kong Cost Planning Tool. The tool will help you break down all initial costs of your business, so you know how much capital you should prepare when incorporating.

Need more information? View our business resources and more