Ways to Incorporate a Company in Hong Kong
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The Companies Registry allows two ways to incorporate a company –
In either electronic form through the Registry’s service portal “e-Registry” (www.eregistry.gov.hk) or submit registration documents in hard copy form to the Shroff of Companies Registry on the 14th Floor of the Queensway Government Offices. The registration documents submitted are similar but the process and time incurred are vastly different.
Let’s look at the similarities of the two methods. The details below refers to private company limited by shares.
Documents to be delivered:
*If a director does not sign the ‘Consent to Act as Director’ in the Form NNC1, he/she can sign the consent in Form NNC3 and deliver not later than 15 days after the date of incorporation to Companies Registry.
Each application for incorporation is deemed to have made a simultaneous application for business registration.
Registration fee plus the applicable business registration fee must be delivered with the above documents.
Electronic submission (e-Registration)
Hard copy submission
Four working days
SIGNING OF DOCUMENTS
Print hard copies & sign in originals
DELIVERY OF DOCUMENTS
Online submission through e-Registry service portal
Receipt of originals in HK for submission to Companies Registry
(both forms have the same legal effect)
Hence, although finally you would have the company duly incorporated and the Certificate of Incorporation and Business Registration Certificate readily available, you should be aware of the differences and make use of the method that suits your needs.
As Sleek is an online company secretary, we always suggest to use the simple and fast way to get things done except in cases where you have specific concerns or requirements. Talk to us and we can help find the best solution for you and your company.