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Quick facts: Hong Kong vs Australia

Running a business in Hong Kong

  • Ranked #4 in the world to do business
  • Corporate tax is 16.5%
  • Tax exemption for offshore generated revenue
  • Minimal requirements to open a company: only 1 shareholder and 1 director (can be the same person)
  • Preferred jurisdiction for VC investment

Running a business in Australia

  • Ranked #18 in the world to do business
  • Corporate tax is 30%
  • Restrictions on foreign ownership in some industries
  • Minimal requirements to open a company: only 1 shareholder and 1 director
  • Less opportunity in VC/investment scene compared to Hong Kong

Register a company in Hong Kong from Australia.

Fill out the form and one of our team will be in touch with more information about getting your Hong Kong company registration started!

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Frequently asked questions

  • At least one shareholder
  • At least $1 capital
  • A company secretary
  • A resident (local) director
  • An address in Singapore
Find out more details on our Incorporation page.

Technically, no, you do not need a partner. You can be a 100% shareholder of a company and hire a local director with our nominee director services.  However, if you are based overseas, you will need to hire a registered filing agent to submit your application on your behalf.

Yes! There are no restrictions around foreign ownership when setting up your company in Singapore.

No – you can incorporate a company completely online without ever visiting Singapore. 

However, if you would like to do business in Singapore and want to set up a Singapore bank account, banks generally require two directors (or a director and a company secretary) to be present.

Yes – there is a requirement to have at least one director who is “ordinarily resident” in Singapore – i.e. a Singaporean, PR, EntrePass, Employment Pass and Dependent Pass holder.

Yes – every company is required to appoint a company secretary within 6 months of incorporation. If you appoint us as your company secretary, we will incorporate your company for free. 

Technically, the minimum amount of paid-up capital to incorporate in Singapore is S$1.  However, if you are seeking an EP or other work visas, we recommend investing a minimum of S$50,0000.

Absolutely. If you would like to relocate to Singapore to operate your new business, you will need to apply for an Employment Pass. We can also assist in your Employment Pass application.

It is a reasonably straightforward process to open a bank account.  However, many banks do require two signatories to be present. This usually means that you will need to fly out in order to open a Singapore bank account.  At Sleek we set these meetings up with our network of bankers free of charge.

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Company incorporation

HKD 3,000

One off fee.

Fill out our online form, upload the necessary documentation and we register your company. This includes:

  • All registration fees
  • Assistance from beginning to end of the process
  • Provision of the standard Articles of Association of the company
  • Preparation of post-incorporation documents (First board resolution, Appointment of first director(s), Consent to act as secretary, Form IRBR200 - Notification of commencement of business)
  • Digital compliance corporate kit (share certificates, registers of directors, members, secretaries and significant controllers; minutes book​)
  • Resolution and assistance to open a bank account​

Company secretary

HKD 3,500/year

Excl. of Business Registration Fee

We believe in a relationship, not one where you pay every time you pick up the phone. Pay one yearly fee and get unlimited access to the following common services:

  • Provision of a Company Secretary
  • Provision of a Designated Representative
  • Appointment/Change of director/company secretary/auditor
  • Change in officers’ particulars
  • Change of registered office address
  • Distribution of dividends
  • Filing of Annual Return - inclusive of filing fee
  • Maintenance of the significant controller register
  • Maintenance of the statutory records of the company
  • Renewal of Business Registration Certificate
  • Preparation of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) documents
  • All of your statutory records and compliance documents accessible online 24/7

Registered
Office Address

HKD 2,500/year

Setting up from overseas? Use Sleek to fulfil your requirement to have a registered office address in the heart of Central, Hong Kong. This includes:

  • An address in Hong Kong to be used by your company
  • Paperless mail forwarding - all mail to be scanned and uploaded on your Sleek dashboard and a notification email sent to you
  • 24/7 access to your Sleek dashboard to check your mail from anywhere!

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100% online incorporation

No more printing and signing and scanning documents. And no more courier fees! Everything done through your computer, wherever you are.
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100% online incorporation

No more printing and signing and scanning documents. And no more courier fees! Everything done through your computer, wherever you are.
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Expand your company

Grow your business through expansion into the Southeast region. This allows you to gear up for external investments.
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Expand your company

Grow your business through expansion into the Southeast region. This allows you to gear up for external investments.
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Incorporation filing fees included

We won’t sting you with hidden third-party fees when we file on your behalf. It’s one cost to get you up and running.
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Incorporation filing fees included

We won’t sting you with hidden third-party fees when we file on your behalf. It’s one cost to get you up and running.
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We can provide you with an address

Don't have anyone on the ground in Singapore? Grow at your own speed with our registered address services.
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We can provide you with an address

Don't have anyone on the ground in Hong Kong? Grow at your own speed with our registered address services.

Our registration process is 100% online.

#1 Assemble your documents

#2 Fill out our online form

#3 We process everything digitally

#4 We file on your behalf

Have your preferred names, details of your directors and shareholders and all supporting documents handy.

Completing the form should take less than 10 minutes.

You don’t have to worry about messy paperwork. Everything is done through our online platform. 

We incorporate your company with the relevant authorities.

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