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Limited Company Registration

Limited Company Incorporation /
Limited Company Formation

The liability of a shareholder of a limited company is limited. In the event that a limited company is wound up by creditors, the liability of a shareholder is normally limited to the amount of unpaid shares of the shareholder and creditors cannot claim compensation from the shareholder's personal property. However, in the case of a limited company incorporated in Hong Kong, it is necessary to comply with the requirements of the Companies Ordinance, such as the filing of annual returns, the appointment of a company secretary, and the preparing and keeping of statutory records of the company, such as the register of shareholders and the register of directors and secretaries. Biz & Bird is a licensed corporate services provider, our expertise will definitely set you at ease on establishing a business in Hong Kong. 

Why Choose Biz & Bird's Company Registration Service?

Clear Pricing

Transparent price & no hidden charges

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Value for Money

Affordable price

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Vast Experience

Extensive experience in company incorporation & understand the needs of startups and SMEs.

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Service with Heart

We are dedicated to understanding and resolving the challenges involved in setting up a company.

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One-stop Service

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One-stop corporate services, covering company registration, company secretarial, accounting, audit & taxation, and HR & payroll, are designed to fulfill all your corporate needs in one place.

Limited Company Registration Process

01

Choosing a Company Name

When planning to incorporate a company, a crucial early step is choosing a company name. Important considerations for creating a company name can be found in the Guideline on Registration of Company Names for Hong Kong Companies.

02

Determining Who Are Shareholder(s) and Director(s)

When establishing a company, it is necessary to have at least one director and one shareholder. It is possible for an individual to fulfill both roles as the sole shareholder and sole director.

03

Completing the Limited Company Registration Application Form

You can follow the instructions on the form to complete and provide the information required. Should you have any inquiries or require assistance while completing the form, please don't hesitate to reach out to our staff. We are here to assist you and gladly address any questions you may have.

04

Submitting Application Form

After receiving the information, our staff will verify the details and check the availability of your proposed company name. Once confirmed, we will assist you in submitting the application to establish a Hong Kong limited company to the Companies Registry and applying for the Certificate of Incorporation and Business Registration Certificate on your behalf.

05

Collecting Documents

If the application is approved by the Companies Registry, Biz & Bird will handle the preparation of statutory registers, share certificates, etc. Our staff will notify you once the process is completed, and you can then collect

the necessary company documents and arrange for a bank account opening referral.

Hong Kong Limited Company Registration
Service Plan

Most Popular Plan

Bird Basic

Company Registration Only

 

* Government fees included
Incorporation fee: HK$1,545
Business registration fee: HK$2,200

4,580
HK$

Company Registration Services

  • Company name search service

  • Prepare documents for the application for the Certificate of Incorporation

  • Prepare documents for application for the Business Registration Certificate

  • Business Registration Certificate in electronic form

  • Certificate of Incorporation in electronic form

Company Secretarial Services

  • No such service

Services Related to Significant Controllers Register

  • No such service

Registered Office Services

  • No such service

Virtual Office Services

  • No such service

Bird Standard

Company Registration + Company Secretarial Services
 

* Government fees included
Incorporation fee: HK$1,545
Business registration fee: HK$2,200

4,880
HK$

Company Registration Services

  • Company name search service

  • Prepare documents for the application for the Certificate of Incorporation

  • Prepare documents for application for the Business Registration Certificate

  • Business Registration Certificate in electronic form

  • Certificate of Incorporation in electronic form

Company Secretarial Services

  • Act as Company Secretary for first year​

  • Prepare the registers of directors, shareholders & company secretaries

Services Related to Significant Controllers Register

  • Prepare the significant controllers register

  • Maintain the significant controllers register for inspection

  • Act as the designated representative for first year

Registered Office Services

  • No such service

Virtual Office Services

  • No such service

Bird Pro

​Company Registration + Company Secretarial Services + Virtual Office

* Government fees included
Incorporation fee: HK$1,545
Business registration fee: HK$2,200

5,280
HK$

Company Registration Services

  • Company name search service

  • Prepare documents for the application for the Certificate of Incorporation

  • Prepare documents for application for the Business Registration Certificate

  • Business Registration Certificate in electronic form

  • Certificate of Incorporation in electronic form

Company Secretarial Services

  • Act as Company Secretary for first year​

  • Prepare the registers of directors, shareholders & company secretaries

Services Related to Significant Controllers Register

  • Prepare the significant controllers register

  • Maintain the significant controllers register for inspection

  • Act as the designated representative for first year

Registered Office Services

  • Biz & Bird's office address serves as the registered office for first year

Virtual Office Services

  • Offer a mailing address for receiving correspondence and packages from government departments, banks, and other companies

What is Green Box?

What is included in Green Box?

  1. Article of Association

  2. Statutory book

  3. Share certificate book

  4. Common seal

  5. Rectangular ​company signing chop

  6. Company chop

Green Box

Is it a must for my company to have Green Box?

According to the new Companies Ordinance with effect from 3 March 2014, the keeping and use of a common seal is now optional. However, green box contains physical documentation and chops, which may be necessary to your business operation and bank account opening.

How do I apply for Green Box?

  • Check the box (requires a company green box) on the Limited Company Registration Application Form; or

  • Contact us through WhatsApp or email to purchase the Green Box for your company

The fee is HK$500, and the Green Box includes:

8 Article of Association; 1 Statutory book; 1 Share certificate book; 1 Common seal; 1 Rectangular company signing chop; and 1 Company chop

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why choose Biz & Bird's limited company incorporation services?
    1. Clear pricing Biz & Bird is committed to providing our clients with the fairest and clearest service and pricing. We guarantee that there are no hidden charges in our service fees. Our service plan charges will be clearly listed before we provide the service, and any customer is welcome to inquire with us at any time. 2. Affordable price Biz & Bird understands the difficulties of starting a business and is committed to providing you with the most transparent, simple and cost-effective company incorporation and company secretarial services. 3. Extensive experience Our professional service team has rich experience in setting up limited companies and company secretarial services, and understands the needs of start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises. We are committed to providing you with caring and appropriate services and advice. In addition, our founder is an associate of The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute and owns dual qualifications of Chartered Secretary and Chartered Governance Professional. He has also worked for a number of listed companies in Hong Kong and has extensive experience in compliance, corporate governance and company secretarial matters, and are committed to serving our clients in a professional manner. 4. One-stop service Biz & Bird specializes in providing one-stop corporate services, covering company registration, company secretarial, accounting & taxation, and human resources & payroll outsourcing services, to satisfy your needs in corporate services, so that you can focus more on your core business, and let your company be the next success story.
  • What information do I need to provide to set up a company?
    1. Company name 2. Registered office address 3. Founder Member(s) [Shareholder(s)] Name Address Number of shares to be subscribed & subscription amount 4. Director(s) Name HKID number / Passport number & issuing country or region Address Email address (Optional) 5. Company Secretary Name Hong Kong Correspondence Address HKID number / Passport number & issuing country or region (If the Company Secretary is a nature person) Business Registration Number (If the Company Secretary is a body corporate) Trust or Company Service Provider Licence Number (If not required to obtain a licence, it is required to state the reasons) *As a Trust or Company Service Provider Licensee (TC009081), Biz & Bird is authorised to provide you with company services in Hong Kong, which include acting as your company secretary and providing you with Biz & Bird's office address as your company's registered office.
  • What are the requirements for incorporating a private limited company in Hong Kong?
    1. At least one director aged 18 or above, who is a holder of a Hong Kong Identity Card or a passport of any country. 2. At least one founder member (shareholder) and either a natural person (individual) or a body corporate (company) can be a founder member (shareholder). 3. An address in Hong Kong as the registered address of the company (Biz & Bird offers virtual office service to meet the legal requirements) 4. A company secretary that meets the requirements of the Companies Ordinance (Biz & Bird is a licensed trust or company service provider (TC009081) and is authorized to provide company services in Hong Kong)
  • Is it necessary to have a "company secretary" to incorporate a Hong Kong limited company?
    1. According to section 474 of the Companies Ordinance, a company must have a company secretary. If the company secretary is a natural person, he/she must ordinarily reside in Hong Kong. If the company secretary is a body corporate, it must have its registered office or a place of business in Hong Kong. In addition, under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Ordinance, any person who carries on or proposes to carry on a trust or company service business in Hong Kong must apply for a TCSP license. Biz & Bird is a Trust or Company Services Provider (TCSP) Licensee (TC009081) and is authorised to provide company services to you in Hong Kong. 2. According to section 475(2) of the Companies Ordinance, the director of a private company having only one director must not also be a company secretary of the company.
  • Can the shareholder and director of a company be a non-Hong Kong resident?
    The Companies Ordinance does not impose any restriction on the nationality of shareholders and directors of a Hong Kong limited company. Non-Hong Kong residents are also eligible to incorporate a Hong Kong limited company and serve as shareholders and directors. All individuals, including Hong Kong residents, Mainland residents, and overseas individuals, can become shareholders of a company. However, individuals who are to become directors of a company must be at least 18 years old, regardless of their residency status (Hong Kong residents, Mainland residents, or overseas individuals).
  • Is there any restriction on the number of shares proposed to be issued and the number of founder members (shareholders) of a local company limited by shares?
    The Companies Ordinance has not prescribed any requirement for the number of shares proposed to be issued. A local company limited by shares shall be formed by at least one founder member. However, if a limited company has more than 50 members (shareholders), it has to be registered as a "public company".
  • How long does it take to register a Hong Kong limited company?
    The time required for Biz & Bird to register a Hong Kong limited company is as follows: If the founder member(s) [shareholder(s)] and director(s) hold Hong Kong Identity Cards or valid passports (regardless of their nationality) and register a limited company in their personal capacity, the registration process can be completed within approximately 1-3 working days. If the founder member(s) [shareholder(s)] and director(s) only hold PRC identity cards or they are corporate bodies, the registration process will generally take about 7-10 working days. This timeframe begins from the moment all documents are signed by the shareholders and directors and delivered to our Hong Kong office. *The above time required is for reference only and is subject to the relevant circumstances and the approval time by the Companies Registry.
  • Why choose Biz & Bird's limited company incorporation services?
    1. Clear pricing Biz & Bird is committed to providing our clients with the fairest and clearest service and pricing. We guarantee that there are no hidden charges in our service fees. Our service plan charges will be clearly listed before we provide the service, and any customer is welcome to inquire with us at any time. 2. Affordable price Biz & Bird understands the difficulties of starting a business and is committed to providing you with the most transparent, simple and cost-effective company incorporation and company secretarial services. 3. Extensive experience Our professional service team has rich experience in setting up limited companies and company secretarial services, and understands the needs of start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises. We are committed to providing you with caring and appropriate services and advice. In addition, our founder is an associate of The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute and owns dual qualifications of Chartered Secretary and Chartered Governance Professional. He has also worked for a number of listed companies in Hong Kong and has extensive experience in compliance, corporate governance and company secretarial matters, and are committed to serving our clients in a professional manner. 4. One-stop service Biz & Bird specializes in providing one-stop corporate services, covering company registration, company secretarial, accounting & taxation, and human resources & payroll outsourcing services, to satisfy your needs in corporate services, so that you can focus more on your core business, and let your company be the next success story.
  • What information do I need to provide to set up a company?
    1. Company name 2. Registered office address 3. Founder Member(s) [Shareholder(s)] Name Address Number of shares to be subscribed & subscription amount 4. Director(s) Name HKID number / Passport number & issuing country or region Address Email address (Optional) 5. Company Secretary Name Hong Kong Correspondence Address HKID number / Passport number & issuing country or region (If the Company Secretary is a nature person) Business Registration Number (If the Company Secretary is a body corporate) Trust or Company Service Provider Licence Number (If not required to obtain a licence, it is required to state the reasons) *As a Trust or Company Service Provider Licensee (TC009081), Biz & Bird is authorised to provide you with company services in Hong Kong, which include acting as your company secretary and providing you with Biz & Bird's office address as your company's registered office.
  • What are the requirements for incorporating a private limited company in Hong Kong?
    1. At least one director aged 18 or above, who is a holder of a Hong Kong Identity Card or a passport of any country. 2. At least one founder member (shareholder) and either a natural person (individual) or a body corporate (company) can be a founder member (shareholder). 3. An address in Hong Kong as the registered address of the company (Biz & Bird offers virtual office service to meet the legal requirements) 4. A company secretary that meets the requirements of the Companies Ordinance (Biz & Bird is a licensed trust or company service provider (TC009081) and is authorized to provide company services in Hong Kong)
  • Is it necessary to have a "company secretary" to incorporate a Hong Kong limited company?
    1. According to section 474 of the Companies Ordinance, a company must have a company secretary. If the company secretary is a natural person, he/she must ordinarily reside in Hong Kong. If the company secretary is a body corporate, it must have its registered office or a place of business in Hong Kong. In addition, under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Ordinance, any person who carries on or proposes to carry on a trust or company service business in Hong Kong must apply for a TCSP license. Biz & Bird is a Trust or Company Services Provider (TCSP) Licensee (TC009081) and is authorised to provide company services to you in Hong Kong. 2. According to section 475(2) of the Companies Ordinance, the director of a private company having only one director must not also be a company secretary of the company.
  • Can the shareholder and director of a company be a non-Hong Kong resident?
    The Companies Ordinance does not impose any restriction on the nationality of shareholders and directors of a Hong Kong limited company. Non-Hong Kong residents are also eligible to incorporate a Hong Kong limited company and serve as shareholders and directors. All individuals, including Hong Kong residents, Mainland residents, and overseas individuals, can become shareholders of a company. However, individuals who are to become directors of a company must be at least 18 years old, regardless of their residency status (Hong Kong residents, Mainland residents, or overseas individuals).
  • Is there any restriction on the number of shares proposed to be issued and the number of founder members (shareholders) of a local company limited by shares?
    The Companies Ordinance has not prescribed any requirement for the number of shares proposed to be issued. A local company limited by shares shall be formed by at least one founder member. However, if a limited company has more than 50 members (shareholders), it has to be registered as a "public company".
  • How long does it take to register a Hong Kong limited company?
    The time required for Biz & Bird to register a Hong Kong limited company is as follows: If the founder member(s) [shareholder(s)] and director(s) hold Hong Kong Identity Cards or valid passports (regardless of their nationality) and register a limited company in their personal capacity, the registration process can be completed within approximately 1-3 working days. If the founder member(s) [shareholder(s)] and director(s) only hold PRC identity cards or they are corporate bodies, the registration process will generally take about 7-10 working days. This timeframe begins from the moment all documents are signed by the shareholders and directors and delivered to our Hong Kong office. *The above time required is for reference only and is subject to the relevant circumstances and the approval time by the Companies Registry.
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