Hong Kong Company Formation. Hong Kong Offshore Company.

KGN Services specializes in Hong Kong company registration and opening of bank accounts.

Hong Kong Company Formation – Overview

Today, many entrepreneurs and investors are setting up their businesses overseas, especially in areas such as Hong Kong. The main reason behind this trend is to find a means to penetrate the international market and to take advantage of tax friendly countries. Hong Kong has been ranked as one of the best places to establish a business and run comfortably. It has many attractive factors that matter to a smooth business operation.

Productive workforce, strategic location, stable political and economic environment, pro business environment, attractive tax regime, world-class infrastructure, and an efficient and effective legal system are some of the main reasons for HK company formation. It is a unique business city with a population of more than 7 million people.

Hong Kong Company Formation – Legislation

Principal Corporate Legislation

Companies Ordinance 1981 as amended.

Type of Law

Common Law based on English Common Law.

Language of Legislation and Corporate Documents

Chinese and English.

Type of Entity for International Trade, Investment & Tax Planning

Private Limited.

Hong Kong Company Formation – Key Facts

Share Capital

Standard authorised share capital is HKD1,000. Minimum paid up share capital is HKD1.

Classes of Share Available

Ordinary shares, preference shares, redeemable shares and shares with or without voting rights.

Bearer Shares

Not permitted.

Restrictions on Trading

Banking, insurance, assurance, reinsurance, fund management, collective investment schemes, trust management, trusteeship business provision are not permitted.

Registered Office Required

Yes, must be maintained in Hong Kong.

Company Secretary Required

Yes, must be a HK resident.


The minimum number of directors is one. Director can be of any nationality and need not be resident in HK. Corporate directors are permitted.


The minimum number of shareholders is one.

Publicly Accessible Records


Nominee Shareholders and Nominee Directors


Location of Meetings of Directors and Shareholders


Personal Presence Required



Hong Kong profits tax is ONLY charged on profits earned from a trade, profession or business carried on in Hong Kong. Thus this means that a Hong Kong company which carries on business in Hong Kong, but earns profits from another place, is not required to pay tax in Hong Kong on those profits. Profit earned inside Hong Kong is currently subject to a rate of taxation of 16.5%. There is no tax in Hong Kong on capital gains, dividends and interest earned.

Double Taxation Treaty Access


Requirements to File Accounts


Requirement to File Annual Return


Audit Requirements


Exchange Control


Time to Incorporate

Within 1 to 3 working days from the submission of documentation.

Hong Kong Company Formation – Name Legal Requirements

Language of Name

English or Chinese.

Restricted Words

Words such as “Assurance”, “Bank”, “Building Society”, “Royal”, “Trust”, “Trustee” etc. will require justification.

Suffixes to Denote Limited Liability


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Hong Kong Company Formation Prices

Hong Kong Company Formation Package Includes:

Starting at: $1990

Why Choose KGN Services?

We’ve been helping business owners since 1996

Incorporating your business is our focus

We make a complex process fast and easy

We work closely with Companies Registries to guarantee our service

Fastest offshore companies & accounts – Most competitive pricing worldwide

People Also Ask

How much does it cost to set up a company in Hong Kong?

The price for a starting package at KGN Services is 1950 USD. It includes the name check, the preparation of your application, company registration fee, certificates of business registration, proving your rights, and the document of incorporation. KGN will also register the board of directors and shareholders and secretarial services, and provide a local address in Hong Kong for a year.

How do I set up a company in Hong Kong?

If you wish to open a company in Hong Kong, submit an enquiry to KGN Services. You will get assistance in the preparation of your application and receive a step-by-step plan for company registration and incorporation.

What is the process for the formation of a company in Hong Kong?

Forming a company starts with browsing the list of companies offered on the KGN website or sending an enquiry regarding the formation packages. After the payment of the package of your choice is processed, KGN will contact you to gather the necessary documents and prepare the application for the company registration. In 3 working days, you will receive a certificate of incorporation and business registration.

Hong Kong Company Formation Services

KGN Services provides the following services related Hong Kong Company Registration

Hong Kong – General Information

Location: Eastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and China.

Area: total: 1,108 sq k, land: 1,073 sq k , water: 35 sq km. …

Natural resources: Outstanding deepwater harbor, feldspar.
Population: 57,191,503 (July 2017 est.).

Time Zone: UTC+8.

Languages: Cantonese (official) 88.9%, English (official) 4.3%, Mandarin (official) 1.9%, other Chinese dialects 3.1%, other 1.9% (2016 est.).

Dependency status: Special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China.

Government type: Parliamentary democracy (House of Assembly); self-governing overseas territory of the UK.

Legal system: Mixed legal system of US and English common law, customary law, and local statutes.
International organization participation:Caricom (associate), CDB, Interpol (subbureau), UPU.
Economy: The Turks and Caicos economy is based on tourism, offshore financial services, and fishing. Most capital goods and food for domestic consumption are imported. The US is the leading source of tourists, accounting for more than three-quarters of the more than 1 million visitors that arrive annually. Three-quarters of the visitors come by ship. Major sources of government revenue also include fees from offshore financial activities and customs receipts.

Currency: US dollar.

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