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InvestHK works with overseas and Mainland entrepreneurs, SMEs and multinationals that are planning to set up an office or expand their existing business in Hong Kong.  We offer customised and confidential advice and services to support companies from the planning stage right through to the launch and expansion of their business.  An indicative list of our free services can be found at "How We Can Help".

Please check out our StartmeupHK’s website for information of some business angels and venture capitalists to which you may reach out.

Our website at "Register the Business" provides general information about the costs, timing and basic guidelines for company registration. You may also visit Company Registry https://www.cr.gov.hk/en/home/index.htm for the latest information. For further information and assistance, please contact us via email to enq@investhk.gov.hk or submit your question using our online enquiry form.

The Support and Consultation Centre for Small and Medium Enterprises of the Trade and Industry Department runs an online Business Licence Information Service which provides information on government licences or permits for running different types of businesses and starting a business in Hong Kong.  The service can be accessed at https://www.success.tid.gov.hk/tid/eng/blics/index.jsp.

Please check out our website at "Decide on a Company Type and Name" for general information about the common types of companies and related considerations.  For further information and assistance, you are welcome to contact us via email to enq@investhk.gov.hk or submit your question using our online enquiry form.

Non-Hong Kong residents may incorporate a local limited company in Hong Kong and can be appointed as a director of the company.  However, the company secretary, who is a natural person, should ordinarily reside in Hong Kong.  For company secretary which is a body corporate, its registered office or place of business should be in Hong Kong.

There is no requirement on the minimum amount of a company's paid-up capital under the Companies Ordinance.

You may download a copy of our “Setting Up in Hong Kong” flyer or check out our website at "Setting up in Hong Kong" which provides, inter alia, a step-by-step guide on Hong Kong company incorporation.   For further information relevant to businesses looking to set up in Hong Kong, please check out our website at "Resource Centre" for a wide range of free, useful publications (e.g. brochures, guides, investment newsletters and sector leaflets) and subscribe to our electronic newsletter to get relevant news, information and case studies sent directly to your inbox.

The section “Why Hong Kong” on our website features our city’s unique appeal as an ideal place to do business in Asia, including our low and simple tax regime, world-class business infrastructure, government support for companies, and much more.  Also, you may check out our web sites for case studies of companies that InvestHK has supported in their setting up or expanding businesses in Hong Kong.

Please check out our website "Business Locations" for some general advice on finding an office in Hong Kong.  Should you intend to start your business in a co-work space, please check our StartmeupHK webpage at http://www.startmeup.hk/en/resources/network/ for possible options.  For further assistance, you are welcome to contact us via email to enq@investhk.gov.hk or submit your question via our online enquiry form.

InvestHK maintains a service provider database to facilitate our clients in setting up or expanding their operations in Hong Kong.  For further information, please contact us via email to enq@investhk.gov.hk or submit your request and enquiry using our online enquiry form.  

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has been working closely with the banking industry and has launched a dedicated web page (http://www.hkma.gov.hk/eng/other-information/ac_opening.shtml) to provide useful information about account opening as well as a dedicated email account (accountopening@hkma.gov.hk) to receive comments and answer queries regarding opening and maintenance of bank accounts.

You may check out our StartmeupHK’s webpage (http://www.startmeup.hk/en/resources/government-support/) for information about a number of government funding schemes available to support business startups.  Alternatively, you may go to this government website (https://www.gov.hk/en/business/supportenterprises/funding/index.htm) for information about government support for local & foreign enterprises.

Please visit our webpage for upcoming events organised, sponsored or supported by InvestHK. You can also find a list of startup and Fintech-related events in Hong Kong on https://www.startmeup.hk/events/ and http://www.hongkong-fintech.hk/en/events  respectively.  

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