Step 2: Incorporate a Company
You can enjoy a seamless company incorporation and business registration with the Hong Kong Companies Registry (CR).
Any application for company incorporation will include a simultaneous application for business registration.
How to Apply
There are two ways to submit your application –either online via the 24-hour e-Services Portal of the Companies Registry (CR), or by delivering the documents in hard copy to the CR with the correct fees.
- Incorporation Form (Form NNC1 for company limited by shares) or Form NNC1G (for company not limited by shares);
- A copy of the company’s Articles of Association
- A Notice to Business Registration Office (IRBR1)
The fees for incorporating a company limited by shares are:
Company Registration fee – The fees (excluding Business Registration Fee and Levy) payable for applications for incorporation of companies delivered in electronic form through the e-Services Portal has been reduced by 10% with effect from 1 October 2020. Please refer to www.cr.gov.hk/en/services/fees.htm for the latest fees details.
Business Registration and Levy
Please refer to www.ird.gov.hk/eng/pdf/brfee_table.pdf for the latest fees details.
Online applications for company incorporation and business registration are normally processed within one hour. Hard copy applications will typically see the Certificate of Incorporation and Business Registration Certificate issued within four working days.