What are the minimum requirements for setting up a Hong kong private company?

Updated time: Jul 31, 2018 , 17:16 (UTC+08:00)

Anybody can form a Hong Kong company. Basic Hong Kong company formation must include at least:

  • one director (individual)
  • one shareholder (individual or corporate)
  • one secretary company
  • a registered office address in Hong Kong (PO box is not allowed).

Standing as your secretary company, Offshore Company Corp will provide a registered office address and secretarial services. Offshore Company Corp can also provide a nominee director and a nominee shareholder if needed to protect your privacy.

There is no prescribed minimum share capital. For practical purposes, this is not usually less than HK$10,000 or the equivalent in a foreign currency. There is a capital duty of 0.1% payable on the authorised share capital (subject to a cap of HK$ 30,000).

The minimum requirement for forming a private limited company is to have at least one shareholder and one director, who can be the same person.


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