Formation of Hong Kong Companies

Hong Kong is an important international financial centre, it has a major capitalist service economy characterized by low taxation and free trade.

General requirements to register a limited private company in Hong Kong:


  • At least one individual Director who is over 18 years old
  • No restriction on nationality
  • Corporate Director is allowed when the company has at least one individual Director


  • At least one Shareholder is required.  Individual shareholder who is over 18 years old or corporate shareholder are permitted
Company Secretary
  • At least one Company Secretary is required.  Individual who is Hong Kong resident and over 18 years old or corporate entity which registered in Hong Kong are permitted
  • If the sole individual Director and Shareholder is the same person, it should appoint a third party (individual/corporate) as Company Secretary
Company Name
  • Must be unique and name must contain the word “Limited”
  • Can be in English or in both English and Chinese
Share Capital
  • Standard currency is HKD, but permitted to any currencies
  • Minimum 1 paid up share
  • No restriction on the registered share capital
  • The liability of each shareholder is limited to the issued share capital
Registered Office Address
  • A company must have a registered office address in Hong Kong
Lead time to set up the Company
  • Tailor made company: 7 working days
  • Purchase shelf company: 3 working days

AEGIS provided one-stop professional services for the formation of company, annual company secretarial and virtual office services as well as to assist to open bank accounts with local bank.

Annual Company Secretarial Services

We act as the statutory Company Secretary of your company as well as to prepare the necessary annual documents, to keep the proper statutory records which comply with the requirements of the Companies Ordinance in Hong Kong with relevant government department and to ensure all the necessary annual documents are presented on time to avoid late filing penalty.

Annual Virtual Office Services

AEGIS can provide our office address as the registered office address for your company. In additional, we provide various virtual office services such as facsimile, telephone answering, mail collection and forwarding, rental of conference room, etc. which helps client to eliminate the operating cost and enable them to concentrate on their core business developments. Details please refer to our virtual office services.

Download the application form for the formation of private limited company in Hong Kong.