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Obtaining a Business Registration Licence in Hong Kong

Updated on Friday 20th May 2016

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Any type of company in Hong Kong needs to be registered with the authorities in order to be able to perform its commercial activities. In Hong Kong, companies must apply for registration within one month after commencing its business activities. The application is not necessary, however, for simpler business forms like the sole proprietorship or partnership businesses. 
 
An online services is available for the registration of sole proprietorship, partnership businesses or branches and subsidiaries in Hong Kong. Companies that are incorporated outside Hong Kong and have opened an office here must first register with the Companies Registry
 
The business registration of a company in Hong Kong is required for companies that perform certain activities and our Hong Kong company formation representatives can give you all the necessary details about this procedure.
 

Business registration in Hong Kong

 
The first step when opening a new company in Hong Kong is to register the company at the Companies Registry. Afterwards, the company must also be registered at the Business Registration Office belonging to the Inland Revenue Department. The Business Registration Office performs the necessary activities for registering the business activities performed by an individual, partnership, limited liability company or non-Hong Kong company.
 
The types of businesses that need to be registered in Hong Kong are those in the trade sector, the commercial sector, the craftsmanship sector or any profession or activity performed with the purpose of gaining benefits. Local companies as well as non-Hong Kong companies must also apply for business registration. Branches in Hong Kong must also apply for branch registration. Different registration procedures apply for limited liability companies or non-Hong Kong companies that have been incorporated outside of Hong Kong. For more information about company registration in Hong Kong, you can request the specialize services offered by our experts.
 

Licensing in Hong Kong

 
Depending on the business field in which they activate, some Hong Kong companies may require more than just a business registration licence. Other types of licenses are available in Hong Kong and they apply, for example, for selling liquor or foodstuffs, owning clubhouses or hotels.
 
For more information about business registration, please contact our company formation consultants in Hong Kong. We can help you obtain any necessary business licenses for your Hong Kong company.
 
 

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