How to have a Hong Kong company secretary

Hong Kong Company secretary (nominal) – Registered Agent

Anyone can form a Hong Kong company.  But a Hong Kong company must have at least one director, one secretary, and a physical location. Startupr can provide a registered office address and a nominal company secretary so you may serve as director of the company. Startupr can act as your local nominal secretary/registered agent. The secretary is responsible for general government duties such as making sure returns are filed on time, notifying when addresses change, etc.

Must I have a local secretary?

Hong Kong incorporation requires that you designate a corporate secretary to audit the company, to ensure legal and regulatory compliance, and to represent the firm in legal documents.  But “secretary” here means corporate secretary, not a clerical or secretarial assistant.  If you wish, Startupr can function as your corporate secretary .


Why choose Startupr?

  • We charge only $225 USD annually (Startupr as company secretary + registered address)
  • Notification about due dates for each entity (e.g. Annual return)
  • Avoid paying late fees with our system for tracking due dates for all your companies
  • E-mail notification about due dates
  • Startupr’s exclusive SameDay system incorporates your company in hours, and 100% online


1.  Company Secretary

This order form is for:

Every Hong Kong-incorporated limited company is required by the Companies Ordinance to have a Company Secretary possessing a Hong Kong ID,   On the order form, you may select to use as your company secretary.   We can also handle the entire post-incorporation process.  If you choose to file the paperwork yourself, and merely need to use us as your Company Secretary, select accordingly on the order form.  Be advised that any unauthorized use of a Company Secretary, including ours, must by law be reported to the Companies Registry of HK SAR.


Using as the  Hong Kong secretary for your company is only $225 USD per year. You may also prepay for additional years at the same low price.


2. Change of Company Secretary

This order form is for:

Companies changing from their current Hong Kong nominal secretary to use of Startupr as Company Secretary.


Order Process:

1. Order online

2. We prepare and sign paperwork for changing your listed company secretary.  As company director or secretary, you sign the change of secretary notification form (Companies Ordinance s. 92(3)) Form  D 2A.

3. You may sign and mail us the hardcopy form, which we will file upon receipt.  Alternatively, we can change the listed secretary online through the Companies Registry.  The choice is yours.

4.  We proceed with your change of secretary.


3. Renewal for Existing Clients


Renew your Registered Agent service here. Existing clients only.

You may download free of charge the Notification of Change of Secretary and Director (AppointmentCessation).  Link: Notification-of-Change-of-Secretary-and-Director-(AppointmentCessation)  *****Secretary and Director (AppointmentCessation) – Link: Notification-of-Change-of-Secretary-and-Director-(AppointmentCessation)*********


Frequently Asked Questions about Registered Agent Service


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