How do we set up companies in Hong Kong?

Startupr gives you the freedom to build your business while we thread the administrative maze.  Instead of getting bogged down navigating a complex foreign process, with its frustrating delays, you stay free to concentrate on running your company.  Instead of worrying over unpredictable differences in international vs. local business cultures, you gain the confidence of dealing with Western, English-speaking staff on the same page as yourself.  At Startupr, you can be sure all communications are clear, efficient, and trustworthy, just as our client testimonials confirm.  And because today’s competitive environment means safeguarding your information is critical, especially when operating overseas, where ideas and research are fair game, Startupr always keeps your data strictly confidential.  We never share your name or business concepts with anyone.

A key feature of our SameDay system is special software that not only corrects any errors as you fill out our business application, but automatically populates your information on remaining documents.   Startupr also triggers automatic reminders of important annual filings, and uploads your document to your Hong Kong government Company Registry account.

Before your annual company return falls due, for instance, we send you a reminder to prepare the document..   Knowing Startupr will alert you well ahead of time again lets you focus confidently on your business.


How do I get in on this?

Easy.  Just click the orange button “Register Company NOW”, then follow the instructions, selecting what we can do for your company.  You may find it convenient simply to register using our address, or to let us handle the basics of setting up your company.  As many of our clients decide, you may also choose the complete package for company formation: incorporation, use of our company address, our company secretary (nominal), annual return, documents certified by the HK government, plus bank account opening. Whether you already have your own address, or someone to act as your nominal company secretary, or know how to file an annual HK return, you’re free to pick what you need.  With Startupr, the choice is yours.

Once the form is completed and payment proceeds, our unique SameDay system translates your data into the html code required by the HK Company Registry, and your company is quickly incorporated.  Startupr’s process is entirely online, requiring little of your time.  Simply put, our prices are so low because our efficiencies are so high.


How do we register your company?

Company Incorporation in Hong Kong – 3 or 4 steps:

·    Startupr is an official Registered Agent of the Company Registry (CR) system in Hong Kong. Startupr’s official number is 1652.

1. Pre-incorporation

•          First check the name of the Hong Kong company you want to register. Visit the Hong Kong Government’s official Company Registry portal.  (   The Cyber Search Center of the Integrated Companies Registry Information System (ICRIS) will help you search your proposed company name to see if it’s already been taken

•          Download and complete the order form and send to us.

•          Startupr’s SameDay system will assemble all your information for submission to HK Companies Registry through our access point.

•          As soon as your application’s received, Startupr’s exclusive SameDay system checks to ensure your completed forms are correct.  If not, we let you know at once.

•          You process payment.

2. Incorporation

•          Startupr submits your application through our SameDay system through our portal to the Companies Registry (CR) (The Government Office of the Hong Kong SAR) for processing in less than 2 hours.  Startupr’s access to Companies Registry is round the clock.

•          You receive emailed notification from the CR that your company has been incorporated.

•          Startupr sends documents for your signature. You then dispatch these documents back to us.

3. Bank account opening

•          Once you have all necessary documents (Certificate of Incorporation, Business Certificate, NC1 form, Memorandum and Articles of Association), Startupr can set up a meeting with an appropriate HSBC, Hang Seng, Standard Charter, or Bank of China business account manager to open a bank account.  In some cases, you need not travel to Hong Kong to open your company bank account, but please contact us for details.

4. Post-incorporation

•          When the annual return falls due, you complete the return, and hold the required Annual General Meeting (AGM).  Startupr reminds you of these dates well ahead of time.


How does Startupr offer one of the fastest incorporation services?

•          If Startupr receives your order and payment before 10 A.M. (Hong Kong Time / +8 Greenwich Mean Time), we normally process within 60 minutes. Our SameDay system, which enjoys round-the-clock access sto the HK government Companies Registry (CR) office, submits your application directly. The CR office usually takes two hours or less from our online submission to electronic issuance of your company documents. You and Startupr both receive e-documents of your Business Certificate and Incorporation Certificate, containing your new company number. After that, you’re in business, and may begin using your firm. If you wish to open a Hong Kong business bank account, we next order hardcopies of these and additional documents: NC1 Form (shares certificate), Memorandum and Articles of Association.  Once they arrive from the Companies Registry (CR), we email you the documents to be signed and dispatched to us as hardcopies.  If you choose expedited courier service, you can usually get everything here in one day. While we are naturally unable to guarantee processing time for the government Company Registry (CR), or postal and delivery services, all are reliable and quite swift.

•          Startupr is confident you will find no other company in Hong Kong offers faster, more cost effective, or more reliable company formation services.

Registering your Hong Kong company:

•          You need not be a Hong Kong resident to open a company.

•          Simply complete Startupr application form and return to us by e-mail or fax.


Our official particulars are easy to check on the Hong Kong Company Registry website. Our number in the List of Registered Agents is 1652.