Companies registered under the Hong Kong Companies Ordinance are required to file statutory returns including the annual returns, notifications of change of address of registered office, directors and secretaries and their particulars with the Registrar of Companies within the time periods stated in the Companies Ordinance.
As company incorporation agents our experience with the Hong Kong Companies Registry means we can obtain certified and Apostilled copies of company documents held by the Companies Registry.
The Companies Ordinance (Chapter 622 of the Laws of Hong Kong) legislation came into effect in 2014. The new Companies Ordinance provides a legal framework for the incorporation and operation of companies in Hong Kong.
With our Hong Kong company search report you can obtain the current registered information on a Hong Kong company. The search report is from the Companies Registry, which is part of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
This company search report includes:
The Hong Kong company annual return (only available occasionally) includes:
Local Hong Kong Companies are not required to file accounts with the Companies Registry.
The search report will be ordered from the Hong Kong Companies Registry and is delivered by email as a PDF in 2 - 3 days.
Copies of the official filed company documents can be obtained for you from the Hong Kong Companies Registry.
Documents we can obtain include copies of:
Documents registered with the Registrar of Companies are available as electronic email copies and we can also provide registry certified copies sent by courier. Company documents which are more than 99 pages long, can only be delivered in the form of a CD-ROM.
We can supply a Certificate of Continuing Registration from the Hong Kong Registrar of Companies.
The Certificate of Continuing Registration is an official registry document, accepted by authorities and institutions as proof of continuing registration of a Hong Kong company.
It states under the Companies Ordinance the Hong Kong Company remains on the register of companies, maintained by the Hong Kong Registrar of Companies at the date of issue of the certificate.
The current name of the company and date of incorporation are shown on the Certificate of Continuing Registration. This certificate is provided from the Hong Kong Registrar of Companies with the signature of an authorised officer.
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We can obtain a Certificate of Incorporation certifying registration of a Hong Kong company.
A certified copy of the registration certificate can be provided that certifies the incorporation of the Hong Kong company or change of the company name
The constitution or bylaws of a Hong Kong incorporated company are the Memorandum and Articles of Association which are registered with the Companies Registry when the company is incorporated. We can supply a registry certified copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association for a Hong Kong company.
Certified copies of a Hong Kong companies documents can be provided, from the Hong Kong Companies Registry on a CD-Rom.
We can provide Hong Kong company documents Apostilled at the Hong Kong High Court Registry. An Apostille Certificate enables the presenter to bypass any further legislation to ensure immediate use of a document in the country of intent.
Hong Kong Company Documents we can supply Apostilled include:
Public documents to be Apostilled need to be original documents bearing the true signature of an official party such as a Hong Kong SAR Government recognised officer or they need to be certified copies from the Companies Registry in Hong Kong.
The official Apostille Service Office is at the High Court Registry, Queensway in Hong Kong.
The Apostille involves the addition of a certificate attached to the document which certifies:
We can provide a credit report, which is a summary of the latest information on the company held by the Hong Kong Companies Registry.
Hong Kong company credit reports include the following information, where available:
The statutory company information is based on the examination of complete company file at the Companies' Registry in Hong Kong.
Financial information and latest filed accounts are not available from the Hong Kong Companies Registry.
With the Credit Reports provided we conduct an investigation, if possible interview the target company and request a copy of their management accounts. If this is not made available we request key figures, sales, current assets, current liabilities and profit.
All of your Hong Kong Company Credit Report orders are completely anonymous and confidential.
In Hong Kong, anyone who operates a business must be registered as a legal entity and possess a valid Business Registration Certificate.
The Certificate is obtained from the Inland Revenue Department and applies to partnerships, public and private limited companies. We can supply an apostilled copy of the Business Registration Certificate for a Hong Kong company.
In Hong Kong, private companies including sole proprietors, partnerships and private limited companies are not legally required to file or disclose their financial statements. Therefore, it is not possible to obtain financial information from the Hong Kong Companies Registry.
The annual return filed by a Hong Kong company each year contains the particulars of the company at the made-up date. This document filed with the Registrar of Companies shows changes in respect of its registered office, directors, secretary, reserve director, share capital, shareholders and total amount of debt.
A company in Hong Kong is required to produce and keep up-to-date a register of shareholders and directors. These registers must be submitted to the Companies Registry and kept at the companies Registered Office.
In Hong Kong private companies are not legally required to file with the Companies Registry or disclose their financial statements.
Hong Kong companies are required to file annual returns each year and contains the particulars of the company at the time it is created. This document displays information and changes with respect to the registered office, directors, secretary, share capital, shareholders, company registers and debts.
The annual return must be filed with the Registrar of Companies and must be submitted within 42 days after the company's anniversary of incorporation.
All Hong Kong companies are required to file annually with the Registrar of Companies a duly completed and signed annual return. The annual return containing the particulars of the Hong Kong company including the registered office address, shareholders, directors and company secretary.
We can provide copies of official company documents and conduct searches for companies registered in Hong Kong.
Please complete our enquiry form, so we can assist with your company documents requirements: