Hong Kong - Company Restoration

We can restore your Hong Kong company if struck off the Hong Kong Companies Register.

Struck off companies are restored automatically on payment of all outstanding licence fees, penalties and the government company restoration fee.

Once your Hong Kong company is restored to the register it is deemed never to have been struck off and deemed to be in continued existence.

A company dissolved by striking off by the Registrar of Companies may apply for restoration by administrative restoration or by court order.

To restore your Hong Kong company we will need to instruct a HK lawyer

Legal Costs & Expenses on Company Restoration

Our professional fees for the following services:

  • obtaining and perusing relevant letters and various related documents
  • obtain a company search
  • drafting and completing the documents necessary for the application
  • drafting affirmation and the restoration order
  • serving documents and communicating with on the Registrar of Companies
  • advertisement
  • filing the application with the Court if necessary
  • attending court hearing

Disbursements or Expenses: 

  • outstanding filing fees on annual returns
  • penalty for late filings and other penalties
  • outstanding business registration fees (charged by the Inland Revenue Department)
  • filing fees to Court
  • filing fees to the Companies Registry on the restoration application
  • advertisement

Hong Kong Administrative Restoration

Administrative Restoration Procedure was introduced by the new Company Ordinance (Cap. 622). It is a procedure where a company that has been dissolved by Hong Kong Registrar of Companies is restored to the register.. Restoration is used where the company has been struck off for failure to file annual returns with the Companies Registry.

Administrative Restoration

A dissolved company can apply for administrative restoration, a dissolved local company must make an application within 20 years of the date of dissolution.

The director or shareholder of the company can apply to the Registrar of Companies for administrative restoration of the dissolved company, the applicant must bring up to date records of the company to update the records held by the Registrar of Companies.

List of Documents for Updating the Records of a HK Company

(1) All outstanding Annual Returns (Form NAR1) with certified true copies of financial statements, together with payment of the annual registration fees

(2) A “Notice of Change of Address of Registered Office” (Form NR1) if there had been any change of registered office address before or after the dissolution of the company

(3) A “Notice of Change of Company Secretary and Director” (Form ND2A) and / or A “Notice of Change in Particulars of Company Secretary and Director” (Form ND2B), if there had been any change relating to company secretary and / or director(s) before or after the dissolution of the company

(4) Any other documents / forms that are necessary to bring the company’s records kept by the Registrar up to date.

Filing of Annual Returns
 
more than 3 months after but within 6 months after the company’s return date HKD1,740
 
more than 6 months after but within 9 months after the company’s return date HKD2,610
 
more than 9 months after the company’s return date HKD3,480

Registrar of Companies - Striking off

The Registrar of Companies may strike the name of a company off the Register under the Companies Ordinance where the Registrar has reasonable cause to believe that the company is not in operation or carrying on business.

Effect of a company being struck off

Once the company has been struck off, neither the company nor any directors or shareholders may carry on any business or in any way deal with the assets or affairs of the company.

 

Once after the company is restored, it is required to have a Registered Office and Company Secretary. We can provide the registered office and company secretary service. Our restoration service fees do not cover these two items of services.

Transferring Registered Agent

An HK company can only be restored by the registered agent on record, or the agent can be transferred, which we can organise.

HK Company Restoration Fees
  • HK Lawyers fees in region of £2,000
  • Application fee of HK$2,700 - £280
  • Our Restoration Service Fee - £320