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Information about Business Registration

Business registration applies to every business in Hong Kong. Businesses other than corporation (e.g. sole proprietorship or partnership businesses) must make their applications within one month of business commencement. Learn more about the application procedures for new business registration as well as renewal and cancellation.

Online Business Registration Number Enquiry

Search for Business Registration Numbers free of charge by entering the full company name and business address area code here.

Online Application for Supply of Information on the Business Register

You can obtain information on the Business Register and pay the relevant fees through this online service.

Online Application for Business or Branch Registration

You can register a new sole proprietorship or partnership business, or a new branch of any registered business and pay the required business registration fee and levy through this online service.

Online Application for Exemption from Payment of Business Registration Fee and Levy

You can apply for exemption from payment of business registration fee and levy, and obtain the results through this online service.

Online Change of Business Registration Particulars

You can notify the Inland Revenue Department of the change in business address, name or nature or report the cessation of a business or branch through this online service.

Company Registration

All local limited companies or non-Hong Kong companies which were incorporated outside Hong Kong and have established a place of business in Hong Kong must first be registered with the Companies Registry. Find information about registration procedures and fees here.

Electronic Services at the e-Registry

You can submit applications for incorporation of local companies, applications for registration of non-Hong Kong companies, specified forms and related documents under the Companies Ordinance (Chapter 622 of the Laws of Hong Kong) and the Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Chapter 32 of the Laws of Hong Kong) to the Registrar of Companies for registration through this online service.

Companies Registry Electronic Search Services

You can visit the Companies Registry’s Cyber Search Centre to conduct company searches on the current data of registered companies and image records of documents registered and kept by the Registrar of Companies.

Companies Registry’s Company Search Mobile Service

You can conduct searches on smartphones and mobile devices to obtain company information including image records of documents registered with the Companies Registry.

Differences among Company Registration, Business Registration and Trade Mark Registration

Company registration, business registration and trademark registration in Hong Kong serve different purposes. They are regulated by different laws and registration systems administered by different government departments. Find out more about their differences here.

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Last review date: May 2016