Business Registration

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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 Business Registration Documents and Duplicate of a valid Business Registration Certificate.

You can obtain information on the Business Register and duplicate of a valid Business Registration Certificate after paying 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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CR eFiling Mobile Application.

Registered users of the e-Registry can use the “CR eFiling” mobile application (the App) to submit commonly filed specified forms. With the e-form editing feature of the App, saved e-forms can be easily retrieved, edited and submitted on mobile devices.

Online Appointment Booking for Business Registration Office Counter Services.

You can book appointment for counter services online for new business registration, change of particulars, reissue of business registration renewal demand note and enquiries.