Join thousands of other SMEs who have grown their international businesses with Neat.
Government Incorporation Fee (HK$1,720 / ~US$222)
Business Registration Fee (HK$250 / ~US$32 )
1 Year Registered Office Address (mandatory)
1 Year Company Secretary (mandatory)
Digital Copy of Official Company Documents
There is no need for you or any of the directors or shareholders to visit Hong Kong to open your company. You can open your company from around the world, anytime. Simply fill out the online application form.
After completing the application and paying the fee, the company's details will be submitted to the Companies Registry, electronically.
Neat started with the aim of taking away the obstacles you face in dealing with traditional financial institutions: the paperwork, bureaucracy and long waiting times. We believe in making things easier for small businesses.
It is our mission to make things smoother for entrepreneurs from the moment your business is born.
Today, we are proud to provide a simple, all-in-one & fully online package for new businesses looking to incorporate in Hong Kong.
It takes around 2 weeks to incorporate your company and open your Neat Business Account.
This includes time reviewing whether compliance standards are met for a Neat Business Account, and the entire company incorporation process.
Our package includes:
Filling out incorporation documents (NNC1 – IRB1)
Payments of government fees (Incorporation Fee: HKD 1,720, Business Registration Fee: HKD 250)
e-GreenBox*: We will e-mail you a digital copy of all your documents: Incorporation Form, Certificate of Incorporation, Business Registration, Articles of Association, a share certificate
1 year registered and correspondence address
1 year company secretary
Initial consulting after company incorporation
1 certified true copy of all your documents will be kept at our partner office in case you need them
Creation of the Significant Controller Register (SCR)
* If you want a traditional physical green box, this can be arranged at an extra cost.
At least 1 shareholder
1 director (one of which has to be a natural person, not a company)
1 licensed company secretary (provided by us)
1 Registered address (provided by us)
Completed NNCI and IRB1 forms (included in incorporation package)
Significant Controller Register (included in incorporation package)
Certificate of Incorporation (HKD1,720) and Business Registration (HKD250) (included in incorporation package)
After the incorporation, our accounting partner will get in touch with you to go through the steps in terms of legal maintenance, accounting obligations and record keeping according to Hong Kong law.
There is no contractual obligation to work with them. You may always choose another company secretary and accountant.
You will need a company secretary to provide company secretarial services (e.g. filing changes of directors or shareholders with the Companies Registry), a registered address, a correspondence address for official letters, file the annual return and pay the annual return fee (HKD105), pay the business registration fee (HKD250 per year), update your significant controller register (SCR).
The registered address and company secretary are included for the first year. At the end of your first year, you may continue working with our partner to help with your company maintenance.
You are also required to do your accounting, audit your accounts and fill in a tax return. Costs of accounting and auditing vary based on your transaction volume and specific needs.
No, you don't have to be a Hong Kong resident.
Yes, Neat does hold a TCSP license, and we partner with TCSP-licensed service providers to carry out the company incorporation and provide corporate services. Our partners charge special rates to Neat customers, which is why we can offer a better rate compared to going to a corporate service firm directly.
Hong Kong uses a two tier system. On the first HKD 2,000,000 profit, you will pay 8.25% tax. If your profit exceeds HKD 2,000,000, you will have to pay 16.5% tax on the exceeding amount.
You can also schedule a meeting with a consultant (HKD 1,200 - 45 mins) if you have more elaborate questions and would like to get an individual consultation about e.g. company structuring or tax planning.
It takes just 10 minutes to complete the registration.