Fees and timelines


pay fee by instalmentsHong Kong LLC company registration costs in Year 1 amount to US$2,350 and annual company costs in Year 2 and thereafter amount to US$1,450. Average business set up engagement fees approximate US$6,255 including i) company incorporation ii) multi-currency corporate bank account opening iii) company secretary and iv) government fees. Refer to the sample draft invoice below.

Different Hong Kong entity typesRegistration costAnnual maintenance feesSample of draft invoice
Tax resident LLCUS$6,255US$7,535HK LLC setup cost
Legally tax exempt LLCUS$6,655US$7,535HK offshore setup cost
Legally tax exempt LLC + merchant accountUS$11,500US$7,750HK offshore and merchant account setup cost
Free zone companyUS$7,500US$5,100HK  free zone setup cost
Branch of a foreign companyUS$7,455US$3,435HK branch office setup cost
Representative officeUS$8,155US$1,135HK rep. office setup cost
Subsidiary LLCUS$6,255US$7,535HK  subsidiary setup cost
Holding company LLCUS$6,255US$7,535HK  holding company setup cost
PLC companyUS$6,255US$7,535HK  PLC setup cost
LLC with employment visaUS$14,205US$7,535HK  LLC setup cost with EP application
Hong Kong company with China corporate bank accountUS$8,655US$7,535HK LLC with China bank account
Foreign trustUS$14,000US$11,600HK foreign trust invoice
Onshore trustUS$13,850US$12,100HK trust invoice

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The average Hong Kong engagement time period is 8 weeks as outlined below:

 ServiceResident companyOffshore companyOffshore trustPLCBranchRO
1Engagement Planning1 week1 week2 weeks2 weeks1 week1 week
2Company incorporation period1 week1 week4 weeks3 weeks2 weeks2 weeks
3Bank Account approval4 weeks4 weeks4 weeks4 weeks4 weeks4 weeks
4Internet Banking approval1 week1 week1 week1 week1 week1 week
5Engagement completion1 week1 week1 week1 week1 week1 week
Total engagement period8 weeks8 weeks12 weeks11 weeks9 weeks9 weeks

Hong Kong business registration engagement period timeline

  • Preparing a detailed project plan;
  • Our Client confirms the corporate structure;
  • Collecting due diligence from our Client.
  • Our Client signs the corporate bank account opening forms;
  • Healy Consultants prepares a business plan;
  • Healy Consultants visits the bank for interview;
  • The Bank Legal and Compliance Department review and approve the banking application;
  • The Bank Front Office email corporate bank account numbers to our client.
  • The Bank Operations Department mails the internet username and passwords to our Client;
  • Some of our Clients’ request Healy Consultants to activate the internet banking on their behalf.
  • Healy Consultants confirms all Client due diligence is received;
  • Healy Consultants couriers to our Client the complete original company and bank account documents;
  • Our Client completes our web page feedback survey;

Contact us

For additional information on our company registration services in Hong Kong, please email us at email@healyconsultants.com. Alternatively please contact our in-house country expert, Ms. Chrissi Zamora, directly:
client relationship officer - Chrissi
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