Fees and timelines in 2023


pay fee by instalmentsHong Kong LLC company registration costs in Year 1 amount to US$3,350 and annual company costs in Year 2 amount to US$1,450. Average business set up engagement fees approximate US$10,105 including i) company incorporation ii) multi-currency corporate bank account opening iii) company secretary and iv) government fees. Please refer to the draft quotations below for further information on the costs of setting up a business in Hong Kong.

Different Hong Kong entity typesRegistration costAnnual maintenance feesSample of draft invoice
Tax resident LLCUS$10,105US$11,270View invoice PDF
Legally tax exempt LLCUS$10,105US$11,020View invoice PDF
Legally exempt LLC with EU IBAN AccountUS$10,105US$11,270View invoice PDF
Legally tax exempt LLC + merchant accountUS$15,055US$10,150View invoice PDF
Free zone companyUS$12,055US$10,250View invoice PDF
Branch of a foreign companyUS$14,005US$11,270View invoice PDF
Representative officeUS$10,605US$1,850View invoice PDF
Subsidiary LLCUS$10,105US$10,250View invoice PDF
Holding company LLCUS$10,105US$10,250View invoice PDF
PLC companyUS$10,105US$10,150View invoice PDF
LLC with employment visaUS$18,055US$10,250View invoice PDF
Hong Kong company with China corporate bank accountUS$13,105US$10,250View invoice PDF
Foreign trustUS$16,000US$16,150View invoice PDF
Onshore trustUS$16,700US$14,450View invoice PDF
Bitcoin companyUS$13,105US$10,250View invoice PDF
Offshore company with bitcoinUS$13,105US$10,250View invoice PDF
Money remittance companyUS$28,105US$10,950View invoice PDF
LLPUS$10,105US$10,250View invoice PDF
Shelf company with international e-money bank accountUS$19,915US$10,150View invoice PDF
Hong Kong LLC Annual RenewalUS$11,270US$11,270View invoice PDF

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

ServiceResident companyOffshore companyOffshore trustPLCBranchRO
Engagement Planning1 week1 week2 weeks2 weeks1 week1 week
Company incorporation period1 week1 week4 weeks3 weeks2 weeks2 weeks
Bank Account approval4 weeks4 weeks4 weeks4 weeks4 weeks4 weeks
Internet Banking approval1 week1 week1 week1 week1 week1 week
Engagement 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 contact our in-house country expert, Mr. Simon Guidecoq, directly:
client relationship officer - Simon
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