Setting up a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Hong Kong involves several steps, and the time it takes to complete the process can vary depending on various factors, including your preparedness and the workload of government authorities. Here’s a general timeline for setting up an LLC in Hong Kong:

  • Company Name Reservation (1-2 working days): The first step is to choose a unique company name and submit it for approval to the Companies Registry. The name approval process typically takes 1-2 working days, but it can be faster if you choose a name that is less common and does not require additional scrutiny.
  • Company Registration (5-7 working days): After the name is approved, you need to complete the incorporation documents, such as the Articles of Association and the incorporation form. Then, you may need to provide information about the company’s directors and shareholders. Once all required documents are submitted, it typically takes 5-7 working days for the company registration to be processed.
  • Business Registration Certificate (1-2 working days): After successful company registration, you will need to obtain a Business Registration Certificate from the Inland Revenue Department (IRD). This usually takes 1-2 working days.
  • Open a Bank Account (Varies): The time it takes to open a business bank account can vary depending on the bank and your documentation. 
  • Additional Licenses and Permits (Varies): Depending on your business type and activities, you may need additional licenses or permits. The time it takes to obtain these can vary widely, and it is essential to check the specific requirements for your business.
  • Receive Documents (Varies): You will receive various documents, including the Certificate of Incorporation and Business Registration Certificate, which may take additional time to reach you depending on your location and chosen delivery method.

Please note that the timeline mentioned above is a general estimate and can be subject to change based on the specifics of your case and any updates to government processes or regulations. Please contact us at Hong Kong Company Formation to be consulted on the exact whole process and timeline.

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