To renew your master business license in Hong Kong, you will need to follow the specific renewal procedures outlined by the Companies Registry. Here are the general steps you can take:

  1. Review Your License Expiry Date: Make sure you are aware of the expiry date of your master business license. You should receive a renewal notice from the Companies Registry a few months before it expires.
  2. Gather Required Information: Collect the necessary information and documents for the renewal, which may include your existing master business license number, company details, and any changes in your company’s information.
  3. Renew Online or Offline: You can renew your master business license online or offline. The online renewal process is usually quicker and more convenient.
  • Online Renewal:
    • Visit the e-Registry website (
    • Log in with your user ID and password.
    • Follow the instructions for license renewal.
    • Pay the renewal fee using a credit card or PPS (if applicable).
    • Review and confirm the renewal details.
    • Receive a digital certificate upon successful renewal.
  • Offline Renewal:
    • You can also renew your master business license by submitting the required forms and payment in person or by mail to the Companies Registry.
    • Obtain the necessary forms from the Companies Registry or download them from their website.
    • Complete the forms and attach any supporting documents.
    • Pay the renewal fee by check, money order, or cashier’s order made payable to “The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.”

4. Pay the Renewal Fee: The renewal fee will depend on your business structure and the duration for which you want to renew your license. Make sure to pay the fee using the accepted payment methods.

5. Submit the Renewal Application: If you’re renewing offline, submit the completed application form and payment to the Companies Registry by mail or in person. If you’re renewing online, follow the online submission process.

6. Await Confirmation: After submitting your renewal application, you should receive a confirmation of the renewal.

7. Receive Your Renewed License: Once your renewal is approved, you will receive your renewed master business license by mail or digitally, depending on the renewal method you chose.

It’s essential to renew your master business license before it expires to avoid any penalties or disruptions to your business operations. If you have any questions or need assistance with the renewal process, you can contact the Companies Registry or consult with a professional advisor familiar with Hong Kong business regulations

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