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Filing Requirements of a Non-Hong Kong Company

Updated: Apr 30



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Filing Requirements of a Non-Hong Kong Company


The key filing requirements for a registered non-Hong Kong company in Hong Kong are:


Annual Return:


  • Must be filed within 42 days of every year after the company's registration anniversary. Hong Kong Companies Registry

  • Includes a specified form and a certified copy of the company's latest published accounts.

  • There's an exception: If the company isn't required to publish accounts by its incorporation place, other registered jurisdictions, or stock exchange rules, it can file a statement mentioning that fact in the annual return instead of the accounts.


Changes in Authorized Representative:


  • Any changes to the company's authorized representative in Hong Kong must be reported within 11 months of the business ceasing operations.

  • Use Form NN8/NN8C to report these changes.


Annual Return


Here's what you need to know about Annual Returns in Hong Kong:


Who Needs to File:


  • Every registered non-Hong Kong company operating in Hong Kong.


When to File:


  • Within 42 days of every year after the anniversary of the company's registration in Hong Kong.


What to File:


  • The Annual Return Form (NAR1) which includes:

  • Company information like name, registered address

  • Details of directors, company secretary, and authorized representative(s) in Hong Kong

  • A certified copy of the company's latest published accounts (unless exempt)


Exemption from Accounts Filing:


  • If the company isn't required to publish accounts by its place of incorporation, other registered jurisdictions, or stock exchange rules, it can file a statement in the annual return mentioning this instead of the accounts.


Where to Find More Information:


Additional Resources:



How Bestar can Help


Bestar helps with filing requirements for non-Hong Kong companies after registration.


Bestar is familiar with the process for non-Hong Kong companies:  We handle filing requirements. We have experience with different company types.


Contact Bestar: Explain that your company is registered outside of Hong Kong and inquire about our services for filing post-registration requirements.


Look for information on Bestar's website: Our website has a page outlining our services for company registrations or filings. We work with non-Hong Kong companies.






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