UK & Hong Kong Business Setup

Extending Offshore Business Consultative Solutions and Services Beyond

We provide business consultative solutions for offshore business setup and services beyond the initial start-up, to clients from around the globe.

Why Stephen M.S Lai & Co CPA Ltd?

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Why Stephen M.S Lai & Co CPA Ltd?
Stephen M.S Lai and co. CPA LTD. is not just a company, it is a team of dedicated individuals; expert in their fields and experienced in their job. We provide following professional services in the UK and HK:

Business Advice

We provide to-the-point, legally verified and best suited business solutions to global clients intending to invest in offshore businesses in either United Kingdom or Hong Kong. Our experts are well aware about the visa attainment, banking and business set up procedures in the respective countries.

Selecting the Right Business

Our professionals guide you about various investment options in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong and how can you benefit from them

Business Incorporation

We help you prepare applications to start up your business, file different legal registrations required in the process of starting up limited companies and incorporate your business in these countries without any effort.
Banking Services
We help you apply for and open corporate or personal bank accounts in the United Kingdom or Hong Kong meant for your offshore business.

Visa Guidance

Our advisors guide you about the documents and clearances required to apply for and attain the visas of the respective countries; apply for IELTS and other necessary formalities. Visa provision is strictly under the control of the visa authorities, however, we extend our expertise to ensure that no formality is missed on your part while applying for the visa.

After Visa issuance, we help you relocate in the new country; search schools and apply for basic utilities. We provide orientation to your new surroundings.  Later, we also help you to apply for residence visas and citizenship.

Consultancy For Business Setup in UK and Hong

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Set Up A Company In Hong Kong

We can understand that starting a business in Hong Kong as an expat involves a lot of worries. online business registration Hong Kong is made easier by us so need not search anymore about how to open a business in Hong Kong?

How to Start a Company in Hong Kong?

For a startup business Hong Kong, the process is mentioned below:

  • We register a Hong Kong company first, get company registration number, and full set of formation documents for company secretary Hong Kong.
  • Then we apply online in banks to open your account and submit all the documents to the bank online, including full set of Hong Kong company formation documents, and professional letters.
  • Bank manager then reviews your file and may or may not ask for additional documents. Once documents are approved, the process of bank account for Hong Kong incorporation starts.
  • Within 1 week, in case of the approved documents, you will be asked to come to Hong Kong to sign the bank documents.
  • Within next 1-2 weeks the process is completed and you receive your account number.
  • In some cases clients get accounts number within days (The exact time do depends upon the nationality of the client, adequacy of requested documents and the type of business being performed)
  • Once the bank account is opened, they will send the token, and pin to you direct.

How to Incorporate in Hong Kong
How to incorporate a company in Hong Kong depends upon your documents and type of application.
  • Online starting a company in Hong Kong requires a form to be filled and emailed by you attaching your passport copy and address proof copy. We start an online registration process. It only take one to two days.
  • For Shelf Company, HK company registration services takes 2-3 working days. HK Company Registry has online registration process for Hong Kong company establishment. For Shelf Company, we need to send the changed documents to you to sign. You sign and return them. It takes 2 days to process when we receive the documents back.
Hence, Shelf Company takes longer time than starting a new company, but if you prefer we can provide you the shelf list.

How To Form A Company In Hong Kong

How to form a company in Hong Kong? Hire us! We apply for Hong Kong limited company registration on your behalf. Commonly, Hong Kong offshore company formation entails independent bank account and accounting book. sole proprietorship HK is also required. Choose the location in mainland china or offshore.
how to create a company in Hong Kong?

To create company Hong Kong, you need:

  • Certified true copy of incorporation of HK company
  • Certified true copy should be in language of English or Chinese
  • Branch office in HK
  • Offshore Ltd. Company
  • Registered address
  • Bank account opening
  • Nominee provision
  • Visa provision
May also require:

  •  Accounting and bank service
  • Tax and audit service
  • Branch office in HK may be treated as extension of main office and it is considered as legal entity.

Company Resgistration in Hong Kong

How to register a company in HK? Our Hong Kong incorporation services include three promotions for new company registration in Hong Kong. Open company in Hong Kong online in only one day. Submit us your application.  We apply for trademark registry Hong Kong in the Hong Kong corporation registration authority.
Hong Kongsmall business startup only 1 Day

Scheme A)

Best suited for:
  • Overseas businessmen without bank accounts arrangements
Costs only 470$ + Government fee $530 USD

We provide:
  • Registered Office Address
  • Corporate Secretary
  • Registration at Companies Registry (CR)
Receive electronic copies of following corporate documents over the E-mail:
  • Original Formation documents
  • Electronic copy of the Certificate of Incorporation
  • Electronic copy of the Business Certificate

Scheme B)

Best suited for:

  • Overseas businessmen with bank accounts arrangements in Hong Kong
Costs only 600$ Scheme + Government fee $530 USD

We provide:

  • Registered Office Address
  • Appointment of Corporate Secretary
  • Registration at Companies Registry (CR)

Receive following corporate documents’ electronic copy over the email:

  • Certificate of Incorporation and Business Certificate
  • Original Formation documents

Note all packages include the following:

  • Compliance officer, and Data Information Officer as per the Hong Kong law
  • Registered office address: (We receive your mail and send it to you quarterly without any further charges. In case it is urgent, please inform us over the email and we will send it via express courier without delay)
  • Public phone line (we receive your calls, tell your clients you are away, note down their contact details and email the information to you)
  • Public fax line: (We receive your fax online. We also directly forward the e-fax back to you if it is from you)
  • Receive Mail and Mail forwarding
  • Keeping significance controllers registers as requested by Law of Hong Kong.

Please Note:

For Scheme B), We only arrange the bank account opening process for Hong Kong corporate formation. We cannot guarantee the opening of the account for sure. To see the criteria of eligibility for opening a bank account opening please visit the website of relevant banks for details. 

Also, US$250 will also BE CHARGED for proceeding the certification processing for Hong Kong holding company formation documents, passport and address proofs that are certified by CPA. Also for issuing referral letter required by banks, especially by HSBC.

FAQs For Hong Kong Company Formation

1. How to register a private limited company in Hong Kong?

If you are looking for how to open a company in HK. We offer offshore company registration in Hong Kong as a private company with limited liability (IBC).

2. What name can I use for a company setup in Hong Kong?

Any name yet unused for the business registration Hong Kong can be used.

3. Guide me about opening a business in Hong Kong as a foreigner?

While starting a business in Hong Kong as a foreign citizen, you can setup offshore company in Hong Kong and be the shareholder and director of your offshore incorporations HK ltd.

4. How many directors or shareholders are required to create a company in Hong Kong?

starting a small business in Hong Kong requires at least one director and shareholder. The legal director as well as legal shareholder can be appointed as the same official of the Company, and he or she can hold passport outside Hong Kong.

5. What documents and information are required to register offshore company in Hong Kong?

Just go to Order Forms Section; download and fill the form for company formation services in Hongkong. It covers all the details required for Hong Kong offshore company setup.

6. how much to register a company in Hong Kong? How much share capital Hong Kong company setup cost? Do I need to pay capital to my newly formed offshore private company?

Hong Kong company formation cost is mentioned in detail under relevant headings on our website. We use the standard share capital. It is only a prerequisite for signing the document called M & A. Actual payment is not required.

7. How to establish a company in Hong Kong? How long is the procedure?

  • Download the HK company registration form from Order Forms Section.
  • Fill and email us back with your Passport copy. We undergo the online starting a company in Hong Kong process. 
  • To incorporate HK company, it only takes 1-2 days. We send back the formation package to you by courier.
8. Can I open a bank account? Do I have to visit Bank Office while setting up sole proprietorship in Hong Kong? What is the fee?

Yes, for company formation HK, we can help you to open bank accounts. For details, please visit Offshore Bank Account Section.

9. How much you charge for startup company Hong Kong?

Please see the fee schedule for details about Hong Kong business registration fees with us.

10. What is the annual fees for Hong Kong company incorporation service?

We charge only US$800. This includes:

1) Preparation of annual returns (AR) and submission of that filings to the Companies Registry of Hong Kong
2) Collecting the business registration certificate
AND a Year-long service of:
Free mail forwarding
Appointment of corporate secretary and local agency
Registered office and business address
Free public telephone line
Free public fax line
The total renewal fee will be only US$800.

11. Do I require to keep account records, do audits, and pay tax for company incorporation HK?

No, offshore incorporations HK are not required to keep proper records.

12. How much do you charge for accounts, audits and filing tax for a Hong Kong open company?

Our charges for company incorporation Hong Kong are proportionate to the workload we share for your business. Our charges start from US$500 for annual accounting, auditing, and tax filing.

13. Do you form other offshore company incorporation?

Yes, we are expert in offshore incorporations HK ltd. Please visit other sections of our website.

14. Do you open offshore bank account for other foreign company registration in Hong Kong?

Yes, for all jurisdictions.

15. Do you provide trust or nominees services in Hong Kong business formation?

Yes, please visit First page for details.

16. Can I pay deposit first? how to register a private limited company in Hong Kong?

Yes, we accept 50% payment in advance to open company in HK and settle the outstanding payments after our providing you complete Hong Kong company formation services.

17. how to register a limited company in Hong Kong? What mode of payment do you accept?

You can pay either by:

Bank transfer
Western union
Money gram
Credit card
Or download our form from Order Forms Section under Payment Methods

18. If I am opening a business in Hong Kong as a foreign. Do I need visa to enter Hong Kong?

Please see below website for visa information: Hong Kong Immigration Department

19. If I want to stay in Hong Kong, what hotels are recommended near you?

Please visit the Hong Kong hotel below for hotel bookings and information
To search hotels near us, please search for Sheung Wan on search engine.

20.  What transportation do I use from airport to your office?

Once out of the immigration requirements at airport, follow the signboards to lead you out towards the transport you prefer to use.
You can choose taxi which takes 45 minutes to come to our office and costs you about US$30. Give the following address to the taxi driver:
"上環文咸東街65-67號喜利商業大廈15字樓A室" or 永樂街89號"
Or search the Google map for:,114.151861,3a,75y,202.8h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sBbkkLkDhRb86lV8PVFKc0A!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
You can use subway (MTR). Please go out at Sheung Wan station, and go to A2 Exit. Out of the exit, on your right hand side, you can see the 7 Eleven Convenient Shop (look at the above Google Map). We are in that building.
If you cannot find us, please contact us at 852-27858778, or skype at stephenmslai1970. We will come in person to bring you to our office and guide you completely about how to register a business in Hong Kong.

21. How long is the flight between Hong Kong and my home country?

Please visit to find out the flight time from your home country.

22. If we are unable to process the company registration Hong Kong for you, we will refund your money provided all the required information you had given us was complete and correct.

If we cannot get the bank account open for you, we will refund the bank services fee back to you provided you had provided all the essential documents and information bankers asked for.

Company Incorporation In Hong Kong

How to set up a company in Hong Kong?  Leave your HongKong company incorporation worries to us! Initial formalities of Hong Kong company registration service or a complete Hong Kong company setup service; we facilitate your HK company formation journey at every step of the way.

Why open offshore company in Hong Kong?

Plenty of lucrative offers to support foreign company registration in Hong Kong.

  • Centralized managed accounts: Hong Kong is home to 71out of the biggest 100 banks enlisted in the world. Exchange handling is brisk and we are also allowed to perform RMB clearing.
  • Universal banking system: Banks here operate universally and proficiently. They take care of the currencies around the globe. It also facilitates keeping or moving your deposits in different monetary forms.
  • Trilingual Speakers: The workforce comprises of talented, trilingual speakers with presentation to global markets.
  • Transparent law system: In accordance with the British basic law, Hong Kong’s legal framework is direct, straightforward and one of the best legal frameworks in Asia.
  • China effect: based on its geographical location, company formation Hong Kong is a turnkey for the door to Chinese markets. Moreover, a HongKong company formation is only a 4-hour flight from all provincial key markets and five hours from a large portion of the world’s populace.
  • Easy Tax policy: Hong Kong has a straightforward and basic tax policy with a low individual and corporate duty rate. Corporate Taxation in Hong Kong depends on a regional framework. This implies that inland exchanges are liable to tax assessment for seaward exchanges, duty exception is conceivable. Hong Kong is also free of any IRS boycotts.
How long does Hong Kong company incorporation take?

If you are looking for robust Hong Kong company incorporation services, you are at the right place. Register company in Hong Kong online or set up Hong Kong limited company by physically visiting us.

  • Opening a business in Hong Kong or extending to prevalent seaward destinations like Singapore and British Virgin Islands among others; require us a minimum of 30 minutes in which we will issue your business enrollment authentication over the counter.
  • Business enrollment declaration and the Certificate of Incorporation Hong Kong by the Hong Kong business registry will be issued together.
  • Hong Kong online company registration usually takes around one hour
  • For printed or manual applications, business registration certificate Hong Kong takes up to four working days.

Hong Kong Company Formation with Bank Account

Forming a company in Hong Kong requires technical bank procedures and other formalities. We not only help you open company in Hong Kong but also advice you through every step of the way from trademark registration Hong Kong to company secretarial services Hong Kong. Set up a company in Hong Kong online and we will arrange your bank account opening procedures.

Banks We Work With:

Our service for how to set up a company in hk includes processing and appointment arrangements of a bank account at the following Banks:
HSBC (ONLINE), Hang Seng Bank, DBS Bank Citibank (Hong Kong), Dah Sing Bank, Bank of China, ICICI Bank (Indian Bank), China CITI Bank, OCBC Wing Hang Bank, Citi Bank, Chinese Trust Bank, Shanghai Commercial Bank, and NCB Bank.
We are a QI license (issued under the name of Chui, Lai & Co, previous name of Stephen M.S Lai & Co. CPA) holder from HSBC. Also awarded as good partner in the medal and reference issued by HSBC, Hang Seng Bank, and Citibank over YEARS in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

International Banks

  • Include banks in, Anguilla, Andorr, Antigua, Belize, B.V.I, Caymen Islands, Cook Islands, Lebanon, Mauritius, Nevis, Panama, Seychelles, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Vanuatu.
  • European banks we work with: We can arrange bank opening arrangement for banks in Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Public, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Monaco, Portugal and UK (EMI).
  • We can also arrange account opening services in Switzerland banks and UAE banks

    What Bank Fits to You While setting up an office in Hong Kong?
 We advise you the best bank that may suit you taking in to account your nationality, preferences and other important credentials. We know the processes involved in how to incorporate a company in Hong Kong smoothly.

If you require a quote, please email us for guaranteed bank account openings in Hong Kong.
Guarantee: In case we cannot open bank, we refund your amount 100%. *Terms and Conditions apply*

Setting Up A Business In Hong Kong

Planning to add value to your investments by establishing a business in Hong Kong? It is not as worrisome as you might think!

Setting up a business in Hong Kong as a foreigner

It requires a good deal of insight in the processes and law structure of Hong Kong markets to set up company in HK. We at are proficient and reliable in our services for your offshore incorporation Hong Kong.

Advantages of overseas company registration Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of the thriving international market for business.
  • Promising business destination: Hong Kong is multi-cultural cosmopolitan township along with this city is one of the easiest destination for commencing lucrative business formation. Hong Kong is also ranked among top 10 number of the business worldwide destination.
  • Financially strong: Hong Kong has a strong economy that provides optimal business environment. Establish company in Hong Kong with economic security and comfort.
  • Cooperative workforce:  Hong Kong is fortunate to have skilled and cooperative workforce that can support international clients.
  • Facilitates Transportation routes: Hong Kong provides best possible transportation core for exchanging goods or services through sea and air cargo. More than 200 shipping lines connect to 700 ports worldwide. This makes Hong Kong one of the popular hubs for profitable businesses.