The following is only a summary of the major service fees charged by the Companies Registry. For details of the fees on services provided, please refer to the Schedules to the Companies (Fees) Regulation (Cap. 622K).

Before you deliver your documents, please refer to the information pamphlet - Delivery of Documents to Companies Registry for Registration (pdf Format) under the 'Publications and Press Releases - Information Pamphlets' section of this website or call (852) 2867 2600.

Please note that documents involving fees must be delivered with the correct fees to the Companies Registry. Any document which is not accompanied by the correct fee payable is considered unsatisfactory and the Registrar of Companies may refuse to accept or refuse to register the document. The amount of fee payable is calculated according to the date of redelivery of the document. Higher registration fees will be payable for late delivery of annual returns.

Major fees relating to

Local private companies having a share capital

Local public companies having a share capital

Local companies limited by guarantee

Registered Non-Hong Kong companies

Searches and other fees

(A) Local private companies having a share capital

 
Incorporation HK$
Fee payable on application 1,720
(If unsuccessful, an application for the refund of HK$1,425 may be made)  
 
Business registration fee and levy
Note : Please refer to the "Business Registration Fee and Levy Table" (pdf Format)
See Note
 
Change of company name  
Fee payable for change of company name
(If unsuccessful, an application for the refund of HK$55 may be made)
295
 
Registration of annual returns  
If delivered  
within 42 days after the company’s return date@ 105
 
more than 42 days after but within 3 months after the company’s return date@ 870
 
more than 3 months after but within 6 months after the company’s return date@ 1,740
 
more than 6 months after but within 9 months after the company’s return date@ 2,610
 
more than 9 months after the company’s return date@ 3,480
@ the anniversary of the company’s date of incorporation
 
Registration of charges and related documents  
Statement of Particulars of Charge 340
 
Notification of Payment / Satisfaction of Debt, Release from Charge, etc. 190
 
Notice of appointment of receiver or manager 40
 
Notice of mortgagee entering into possession of property 40

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(B) Local public companies having a share capital

 
Incorporation HK$
Fee payable on application 1,720
(If unsuccessful, an application for the refund of HK$1,425 may be made)  
 
Business registration fee and levy
Note : Please refer to the "Business Registration Fee and Levy Table" (pdf Format)
See Note
 
Change of company name  
Fee payable for change of company name 295
(If unsuccessful, an application for the refund of HK$55 may be made)  
 
Registration of annual returns (See Note 1)  
If delivered under section 662(3) of the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622)  
within 42 days after the company’s return date* 140
 
more than 42 days after but within 3 months after the company’s return date* 1,200
 
more than 3 months after but within 6 months after the company’s return date* 2,400
 
more than 6 months after but within 9 months after the company’s return date* 3,600
 
more than 9 months after the company’s return date* 4,800
* 6 months after the end of the company’s accounting reference period
 
Registration of charges and related documents  
Statement of Particulars of Charge 340
 
Notification of Payment / Satisfaction of Debt, Release from Charge, etc. 190
 
Notice of appointment of receiver or manager 40
 
Notice of mortgagee entering into possession of property 40

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(C) Local companies limited by guarantee

 
Incorporation HK$
 
Number of members does not exceed 25 170
 
Number of members exceeds 25 but does not exceed 100 340
 
For every additional 50 members or less after the first 100 20
(subject to a maximum fee of HK$1,025)
 
Business registration fee and levy
Note : Please refer to the "Business Registration Fee and Levy Table" (pdf Format)
See Note
 
Change of company name  
Fee payable for change of company name 295
(If unsuccessful, an application for the refund of HK$55 may be made)  
 
Registration of annual returns (See Note 2)  
If delivered under section 662(3) of the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622)  
within 42 days after the company’s return date# 105
 

more than 42 days after but within 3 months after the company’s return date#

870
 
more than 3 months after but within 6 months after the company’s return date# 1,740
 
more than 6 months after but within 9 months after the company’s return date# 2,610
 
more than 9 months after the company’s return date# 3,480
# 9 months after the end of the company’s accounting reference period  
 
Registration of charges and related documents  
Statement of Particulars of Charge 340
 
Notification of Payment / Satisfaction of Debt, Release from Charge, etc. 190
 
Notice of appointment of receiver or manager 40
 
Notice of mortgagee entering into possession of property 40

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(D) Registered Non-Hong Kong Companies

 
Registration HK$
Fee payable on application 1,720
(If unsuccessful, an application for the refund of HK$1,425 may be made)  
 
Business registration fee and levy (except where the company has already obtained a Business Registration Certificate)
Note : Please refer to the "Business Registration Fee and Levy Table" (pdf Format)
See Note
 
Alteration of name  
Fee payable for registration of alteration of name 1,425
 
Registration of annual returns  
If delivered  
within 42 days after the anniversary of registration 180
 
more than 42 days after but within 3 months after the anniversary of registration 1,200
 
more than 3 months after but within 6 months after the anniversary of registration 2,400
 
more than 6 months after but within 9 months after the anniversary of registration 3,600
 
more than 9 months after the anniversary of registration 4,800
 
Registration of charges and related documents  
Statement of Particulars of Charge 340
 
Notification of Payment / Satisfaction of Debt, Release from Charge, etc. 190
 
Notice of appointment of receiver or manager 40
 
Notice of mortgagee entering into possession of property 40

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(E) Searches and other fees

 
Electronic Search Services  
Free Search
 
Company Name Search
(left partial match or exact name match)
Document Index Search
Register of Disqualification Orders Index Search
Register of Charges Index Search
 
Registration as a Registered Online User HK$
 
Principal account, per year 500
Each subsequent account, per year 100
 
Search on Lists / Reports HK$
 
Company Particulars Search, per company 22
Directors Index Search (Company-based), per company 11
Director Particulars Search, per director or reserve director 11
Directors Index Search (Director-based), per director or reserve director 22
Disqualification Order Particulars Search, per disqualified person 11
 
Image Record Search (per document)  
 
Document Type Online Search (www.icris.cr.gov.hk) Onsite Search *
Download Online View Obtain
Hard Copy
Registered
Online
Users
HK$
Unregistered
Online
Users
HK$
Registered
Online
Users
HK$
Unregistered
Online
Users
HK$
Onsite
Users

HK$

Prospectus, instrument relating to charges, accounts / financial statements, memorandum, articles, memorandum and articles, charter, statutes or the like

21 23 26 29 35

Annual return, Forms NNC1, NC1, NNC1G, NC1G, NN1 or N1

16 18 21 23 30

Any other document

9 10 12 13 20
 

*Companies Registry's Public Search Centre: 13th floor, Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway, Hong Kong.

 
Certificates / Certified Copies (per copy) HK$
 
Obtaining a certificate of continuing registration in respect of a live local company or a registered non-Hong Kong company 170
 
Obtaining a certified copy of or extract from a document or report
   
 
Certifying fee (the fee for providing a hard copy of the related document or report is not included) 130
 
 
Deregistration of a defunct solvent company  
Fee payable on application 420
 
   
Registration of a Prospectus  
Registration of a prospectus under section 38D or 342C of the Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Cap. 32) 1,415

Notes:

 
Cheques should be crossed and issued in Hong Kong Dolllars payable to "Companies Registry".

For documents delivered by post, the post mark date stamped on the respective envelope will be regarded as the delivery date for calculating the amount of fee payable. You are advised to post your annual return with sufficient postage as early as possible within the prescribed 42-day statutory period to avoid any delay that may be caused by unforeseen circumstances. A higher registration fee is payable for delivery of annual return.

For delivery of documents by post, the documents will not be regarded as having been delivered to the Registrar of Companies (“the Registrar”) in satisfaction of the filing requirements of the Companies Ordinance if the documents have not been received by the Registrar.

 

Notes :

 
1.

If an annual return of a local public company having a share capital is delivered in respect of a financial year that begins before 3 March 2014 under section 107 of the Predecessor Ordinance (i.e. the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 32) as in force from time to time before the commencement date of the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622)), the company’s return date is the date of the annual general meeting (“AGM”) or the date of the written resolution in lieu of AGM.

2.

If an annual return of a local company limited by guarantee is delivered in respect of a financial year that begins before 3 March 2014 under section 107 of the Predecessor Ordinance (i.e. the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 32) as in force from time to time before the commencement date of the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622)), the company’s return date is the date of the AGM or the date of the written resolution in lieu of AGM. The annual registration fee payable on delivery of the annual return is HK$105.

 

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