For local private companies and registered non-Hong Kong companies, electronic notifications will be sent on the anniversaries of their dates of incorporation and dates of registration respectively.
For local public companies and companies limited by guarantee, you will receive the electronic notifications either :
- on the date specified by you ("Specified Date") in your subscription; or
- if the Companies Registry has records of the companies’ accounting reference periods, on the dates to which the companies’ annual returns are made up which is 6 months (for public companies) or 9 months (for companies limited by guarantee) after the end of the accounting reference periods of the companies (whichever is appropriate).
To avoid delays owing to unforeseen circumstances and payment of higher annual registration fees, you are advised to submit the e-Form NAR1 (for local companies) and e-Form NN3 (for registered non-Hong Kong companies) as early as possible.