Annual Return e-Reminder Service ("e-Reminder Service") is a simple and user-friendly service which is provided at the e-Registry free of charge. Electronic notifications for delivering annual returns will be sent by the system to the message boxes and registered email addresses of users. Users can readily access the e-Registry through a hyperlink provided in the notifications for electronic submission of annual returns (e-Form NAR1 or NN3).
The following types of companies which have registered Company User accounts with the e-Registry will automatically receive electronic notifications for delivering annual returns :
- local private companies;
- local public companies or companies limited by guarantee of which the Companies Registry has records of their accounting reference periods; and
- registered non-Hong Kong companies.
Individual Users of the e-Registry who have established account association with relevant Company Users may subscribe to the e-Reminder Service free of charge to receive electronic notifications for delivery of annual returns of the companies.
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, electronic notifications will be sent to the subscribers either:
- on the dates specified by the subscribers in their subscriptions; 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).