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Welcome to the website of the Companies Registry.

The Companies Registry (“the Registry”) administers and enforces most parts of the Companies Ordinance. The Registry registers local and non-Hong Kong companies and statutory returns, de-registers defunct solvent companies and provides the public with services and facilities for inspecting and obtaining company information kept by the Registry. We administer and enforce several other ordinances, including the Trustee Ordinance (insofar as it relates to trust companies), the Registered Trustees Incorporation Ordinance and the Limited Partnerships Ordinance. Our registry is also responsible for processing applications relating to money lender licences and maintaining a register of money lenders for inspection by the public. Our vision is to achieve world-wide recognition as an excellent Companies Registry giving the community a quality service.

The Companies Ordinance (Chapter 622 of the Laws of Hong Kong) and its subsidiary legislation came into effect on 3 March 2014. The new Companies Ordinance provides a modernised legal framework for the incorporation and operation of companies in Hong Kong and reinforces Hong Kong’s position as an international financial and commercial centre.

This website provides you with up-to-date information on the department's major services and development plans. It also contains useful reference materials on the Companies Ordinance and other relevant Ordinances to facilitate compliance. You can subscribe to our electronic news to obtain first hand updates on our new initiatives or services and the latest developments.

I hope that you will find this website useful and an effective communication channel between you and the Registry. Your comments and suggestions on our services are most welcome and you may send your views to the Customer Services Manager of the Registry at crenq@cr.gov.hk.


Ms Ada L L CHUNG, J.P.
Registrar of Companies

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