Emily Knapp, Accounting Intern @ Centre O

Hello Everyone!   My name is Emily Knapp and for the past two months I have served as an Accounting and Bookkeep Trainee at Centre O. I am about to begin my fourth year of accounting studies at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, but travelled to Hong Kong to grow my technical skills, …

HOW TO APPLY TO BECOME A NOTARY PUBLIC

You’ve passed your test, been 7 years a solicitor, and gotten your letter? Now it’s time to begin the application process by requesting your Letter of No Objection. No, you can’t just apply to become a Notary Public. First, you have to state your case to the Society of Notaries that you’re fit to even …

REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY TO BECOME A NOTARY PUBLIC

Before submitting your applications, there are several requirements an aspiring notary must complete. The Legal Requirement To most small businessmen and women tempted by eye-watering fees, this requirement is the most exclusionary. In order to even be eligible to submit an application, you must fulfill two requirements. First, you must have an aggregate total of …

HOW TO BECOME A NOTARY PUBLIC IN HONG KONG

If you own a small business, you might occasionally need documents notarized. After seeing the price tag on their services, though, it might be tempting to change industries. Their fees often can get up to the HK$1000s for as little work as a single signature. The process of becoming a notary public, and joining their …

A CHECKLIST FOR PREPARATION OF SIGNIFICANT CONTROLLERS REGISTER

Previously, we gave you an introduction and general guide to the Significant Controllers Register, the ‘SCR’. Here, we have compiled all the major points into a checklist for the preparation of your SCR. 1. Find a place to keep the SCR. The SCR can be kept at the registered office or any other place in …

WHAT IS THE CONTENT OF SIGNIFICANT CONTROLLERS REGISTER?

After identifying the significant controllers in your company, you should enter the content into a Significant Controllers Register, keep it up-to-date, and make it available for inspection. It is important to note that certain details must be included in SCR: • The ‘required particulars’ of every significant controller of the company. The ‘required particulars’ include name, nature …

WHO IS THE SIGNIFICANT CONTROLLER OF A COMPANY?

All companies incorporated in Hong Kong (except listed companies) should identify persons who have significant control over the company (‘significant controllers’) and maintain a significant controllers register (‘SCR’) to be accessible by law enforcement officers. A person has ‘significant control’ over a company if one or more of the following condition are met: • The …