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 …

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 …

ACCEPTABLE OFFICIAL DOCUMENT FORMAT IN HONG KONG

Sometimes we have to file relevant official documents to the Inland Revenue Department or the Companies Registry. Sometimes, however, are documents are rejected due to their unacceptable format . Below are a few common cases of unacceptable formats: Some documents are printed 2-sided. Some documents use American Header Paper. Therefore, we want to kindly remind you …

MORE ABOUT QUARTERLY SURVEY OF EMPLOYMENT AND VACANCIES

Previously, we introduced the purpose of the Survey of Employment and Vacancies and how to submit it. In this blog, we will explain how properly fill it out, as you may find difficulties. Below are a few frequently asked questions. In section A, provide basic information about the company. 1. Trading name — Some establishments may use …

WHAT IS THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT SURVEY?

You will receive a letter every quarter from the Census and Statistics Department containing a survey requesting basic information about your company. This information includes incorporation date, business nature, number of employees, etc. You may be confused with the purpose of this form and how it should be filled. Below is some basic clarifying information to …

HONG KONG TRAINING VISA APPLICATION ELIGIBILITY

Training visas might be an option for you to consider if you wish to employ a foreign national for an internship in your Hong Kong company. Anyone who wishes to enter Hong Kong for training to acquire skills and knowledge needs a 12-month training visa, and acquiring such a visa is a joint process. To …

PROMULGATION OF THE CODE OF PRACTICE FOR EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES

Recently, there have been some updates on the code of practice for employment. Listed below are the main amendments: Increasing the maximum penalty on Employment Agencies (EAs) for overcharging job-seekers or operating without a license Extending the scope of the offence of overcharging job-seekers Extending the statuary time limit for prosecution of the offence of overcharging …

Centre O Update – COMPANY SECRETARY NAME CHANGE

Centre O Update COMPANY SECRETARY NAME CHANGE In 2018 Centre O is adding new supporting services to help our entrepreneurs on their cash flow & time management.  This is to better serve our clients and to follow the new requirements from the Company Registry. Also, we are re-structuring our workflow. Further, your company secretary’s name will be …

If a company has been established for a year, what document can prove its good standing?

You can enquire to the Company Registry Department a Certification of Continuing Business. By being your company secretary we will handle all this kind of administrative work, so you can fully concentrate on your business. Get in touch with us at sales@centreo.hk. #ContinuingBusiness #CompanySecretary #CentreO #HongKongResourceCentre