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HK Company Limited by Guarantee & NGO/Charitable Institution

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(A) Incorporation of company limited by guarantee
Hong Kong company limited by guarantee is mainly established for the purposes of enhancement of education / training (like association or society), religion, relief of poverty, environmental protection, trust and foundation, and betterment for the community. Most companies fallen into this type is not for profit. Please note that it may not be a charitable institution, a group of members may form this type of company for pursuing their interests for or not for profit.

The basic and minimum structure of a Hong Kong company limited by guarantee is having at least 2 members, 2 directors and 1 company secretary. The address of the registered office and secretary must be in Hong Kong. The company is obliged to file Annual Return annually with the audited accounts.

(B) Incorporate Approved Charitable Institution ("ACI")
Generally speaking, for an institution or a trust to be a charity, it must be established for purposes which are exclusively charitable according to law. If the objectives of the company is not-for-profit and for charities etc.., we may assist for in the application for approved charitable institution (¡§ACI¡¨) and incorporate the company for such purpose.

    Charitable purposes are :-
  • relief of poverty;
  • advancement of education;
  • advancement of religion; and
  • other purposes of a charitable nature beneficial to the community not falling under any of the preceding heads.
    Some Tax Advantages to ACI :-
  • exempted from tax;
  • exempted from profts tax, if it carries on a trade or business. If (i) the profits are applied solely for charitable purposes, and (ii) the profits are not expended substantially outside Hong Kong, and either (iii-a)
    the trade or business is exercised in the course of the actual carrying out of the expressed objects of the institution or trust; or (iii-b) the work in connection with the trade or business is mainly carried on by persons for whose benefit such institution or trust is established
  • exempted from paying business registration fee unless a trade or business is carried on

(C) Application for Approved Charitable Institution
If you have your existing Hong Kong company, with not-for-profit motive, and consider it as non-profit-organisation ("NPO"). You would like to apply for approved charitable institution, we may assist the application. During the process, client is required to amend / modify the memorandum and articles of association (M&As) to fit such purposes. We will prepare the documents and assist the application.

(D) Dispense "Limited" after company name
If you want to dispense to use "Limited" after the company / organisation name, we may assist in this application. It is normally for organisations like association, society, education, foundation, charitable fund, church and religious mission etc... The process takes over 3 months for existing ACI and over 12 months if application is with incorporation at the same time.

Fee Schedule (HK$)
Incorporation / Company Formation
Typesetting/printing M&As
(if >10 pgs, @ HK$60 / Font-11, A4 pg)
Business Registration fee
(subject to government refund)
ACI Application
ACI Application & amend/reprint M&As
Courier, delivery & misc..
Total (HK Client)

  • Above fees DO NOT applicable to application / incorporation of club or chamber of commerce.
  • Government fees (Services fees) are subject to change as announced (as reviewed regularly).
  • Above fees include government fees for a maximum of 25 members in the company (if for Option A or B), add HK$1,500 if more than 25 number of members.
  • For overseas client: please add HK$300 T/T bank charges and HK$600 overseas courier; if selecting Option B or C, please add HK$2,000 courier fee; if using our Company Secretarial / Registered Office services, please add HK$1,300 air postage.
  • All fees paid are NON-REFUNDABLE, NOT PRO-RATED, NON-TRANSFERRABLE upon termination in any circumstances.
  • We are NOT responsible for the success of the application for approved charity institution
  • Other conditions apply, please ask for separate fee schedule for details.

We will guide you throughout the process. For you, it's simple - fill in our "Incorporate Order" - and we will follow up and contact you for details. - Incorporate Now!


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