Offshore Limited Company in HK

Globally, some countries or regions offer an international tax-free system including Cayman Island, BVI etc. These countries and regions are named as offshore countries or offshore jurisdictions. Companies that are owned by foreign investors and do not have any operations within the offshore countries or jurisdictions are called offshore companies. Offshore companies are not required to pay any tax in these countries. Shareholders can be anonymous. In addition to the attractive tax-free system, other benefits of using offshore companies are international tax planning, wealth management, wealth protection, asset protection, high privacy and confidentiality of company ownership and also less regulation requirements. There are a number of advantages for setting up an offshore company and thus it is getting more and more popular in Hong Kong.

Prism is at the forefront to be your consultant to process of setting up an offshore company. We provide accurate and comprehensive information and solutions on offshore jurisdictions on company registration and ongoing compliance matters for startups.

processing time

  • 1-2 working days for purchase of shell offshore company. Around a week for newly setup offshore company.


  1. Company name: Each company name will be unique as it is required to have the company name approval performed to ensure no repetition.

  2. Directors (aged 18 or over): Either a minimum of one director of any nationality or a company is allowed. There is no limit for the number of directors. Directors need not be shareholders. Appointment of nominee directors is permitted.

  3. Shareholders (aged 18 or over): Without any residency requirement, a minimum of one shareholder could be a person of any nationality or a company. A shareholder could also be a director. Nominee shareholders can also be appointed.


  • Conduct company search to ensure the proposed name has not been used by others

  • Consult and assess the client’s company structure and collect necessary documents for the offshore company setup

  • Sign our Letter of Engagement to make confirmation of proceeding with the offshore company formation

  • Prepare the offshore company incorporation documents and obtain client’s signatures

  • Submit the original signed offshore company incorporation documents to the offshore jurisdiction and pay all government incorporation fees on the client’s behalf

  • Monitor the whole process and keep the client update for any news

  • Obtain Certificate of Incorporation and other formal documents

  • Prepare offshore company kit including the share certificates, company seal and company chop

  • Prepare a set of documents for bank account opening

  • Advise on offshore company bank account opening

  • Deliver the offshore company kit to the client


  1. Exemption from all local taxes and stamp duty.

  2. Maximum confidentiality and anonymity.

  3. No requirements to submit organizational or accounting information.

  4. Ease of operation, maintenance and control.

  5. Issue shares in any currency.

  6. No statutory requirement to hold annual general meetings.

  7. Excellent and flexible post-incorporation follow-up services.

  8. No disclosure or minimum capital requirements.

  9. Highly competitive fees and costs.

  10. Able to open bank accounts in Hong Kong.

At present, our service includes the offshore company incorporation/purchase shell company in the following countries/cities:

  • Belize

  • British Virgin Islands (BVI)

  • Cayman Islands

  • Cook Island

  • St Kitts and Nevis

  • Samoa

  • Seychelles

  • Singapore

  • Vanuatu

More information on all other types of Hong Kong Company Registration Services.