Guangdong-Hong Kong Business Registration and Banking Services Connect

Introduction

Guangdong-Hong Kong Business Registration and Banking Services Connect (“Business Registration and Banking Services Connect”) is a totally brand new service that jointly launched by BOCHK and Bank of China Guangdong Branch together with Guangdong Province Administration for Industry and Commerce (“GPAIC”). By implementing cross border remote handling procedures, it aims at facilitating the business registration of Foreign-invested Enterprise(s) in Guangdong Province for Hong Kong investors.

The way of business registration is easy and convenient now. You can simply submit the application documents in person to BOCHK in Hong Kong instead of the regional Administration for Industry and Commerce in Guangdong Province (“AIC”). Upon the approval by AIC, you can directly go to the designated branches of Bank of China in Guangdong Province to pick up the Business License and you can opt to open the bank accounts and apply the electronic Business License (which incorporates the basic function of corporate banking card) at the same time.

Service Features and Advantages

One-point of contact

  • Whenever you initially submit your application or further submit any documents as per the ultimate request of GPAIC, you need not return to mainland China in person, only stay at Hong Kong and you can get the application done. It saves time and cost.

One-stop business registration and banking services

  • After the completion of business registration, when you pick up the Business License at the designated branches of Bank of China in Guangdong Province, you are offered to enjoy one-stop services in which you can concurrently submit your application for bank accounts in mainland China and the electronic Business License (which incorporates the basic function of corporate banking card) to meet your own needs.

Service Details

1. Eligible region in Guangdong Province in the first phase 

Dongguan, Huizhou, Jiangmen, Zhongshan, Foshan (including Shunde), Shantou
2. Eligible customers Applicable to “Hong Kong investors”1 who intend to establish Foreign-invested Limited Liability Company or Foreign-invested  Limited Company by Shares in the aforesaid  regions, the Hong Kong investors must also be “BOCHK customers”2.
3. Place of service delivery Cross-Border Financial Services counter at BOCHK Bank of China Tower Branch
4. Applicable procedures “Appointed Representative(s) or Authorized Agent(s)” 3 has/have to sign the application form of BOCHK, and visit BOCHK Bank of China Tower Branch “Cross Border Financial Services” counter in person and bring along all the application documents.
5. Charges The service does not incur any charges, customer has to pay HKD100 for courier services fee.

 

Remarks

  1. Hong Kong Investors mean: the newly to-be-establish enterprise has at least one Hong Kong resident or Hong Kong incorporated company;
  2. BOCHK customers mean: Any one of the statutory representative, director, supervisor, manager, shareholder/sponsor or “Appointed Representative(s) or Authorized Agent(s)” of the newly to-be-establish enterprise must be BOCHK personal or corporate customer;
  3. “Appointed Representative(s) or Authorized Agent(s)” mean: the one authorized by shareholders or directors in the designated authorization form of AIC.

Please click here to download the application form of BOCHK (Chinese Version Only) and read it’s Declaration section. To download the application form and documents of GPAIC, please browse:  http://www.gdgs.gov.cn

For details, please visit our Bank of China Tower Branch or call us at +852 2826 6888.