Every private limited company in Hong Kong MUST have a registered office in Hong Kong for government authority to get contact with, mainly for notice and correspondence, and some occasions, on-site inspection. This article is to share with you some commonly ignored but important matters in relation to change of registered office address and how we can do it right to avoid any adverse consequence, either this is really your physical office or just because you decided to change another agent to manage your company.
Scenarios and things that might overlooked
1. Change of company secretarial services provider
At time of changing company secretarial service provider, the new agent should cross-check you whether change of registered office address is required as well to avoid any missing correspondence, and delay in responding to government side resulting penalties.
Some clients might leave us because of cost reason, and we respect our clients’ decision, however, later-on, we received letter from IRD on penalty letter on later filing of PTR or ER; this is because the new agent did not / failed to report the change of address to business registration office.