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Hong Kong - Renew Business Registration

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This procedure provides you information on how to renew a business registration.


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Required Information

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


  1. Approximately 1 month before the current Business Registration Certificate expires, a business registration renewal demand note will be sent by the Business Registration Office to you.
  2. Upon payment, the demand note will become a valid Business Registration Certificate.
  3. In case you do not receive the demand note, you should inform the Commissioner in writing within 1 month of the expiry of your current Business Registration Certificate.
  4. If the business registration renewal demand note is not received after the expiry of the Business Registration Certificate and Branch Registration Certificate or you lost the renewal demand note, the renewal can still be done either in person or by post:
    1. In person: Visit the Business Registration Office with your old Business Registration Certificate and request a fresh demand note. If your business address has changed but the Business Registration Office has not been advised, you should also complete the form IRC 3111A (Notification of Change of Business Address) to notify the Bureau about the change.
    2. By post: Send a photocopy of your old Business Registration Certificate with a crossed cheque made payable to "The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region" to the Business Registration Office. A receipted Business Registration Certificate will be posted to your business address soon afterwards. If your business address has changed, you should also attach an advice of the new address specifying your business registration number, business name, old and new business address or registered office address, and the date of change.

Note: All renewal demand notes will be issued in plain A4 size paper.

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Required Documents

  • Expiring/expired Business Registration Certificate


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Documents to Use

Notification of Change of Business Address

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

Inland Revenue Department
Revenue Tower,
5 Gloucester Road,
Wan Chai,
Hong Kong

Business Registration Office
4/F Revenue Tower
Phone: 187 8088

Enquiry Counter:
8:15am - 5:30 pm

New Business Registration Counter:
8:45 am - 5:00 pm

Shroff Office:
8:45 am - 5:00 pm

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External Links

Inland Revenue Department


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