INFORMATION REQUIRED

  • Full name of the corporation
  • Date and place of incorporation
  • Registration or incorporation number
  • Address of registered office in the place of incorporation
  • Business address (where applicable, post office box address is not acceptable)
  • Directors and shareholders recorded in the companies registry in the place of incorporation
  • Confirmation that the corporation is still registered and has not been dissolved, wound up, suspended or struck off

VERIFICATION DOCUMENTS for CORPORATION

Hong Kong Incorporated

  • a copy of the certificate of incorporation 
  • a copy of the business registration certificate
  • a copy of the company’s articles of association which evidence the powers that regulate and bind the company
  • details of the ownership and control structure of the company
  • a list showing all directors of the corporation
  • filed latest NAR1
  • Any filing to CR after the most recent NAR1 submission
  • an authorization letter/board resolution of the board of directors

Overseas Incorporated

  • a copy of the certificate of incorporation 
  • a copy of the business registration certificate (if applicable)
  • a copy of the company’s articles of association which evidence the powers that regulate and bind the company
  • details of the ownership and control structure of the company
  • a Register of members
  • a Register of directors
  • a certificate of incumbency or equivalent issued by the RA in the place of incorporation
  • an authorization letter/board resolution of the board of directors 

Definition of “beneficial owner” in relation to a corporation

Section 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the AMLO defines a beneficial owner in relation to a corporation as:

  • an individual who –
    • owns or controls, directly or ndirectly, including through a trust or bearer share holding, more than 25% of the issued share capital of the corporation;
    • is, directly or indirectly, entitled to exercise or control the exercise of more than 25% of the voting rights at general meetings of the corporation; or
    • exercises ultimate control over the management of the corporation; or
  • if the corporation is acting on behalf of another person, means the other person.