Business registration services in China.
Our company registration services make it easy for foreign businesses, investors and funded startups to start and manage their business in China and other offshore jurisdictions.
Confidently start your dream business in China.
During the entire company registration process, we will be by your side to give advice and help go through any questions you have.
Get your business running in 3-4 weeks or less with the help of our time-saving services.
Know what you will be paying for with our transparent pricing – no need to worry about any hidden or extra charges.
Foreign company registration options
Select the best structure
for your business.
We can reliably help you navigate the process of registering a new company in China, whether you are expanding from overseas or are already in China. You can choose from several structures. The most popular are:
Ideal for foreign companies seeking to enter China and begin operating immediately with a local partner.
- Can hire local staff directly
- Some industries still require a minimum 51% domestic ownership
Wholly foreign-owned enterprise.
Ideal for foreign companies seeking to enter China for R&D, QC, trade, services and production purposes.
- Can hire local & foreign staff directly
- Allowed to import/export
Ideal for foreign companies wishing to conduct initial market research and/or support local customers.
- Must use employment agency for local staff
- Must have a registered office
- Limited to four foreign employees
* There are exceptions based on industry type
Beyond setting up an entity in China, we can also assist with incorporation in other markets in Asia.
Unsure about which structure is right for you?
Start your China business on the right foot by scheduling a free 30-minute consultation about registering your company in China. We can advise you on the optimal business structure, capital investment, full foreign ownership options, shareholder requirements, and more.Schedule a discovery call
Foreign business ownership
Own and control 100% of your company as a foreign entity.
A Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise (WFOE) is a company in China that is exclusively owned by a foreign investor. You can be the legal representative of your WFOE and appoint a supervisor. Moreover, foreign investors can operate their China offshore limited company from overseas.
Four things to consider
before registering a WFOE.
Company registration process
Simple steps to register company in China.
1. Negotiation of lease contract
2. Preparation of information and documents
3. Online application at the AMR
We will submit the online application and get pre-approval from the Administration for Market Regulation (AMR).
4. Preparation of documents for the AMR
We will assist with the preparation of company documents to be submitted physically at the AMR. These include the articles of association, appointment letters for required positions, AMR application form, and more.
5. Company registration at the AMR
6. Post-registration procedures
7. Opening of bank accounts and capital contribution
Complete corporate services
Everything you need to start & manage your company in China.
Acclime provides a full suite of flexible company services, including company incorporation, virtual office facilities, statutory compliance, and document filing with the appropriate authorities. We also provide resident directors and supervisors if needed. They will be backed by legal documents to guarantee you retain full ownership and control of your business.
Essential company registration services.
We will register your selected business structure with the Administration for Market Regulation.
Corporate compliance & custodial services
We handle all your routine and day-to-day company matters, including custodial services, maintaining statutory books, safeguarding of company stamps, filing of documents, and more.
Bank account opening
We can assist you with opening of a corporate bank account with one of the Chinese banks.
All foreign-invested companies in China must have at least one legal representative and supervisor. We can act as your resident director if you are unable to appoint one.
A company in China is required to register a legal address. If you do not have a physical office, we can also assist in securing a virtual office for free or for a limited charge.
Additional compliance services.
We provide both one-off consultations and ongoing services to keep your business compliant with all the current government requirements.
We assist you in obtaining and updating special types of permits and licenses that might be necessary depending on your planned scope of business in China.
Bookkeeping & accounting compliance
We assist with all of your bookkeeping and prepare monthly or annual accounting reports in English following China’s GAAP requirements.
Tax registration & compliance
We offer monthly, quarterly, and annual tax filing to help you stay compliant with the local tax laws.
HR & payroll services
Our comprehensive HR and payroll services include payroll, payslips, IIT calculations, and HR admin services.
Work permit and visas
We advise and assist expatriate employees on visa, work permit, and residence permit applications and extensions.
An Equity Joint Venture is the older and less flexible type of JV. Equity Joint Ventures must operate in the form of a Limited Liability Company, which means that the personal wealth and property of the actual individuals who are responsible for the company are shielded from corporate loss.
The most significant difference between Equity Joint Ventures and Cooperative Joint Ventures is the allocation of profits. In Equity Joint Ventures, profits must be allocated according to the ratio of the capital contributions made by the partners. In other words, if one party puts in 40% of the capital investment, they will reap 40% of the total profits.
Equity Joint Ventures are the preferred investment vehicle for most manufacturing Joint Ventures. However, potential investors must be clear about their purpose before deciding which form of Joint Venture they will use.
Cooperative joint ventures allow for more flexible agreements between the joint venture parties. In cooperative joint ventures companies have the choice to organise themselves as a limited liability company or as a non-legal person in which the partners are subject to unlimited liability. This means that the partners are entirely liable for losses the joint venture may incur. In practice, the majority of cooperative joint ventures are set up as limited liability companies.
The other major difference between a cooperative joint venture and an equity joint venture is that, in a cooperative joint venture, profits can be allocated according to the partners’ discretion and do not have to be proportional to the investments made by the partners. The parties may also agree that one party recovers its investment through an accelerated repayment structure, whereas the other party will become the owner of the joint venture’s assets after termination of the joint venture.
All legally registered businesses can be found and verified on National Enterprise Credit Information Publicity System.