services for incorporation of companies at shanghai free zone

Our free trade zone branch office near line 16, Dishui lake station, exit 2. Provides companies incorporation services and CPA (tax compliance) services. If you are looking for services for incorporation of companies at Shanghai free zone? You can visit our free trade zone branch office to incorporate a company step by step.

Needed requirements of Chinese limited company incorporation at free trade zone

Registering a limited company at Shanghai free trade zone of the mainland China is very simple because government is changing the rules and laws to foreign investors and shareholders who plan to start businesses here through providing technologies, ideas, products to the Chinese market, and Shanghai free zone is attracting more and more middle and small-sized enterprises from all over the world to encourage these entrepreneurs to bring more brands, technologies and talents enter into China market, China government hopes these enterprises doing business here and mutual development together.

So do not hesitate that how starting up the business in China, its very easy to prepare needed requirements and documents through out our professional online guidance.

Government needed requirements of companies incorporation at free zone

  • List of shareholders
  • Members of the board of directors
  • Appoint legal representative
  • Appoint supervisor
  • Confirm the registered capital and proportion of shares
  • Rent a physical / real office
  • Hire a local firm as company secretary and agent
  • Business activities and scope

What requirements for companies incorporation at Shanghai free zone

Here is a brief table for the required documents and information you have to decide and collect if you have everything to incorporate a private business in Shanghai free trade zone.

Key Structure of the Company:Required Documents you have to prepare in your home country:Remarks:
Corporate ShareholderNotarization and authentication documents for the certificate of registration of foreign parent company issued by the Chinese embassy. Learn more: Embassy Notarization Authentication Documents2 sets, bilingual
Individual ShareholderDigital photo, notarization and authentication documents for the passport issued by the Chinese embassy. 16 years old at least. Learn more: Embassy Notarization Authentication Documents2 sets, bilingual
Legal Representative – Chinese PeopleOriginal ID card, 16 years old at least. Digital photo.none
Legal Representative – NonresidentDigital photo. Notarization and authentication documents for the passport issued by the Chinese embassy. 16 years old at least. Learn more: Embassy Notarization Authentication Documents2 sets, bilingual
Supervisor – Chinese PeopleOriginal ID card, photo, 16 years old at least. Digital photo.none
Supervisor – NonresidentPassport copy, photo, 16 years old at least. Digital photo.none
Documentation Download List (PDF):Signatory:Remarks:
Letter of Commitment of Establishment of Foreign Investment EnterpriseShareholder(s)Bilingual, print double, black pen
The Letter of Attorney for Appointed or Authorized AgentShareholder(s)Bilingual, print 4 copies, black pen
Foreign Company Registration (Record) ApplicationLegal RepresentativeBilingual, print double, black pen
Information of Legal RepresentativeLegal RepresentativeBilingual, print double, black pen
Information of Executive DirectorDirectorBilingual, print double, black pen
Information of SupervisorSupervisorBilingual, print double, black pen
Situations of Investors ( Shareholder Roster )Needn’tBilingual, print double
The Letter of Attorney of Services of Legal Documents of Foreign Investment EnterpriseLegal Representative and Shareholder(s)Bilingual, print double, black pen
Commitment of the Registry AuthorityLegal RepresentativeBilingual, print double, black pen
Commitment of New EstablishmentShareholder(s)Bilingual, print double, black pen
Virtual Registered Address AgreementLegal RepresentativeBilingual, print double, black pen
Letter of Attorney of Application of Company SealsLegal RepresentativeBilingual, print double, black pen
Letter of Attorney of Corporate Digital CertificateLegal RepresentativeBilingual, print double, black pen
Appointment DocumentShareholder(s)Bilingual, print double, black pen
Sample of the Articles of AssociationShareholder(s)Bilingual, print double, black pen
Application of Foreign Trade Operator CertificatesLegal RepresentativeBilingual, print double, black pen, import and export businesses need it
General Taxpayer Application (VAT Qualification)Legal RepresentativeBilingual, print double, black pen

Once you collected above information of company registration, you may contact with our consultants to complete this form of application. How to set up a business at Shanghai free zone by online lawyer services and advice, welcome to SMEsChina free trade zone branch office to learn the requirements and timetable for incorporating a business.

Our consultants are well versed with Chinese companies laws and foreign investment regulations at free trade zone and SMEsChina lawyer teams also have years experience to help thousands of SMEs filling needed requirements and help them establishing business entities in mainland China through incorporating companies in Shanghai free trade zone. If you are considering a planning of Chinese business, here, SMEsChina consultants are waiting for your further feedback and consulting.

Timetable of incorporating companies in Shanghai free trade zone

Here is a timetable of company registration in Shanghai China edited by SMEsChina.

Description of Timeline:Processing Time:
Submit the application of company name search and registration.3 workdays
Draft out the documents of incorporation and legal forms, files of business registration.5 workdays
Apply for the 5-in-1 business license and the certificate of foreign owned company.5 workdays
Apply for the company stamps, corporate seals.2 workdays
Corporate account opening and activate the internet banking.5 workdays
Import and export permits (The Customs Registration Certificate).5 workdays

What SMEsChina’s services for companies incorporation

  • Assist global customers to jump into China market.

  • Collection, approval, and verify the documentation prepared by customers and our teams.

  • Offer a legal virtual office address to obtain the approval of registration.

  • Name search and submit application, get the approval of the corporate name.

  • Documents and forms preparation, and signature of the corporate shareholder(s).

  • Apply for the certificate of registration of foreign owned enterprise approved by the local Municipal Commission of Commerce.

  • Obtainment of the business registration license from the local licensing authority, know as: 5-in-1 business license.

  • Issuing of the corporate stamps, known as corporate seals.

  • Documents collection and submitting for tax registration, and VAT taxpayer application.

  • Basic and capital accounts opening and capital account declaration.

  • Government cost, translate fee, and drafting of the legal files and forms.

  • Import and export license registration and permits application.

  • Yearly administrative and maintaining services, such as license renew.

  • Annual bookkeeping and tax declaration services for income tax report, annual audit, government inspection, tax final settlement.

  • Other optional service selections, such as: HR, social insurance, housing fund, VISA and resident permit, trademark, etc.

How to get started to incorporate a limited company

Steps:Topics of Study:Links of Reference:
Step 1Decide what types of software company, depends on your key structure of corporation (shareholder’s structure).Selecting a company type
Step 2How to choose an available company name with bilingual for your private limited company.Naming rules and requirements
Step 3List detail business activities from 10 industrial categories.Selecting business scope
Step 4Set up the registered capital for your limited company.Company registered capital
Step 5Set up core people of your local corporation, and key positions.Decide corporate structure
Step 6Required documents you have to prepare in your country.Documents required to register a company
Step 7Prepare notarization and authentication documents issued by China embassy.Notarization and authentication documents
Step 8Download application forms and legal files and after filling and signing, courier to SMEsChina offices.Company formation documents download

How to open a corporate bank account in Shanghai free trade zone

List of Requirement:File / Documents Description:
Approved 5-in-1 business licenseOriginal business license and copy with company stamp
Certificate of foreign owned enterprises (known as: approved certificate of business registration of foreign invested enterprises).Original business license and copy with company stamp
Identity certificate of China company’s legal representativeChinese people needs original ID card and copy Foreign people (nonresidents) needs original passport with entry record within 6 months (if the foreign legal representative does not want to visit China, can issue notarized passport from China embassy instead of original passport).
Application forms of opening bank accountYou can entrust a local accountant going to bank and filling in the information and submit to bank to get approval.
Make a videoCorporate legal representative (know as executive director) takes his/her passport in hand and read the required content (contain the company registered number, tax ID, and passport number and other information).
Appointment letterEntrust document signed by the legal representative

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