Sensitive personal information on the Index of Directors on the Companies Register and newly delivered documents, including usual residential addresses of directors and full identification numbers (“IDNs”) of directors, company secretaries and some other individuals (such as liquidators and provisional liquidators) (collectively “Protected Information”), are replaced with correspondence addresses and partial IDNs for public inspection. Only “specified persons” can apply to the Registrar of Companies for access to Protected Information.
26 specified forms pertaining to the reporting of Protected Information have been revised. Previous version of the specified forms concerned will not be accepted for registration and will be returned to presentors.
Comprehensive information on Phase 2 of the New Inspection Regime are available on the thematic section on “New Inspection Regime” on the Registry’s website.
Type of Specified Persons :
- A liquidator
- A trustee in bankruptcy
- A public officer or public body
- A scheduled person
- A solicitor
- A foreign lawyer
- A certified public accountant (practising)
- A financial institution (other than an authorized institution)
- An authorized institution
- An accounting professional
- An estate agent
- A legal professional
- A TCSP licensee
What shall a local company do after the commencement of Phase 2 of the new inspection regime on 24 October 2022 and when must it be done?
A local company shall ensure that its register of directors will contain the correspondence address of its natural person director(s).
In addition, if a local company entered a correspondence address of a director into its register of directors after commencement of Phase 1 on 23August 2021, and the address was not the address of the company’s registered office, the company is required to deliver a Form ND2B to the Registrar of Companies in relation to the director’s correspondence address within 15 days after the commencement of Phase 2.
BBC Related Services
- Prepare the Registers of Members, Directors & Company Secretary. HK$400/each.
- Prepare and submit ND2B. HK$300/each.