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Foreign Enterprise Resident Representative Office Establishment Registration

 Foreign Enterprise Resident Representative Office is set up to gain experience and a better understanding of the size and potential of the China market. A representative office acts as a liaison office, engaging in market research, collecting business information and establishing contacts with local customers and partners. 

A representative office is not allowed to engage in any business activity for profit. It can neither issue invoices nor collect money for products or services. Its parent company must be established for more than 2 years. A representative office should be located in an office building. Its name follows the form of "name of the enterprise + name of the city + representative office". 
 
Documents for Establishment Registration
Foreign enterprise’s following documents needed to be notarized by the local notary public and authenticated by the embassy or consulate of P.R. China before they are sent to China:
1. Incorporation certificate issued by the local authority
2. Bank reference letter
3. Articles of Association
4. Letter of Authorization, informing who is authorized to sign registration forms 
5. Appointment letter for Chief Representative
 
Also needed:
6. The chief representative’s passport copy, resume and 2 photos
7. Office use documents, including leasing contract and real estate ownership certificate
8. Registration forms signed by the authorized person as well as the chief representative
 
Establishment Procedure
Step 1 Pre-approval, if special industry or projects involved
Step 2 Business registration with Shanghai Administration of Industry and Commerce 
Step 3 Making company seals after obtaining the approval from the police
Step 4 Registration at Foreign Exchange Administration Bureau
Step 5 Opening bank accounts
 

What to do after incorporation registration?

  • To open a company basic account

    1What is basic account?
    Basic account is company’s main deposit account for granting staff wages, bonuses and paying in cash.
    2To select a bank
    Different charge for different bank
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  • Bookkeeping and Tax Reporting

    1Tax registration
    Tax registration within 10 days after business registration. Delay may be fined.
    2Monthly bookkeeping
    Monthly bookkeeping and tax reporting. No income, still tax reporting. Never forget!
    3Entrust us to do accounting, time-saving, labor-saving
    Entrust at once
  • Trademark Registration

    1External publicity, improvement of brand image
    Unique brand label
    2Asset value
    Symbol with significant features
    Trademark owner to be protected
    Register at once
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