Reinstatement of a Deregistered Hong Kong Company
If you have a deregistered Hong Kong limited company, but for certain reasons want to re-activate (restore or reinstate) it, you can apply for "reinstatement" or "restoration".
The reinstatement process usually takes about 2-4 months.
For common cases where all shareholders agree to have a company reinstated because there were uncollected deposits in the company’s bank account, our fee is about USD4,500 - USD6,500 (all disbursements included).
Extract of the original text of the law:
HONG KONG COMPANIES ORDINANCE - SECT 291AB
Reinstatement of deregistered company
(1) If the Registrar is satisfied that a company was deregistered under section 291AA as a result of a mistake on the part of the Registrar, the Registrar may reinstate the registration of the company by publishing a notice in the Gazette declaring its registration to be reinstated upon the date of publication of the notice.
(2) The court may order that the Registrar reinstate the registration of a company that was deregistered under section 291AA if- (a) an application for reinstatement is made to the court within 20 years of the deregistration by a person who feels aggrieved by the deregistration; and (b) the court is satisfied that it is just that the registration of the company be reinstated.
(3) If the court makes an order under subsection (2), it may- (a) validate anything done between the deregistration of the company and its reinstatement; and (b) make any other order it considers appropriate.
(4) On the delivery of an office copy of an order under subsection (2) to the Registrar for registration, the Registrar must publish a notice in the Gazette to the effect that the registration of the company was reinstated on the date of the making of the order.
(5) A company reinstated under subsection (1) or (2) is taken to have continued in existence as if it had not been deregistered. (Added 30 of 1999 s. 22)