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Registry for Trust and Company Service Providers
Unit 1208, 12/F, One Kowloon, 1 Wang Yuen Street, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong

A New Licensing Regime for Trust or Company Service Providers


A new licensing regime for trust or company service providers (“TCSPs”) will commence with effect from 1 March 2018.


Under the new licensing regime, TCSPs are required to apply for a licence from the Registrar of Companies and satisfy a “fit-and-proper” test before they can provide trust or company services as a business in Hong Kong. TCSP licensees are also required to comply with the statutory customer due diligence and record-keeping requirements.

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25/01/2018

A New Licensing Regime for Trust or Company Service Providers

A new licensing regime for trust or company service providers (“TCSPs”) will commence with effect from 1 March 2018.

Under the new licensing regime, TCSPs are required to apply for a licence from the Registrar of Companies and satisfy a “fit-and-proper” test before they can provide trust or company services as a business in Hong Kong. TCSP licensees are also required to comply with the statutory customer due diligence and record-keeping requirements as set out in Schedule 2 to the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Ordinance, Cap. 615.

A new office, the Registry for Trust and Company Service Providers, starts operation with immediate effect to handle public enquiries on the new licensing regime.

For details, please refer to Companies Registry External Circular No. 1/2018 and visit website www.tcsp.cr.gov.hk.

A dedicated hotline 3142 2822 has also been set up for handling enquiries relating to the new requirements. The hotline operates from Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (excluding public holidays). Email enquiries can be sent to enq@tcsp.cr.gov.hk.

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Unit 1208, 12/F, One Kowloon, 1 Wang Yuen Street, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
(Route Map from MTR Kowloon Bay Station)

3142 2822