Business China

China WFOE Registration Process & Documents Requirement

+86-020-2917 9715
Thanks to our in-depth knowledge about WFOE formation and registration and years of experience in the industry, the China WFOE formation and registration process can be completed in four easy steps given below;

Step One. Name pre-registration

Apply for name pre-registration, the documents & certificates to be submitted:

  • Name Pre-registration Form of China WOFE; (Business China provide)
  • The legal identification certificate of Chinese and foreign investors;
  • The project proposal and its approval documents (wholly foreign-owned enterprises shall submit the application report and the written reply of local county government); (Business China provide)
  • A power of attorney; (Business China provide)
  • Approval documents of relevant departments shall be submitted if the business project is under the state limitation on the utilization of foreign capital or for special examination and approval of the industry; (Business China provide)
  • Other documents and certificates as required according to relevant laws, regulations, rules & policies.

Step Two. Business licenses application

  • Registration Application of Foreign-invested Enterprises signed by the Legal Representative;
  • Contracts, Articles of Association & approval documents and certificates of the approval authorities; (Business China provide)
  • The Identification Certificate of the Investor (the Chinese side shall affix the seal of the issuing authority);
  • The Credit Certificate of the Investor (if applicable);
  • The Appointment Statement of Legal Representative, Director(s), Manager(s) and Supervisor(s); (Business China provide)
  • The identity card or passport of Legal Representative, Director(s), Manager(s) and Supervisor(s);
  • Office lease contracts; we will provide these if using our registered address; (Business China provide)
  • Name Registration Application Form and Name Pre-registrational Notice (original); (Business China provide)
  • A power of attorney; (Business China provide)
  • Other documents and certificates as required according to relevant laws, regulations, rules & policies.

Step Three. Documents required for other industries

  • Trade Industry: Import and Export Certificate
  • Food Industry (health food): Food Business License
  • Pharmaceutical Industry:License for Pharmaceutical Trading
  • Cosmetics Industry:Cosmetic Hygiene License/Cosmetics Business License
  • Medical device Industry: Medical Device Operating Permit/Medical Device Production License/Class I, Class II, Class III Medical Device Registration, Filing, etc

Step Four. Apply for enterprise seal and seal record to protect the legitimate rights of WFOE.

Any Documents Need to be Certified?

When overseas company/individual sets up a foreign investment company in mainland China, the Chinese government will require the overseas company/individuals to apply for the notary of their identification certificate because the Chinese government bureau cannot check the identification details of offshore companies/individuals.

The notarized certification process should complete in the home country of the parent company or individual passport issuing state (if the passport issuing country does not have the Chinese Embassy or Consulate, one can go to the nearby country).

It requires that the Foreign Ministry of the host country and the Chinese Embassy must approve foreign investors and overseas companies' Chinese investment.

Overseas investors need to attest and notarize the following documents:
  • Certificate of Company Incorporation
  • Company Registration Certificate
  • List of Directors and Shareholders
  • Articles of Association of the Company
  • Certificate of Legal Representative of the Investors
  • Records of the board of directors signed by the legal representative
  • Other company documents

*Overseas individuals generally require notarized passport file in duplicate


*Hong Kong companies to establish foreign companies in China are required to apply for the notarization of Chinese Notary authorized by the Ministry of Justice ((will be provided by Business China).

*Foreign companies/individuals require the notarization of the Chinese Embassy, which must be completed by themselves.

  • James Oliver "True professionals, very helpful and dedicated. Your support team is fantastic."
  • Robert Gatti "Our advisor was brilliant and we were given more help that we knew we needed. What I liked most about Business China's service was the prompt and businesslike approach.It helped us dramatically. At a...
  • Vivian Belfanti "Quality work and friendliness is why I chose to work with Business China. Business China is organized very easy to work with."
  • Tim Orchard "Thanks to Business China’s professional guiding and efficient processing about company incorporation and VAT refunding, our new entity in Guangzhou already step into a virtuous circle. I have to say...
  • Victor Declety "Business China allows us to focus on our customers instead of being tangled into enterprise level business incorporation and maintance."
  • Ben Hunter "Business China is helping people who don't necessarily know how to connect your current business with the booming Chinese market and how to lay out your 'China Dream' here specifically. It has been...
  • Daniel Wong "A great customer experience! The flexability and speed of response from the account manager, as well as the quality of the service process was exceptional."
  • Stacey Morris "Businesss China has been superb. Their customer service is great. The guys there respond very quickly and go above and beyond that help."
  • M. Salem Having real-time information allows us to deal with issues immediately before they become problems.We are satisfy with Business China.
Request a Proposal

Drop Business China a quick message to let us know about your incorporation needs.