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TPSI Specification and Template
The following specification and templates are provided to software vendor for reference. Please refer to the Registry’s website (www.cr.gov.hk) for other details of TPSI and related materials for e-forms which are under development.
 
Third Party Software Interface Specification (English version only)
Part 1 - Overview version 1.4 (pdf Format) (File size: 1.79MB)
Part 2 - Versitech e-Form Data Specification version 1.5 (pdf Format) (File size: 33.6KB)
Part 3 - ICRIS XML Data Specification version 1.5 (pdf Format) (File size: 35.7KB)
 
Appendix
a. XML Schema Definition of CR e-forms - v1.0
b. CR e-forms:
Form Number Nature of Form Data Specification (Release Date)* XML Data File Sample * e-Form Template (Release Date)*
NNC2 Notice of Change of Company Name 26/06/2016 v1.0 05/09/2021
NR1 Notice of Change of Address of Registered Office 26/06/2016 v1.0 05/09/2021
NSC1 Return of Allotment 26/06/2016 v1.0 05/09/2021
*may subject to fine tuning
The electronic forms listed above can only be submitted electronically at the e-Registry.
If you wish to deliver the specified forms in hard copy form, please visit the "Forms > Specified Forms" Section of the Registry’s website (www.cr.gov.hk) to download the specified forms for printing, completion and delivery to the Registry.
Forms
(I) User Registration and Account Maintenance
Form Ref. Nature of Form
COYCHG Consent to Change Particulars of Company User Account
INDCHG Consent to Change Particulars of Individual User Account
COYCODE Notification of Authorisation to Request for Company Code
(II) Appointment/Cessation of Appointment of Registered Agents
The following forms are only applicable to individuals who are not registered users of the e-Registry. Company Users and Individual Users of the e-Registry must register their appointment/cessation of registered agents through Form E-RAG1 under “Registered Agent (RA)” function.
Form Ref. Nature of Form
RAG1 Notification of Appointment or Cessation of Appointment of a Registered Agent
RAACHG Consent to Change Particulars of Appointer
What's New
26 September 2022
Use of Revised e-Forms after Implementation of Phase 2 of the New Inspection Regime


Upon implementation of Phase 2 of the New Inspection Regime on 24 October 2022, e-forms of 26 revised specified forms will be put into use. Existing version of related e-forms will NOT be accepted for first submission or relodgement with effect from the same date. You may refer to the Companies Registry External Circular No. 4/2022 for more details.
 
16 September 2022
(1) Revised Approach for Rectification of Information on the Companies Register upon Implementation of Phase 2 of New Inspection Regime
(2) Suspension of Electronic Submission Service for Rectification of Registered Documents


Phase 2 of the New Inspection Regime of the Companies Register under the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) will commence on 24 October 2022 (“the Commencement Date”). Starting from the Commencement Date, the Registrar of Companies must not make available for public inspection the usual residential addresses of directors and the full numbers of the identity cards or passports of directors, company secretaries and some other individuals (“Protected Information”).

As such, the current approach for rectification of information on the Companies Register has to be revised to ensure that Protected Information contained in amended documents will not be made available for public inspection on rectification of information on the Companies Register. Starting from 24 October 2022, an application to rectify a typographical or clerical error contained in a document already registered with the Companies Registry can be made by a company by using a new administrative form, Form AD - Rectification of Typographical or Clerical Error in Registered Document. For details, please refer to the Companies Registry External Circular No. 6 / 2022 issued today.

Electronic submission service for amended documents via “Online Submission > Rectification of Registered Documents” at the e-Registry will be suspended from 24 October 2022. Submission of Form AD will only be accepted in paper for the time being.
 
1 September 2022
Waiver of registration fees for annual returns delivered on time will end on 30 September 2022

The two-year waiver of registration fees for annual returns delivered on time pursuant to the Companies (Fees) (Amendment) Regulation 2020 which commenced on 1 October 2020 will end on 30 September 2022.

Eligible companies (i.e. companies whose made up date of annual return falls on or before 30 September 2022) shall deliver on time their annual returns for 2022 on or before 30 September 2022 in order to enjoy the waiver.

After 30 September 2022, registration fees will be required even if the annual returns of these eligible companies are delivered on time.
 
24 June 2022
Extension of Electronic Submission Services to Documents Delivered under Various Ordinances and Miscellaneous Services

With effect from 27 June 2022, the Companies Registry will extend the coverage of electronic submission services to documents delivered to the Registrar of Companies under various Ordinances and other miscellaneous services, including but not limited to documents under Trustee Ordinance (Cap. 29), Limited Partnerships Ordinance (Cap. 37), Registered Trustees Incorporation Ordinance (Cap. 306), Securities and Futures (Open-ended Fund Companies) Rules (Cap. 571AQ) and Limited Partnership Fund Ordinance (Cap. 637), and forms for application for refund.

In addition to electronic submission services provided through the e-Registry portal (www.eregistry.gov.hk), new electronic templates and submission services will also be provided through GovHK (www.gov.hk).

For more details and the newly covered documents which can be delivered through the e-Registry or GovHK, please refer to Companies Registry External Circular No. 2/2022.
 
24 June 2022
Revision of 26 Specified Forms for Implementation of Phase 2 of New Inspection Regime and Cessation of TPSI / CR-eFiling Service for some e-Forms

As announced in the Companies Registry External Circular No. 1/2021 issued on 16 August 2021, the New Inspection Regime of the Companies Register under the Companies Ordinance would be implemented in three phases with Phase 2 to take effect from 24 October 2022.

To facilitate the implementation of Phase 2 of the New Inspection Regime, 26 specified forms which pertain to the reporting of Protected Information have been revised for use starting from 24 October 2022. The revised specified forms were published in the Gazette today (G.N. 3130 and G.N. 3168). Please refer to the Companies Registry External Circular No. 1/2022 for details.

With effect from 24 October 2022, electronic forms of the 26 revised specified forms will be made available for use under “Online Submission” service at the e-Registry. However, the support for submission of 10 forms (Forms NAR1, ND2A, ND2B, ND4, ND5, ND7, ND8, NNC1, NNC1G and NN3) through the “Third Party Software Interface” (TPSI) and of nine forms (Forms NAR1, ND2A, ND2B, ND4, ND5, ND7, ND8, NNC1 and NNC1G) through the “CR eFiling” mobile application, which contain Protected Information, will no longer be provided starting from 24 October 2022.

The Registry is undergoing a system revamp project and, upon the launch of the revamped system in December 2023, new TPSI service and mobile-friendly electronic submission service will be provided for the relevant specified forms.
 
10 September 2020
Commencement of Operation of the Companies (Fees) (Amendment) Regulation 2020

The Companies (Fees) (Amendment) Regulation 2020 (“the Amendment Regulation”) will come into operation on 1 October 2020.

The Amendment Regulation amends the Companies (Fees) Regulation (Cap. 622K) to effect the waiver of registration fees for annual returns (except for late delivery) for two years and reduction of the fees payable in relation to incorporation of companies and registration of non-Hong Kong companies through electronic means by 10%.

For details on the waiver and reduction of fees, please refer to Companies Registry External Circular No. 4/2020.
 

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