How to Establish a Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise (WFOE)

A business license is always required to complete the registration of a WOFE. The date of establishment of the enterprise is the date of the issuance of the business license. It’s only after the application for such a license has been approved that the registration is successfully completed. The whole process usually takes at least 4 months but, depending on the company’s business scope, investment amount, timely and accurate submission of the required documents it may take up to a year.

Before applying to establish a WFOE, the investor(s) must submit a report including specific information requested to the local authorities of the location where the company is set to be established. The ...

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