How to open/register a WFOE/WOFE in China

A WFOE is the best solution to start a business in china and it can implement your  global strategy independently.  More and more foreign inverstors are likely to get a WFOE registered in China to start their business in China.

Setting up a WFOE is a little bit time consuming process and you had better hire a law firm or consulting company help you incorporate a WFOE in China.

General procedures you can refer to:

  • Name Approval
  • Investing Approval certificate  from China foreign investing Committe
  • Apply for business operation license from China Industry and Commerce Administration
  • Obtain organization code (company ID)
  • Obtain Tax ID
  • Obtain Statistics ID from statistical bureau
  • Obtain Financial registration number

In order to complete each procedure, you will need to submit different documents to various departments. So, hiring a good law firm or registration agent is very important. You can refer to the following chart to understand WFOE in China


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