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Deregistration of a WFOE Company in China

Last Updated: Feb. 19, 2017

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This page is for WFOE de-registration, please check it here if you are looking for close down a Representative office


Steps to Closing a Company in China

01. Clear the tax and submit Tax Clearance Declaration Report (an audit report prepared by CPA firm)

02. The tax bureau will issue a "notice of cancellation of tax registration".

03. Online application for cancellation of WFOE

04. Submit to Foreign Trade & Economic Cooperation Bureau

05. Cancellation of Letter of approval and Certificate of approval

06. Announcement on appointed local newspaper & Cancellation of Company Business Licenses

07. Dissolution of Organizational Code Certificate (original and copy)

08. Dissolution registration of Statistics Registration Certificate

09. Cancellation of Alien Employment Permit

10. Dissolution registration with customs (applicable to trading, manufacturing WFOE only)

10. Bank accounts closure and capital repatriation

11. Cancellation of Company stamps

12. After all these procedures are finished, State Administration of Industry & Commerce will send a "notice of the approval of cancellation for WFOE."


Documents required for WFOE de-registration

To start WFOE deregistration, you will need to prepare the following documents :

  • Originals of Certificate of approval, Letter of approval, Business License
  • Taxation registration certificate (2 originals)
  • Enterprise Code certification (2 originals)
  • Statistics registration certificates
  • Foreign exchange accounts permits
  • Witten board resolution of Cancellation of WFOE (PtC will provide this)
  • Copy of Legal Representative’s passport (first page, signature page and most recent immigration records’ page)
  • Bank Account Certificates
  • All chops of WFOE (Company chop, finance, Legal representative)
  • All accounting related documents: bank statements, invoices of WFOE expenses

WFOE Deregistration Cost

Service fee:

The service fee for the whole procedure of WFOE closing down in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Ningbo:

REQUEST FOR A PROPOSAL (Service fee not includes cost for liquidation report)

Liquidation report:

CPA’s liquidation report: RMB 3,000 ( For WFOE which be established for over 2 years, as our CPA has to check all the originals invoices, bookkeeping records for more than 2 years, the cost for liquidation report will be RMB 5,000)

More information about WFOEs:

Contact Our Regional Partners in Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Ningbo, Hangzhou or Hong Kong for more details:

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Beijing & Northern China Office:
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Tel: (86-10) 5166.4212 GMT+8 (English and Mandarin)
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Regional Manager: Ms. Gifty Jia

Shanghai & Eastern China Office:
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1038 West Nanjing Road, Suite 2508, 25 Floor, Westgate Tower, Shanghai 200040, China [-MAP-]
Tel: (86-21) 5108.8535 (English and Mandarin)
Regional Manager: Ms. Wendy Wang; Nancy Liu

Ningbo Office:
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E-mail: info@pathtochina.com [or Request For Proposal]
396 KaiMing Street, Suite 1420, Haishu, Ningbo, 315010
Regional Consultant: Mr. Dean Dong
Tel: (86 574) 8716.4655 GMT+8 ( English and Mandarin)

Hangzhou Office:

E-mail: nancy.liu@pathtochina.com [or Request For Proposal]
Hangzhou Liaison Office:
No. 2, 1785 Jianghan Rd.(by Binsheng Rd.), Binjiang District, Hangzhou 310051, China
Regional Consultant: Ms. Nancy Liu
Tel: (86) 139.1772.5080 GMT+8 ( English and Mandarin)

Shenzhen & Southern China Office:
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6009 Yi Tian Road, Suite 2306, New World Tower,Shenzhen 518035
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Regional Consultant: Ms. Emily Lin

Guangzhou Office:
161 West Lin He Rd., 23F, Tower A, Center Plaza, Guangzhou, 510620
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Regional Partner: Simon Lee

Rest Cities of China: Chengdu, Chongqing, Tianjin, Wuhan, Suzhou, Xi'an etc.
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