An individual or outside corporation who is registering a business in Shanghai must rent an office space. This office space will be registered on company’s business licenses and needs to be physically available for inspection by government representatives. An office space is required regardless to what type of company is registered. Rental office space must be in a commercial zone not in a residential zone. Furthermore, It is possible that some residential buildings also located in a commercial zone and qualifies to be used as a office space. So you really have to check on official zones accordingly.
Types of Office Space:
There are multiple options on renting an office space.
Regular Office: Office of your own. There are various office space rental agencies to assist you to find a suitable office space according to your budget and requirements.
Rent a work table: You can rent an office table in an “already registered” office space. Entreprenuers and your investors frequently prefer this option as this is more economical for new starters. Advertisements could be found in many social sites and many websites
Business Centers: There are multiple business centers in Shanghai who provides office rental space to individuals as well as corporations. A business center usually includes, meeting rooms, internet service, utilities, actual office and all the other office functionality. You can also rent a work table in an office “in a business center”
When you finalize your rental office agreement, you will need to provide us with the following.
- An agreement between you and the office rental provider
- Official license of the office rental provider
- An actual office plan/drawing is required marking the location of your office
We will then take your documents to registration bureau and confirm the legitimacy of your office space and apply for your office space registration.
How to find an Office?
There are many real estate agencies and other office space rental agencies here in Shanghai. You can simply perform an internet research on www.baidu.com and locate a desirable provider. If you are not familiar with this process, please inform us accordingly so that we can connect you with our local partners.
Contact us today and let of one our consultants to assist you with your requirements.