Before starting to set up a WFOE in China, the client has to rent an office or a plant (for manufacturing company) in advance. The office could be located in any normal office building in China which could run business. But a virtual address is not allowed for the registration.
Originals (2) of lease agreement (minimum 12 months), and copy of title deed of registered office will be needed during the registration and one thing for clients to remind is that please make sure in the lease contract that the office could be registered a WFOE and otherwise the Landlord should refund the rental. One office room is only allowed to register one company and an already taken office is not available.Registered address and operation location should be the same and if the office address is changed to other districts, all the licenses with business address have to be updated.