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As per section 142(1) of the Singapore Companies Act, all companies in Singapore are required to have a valid local registered address for receiving company documents and if you do not have a valid registered address, you are liable for conviction and heavy penalty.
Company secretarial services in Singapore if outsourced can make this corporate address change process simple and relieve you of lots of unnecessary headaches. It also saves you lots of time and money.
For HDB flats under the Home Office Scheme, it is mandatory to submit a Home Office Application via the Housing & Development Board website for a change of corporate address in Singapore.
For any other private residential property, under the Home Office Scheme or Home-Based Small Scale Business Scheme, you need to submit a Home Office Application via the Urban Redevelopment Authority website.
For virtual offices, no such approval is required for a change of corporate address in Singapore.
The company’s board of directors needs to pass a Board Resolution for changing your corporate address in Singapore.
A Board Resolution includes
Once the change of corporate address in Singapore is confirmed, you need to file a “Change in Company Information (Change in Registered Office Address and Office Hours)” transaction with ACRA via the BizFile+ website within 14 days from the date of change of address.
Any director or company secretary of the company can apply online by logging into the BizFile+ website with the company’s CorpPass account and avoid late filing that attracts a fine of SGD 300.
You will need to provide the new address of your company, as well as the date of the change, along with any other supporting documents, e.g. the HDB/URA application form for your home-based office.
While changing your registered address, you will also need to plan your company’s relocation.
You should first check the tenancy agreement of your new place and initiate termination of your existing tenancy agreement. Also, terminate or transfer any relevant service contracts for services and utilities.
On updation of your company’s address on ACRA, you must notify the IRAS separately for updating its records.
Additionally, you shall need to notify other government agencies like the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and the CPF Board.
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