Company Incorporation in Singapore - Step by Step Instructions

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Why Choose IMC for Singapore Company Incorporation?

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Do your registration from anywhere:

You do not need to be physically present here to set up and manage your company in Singapore; so there is no need to fly here to do the process.

Safe & Secure Storage:

No need to save hundreds of documents and paperwork. You can now store all important documents on the cloud and simply access it from anywhere.

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Streamlined & Simplified Processes:

We’ve simplified and streamlined all the processes for you to make it quick and simple to get your company started.

Transparent Pricing Model:

We do not burden you with any hidden fees. There’s just one cost to get you up and running.

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Types of Business Entities & Companies in Singapore

Sole Propreitorship
Sole-Proprietorship (One Owner)
Partnership (Two or More Owners)
Limited Partnership
Limited Partnership
Limited Liability
Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
Private Limited Company
Variable Company
Variable Capital Company

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Singapore Company Registration Procedure

Singapore Company Registration Procedure
1. Finalize
Finalize the Entity Type - (Privated Limited or Sole Proprietorship)
2. Reserve
Reserve a Company Name
3. Document
Provide Required Documents
4. Incorporation
Proceed with Company Incorporation
5. Certification
Get Certificate of Incorporation
6. Formalities
Do post Incorporation Formalities (License, GST, Open Bank Account)
7. Manage
Manage Ongoing Compliance

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New Company Registration in Singapore – FAQs

Foreigners can register a corporation in Singapore in three ways:

  1. Apply for an Employment Pass and move to Singapore
  2. Apply for an EntrePass visa and relocate to Singapore
  3. By choosing a resident nominee director, you can run a Singapore business from anywhere in the globe
Yes, a foreigner or a foreign corporate entity can own 100% of the equity of a company
Yes, one individual can become the director and shareholder of a company; however, he needs another person as a company secretary who is normally appointed by the corporate service provider. He needs to be a resident of Singapore.
Legal requirements are the same for both Singaporeans and foreigners. The minimum requirements are
  • Appointing a qualified local company secretary
  • Providing a local address as the registered address
  • Appointing a local resident director
  • The company needs a minimum S$ 1 share capital
A subsidiary company is the same as a locally registered private limited company and the same above mentioned requirements are applicable in this case also.
It is not required as you can complete all necessary formalities online and without you being in Singapore. However, once the registration is done, you need to visit Singapore for opening a corporate bank account. Singapore banks want you to be physically present in the bank while opening the account.

The Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) is the Business Registrar and controls the process of forming a company in Singapore. It is governed by Chapter 50 of the Companies Act.

Things You Should Know Before Starting a Singapore Company

  • Online company registration in Singapore is a well-organized procedure. Both local and foreign entrepreneurs can complete it in 1-3 days and start their business in Singapore without any difficulty
  • As a foreigner, you cannot establish a company in Singapore on your own and must use a registered filing agent
  • To relocate and work in the city-state, you will also require an Employment Pass/Entrepreneur pass. Inquire with your representative about customized Singapore company registration services
  • In Singapore, anyone above the age of 18 can create a business. Foreigners can also own 100% of a firm
  • To register a company in Singapore and maximize tax benefits, you can employ the following business structures or entity types
  • Subsidiary Company, Branch Office, Private Limited Company (Pte Ltd)
You can use Singapore nominee local director service. Many foreigners don’t relocate to Singapore and avail this service for compliance.

Yes, you can use a Singapore specific domain name.

Yes, Singapore fully complies with all OECD requirements and prevents tax avoidance.
Yes, Singapore provides one of the best environments across the globe. There are many tax exemptions and cash grants available in Singapore.
Singapore law allow you to choose your own financial year end for your company.

Singapore is called the “Lion City” because of its strong currency and infrastructure which in turn makes it the best place for companies moving to Singapore.

Reasons why companies are moving to Singapore

  • One of Asia’s Highest Life Qualities
  • Free trade agreements (FTA)
  • Strong Economy
  • Outstanding Physical Infrastructure
  • Political environment is stable
  • Powerful legal system
  • Human capital and talent
  • Pleasant Tax Structure
  • Attractive Investment Plans

Select Your Business Entity

  • You can choose your business entity after settling on your company plan
  • Even though other options exist, many new businesses register with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) as “private limited corporations” because of their scalability
  • Furthermore, stockholders are not accountable for debts or losses more than their share capital


Register Your Company

The private limited company is governed by the Singapore Companies Act and must follow the requirements of ACRA and the Singapore Inland Revenue Authority (IRAS). Among the titles are:

  • ACRA Shareholders must approve the company name. A minimum of one shareholder is required
  • At least one director must be based in Singapore
  • Company secretary – Must be a Singapore resident as well
  • A Paid-up capital of at least S$1 is necessary, as is a physical office address
  • You can obtain a business profile from ACRA as a freshly incorporated Singapore firm
  • This electronic report contains information about your company. It contains information such as your registration number (UEN), registration date, and shareholders
  • This profile will be required to open a corporate bank account, apply for licenses and permits and check on potential business partners


Create a Bank Account

After you have formed your company, you can open a bank account in Singapore. You can select from a number of local and international banks.

Some popular choices include:

  • DBS
  • UOB
  • OCBC
  • Maybank

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