Company Name Check for Singapore Entrepreneurs

The first step in setting up a company in Singapore is choosing a name and having your filing agency validate it in Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA). Search a company name with our free tool and see if it’s available.

Steps on registering a company

  1. Fulfill the official requirements

    Fulfill the official
    requirements

    We help you with everything the Singapore government requires from the founders:

    • Corporate Secretary
    • Nominee Director
    • Registered address
    • Company Name
  2. Delegate the filing

    Delegate the filing

    We prepare your documents online whether you are a Singaporean, PR or a foreigner. In a chat, we collect your papers, fill out the application, and send it to you for e-signatures.

  3. Set up the accounting routine

    Set up the
    accounting routine

    Once you are registered, our Chartered accountant will prepare and file your documents neatly and save your time and effort. We also assist you with tax exemptions, so you pay your taxes wisely.

How to pick a company name

You don’t want ACRA to reject your company name, so we list out some restrictions that you should know before you start choosing one. Your business name has to be:

  • Unique

    Unique

    Mind that in Singapore, a company name is considered taken even if you add the following elements to distinguish your name from the existing one:

    • Articles (Osome = The Osome)
    • A generic word (Osome = Osome Corporation = Osome International = Osome Singapore)
    • A business entity type (Osome = Osome Pte Ltd = Osome Limited)
  • Non-offensive

    Non‑offensive

    If a proposed business name is obscene or includes religious names, the Registry will reject the name for purposes of incorporation, registration, or name change.

  • Licence-free

    Licence‑free

    To get your name fast, avoid using words like «finance», «bank», «school», «media», or «education». They include types of business regulated by agencies other than ACRA, so your application will be referred to them for review. Yes, you can get your company name approved — but it will take some weeks longer.

  • Your company is good to go

    Company name
    is good to go

Simple and fast registration

Our prices are fixed in Singapore Dollars. We use MAS rates to convert them to USD, Euro and Pounds. The exact price you pay in $, € or £ depends on the rate and fees your bank applies.

  • For locals

    • Incorporation application
    • Purchase of a company name
    • ACRA business profile
    • Company constitution
    • S$315 government fees included
  • For foreigners

    • Full Incorporation package
    • Free business bank account
    • All compliance filings for 1 year
    • Unlimited corporate secretary
    • Local nominee director
    • Local registered address
    • Add accounting, bookkeeping, and tax filings easily

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FAQ

  • How to choose a company name in Singapore?

    The key factor here is the business name availability. In Singapore, two companies can’t bear the same name. So you have to come up with a unique word or word combination. For a more detailed guide to select your Singapore company name, see our article 6 Steps to Starting a Business in Singapore.

  • When can a company register identical names?

    Unfortunately, this isn’t possible. However, if your desired name is taken, you may try extending it by adding words, e.g. instead of "Osome" you may try "Osome Super Robotics".

  • How to reserve a company name?

    Having chosen a name, you should file a name application with ACRA – the governing body of all companies in Singapore – or have your filing agent do that for you. At Osome, the company name validation is included in all the incorporation packages.

  • How to check if a business name is available?

    You may use the tool above or try out ACRA company name search at BizFile.

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