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
Fulfill the official
We help you with everything the Singapore government requires from the founders:
- Corporate Secretary
- Nominee Director
- Registered address
- Company Name
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.
Set up the
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:
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)
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.
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.
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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.
- Incorporation application
- Purchase of a company name
- ACRA business profile
- Company constitution
- S$315 government fees included
- 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
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.