Change a company name in Singapore

Having picked a new company name, one must validate it in ACRA for $15. ACRA may send the name application to referral authorities if there are words like “bank”, “school” or “hospital”. Once the name is approved, a company must lodge a Notice of Resolution via BizFile+.

Essential Secretary

S$
300
All fees included

Good for a small company or a business with a settled structure.

It includes gov fees and covers all mandatory annual procedures. You don’t pay anything on top unless you decide to change the name or address, issue new shares, etc.

Includes

  • S$60 Annual Filing government fee
  • Corporate Secretary routine Annual Filing and AGM preparation

Additionally, not included in the package

  • Non-Share Related Changes

    S$
    50
    per change
  • Share Related Changes (per Shareholder, excl. Stamp Duty)

    S$
    100
    per change
  • Corporate shareholder

    S$
    100
    per shareholder

Unlimited Secretary

S$
600
All fees included

Good the first year as you shape your organization, or for a larger business.

You won’t pay for each change. This all-inclusive package covers all standard resolutions like distributing dividends, changing address or adding shareholders.

Includes

  • S$60 Annual Filing government fee
  • Corporate Secretary routine Annual Filing and AGM preparation
  • Change in Company Name
  • Change in Officers
  • Change in Address
  • Change in Business Activity
  • Registration of Particulars Relating to Charges
  • Distribution of Dividends
  • Change in Officers Particulars
  • Allotment of Shares
  • Transfer of Shares (excl. Stamp Duty)
Fees Included in the price

No Hidden Fees

We have included all standard government fees in the packages’ prices

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Q&A

How to facilitate the name approval process?

The best way to fast-track it is to get your change of name approved on the first try. To achieve that, follow the guidelines.

ACRA only cares about the core nouns that make up your business name. Adding a definite article, a business entity type (Pte Ltd, Limited, etc.) or a generic word (“corporation”, “international”) won’t distinguish your company name from the existing one if the core matches. So, look for a unique word or word combination. You can make the name longer, adding some information about your future occupation, e.g. ”Gutenberg Bookstore and Antiquities”.

How not to protract the name approval process?

To change a business name fast, stay away from words like "finance", "bank", "school", "media" or "education". They refer to business activities regulated by separate government authorities, so ACRA will send your application there for review. The name may still be approved but it will take several weeks longer.

Can the company’s legal name be different from the trading name?

Having one name in papers a different one on your logo is legal. Just make sure that the trading name you choose doesn’t have any copyright or trademark issues.

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