How to start a business in Singapore from Malaysia

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How to start your company in Singapore from Malaysia

Webinar: How to start a company in Singapore from Malaysia

Singapore is a great place to set up a business

400,000 Malaysians call Singapore their home. There are no restrictions on shareholders, either: they can be foreigners or residents, individuals or companies.

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As a foreigner, here’s what you need to start a business in Singapore

You only need to fly once to open a bank account, everything else can be managed online. You don’t have to hire any local employees, either

Read our comprehensive 6-steps guide on how to start a business in Singapore for a foreigner

Nominee Director

Nominee Director

The most complicated and expensive feature for a foreigner. Every company can have many directors, but at least one of them must be a resident of Singapore. If you do not have someone who can play the role, you can hire a nominee director.

A nominee formally holds director’s position, without any actual decision-making powers or authority to run the company. He is a company officer on paper, necessary to meet the requirements of the law.

Corporate Secretary

Corporate Secretary

A Singapore resident certified under various regulations. That person is responsible for lodging and filing in time all necessary documents required by law. We provide that service.

Local Address

Local Address

A real mailing address in Singapore. It goes on all legal documents. It doesn’t matter where your company really is located — Osome will provide an address.

Register your business for free

We prepare documents for incorporation and register your company for free. We don’t charge you the S$315 government fees for name reservation and incorporation, either.

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

Register your business for free
Register your business for free
  • Incorporation + 1 year Full Compliance

    Free company registration plus 1 year Secretary, Accounting&Tax

    You save S$755

    S$3,305

    S$2,550

    🔥 free Incorporation

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

    🔥 free bank Account

    Remote opening within 2 business hours. We recommend you to our partners, but the decision is always up to banks.

    compliance kit

    • Unlimited Corporate Secretary for 1 year, includes Annual Filing and AGM preparation, S$60 government fee, and any changes in name, activity, etc.
    • Nominee Director for 1 year, no deposit required. You have to get an Accounting plan with this service.
    • Registered address for 1 year, including scanning and forwarding you the letters you receive.

    Accounting & TAx + S$800

    • Review by Chartered Accountant
    • Annual management reports
    • Covers monthly revenue under S$5k
  • Incorporation + Visa + 1 year Full Compliance

    Free company registration, 1 year Secretary, Address, Visa&Nominee

    You save S$705

    S$3,355

    S$2,650

    🔥 free Incorporation

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

    🔥 free bank Account

    Remote opening within 2 business hours. We recommend you to our partners, but the decision is always up to banks.

    compliance kit

    • Unlimited Corporate Secretary for 1 year, includes Annual Filing and AGM preparation, S$60 government fee, and any changes in name, activity, etc.
    • Nominee Director for 6 months while we apply for your Employment Pass. No deposit required. You have to get an Accounting plan with this service.
    • Registered address for 1 year, including scanning and forwarding you the letters you receive.

    Employment pass

    A visa that allows you to work and live in Singapore. Most of our applications are successful. For those that fail we return 50% of the cost.

    Accounting & TAx + S$800

    • Review by Chartered Accountant
    • Annual management reports
    • Covers monthly revenue under S$5k

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Additional services you may need

If i want to move to Singapore?

You'll need to get an Employment Pass: a visa that allows you to work and stay. It costs S$800, but you'll save on the Nominee Director service as you only need it for 3–6 months while we prepare your visa. The year of Nominee service costs S$1,800 we return the amount you haven't used.

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Here’s what our customers say

It is impressive how fast and responsive they are! I feel very happy about my decision to go with Osome.

Randeep Sudan

Randeep Sudan Multivertz Pte. Ltd.

Osome made registering my company really easy. They have been extremely proactive, talking me through the whole process of starting my company.

Harriette Foulkes-Arnold

Harriette Foulkes-Arnold We are Contented Pte. Ltd.

I like that I can just post my questions to chat any time of the day, quite unlike having to remember to call within business hours only. For a startup owner working irregular hours, this helps.

Lim Sze-Szan Fiona

Lim Sze-Szan Fiona BodyOwn Pte. Ltd.

I really like your app's user experience. Really seamless!

Phooi Song Kai, Kenneth

Phooi Song Kai, Kenneth Google Ventures Pte. Ltd.

I was sceptical about remote service seated at my home in Sri Lanka. Rena swiftly took me through the process seamlessly and WALLAH! My Singapore company is set up!

Ahamed Efthikar Abdul Vahid

Ahamed Efthikar Abdul Vahid TrustCorp Advisory Pte. Ltd.

I didn’t have to go anywhere to work with Osome, I just used the web and mobile app to sign the docs.

Ivan Zeljkovic

Ivan Zeljkovic Evans Media Pte. Ltd.

I incorporated my own two companies with Osome and now manage them via the platform. I've been very satisfied and recommend Osome to all my friends.

Vlad Shchelkunov

Vlad Shchelkunov BTTR holdings Pte. Ltd.

The staff always answer, and they deal with all the admin on my behalf. So I can simply use my income and not worry about legal and administrative filings.

Pawel Wargan

Pawel Wargan freelancer

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