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Company incorporation in Singapore

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Company registration in Singapore is easy: paid-up capital can be S$1, we manage the formation online and guide you through the process step by step.

Our clients opt for private limited companies — they meet most entrepreneurs’ needs and the procedure is fast.

We help both locals and foreigners with company formation. There’s no need to be present in Singapore to start a business here — we can register a company and help open business account remotely.

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Singapore company

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1. Pick a company name

Pick a company name
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2. Choose business activity type

Singapore assigns a code to every type of business. Standard Industrial Classification, or simply SSIC, identifies to the government whether you’re a hot-dog stand or a tech startup. SSIC can affect things like whether you need a license or qualify for tax exemptions. When you register a company, you need to choose a code that describes your business. Use our free tool to see what code suits you best.

Pick a company name
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3. Get Incorporation checklist

We list down all documents you need for company registration in Singapore and explain necessary services such as Corporate Secretary and Registered Address. The company name and SSIC code you chose will appear on the checklist.

Perfect! We’ve sent you an email with the incorporation checklist

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What does the incorporation cost depend on?

We specialize in the formation of private limited companies. For foreigners there’s a legal requirement to hire local directors — so the incorporation costs more. For foreigners eager to relocate we’ve created packages that include visa application.

Company Registration for Locals

Incorporation is free if you choose to buy our Unlimited Corporate Secretary straight away. All governement fees are included in any package.

Incorporation

We prepare all the paperwork, send docs for you to e-sign, and file for registration online
  • S$315 government fees
  • Company name reservation
  • Company constitution
  • Filing with ACRA
  • Up to 3 shareholdes

Add more than 3 shareholders S$50 each

Free save S$350

Corporate Secretary

Includes:

  • Unlimited number of resolutions: e.g., change in officers, registered address, business activity, company name or distribution of shares
  • Routine annual filing and AGM preparation
  • Unlimited shareholders

S$600

Incorporation only

S$350

Company Registration for foreigners

We help to register private limited companies – around the world they are called “LLC”, “pte ltd”, “Pvt Ltd”. Company registration costs more for foreigners than for locals as non-residents must hire a local director. If one wants to relocate, we have extended packages that include visa application, too.

New company package

1 year package includes Company Incorporation + Nominee Director + Unlimited Corporate Secretary + Registered Address

S$2,550 save S$440 S$2,990

Company registration

We will need your company name and shareholder details. We prepare an application and submit it to ACRA, the registration body. The whole process can be as fast as 1–3 hours. S$315 government fee is included in the price.

Nominee Director for 1 year

At least one of your directors has to be a Singapore resident. Hire a Nominee — it’s a common and legal practice. No deposit required. We bill annually – but we refund the unused months. You’ll burn no money.

Unlimited Corporate Secretary for 1 year

Corporate Secretary tracks changes in your company’s structure and top management, compiles papers and reports to the government about your business. Every Singapore business must have one.

Forget about being charged per document. Our Unlimited service covers all standard resolutions you will need.

Registered Address for 1 year

A company must have a real office mailbox that is regularly checked. Official documents are sent there. We notify you about the correspondence, scan it and send it to you. The real letters are forwarded if necessary.

Required: Monthly Accounting & Taxation

A must-have with the Nominee director service. Covers 1 year of bookkeeping, accounting, and tax. Healthy and transparent books are a vital part of every company’s compliance especially when it comes to providing our Nominee Director services to you. This is why we require you to take our monthly Accounting service on top of this package. All our plans include Accounting, Taxation and all related filings, just choose a package based on your company’s number of transactions and receipts.

from S$100 a month

New company with Employment Pass

1 year package includes Company Incorporation + Employment Pass + Nominee Director + Unlimited Corporate Secretary + Registered Address

S$2,650 save S$390 S$3,040

Company registration

We will need your company name and shareholder details. We prepare an application and submit it to ACRA, the registration body. The whole process can be as fast as 1–3 hours. S$315 government fee is included in the price.

Employment Pass

We will file your CV with relevant professional experience, education data and the company profile to get the visa.

Nominee Director for 6 months

You are highly likely to receive an EPs within 6 months. After that, you can become the sole director and save on the nominee services.

Unlimited Corporate Secretary for 1 year

Corporate Secretary tracks changes in your company’s structure and top management, compiles papers and reports to the government. Every Singapore business must have one.

Forget about being charged per document. Our Unlimited service covers all standard resolutions you will need.

Registered Address for 1 year

A company must have a real office mailbox that is regularly checked. Official documents are sent there. We notify you about the correspondence, scant it and send it to you. We also forward the real letters if necessary.

Required: Monthly Accounting & Taxation

A must-have with the Nominee director service. Covers 1 year of bookkeeping, accounting, and tax. Healthy and transparent books are a vital part of every company’s compliance especially when it comes to providing our Nominee Director services to you. This is why we require you to take our monthly Accounting service on top of this package. All our plans include Accounting, Taxation and all related filings, just choose a package based on your company’s number of transactions and receipts.

from S$100 a month

How to register your Singapore business: Osome guide

Why do you need company registration in Singapore?

We’ve all heard that Singapore is a dream place for company formation. Now that we have talked about the incorporation details, let’s look at the business opportunities themselves. Here is a short list of industries flourishing in Singapore for you to assess the opportunities.

  • Retail Industry

    Incorporation for Retail Industry

    Offline shops have been in relative decline but Singaporeans aren’t buying less, they just buy online. Out of 5.6 million of Singapore’s population, 3.12 million shop online and 998,000 more users will be doing it by 2021.

  • Education Industry

    Incorporation for Education Industry

    Education is valued in Singapore: 54% of parents say they’d get into debt to fund their children’s studies. Also, the whole region craves online education services, which chimes with global trends.

  • Food Industry

    Incorporation for Food Industry

    Singaporeans are known for their passionate love for food. National cuisines of other countries are always of high demand: in Singapore, there have been 39 Michelin-starred restaurants since 2018.

  • Travel Industry

    Incorporation for Travel Industry

    In 2017, 17.4 million international tourists visited Singapore. That’s three times more than the entire population of the city-state. All these travelers are craving high-quality services.

  • Software Industry

    Incorporation for Software Industry

    The economic rise of Singapore relied heavily on hi-tech products. Over the last 40 years, the country has become a world-renowned technology hub. This atmosphere fosters great ideas.

  • Construction Industry

    Incorporation for Construction Industry

    Over the next three years, total construction demand is expected to be between $27 billion and $32 billion. The public sector is on the rise but there are a lot of private projects to join, too.

  • Fintech Industry

    Incorporation for Fintech Industry

    Fintech sector is one of the fastest growing industries. Due to the high concentration of financial institutions, the Singapore market welcomes cryptocurrency, blockchain, and mobile banking projects.

  • Healthcare Industry

    Incorporation for Healthcare Industry

    The aging population and emerging medical tourism drive healthcare demand in Singapore. New entrants may gain a considerable market share.

  • Publishing Industry

    Incorporation for Publishing Industry

    Singaporeans are a nation of prolific readers. The city-state has one of the highest rates of literacy in the world.

  • Real Estate Industry

    Incorporation for Real Estate Industry

    Singapore economy attracts businesses and employees from around the world, so there is a high demand for both residential and commercial estate.

  • Recruitment Industry

    Incorporation for Recruitment Industry

    Singapore has a buoyant employment market. Companies turn to HR agencies to find suitable candidates both inside the country and overseas.

  • Shipping Industry

    Incorporation for Shipping Industry

    Singapore is connected to more than 600 ports in over 120 countries. This makes a perfect location for the headquarters of a logistics company.

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  • 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 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 found Osome on Friday and on Monday morning everything was ready. It was fantastic!

    John Lim

    John Lim
    Artac Pte. Ltd.

  • I ended up signing my documents while I was on the metro! Osome also proactively supported me in opening my bank account.

    Randeep Sudan

    Randeep Sudan
    Multivertz 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.

  • I had to set up a limited company as I moved into a freelance role, and I found the bureaucracy overwhelming. I joined Osome and could not recommend this service enough.

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    Pawel Wargan
    freelancer

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Q&A

  • What are the requirements?

    To register a business in Singapore you need to have a local address, a corporate secretary, a resident director. Paid up capital starts at $1.

  • What does the process look like?

    We check that the company name you’ve chosen is available. You send us your IC or passport copy, details on directors and shareholders. We prepare all the necessary documents, send them to you for electronic signature, and submit them to ACRA(a government entity that registers companies). On your end, it’s just a message thread in a secure chat. Once a UEN has been issued, your company is operational.

  • How long does incorporation take?

    Once all the documents are ready, it usually takes us less than an hour to incorporate a company. It mostly depends on when you are comfortable with providing all the details, as well as the service hours of the authorities. Our record stands at 38 minutes and we keep getting better.

  • Do I need a company address?

    Yes, all Singaporean companies must have a local registered address. It goes on all legal documents. If you don’t have an office address, use our service. We handle your incoming letters, scan and store them in your Osome account so you have easy access to all your documents. You can also use your residential address as your company address if your business is not going to disturb your neighbours. You might need additional approval from authorities for this.

  • What’s Corporate Secretary?

    A corporate secretary is a person responsible for all necessary documents required by law. For example, issuing company resolutions, managing regulatory filings and maintaining company books. Every Singapore business must have one. This critical role requires various certifications and involves a lot of responsibility.

  • Who can be a director?

    Anybody above 18 years old: Singapore locals or foreigners. You can have as many directors as you want, or it could be just you.

  • What does the process look like?

    We check that the company name you’ve chosen is available. You send us your IC or passport copy, details on directors and shareholders. We prepare all the necessary documents, send them to you for electronic signature, and submit them to ACRA (a government entity that registers companies). On your end, it’s just a message thread in a secure chat. Once a UEN has been issued, your company is operational.

  • Do I need a company address?

    Yes, all Singaporean companies must have a local registered address. It goes on all legal documents. If you don’t have an office address, use our service. We handle your incoming letters, scan and store them in your Osome account so you have easy access to all your documents.

  • Who is a Nominee Director?

    A nominee formally holds a director’s position, without any actual decision-making powers or authority to run the company. His only obligations are to act in the interests of the company and in compliance with the law.

  • Do I need a resident director (Nominee Director)?

    Your company can have as many directors as you want, but at least one needs to be local. If you do not have someone who can play the role, hire a nominee director. For example, there can be two directors: you and the nominee. If you apply for Employment Pass from your new company, you only need the nominee service while you wait for it (about 6 months). After that, you can be the only director.

  • What is an Employment Pass?

    It’s a type of working visa issued per specific company so it can invite foreign professionals, managers, executives, and technicians. It allows you to work exclusively for that company, live and bring your family to Singapore. It’s valid for 1 or 2 years and can be renewed afterwards.

  • Can I transfer an Employment Pass or Dependant’s Pass I have to my new company?

    No, EPs/DPs are issued per one specific company. You can only work for the employer that sponsors your visa. So after you’ve incorporated, your new business has to apply for your new EP. Do it seamlessly: there’s no need to cancel your old EP before you get the new one.

  • How long does the company registration take?

    Once all the documents are ready, it usually takes us less than an hour to register a company. It mostly depends on when you are comfortable with providing all the details, as well as the service hours of the authorities. Our record stands at 38 minutes and we keep getting better.

  • Can I move to Singapore if I open a business there?

    Sure. There’s a special type of visa called Employment Pass you can receive within about 6 months. In order to qualify you need to pay yourself a salary of about S$6,000, especially if you plan to bring family under Dependant Passes.

  • What are the requirements to get an Employment Pass?

    This is an employment visa so your professional qualities and fit with the company will be evaluated. We will file your CV with relevant professional experience, education data and the company profile to get the visa. The most important factor is your fixed salary amount that the company commits to paying you. It needs to be no less than S$6,000, especially if you want to bring immediate family under Dependant Passes.

  • Why shall I opt for company incorporation in Singapore?

    Located in Southeast Asia, Singapore gives you access to the expanding markets of the Asia-Pacific region. The taxes are low, the quality of life is high, and the legislation favors foreign businesses.

  • What do I need to do before I start my company formation in Singapore?

    OK, here is a little guide on how to prepare for using a company formation service in Singapore. There are things to decide on before submitting the papers, let us go through them:

    • You need to choose a company name, which we send to ACRA for approval.
    • You need a paid-up capital; $S1 is enough.
    • Setting up a company in Singapore requires a local address: a real place in the city-state to receive official letters. If you don’t have one, you can use ours: we notify you about your correspondence, scan, and send it to you.
    • You must find a Corporate Secretary: a person certified under various regulations responsible for lodging and filing in time all necessary documents required by law. You can choose between the Essential and Unlimited packages: the former covers the regular activities, such as Annual General Meeting preparation, and the latter includes all and any resolutions such as change of directors, company address, share structure, etc.
    • You provide the list of directors, their IDs and contact data. A foreigner can’t run a business in Singapore if his company has no resident directors. Hiring a local nominee solves the problem. Having him, you can become a director yourself or appoint another executive from abroad.
    • You decide on the share structure and send us the list of the shareholders. There can be 1–50, both individuals or companies.
    • We use all the information you provide to design your company’s Constitution.
  • What documents do I need to prepare?

    We’ll ask you for this information:

    • Company name
    • Directors’ particulars
    • Shareholders’ particulars

    We’ll provide the following:

    • Corporate Secretary particulars
    • Nominee Director particulars (if required)
    • Local address (if required)
    • Company Constitution
  • How long does it all take?

    Once all the documents are ready, it normally takes less than an hour to incorporate a company in Singapore. It mostly depends on when you are comfortable with providing all the details, as well as the service hours of the authorities. Our record stands at 38 minutes and we keep getting better.

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