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Company Incorporation Services in Singapore

Company incorporation is easy with Osome, which handles the process from start to finish. Our experts guide you through each step of company formation in Singapore with complete transparency, giving you the confidence to build a solid foundation for your business. Processing your legal documents and setting up your business bank account are part of one simple process with Osome.

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Pre-Incorporation: What to Do Before You Open a Company in Singapore

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What kind of company should I open?

When it comes to company registration, our clients opt for private limited companies. This kind of company meets most entrepreneurs’ needs and the procedure is fast.

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Do I have to fly in to Singapore during company registration process?

There’s no need to be physically present in Singapore to start a business here. We provide company registration services and help you open a business bank account remotely to save you time and money throughout the process. We’ll also assist you with the registration of your business name and your office address.

Why choose Osome for your company incorporation?

  1. Start trading quickly

    Start trading quickly

    Consolidate the incorporation process by using a professional who understands the legal obligations of your new company.

  2. Supportive experts

    Supportive experts

    Talk to an expert anytime via chat or phone. They will give you insight on anything that is unclear throughout the registration process.

  3. Setup business banking

    Setup business banking

    With Osome incorporation, your first year of business banking is included, so your business is entirely compliant and ready to trade.

  4. Register from anywhere

    Register from anywhere

    Our software automates the incorporation process for you, so you won’t need to complete any of the paperwork yourself.

Singapore company formation depends on whether you’re local or not

For foreigners there’s a legal requirement to hire a resident director, so there is a slight cost increase for company incorporation. The company formation process for locals is more straightforward. We help both locals and foreigners with the whole company formation process.

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Choose the type of company you want to incorporate

When you incorporate, you need to choose which type of business you want to have. There are five main types of business structures:

Private Limited Company in Singapore (Pte Ltd)

A Private Limited Company (limited by shares) belongs to legal business entities. It is separate from its shareholders and directors. Regardless, the company registration process is easy.

Pros of a Pte Ltd Company in Singapore

  • Shareholders of a Private Limited Company are not liable for any company debt beyond their share capital
  • The corporate income tax is between 0% and 17%
  • Newly established Singapore-registered companies can qualify for a few tax exemptions
  • Shareholding can be either local or foreign
  • The company can own property in its own name

Cons of a Pte Ltd Company in Singapore

  • The Singapore Companies Act allows a maximum of 50 shareholders for every Private Limited Company
  • Shares are not made available to the public
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How to incorporate a company in Singapore in easy steps

  • step 1 We check in via MyInfo

    If you’re a permanent resident in Singapore and have a MyInfo account, we simply log in to your profile to apply for the company incorporation. We’re integrated with MyInfo and will automatically access all the documents needed to file for incorporation on your behalf. If that doesn’t work for you, simply send us a copy of your passport or IC and these details:

    Details we need to register your company:

    • Shareholders’ details
    • Directors’ details
    • Your registered address
  • step 2 We book your company name

    Singapore government charges a S$15 fee for checking and reserving the name for your future company. You wont have to pay this because we’ve already got it covered. We’ll also help choose a name that doesn’t stall the incorporation process: nothing that mirrors a name that already exists or uses words such as ‘bank’ or ‘school’ that would require you to go through extra approvals.

  • step 3 We get your company registered

    We prepare all the documents for you and send them to ACRA so you can have your company registered in minutes.We gather all your information and fill in all the applications needed, ready for you to sign electronically. Once the company has been incorporated, we upload your documents and Bizfile+ into your Osome account.

    Here are the key documents we prepare:

    • Company constitution
    • Consent to act as a director
    • Incorporation application
  • step 4 We open your business account

    You will need a business account to process your payments and invoices, and we can help you get one. We partner with OCBC Bank, but you can choose one of the other business account providers we work with. Either way, we introduce you to our partners’ network and help with the KYC documents. As with all bank accounts, approval is dependent on your unique application, the type of business account, and the bank you choose.

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What does the incorporation company in Singapore cost depend on?

What does the incorporation company in Singapore cost depend on?

For company registration services in Singapore, you need to pay a government fee of S$315 for name-checking and application. Singaporeans can apply themselves, and foreigners should hire a certified agency to apply on their behalf.

Both foreigners and locals need a Corporate Secretary who reports to the government. There’s a legal requirement for foreigners to hire local directors and have a registered Singapore address. Foreigners who want to relocate need a visa to work and stay in Singapore.

Simple and fast registration

Our prices for company registration services are fixed in Singapore Dollars. We use MAS rates to convert them to USD, Euros 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


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  • For foreigners

    • Free Incorporation
    • Free business bank account
    • All compliance filings for 1 year
    • Unlimited corporate secretary
    • Local nominee director
    • Local registered address
    • Accounting, bookkeeping, and tax filings
    • Multi-currency accounting & CorpPass
    Special offer

    S$2,450+ from S$900 for tax & accounting

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How much company incorporation in Singapore costs

The cost to incorporate a company depends on whether you’re local or not. For foreigners, there’s a legal requirement to hire local directors, so the company incorporation costs more. The incorporation process for locals is more straightforward.

Compare 3 packages

Incorporation onlyS$350

Incorporation + SecretaryS$600

Full ComplianceS$1,200

Incorporation essentials Everything your new business needs to legally trade in Singapore. Osome will handle every single step required to get your company registered smoothly, and then setup your ACRA business profile so you receive all of your official incorporation documents without having to pay anything extra.
Incorporation application
ACRA name reservation
ACRA business profile
Company constitution
S$315 government fees included
Corporate Secretary Our Corporate Secretary services ensure your business is complaint with Singapore law, filing your annual returns on time and updating ACRA on the business. All companies in Singapore must have a local secretary.
Corprate Secretary routine Annual filing
S$60 Annual Filing government fee included
AGM preparation
Unlimited changes in company name, officers, address, business activity, etc
Accounting, Tax, Bookkeeping Our automated bookkeeping makes it easier to keep a track of your income and expenditure. Integrate your bank feeds, sales platforms and invoicing system on the app, monitor your bookkeeping with a few clicks. Making it easier for you and your accountant to have a clearer understanding of your business performance. Ask your accountant a question anytime via in-app chat.
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Annual management report
Annual bookkeeping
Government & tax filings
Multi-currency accounting

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Additional services you might need

  • CorpPass RegistrationS$100Use your CorpPass to report to and interact with the IRAS (Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore), ACRA (Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority), and Singapore customs. Whether you are a local or foreigner with a Singapore business, we set up your CorpPass Account quickly without registering for extra documents like a SingPass ID.
  • Multicurrency accountingS$200/yWe take the hassle out of reconciling multiple currencies in your bookkeeping. Osome Accounting automatically converts the currencies of your international business transactions into whichever currency you choose, so you always have a clear picture of your sales and cash flow data.
  • Letter of Consent (LOC)S$300A Letter of Consent allows business owners living in another country to work in Singapore. The LOC is issued by the Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and can only be requested by your employer or a MoM service provider. We complete and submit your LOC application to increase your chances of being approved straight away. This service is ideal for Dependent Pass holders who are a company director, sole proprietor or partner of an ACRA-registered business.
  • Employment Pass (EP)S$950This type of work visa is for foreign-based professionals looking to work and live in Singapore. If you want to work for your own company, the business must be incorporated for 6 months before you are eligible to apply for an Employment Pass. For your application to be approved, candidates must also hold suitable skills or qualifications for your business and be vaccinated against Covid-19. We'll gather all of the information you need and manage each stage of the process with MOM for you.
  • Dependant’s Pass (DP)S$550A Dependent's Pass is a Singapore visa for an Employment Pass holder's spouse or children (under 21). A DP holder can live and work in Singapore. However, the validity of the Dependent's Pass is based on the status of the Employment Pass holder.
  • EP or DP renewalS$550Your renewal application must reach MOM at least two months before the Pass expires. To ensure the process is completed as quickly as possible, we renew your Employment Pass or Dependent Pass with the Ministry of Manpower so you can continue using your Singapore visa without interruptions.

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What documents will I receive after incorporation in Singapore?

  1. Company Constitution

    The Company Constitution is a legal document encompassing the Memorandum of Association and the Articles of Association. These provide an overview of the company structure, shareholder agreements, and how the company will be governed in line with the Singapore Companies Act regulations.

    The Constitution must be prepared and submitted to ACRA when you are registering your company to outline:

    • Business activities and how its operations will be carried out
    • Total amount of share capital and number of issued shares
    • Liabilities of the members of the company
    • Rules and regulations on corporate governance

    New businesses can adopt the standard Singapore company constitution template provided by ACRA, or you can use the help of an accounting service to set up a tailored Company Constitution when you incorporate your business.

    Company Constitution
  2. Certificate of Incorporation

    This is official proof of company registration in Singapore. The Certificate of Incorporation contains your company’s Unique Entity Number (UEN) and details of your company’s corporate structure.

    You’ll need your certificate of incorporation to:

    • Show your company’s legal status
    • Sign formal business agreements
    • Apply for business funding
    • Sell the company to third parties
    Certificate of Incorporation
  3. Company Business Profile (BizProfile)

    Your BizProfile is used to verify all of the details of your company. With Osome, your BizProfile is included in your company registration package. If you need to apply for a Business Profile directly, use ACRA's BizFile portal.

    Here you can upload, store, and search for data on yours or any other company in Singapore:

    • Business directory and UEN search
    • Submit changes in your business
    • Annual filing

    Check out our blog post on how BizFile works.

    Company Business Profile (BizProfile)
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What to do after incorporating a company

  • Hold the first Board meeting

    After registering your business, it’s required to hold the first Board meeting. The first Board Resolution will be documented as a result of setting up the structure of the business, assigning company shares and share certificates.

  • Check if your business is liable for income and corporate tax

    If the taxable turnover at the end of any calendar year is more than $1 million, your business must register for GST. Osome will get your business registered to pay the right taxes with the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS), so you won’t have to do any of the paperwork yourself.

  • Qualify your account with the Singapore Accounting Standards Council

    Directors are responsible for maintaining accurate accounting records. Making use of a professional accounting service is always best to make sure your business is compliant.

  • Make an Annual General Meeting (AGM)

    All companies in Singapore are required to hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM) to give owners of the company a chance to ask questions about the business. In an AGM, the directors must provide a report of the company’s financial position and performance.

  • File annual returns

    It is required to file annual returns to ensure that the company’s information on ACRA’s register is up to date. You could face a penalty for failing to file your annual return on time.

  • Share documents with Companies House

    This is done online through the government website after everything is complete. It can be done via post, but registration will take much longer. Once your information is submitted and approved, you are good to go!

  • Appoint a professional

    Within the first three months of incorporation you will also need to appoint a professional, independent auditing service unless your business is exempt.

  • Apply for a licence or permit before starting to trade

    Visit the GoBusiness Singapore website to check if this applies to you.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • How do I incorporate my business in Singapore?

    Step 1: Get your company name approved

    The first step to registering a company in Singapore is to reserve your company name via ACRA's online business filing portal, Bizfile+. Check your company name is available before you do this by using the business entity search tab on the ACRA website. To avoid any disputes in the future, your company name cannot be identical to an existing name or trademark.

    When you submit a name application, you will need to specify your business activities by selecting the most relevant Singapore Standard Industrial Classification (SSIC) code.

    Once your application is approved, you must complete your company incorporation within 120 days. If not, you will have to start the process from the beginning and pay the S$15 company name registration fee again.

    Step 2: Prepare your documents

    • Company Constitution. You can adapt the standard Singapore company constitution that ACRA recommends. This document outlines your Memorandum of Association and your Articles of Association to determine the structure of your company, shareholder agreements and how your business will be governed.
    • Consent from each company director
    • Consent from the company secretary
    • Declaration of the company's controllers

    Step 3: Submit application to ACRA and pay the S$315 fee

    Take note of the following before submitting your company incorporation:

    • For Singapore residents. When you have all the required documents, log in to Bizfile+ using your Singpass to submit your application.

      Under the eServices menu, navigate to "Local Company" followed by "Start a New Local Company". Click on "Application for New Company Name" and complete the form. You will need to provide the transaction number of your approved name application to proceed with incorporating a local company.

      Once your incorporation application has been approved, BizFile+ will email the appointed officers (e.g. directors, shareholders and company secretary). All appointed officers must endorse their appointments in BizFile+ within 60 days from the date of the email to complete your company registration.

    • For non-residents. Foreigners without a Singpass will need to use a registered filing agent to submit the company name and incorporation applications on their behalf. To ensure your business meets legal requirements, Osome's company incorporation and accounting include your nominee director, company secretary and registered Singapore address in one package.

  • 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 do I check if a company is incorporated in Singapore?

    You can search ACRA’s database to verify a company's registration. Type the company's name into the database using the business entity search tab on the ACRA website. If the company doesn’t appear on ACRA's database, they are not legally operating. Remember to double-check the spelling of the business name when you are searching.

  • How can I get my company name approved?

    Before operating a business in Singapore, you need to register your company with ACRA. The first thing you need to do is choose a company name and submit your application through Bizfile+. The name cannot be the same as the name of existing companies. You can check this on BizFile+ portal too. The fee to register a business name is $15.

    After your company name has been approved by ACRA, it will be reserved for 120 days. You will need to register your business or incorporate your company within this time, otherwise, the name will be released and will be made available for other companies to register.

  • How much share capital do I need?

    The cost to start a company in Singapore is low. The initial capital required is S$1. Later on, you can inject more funds into the business. Just notify the authorities when this happens.

    It's also legal to issue shares without first receiving money from shareholders. Just make sure these amounts are paid in. Or, indeed, simply wait until you have the capital before issuing shares.

  • How many shareholders do I need?

    You must have at least one shareholder to register a Singapore company. The maximum number for a private company is 50. ACRA requires a Memorandum of Association to specify share capital amounts and equity (among other things).

    Memorandums of Association have a general structure. It’s a good idea to strictly adhere to this structure to avoid problems in the future.

  • 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 providing all the details and the authorities’ service hours. Our record stands at 38 minutes, and we keep getting better.

  • 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 favours foreign businesses.

  • What are the tax benefits of incorporating in Singapore?

    Singapore's corporate tax structure rewards enterprising companies through tax incentives and grants. The country has a single-tier tax system, so businesses are only taxed on company profits but do not tax dividends issued to shareholders.

    Similarly, Singapore does not tax capital gains and most types of foreign-sourced income. The extensive network of Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreements (DTAs) and Unilateral Tax Credits allow Singapore companies to limit or eliminate taxes on foreign-sourced income.

    Singapore's headline corporate tax rate is 17%. However, due to numerous tax incentives and tax breaks, the effective tax rate for most Singapore companies is much lower. The personal tax rate ranges on a progressive scale from 0% to 22%.

  • Do I need a company address? Where can my registered address be?

    Yes, all Singaporean companies must have a local registered address. It cannot be a P.O. box. All of the statutory documents for your business should be kept here.

    If you don’t want an office space or aren’t residents in Singapore, it is easier to use your nominee director’s address. You can keep all your relevant documents at this address, too.

    You can also use your residential address as your company address, as long as your business does not disturb your neighbours. You may also need additional approval, which might delay your registration.

    If you don’t have an office address, use our service. We handle your incoming letters and scan and store them in your Osome account, giving you easy access to all your documents.

  • Can a foreigner open a company in Singapore?

    Yes, of course! A foreigner can register a company and own its 100% shareholding without facing any difficulties.

  • What is incorporation?

    Incorporation is the legal process used to form a corporate entity or company.

  • What are the requirements to incorporate a company in Singapore?

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

    Singapore businesses are taxed on company profits, not on dividends issued to shareholders. The low tax rates are just one of the corporate incentives that make Singapore one of the world’s most business-friendly cities.

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