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For foreign entrepreneurs: set up a company in Singapore

We've helped over 15,000 businesses worldwide with hassle-free incorporation. Get a registered company as a foreigner and a team of local experts to get you set up with no need to go anywhere.

<i>For foreign entrepreneurs</i>: set up a company in Singapore
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Why Osome

Fully-guided online company registration for foreigners

  • Local experts on your side

    Local experts on your side

    Work closely with experts on-the-ground in Singapore. Get support via live chat, email or phone as well as easy access to advice and in-person consultations.

  • Register online from anywhere

    Register online from anywhere

    No need to travel; we handle everything remotely and online. We collect documents, fill in forms and help you comply with local requirements.

  • Tax right from day one

    Tax right from day one

    We’ll advise on business structure, accounting set-up, and tax reliefs available to your business.

  • Long-term visa support

    Long-term visa support

    We help you get an Employment Pass — a long-term visa to stay and work in Singapore, and Dependant's Passes for your family.

Who we help

For founders starting or scaling their business

  • Solopreneur

    Solopreneur

    We help consultants, trading experts, IT specialists and other professionals flying solo. Set up your businesses hassle-free and find local tax benefits.

  • Entrepreneurs expanding

    Entrepreneurs expanding

    Scaling your business to new markets? We help you navigate local compliance and set up accounting and financial reporting.

  • Operating from Singapore

    Operating from Singapore

    We help you get the right visa for starting your foreign business in Singapore, whether you're already here on an Employment or Dependant's Pass or relocating from abroad.

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Pricing

Costs of company incorporation in Singapore

Incorporation only

Basics

All the essentials to start a business in Singapore for those who already have their own accountant.

fromS$ 2,450+$1,304 for Nominee Director compliance review, upgrade to Unlimited Corporate Secretary and Unaudited Financial Statements
  • Incorporation
    • Registration preparation and filing, including S$350 government fees
    • Company constitution
    • All post-incorporation documents (share certificates, registers, minutes book)
    • ACRA name checking
  • Government required services
    • Nominee Director for 1 year
    • No deposit required
    • Registered address for 1 year
  • Essential Corporate Secretary
    • Expert support via in-app chat
    • Preparation and filing of Annual Return, including S$60 government fee
    • Annual General Meeting (AGM) preparation
  • Business bank account
    • Assist in connecting with our banking partners
What's included?
Most valued

Fully compliant

An all-inclusive compliance package for business owners seeking a hassle-free, Singapore-based incorporation service.

S$ 3,326S$ 3,050
Get this plan
  • Incorporation
    • Registration preparation and filing, including S$350 government fees
    • Company constitution
    • All post-incorporation documents (share certificates, registers, minutes book)
    • ACRA name checking
  • Government required services
    • Nominee Director for 1 year
    • No deposit required
    • Registered address for 1 year
  • Unlimited Corporate Secretary
    • Expert support via in-app chat
    • Preparation and filing of Annual Return, including S$60 government fee
    • Annual General Meeting (AGM) preparation
    • Appointments and resignations of directors, officers, or auditors
    • Unlimited changes in company name, address and business activity
    • Shares management of up to 50 Shareholders
  • Business bank account
    • Assist in connecting with our banking partners
  • Accounting & Tax
    • Annual Management reports
    • In-app chat
    • Payroll and dividends tax advice
    • Dedicated accounting team
    • Unaudited Financial Statements (UFS)
    • Annual tax return filling
  • Bookkeeping
    • Unlimited bookkeeping
    • Automatic reconciliation
  • Financial software
    • Create, send, and chase invoices
    • Capture bills and receipts easily
    • Expense Management
    • Real-time financial reports (Profit & Loss, Balance sheet, Accounts Payables, Accounts Receivables)
    • Use multiple currencies
What's included?
Employment Pass included

Fully compliant + Visa

For entrepreneurs looking to become established in Singapore. Includes full compliance and visa application.

S$ 3,526S$ 3,250
Get this plan
  • Incorporation
    • Registration preparation and filing, including S$350 government fees
    • Company constitution
    • All post-incorporation documents (share certificates, registers, minutes book)
    • ACRA name checking
  • Government required services
    • Nominee Director for 6 months
    • No deposit required
    • Registered address for 1 year
  • Unlimited Corporate Secretary
    • Expert support via in-app chat
    • Preparation and filing of Annual Return, including S$60 government fee
    • Annual General Meeting (AGM) preparation
    • Appointments and resignations of directors, officers, or auditors
    • Unlimited changes in company name, address and business activity
    • Shares management of up to 50 Shareholders
  • Business bank account
    • Assist in connecting with our banking partners
  • Accounting & Tax
    • Annual Management reports
    • In-app chat
    • Payroll and dividends tax advice
    • Dedicated accounting team
    • Unaudited Financial Statements (UFS)
    • Annual tax return filling
  • Bookkeeping
    • Unlimited bookkeeping
    • Automatic reconciliation
  • Financial software
    • Create, send, and chase invoices
    • Capture bills and receipts easily
    • Expense Management
    • Real-time financial reports (Profit & Loss, Balance sheet, Accounts Payables, Accounts Receivables)
    • Use multiple currencies
  • Immigration services
    • Employment visa consultation
    • Employment Pass application
What's included?

Add-ons you might need

  • CorpPass Registration

    S$ 100

    Use your CorpPass to report to and interact with the IRAS (Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore), ACRA (Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority), and Singapore customs.

  • Letter of Consent (LOC)

    S$ 400

    A Letter of Consent allows business owners living in another country to work in Singapore. We complete and submit your LOC application to increase your chances of being approved straight away.

  • Employment Pass (EP)

    S$ 950

    This type of work visa is for foreign-based professionals looking to work and live in Singapore. We'll gather all of the information you need and manage each stage of the process with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) for you.

  • Dependant’s Pass (DP)

    S$ 550

    A 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.

  • EP or DP renewal

    S$ 550

    Your renewal application must reach MOM at least two months before the Pass expires. We renew your Employment Pass or Dependent Pass so you can continue using your Singapore visa without interruptions to your business operations.

The process

5 steps for setting up a foreign company in Singapore

Meet the official requirements

We help you with everything Singapore's Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) needs from business founders:

Corporate Secretary

Singapore law requires each company to have a secretary. This officer is in charge of state compliance. They file annual returns and resolutions on changes, prepare Annual General meetings, and processes dividends distribution.

Nominee Director

At least one of your directors has to be a Singapore resident. Hiring a nominee is a common and legal practice.

A nominee puts their name on your papers but can’t make any core business decisions. If there’s any wrongdoing, such as late or incorrect reports, the nominee director shares legal responsibility. That’s why you have to get an accounting package with this service.

Registered address

All Singaporean companies must have a local registered address. It goes on all legal documents. We receive your correspondence, scan and forward them to you.

Meet the official requirements

Get your company set up and registered

Foreigners need a certified agency to file for incorporation. We collect and sort all your documents online and send you the application to sign electronically. Here's how it works:

  1. First, complete your identity verification (MyInfo Verification for Singapore Permanent Residents). All company directors and shareholders need to complete this to stay compliant.
  2. Provide proof of address and company information, such as the share structure for your company constitution.
  3. Let us know your paid-up capital — S$1 is enough.
Get your company set up and registered

Open a business account

We partner with Singapore banks and payment services that can open a business bank account for you remotely online. We present you to the banks, but we can’t guarantee you’ll get an account for your business. The decision is always up to banks.

Each bank has their own procedure to open an account without physically visiting the branch. They do KYC interviews online using video conferencing and send couriers to exchange docs. Talk to us to learn about details, rates, and requirements.

Open a business account

Set up your accounting calendar

You need to submit several tax reports a year. Your accounting team will organise your docs, prepare reports, and file them neatly. We also advise on exemption options for you as a foreign business owner in Singapore.

Even if you have no transactions, you still need to submit annual reports: Estimated Chargeable Income, financial statements, and annual tax return called Form C or Form C-S. It’s crucial to prepare them right and on time, otherwise your company and the Nominee director can face fines and penalties.

Set up your accounting calendar

Get an Employment Pass, move to Singapore

A permit that allows you to work, live and bring your family to Singapore. Only a Singapore registered company can apply for an EP. It has to be a real operational business. We can register a company for you, set up the reporting and apply for EP.

We will file your CV with relevant professional experience, education data and the company profile to get the visa. The process can take up to 3-6 months depending on the requirements. Once you get it, the employment pass is valid for 1 or 2 years and can be renewed afterwards.

Get an Employment Pass, move to Singapore

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91 %of customers recommend Osome services

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“My company was successfully incorporated within just 3 days! I was blown away by the speed and efficiency of the process.”

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What you get

Helping you succeed in Singapore

Specialists in incorporation

Specialists in incorporation

Our team of experts simplifies the setting up process, handling requirements like local directors, company secretaries, and legal compliance.

Bank account opening, sorted

Bank account opening, sorted

We fast-track you through one of our partner banks and pre-approve you for an account, all included for free. Our partners include Airwallex, Aspire and WorldFirst.

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Business support beyond starting

Business support beyond starting

From setting up your business to tax, accounting, and bookkeeping services, our local accountants have you covered for the first year and beyond.

FAQ

  • Can a foreigner set up a company in Singapore?

    Singapore is very welcoming to foreigners who want to incorporate. Foreigners can become directors and shareholders here without any restrictions. The only requirement is that each local company must have at least one resident director when setting up their business — a Singapore national or a Permanent Resident. To comply with this law, you can hire a Nominee director.

  • 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.

  • Can a business owner relocate to Singapore?

    Yes, it’s possible. To do that, you’ll need to receive an Employment Pass. It’s a permit that allows to live and work in Singapore. Employment Passes are sponsored by Singapore companies. To get one you need a salary of about S$6,000, especially if you plan to bring your family, too.

  • How does Osome open a company in Singapore for a foreigner?

    We check that the company name you’ve chosen is available when you start the set up process. 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.

  • 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.

  • What’s your timeline?

    We can set up a company as fast as within 1 hour. The most important factor is to collect all the docs: once you’ve handed them over to us, we can act fast. Keep in mind that the authorities only process registrations during working hours.

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