Company Incorporation for Foreigners in Singapore

We’ll get your company registered, set up the annual reporting, and help open a bank account online — no need to go anywhere

Hey, do I have to fly in to open the company?
Quick and painless incorporation in Singapore

Hey, do I have to fly in to open the company?

No need! 🙌 I'm sending over the application for incorporation. Just e‑sign it online! ✍️ Vanessa

Amazing, 👌 thanks, guys!

We guide you every step of the way

  1. One stop for all requirements

    One stop for all requirements

    We prepare everything the government requires: company constitution, local address, a Nominee director, and a Corporate Secretary

  2. Zero paperwork on your end

    Zero paperwork on your end

    We collect your documents in a chat, fill out the application, and send for you to e-sign

  3. No need to go anywhere

    No need to go anywhere

    We do everything remotely and online: KYC, company registration, and introduction to digital banks

  4. Help with bank account opening

    Help with bank account opening

    We partner with services that open accounts online, and traditional ones that require your visit

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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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Ahamed Efthikar Abdul Vahid TrustCorp Advisory 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.

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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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Here’s what you need to open a company. We’ll take care of it all.

Make sure you’re ready for company formation with our free incorporation checklist

Fulfill the official requirements
Fulfill the official requirements

Fulfill the official requirements

We help you with all the things that Singapore government requires from the founders:

  • Corporate Secretary

    Corporate Secretary

    A certified expert who covers you on reporting.

    Singapore law requires each company to have a Secretary. This officer is in charge of state compliance: files annual returns and resolutions on changes, prepares Annual General meetings, and processes dividends distribution.

  • Nominee Director

    Nominee Director

    A local person who puts his name on your papers and shares legal liability.

    At least one of your directors has to be a Singapore resident. Hire a Nominee — it’s a common and legal practice.

    A Nominee can not make any business decisions. But, if there’s any wrongdoing, for example, the reports are late or incorrect, he shares responsibility. That’s why you have to get an Accounting package with this service.

  • Registered address

    Registered address

    A real Singapore mailbox for your legal correspondence.

    All Singaporean companies must have a local registered address. It goes on all legal documents.

Get your company registered
Get your company registered

Get your company registered

Foreigners need a certified agency to file for incorporation. We collect all documents online, put them together, and send you the application to sign electronically.

We need passports and proof of address for you and any other directors of the company. You also have to send us a selfie to prove it’s really you :) Next, we need the share structure — all of that goes into the company Constitution we’ll draft for you. Finally, let us know your paid-up capital — S$1 is enough.

Open an account
Open an account

Open an account

We partner with Singapore banks and payment services that can open an account for you remotely online. We present you, but we can’t guarantee you’ll get an account. 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.

Set up the accounting routine
Set up the accounting routine

Set up the accounting routine

You need to submit several tax reports a year. Our Chartered accountant will organise your docs, prepare reports, and file them neatly. We also proactively advise on exemptions so you pay taxes smartly.

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.

Get an Employment Pass if you want to move to Singapore
Get an Employment Pass if you want to move to Singapore

Get an Employment Pass if you want to move to Singapore

A permit that allows you to work, live and bring your family to Singapore. Only a Singapore 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.

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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  • ACRA registered filing agent
    FA20170653
  • Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
    Our accountants are certified by ISCA
  • MOM Employment Agency License
    License No. 19S9930
  • Infocomm Media Development Authority
    Pioneers of Cloud Community Network

FAQ

  • Can foreigners start a business 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 — 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 Osome opens a local company in Singapore for foreigners?

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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 an Employment Pass holder open a company in Singapore?

    Every Employment Pass is issued per specific company. So if you already have an Employment Pass from some employer, you have two options. If you plan to keep your job, you can open a company and be a shareholder, not a director. If you plan to leave your current job, you can open a company and apply for EP sponsored by your new business. If you plan to do this, it is best you're not a shareholder in your company as this might affect your EP application.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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