Incorporation Companies in Singapore

Singapore has become an integral part of the global economy due to the active development of such areas as international finance, logistics, shipping, and others. The country’s economy is characterized by favorable rules for doing business, relatively low taxation (compared to other Asian countries), as well as political and regulatory stability. For these reasons, Singapore attracts a large number of foreign companies. The reputation of the country makes it an attractive hub for doing business in the region.

In Singapore, there are several types of companies available for registration, but the most popular among non-residents of Singapore, including non-residents from European countries, is the private limited company (Pte Ltd). 

IBO has prepared a listing of incorporation companies in Singapore.

Includes 30 min Advisory session on Business Structuring Company Constitution Issue of an Australian Company Number Application for Company Tax File Number (If applicable) Application for Company Australian Business Number (ABN) if required Application for GST and PAYG withholding on wages if required Excludes ASIC Related Costs
Compliance & Winding up of a Company Structure
Sleek
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An address in the heart of Singapore's business district, and 24/7 access to all your mail via your dashboard. A prestigious CBD Singapore registered address for your company A digital mailroom where your mail is scanned and uploaded for your review Securely store your mail and easily access it from any where and any time
Sleek
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$25
100% digital process - Your Singapore Private Limited is just a click away. Full registration on Company Registry (excl. S$315 of Gov.fees) Provision of Company Constitution (memorandum & articles of association) All post incorporation documents (Share certificates, registers, and minutes book…)
Singapore is World’s #1 best country to run business because of the stable political climate, tax - friendly environment and strong labour force
The Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) is the Company Registrar and governs the process to incorporate a company in Singapore. It is as per the Companies Act, Chapter 50.
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Many corporations want to enter the Asian market, notably Singapore, which is often regarded as Asia’s premier economic hub. New company incorporation in Singapore can be difficult without the correct help and direction. At AG, we have significant expertise and professional understanding of the business sector to assist enterprises — from tiny start-ups to major multinational organisations – in effectively incorporating. Our skilled consultants are committed to your company’s success; we will collaborate with you to understand your needs and provide customised solutions to help you reach your goals.
Preliminary consultation with Plizz legal team Guidance in the preparation of required information Screening of company documents by Plizz qualified lawyers Preparation and submission of application with the Ministry of Commerce (DBD) Help-desk support to answer all your questions
Preliminary consultation with Plizz legal team Guidance in the preparation of required information Screening of company documents by Plizz qualified lawyers Preparation and submission of application with the Ministry of Commerce (DBD) Preparation of Power of Attorney Help-desk support to answer all your questions
If you are looking for a reliable business solutions provider to assist you with starting and operating your business in Singapore, you are at the right place. Richmond Corporate Advisory is a leading company incorporation and corporate services provider for startups, small businesses, and medium-sized enterprises in Singapore. We provide a full suite of local and offshore company setup services for Singapore residents, foreign individuals, and corporations, which includes the following:
Our company registration specialists will advise you on how your business can benefit from the extensive range of pro-business policies, grants and tax concessions in Singapore.
Company Registration services allow company owners to officially register their businesses.
Company Incorporation Company Stamp Company Seal ACRA Fees 1x Business Profile Sets of Constitution of the Company (Known as M&AA previously) Company registers and minutes book Directors’ First Resolution
Company Incorporation Company Stamp Company Seal ACRA Fees 1x Business Profile Sets of Constitution of the Company (Known as M&AA previously) Company registers and minutes book Directors’ First Resolution 1 year named Secretary & Advisory
Company Incorporation Company Stamp Company Seal ACRA Fees 1x Business Profile Sets of Constitution of the Company (Known as M&AA previously) Company registers and minutes book Directors’ First Resolution 1 year named Secretary & Advisory Quickbooks Online Plus (Unlimited Users) Virtual Office Address
SOAS has developed an online incorporation platform to assist business owners to incorporate companies in Singapore simply and quickly. The cost of the incorporation is very competitive i.e. S$444.60 for new company with 1 Singapore shareholder or S$1,442.66 for one with 1 foreign shareholder, a nominee director and other mandatory requirements. After client due diligence checks, they can e-Sign, complete and upload documents from anywhere and anytime at their convenience for SOAS to have the incorporation done, normally within two business days provided all necessary information and documents are well received and completed.
In a fast-moving world, Singapore is one of the easiest places for company incorporation. For entrepreneurs or businessowners looking to set up business in Singapore must make several decisions to give their businesses a competitive edge in the flooded market. It is crucial to understand that in Singapore, for a proper company formation, it needs to be registered with ACRA – registering a business is part of the company incorporation process.
A Private limited Company is a company which is privately held by business owners. The members of a Private limited company have a limited liability with respect to the amount of shares respectively held by them. Private limited company is incorporated and regulated under the Companies Act 2013 & its registration is governed by Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA). Private limited company is a substantial option to start a business in India& it creates a huge possibility of Growth and Expansion. ExpertBells can help you with Private Limited Company registration at a very affordable price.
A public limited company (PLC) is a separate legal business entity that has limited liability and offers shares to the general public. The company can invite public for subscription of securities through an IPO or via Trades on the stock exchange. Incorporating a Public Limited Company is a suitable option for large scale businesses that require huge capital. For Public Limited Company Registration, the company must have minimum 3 Directors, 7 Shareholders and need Rs 5 Lakhs of Paid up Share Capital. A Public Limited Company is strictly regulated and is required to publish its true financial health to its shareholders.
Experience a seamless and hassle-free process to incorporate your Company by a professional team.
Professional fees for company registration Government fees Corporate Secretary retainer (For the first year) Company stamp and seal
To set up a business in Singapore, apart from the business planning and pre-incorporation work, one must carefully consider the type of business structure that would be the most ideal to carry out its operation. The main types of business structures in Singapore to consider for incorporation are sole proprietorship, partnership, company, limited liability partnership and limited partnership. A comparison table listed by ACRA helps to differentiate the various types of business structures.
Check and reserve the desired company name (inclusive of fee paid to ACRA – $15). Register company with ACRA (inclusive of fees paid to ACRA – $300). Provide a copy of Business Profile (inclusive of fee paid to ACRA – $5.50) Prepare Memorandum & Articles of Association (M&A) and other document such as Form 45, Form 45B, etc Provide registered business address Prepare minutes of first directors’ resolutions Provide share certificate(s) Provide common seal Provide company secretary services for 1 year, including the necessary directors’ resolution for the opening of first bank account and maintenance of minute book and statutory registers
Singapore Company Registration Bank Account Opening Assistance Company Secretary for 1 Year Registered Address for 1 Year Nominee Director for 1 Year or EP Annual Return Filing with ACRA
Singapore Company Registration Bank Account Assistance Company Secretary for 1 Year Annual Return Filing with ACRA
Company Administration Takeover Company Secretary for 1 Year Annual Return Filing with ACRA Compliance Status Check Add any additional services
Covers the following: Includes ACRA registration fee and name application fee worth S$315 Checking and reserving the company name Preparing your company constitution (memorandum & articles of company) Preparing all registration form Filing with ACRA Free consultation on annual statutory compliance requirements of company Provision of a qualified person as your corporate secretary Maintaining your Company Registers Preparation of Annual General Meeting (AGM) documents  Filing of Annual Return to ACRA
Everything in Incorporation with Secretary plus a nominee director. We can act as your nominee director to fulfill your company’s requirement of having at least one director who is ordinarily a resident in Singapore. A nominee director is a nominee of the shareholder of the company and he acts in accordance with the directions, instructions or wishes of the shareholder.
RIGHT FOR DIY Experts WHAT YOU GET Incorporation Preparation of incorporation documentsIncorporation of your company*Scanned version of your incorporation documents
RIGHT FOR SMEs and Solo Entrepreneurs WHAT YOU GET 1h Incorporation 1 hour Company RegistrationCompany chops and statutory documents24/7 access to company documents on our online platform Bank Opening Online account opening assistance with StatrysCertification of documents for bank account opening Unlimited Company Secretary (mandatory under HK Law) Registered addressCompany Secretary/Designated Representative Annual General Meeting Resolutions Annual Return Free Business Kit All you need to run your newly registered company. See below
RIGHT FOR Larger Corporates WHAT YOU GET Legal and Tax 1 Certificate of Incumbency issued by our partner law firm in HK5 hours legal and tax consulting 1h Incorporation All services in All-Inclusive Plan Bank Opening All services in All-Inclusive Plan Unlimited Company Secretary (mandatory under HK Law) All services in All-Inclusive Plan Free Business Kit All you need to run your newly registered company. See below
Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company ACRA Company Business Profile Notice of Incorporation First Director’s Resolutions Bank Account Opening Assistance
Includes $315 ACRA incorporation fee Company Secretary Standard plan for up to 2 shareholders Subscription to Counto software World class support
Company Secretary Standard plan for 1 shareholder Annual Reporting plan for your first year revenue up to S$50,000 that includes: Annual Bookkeeping of unlimited transactions Annual management reports and review by CA Unaudited Financial statements required for AGM filing IRAS Form C-S tax filing Bill pay with Counto Pay Subscription to Counto software World class support
Incorporation including all government fees Resident nominee director Registered mailing address Company Secretary Standard plan for 1 shareholder. Additional shareholders at $40 per shareholder Bank account opening assistance Mandatory add-on Accounting and Tax plan required Subscription to Counto software World class support
Include 1 Year VIP Secretarial Package (worth $598) For Exempt Private Company with up to 3 Shareholders / Directors Includes: Company Registration Service ACRA Filing Fees (worth $315) 1 Year VIP Secretary Package (worth $598) All necessary Incorporation Documentation
Include 2 Years Digital Secretarial Package (worth $299) For Exempt Private Company with up to 3 Shareholders / Directors Includes: Company Registration Service ACRA Filing Fee (worth $315) 2 Years Digital Secretary Package (worth $299) All necessary Incorporation Documentation Assist in Digital Business Account Opening
Acra fee for Name Application & Company Incorporation (S$315)Company Busines Profile and Constitution (Including Memorandum and Articles of Association)First Board of Director Meeting
Acra fee for Name Application & Company Incorporation (S$315)Company Busines Profile and Constitution (Including Memorandum and Articles of Association)First Board of Director MeetingOne Round Company Stamp (Self- Inking)Email reminder for statutory deadlines12 months company secretary services
Acra fee for Name Application & Company Incorporation (S$315)ND Services For 12 MonthsCompany Business Profile and Constitution (Including Memorandum and Articles of Association)First Board of Director MeetingOne Round Company Stamp (Self- Inking)Email reminder for statutory deadlines12 months company secretary services12 months registered address services
ACRA Incorporation Fee ($315) & Professional Fee ACRA Company Name Check & Reservation Assistance on Corporate Bank Account Opening Corporate & Tax Advisory Company Profile Company Constitution
12 Months of Corporate Secretarial Services Monitoring of Government Filing Deadline (via Email) MYOB 30 Days Trial (Accounting Software) Advise on Taxation and GST Issues Share Certificate 1 x Self-Inking Round Stamp Free Phone Consultancy on Website Setup & Maintenance with our Google Analytics Certified Professional
12 Months of Registered Address Services 12 Months of General Fax Services Notification for Mail Collection (via Email)
1st Year Compilation of Unaudited Financial Report (Conditions Apply)
Company Incorporation (worth $315) ACRA Business Profile (worth $5.50) Constitution (worth $10)
Company Incorporation (worth $315) ACRA Business Profile (worth $5.50) Constitution (worth $10) Refer Banker for Opening of Corporate Bank Account (Complimentary Service) Preparation of Annual General Meeting (AGM) Documents (worth $120) 12 months Provision of Corporate Secretarial Services+ (worth $360) 12 months Provision of 1 named secretary (Complimentary Service worth $360)
Company Incorporation (worth $315) ACRA Business Profile (worth $5.50) Constitution (worth $10) Refer Banker for Opening of Corporate Bank Account (Complimentary Service) Preparation of Annual General Meeting (AGM) Documents (worth $120) 24 months Provision of Corporate Secretarial Services+ (worth $720) 24 months Provision of 1 named secretary (Complimentary Service worth $720) 24 months Provision of Registered Office (worth $240) First Year compilation of Unaudited Financial Statements+ (worth $1,000) First Year Tax Compliance Services+ (worth $800)
Osome offers a company incorporation package for locals in Singapore. They will handle all the incorporation process from start to finish and the company experts will guide you through each step. They will handle checking and purchasing company names, preparing and processing incorporation application, company constitution, and ACRA business profile. Moreover, the company will act as legal representative for your company with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority. All government fees included.
Osome delivers an incorporation and secretary package for locals in Singapore. The company experts will prepare and process incorporation application, purchase company name, prepare company constitution and ACRA business profile. Additionally, they will help with company secretary services such as corporate secretary routine Annual Filing and AGM preparation. Moreover, the package provides unlimited changes in company names, officers, address, business activity and others. All government fees included.
Osome provides a full compliance package for locals in Singapore. The package includes incorporation, corporate secretary, accounting, tax and bookkeeping services. They will help with incorporation application, purchase of company name, ACRA business profile and company constitution. Corporate services include Annual Filing and AGM preparation, Annual Filing government fee, and unlimited changes in company name, officers and others. Also, company experts will handle Annual Management Report, Unaudited Financial Statements, Corporate Tax Return (Form C-S) and annual bookkeeping.
Osome offers an incorporation package for foreigners in Singapore. The company will help with incorporation, business bank account, provides a compliance kit and accounting and tax services. Bank account opening is remote and takes 2 business hours. Compliance kit includes unlimited corporate secretary for 1 year, nominee director for 1 year, and registered address for 1 year. Osome provides accounting and tax services including review by Chartered Accountant, Annual Management Reports and covers monthly revenue under S$5k.
Osome provides incorporation, Visa and 1 year full compliance package. They will assist with incorporation, bank account, Employment Pass, accounting & tax and will provide a compliance kit. Employment Pass allows non-residents to work and live in Singapore. In case of failure the company will return 50% of the cost. Moreover, you will get unlimited corporate secretary for 1 year and nominee director for 6 months while the company applies for your Employment Pass.
- Include all government & registration fee and name reserved - Preparation of Incorporation documents - Offshore Registered Address - Bank Account Opening Assistant - Company Kit
VOPlus's company incorporation services for locals help you with all the entire process in registering a company in Singapore. Everything can be set up within 1 to 3 working days. Simple, Fast and Easy!
VOPlus's company incorporation services for locals help you with all the entire process in registering a company in Singapore. Everything can be set up within 1 to 3 working days. Simple, Fast and Easy!
VOPlus's company incorporation services for locals help you with all the entire process in registering a company in Singapore. Everything can be set up within 1 to 3 working days. Simple, Fast and Easy!
Free company registration and incorporation package.
Free company registration and 12 months of Corporate Secretary
Free company registration, 12 months of Corporate Secretary, Accounting, Tax and Bookkeeping
Free company registration, 12 months of Corporate Secretary, waiver of Nominee Director deposit
Only one-time flat fee for all company incorporation: Fees are quoted in local currency of Singapore dollars. Once you appoint us to Incorporate your Company, you can just sit back, relax and get ready to start your business.
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Business formation in Singapore

When we are talking about company incorporation in Singapore, we should mention that most companies are registered as Private Limited Companies.

A private limited company in Singapore is a separate legal entity, and the shareholders are not liable for debts of the enterprise that exceed the amount of paid-in capital. According to the Singapore Company Law, any person (foreigner or local) over the age of 18 can register a company in Singapore. A properly structured private limited company is a very tax-efficient legal entity, hence this form is the most common type of business entity in Singapore in terms of frequency of incorporation.

There are several criteria you should consider when incorporating a company:

  • Company name

The name must be approved before the incorporation of a Singaporean company takes place.

  • Directors

It is mandatory to have at least one local resident director. A resident is a citizen of Singapore who permanently resides in Singapore or a person holding a business visa, work permit or Dependent Pass. 

  • Shareholders

A private limited company in Singapore can have from 1 to 50 shareholders. One person can be both a director and a shareholder at the same time. 

  • Company secretary

Under section 171 of the Singapore Companies Registration Act, every company must appoint a qualified company secretary within 6 months from the date of its incorporation. 

  • Paid up capital

The minimum paid up capital to register a company in Singapore is 1 million SGD. 

  • Registered (legal) address.

Registration of companies in Singapore requires a local address for registration. 

There are many firms that provide company incorporation services in Singapore and it may be difficult to find the right one for your needs. 

Incorporate Business Online offers you a list of company incorporation providers in Singapore.

FAQ

What is the incorporation of a company?

The incorporation of a company is a step-by-step process of creating a legal entity and licensing its activities in a particular country. Each business must be registered as part of the mandatory compliance with the legal regulations of the chosen jurisdiction. When registering a company, its name is checked, whether this or that type of activity is allowed in the country chosen for registration, etc.