Registering a business involves two transactions: applying for a business name followed by business registration. Go to Step 3 (Reserve your business name) to find out how to apply for a business name.
Once the name has been approved, you can proceed with business registration.
Engage a registered filing agent (e.g: law firm, accounting firm or corporate secretarial firm) to submit an online application on your behalf.
The pre-requisites, information and supporting documents needed for the application to register the business will vary, depending on the business structure type. Click on the respective business structure to find out more.
Here’s what you need to know in order to register a Business (Sole Proprietorship/Partnership).
$100 for one year or $160 for three years (inclusive of registration and renewal fee)
Additional $40 for every Alternate Address registered (optional)
Average processing time
Usually approved within 15 minutes after registration fee is paid
May take 14 to 60 days if the application needs to be reviewed by Referral Authorities
All position holders must be at least 18 years old
All owners are required to clear their outstanding Medisave liabilities with CPF Board
The owner(s) must be either a Singapore Citizen, Singapore Permanent Resident or an EntrePass or Employment Pass (EP) Holder
There must be at least one director and one shareholder
All the position holders must endorse the application before payment can be made
Foreigners will need to engage the services of a registered filing agent (e.g. a law firm, accounting firm or corporate secretarial firm) to submit the online application on their behalf
Registered office address
Share capital, share and shareholder information
Particulars of directors and/or company secretary
Unique Entity Number (UEN) and Business Profile
Upon successful registration of your new business, your business will be issued a Unique Entity Number (UEN). The UEN is your business’ unique identification number that will be used in all transactions with government agencies.