How to Register a Company in Singapore Online?

Published on
August 27, 2020
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Marissa Saini
Writers@Aspire
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How to Register a Company in Singapore Online?
Learn how to register your newly set business online in Singapore. Singaporeans & foreigners both start their business registration online today
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As one of the world’s most modern cities, Singapore’s incredibly developed digital infrastructure has made it a top pick for companies looking for a place to call home.


Stellar digital processes allow potential business owners like yourself to register a company in Singapore online.


You heard that right! No more heading down to government offices with piles of paperwork. Registering a company in Singapore online is fuss-free, and usually only takes a few minutes.


How can I register my company in Singapore online?

To make sure that your online registration process goes smoothly, you’ll have to make sure that you’ve prepared certain documents. Peep our guide on how to incorporate a company in Singapore to see if you’re ready.


To incorporate your company online in Singapore, you’ll have to head to the BizFile+ website. This is a web portal run by the Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) of Singapore.


For the online application, you’ll need:

  • A SingPass login
  • Business activity information
  • Registered Business Address
  • Details of business owners
  • Approval from authorities (if required)


A SingPass login is required for any access into the BizFile+ portal. However, SingPass is only available for Singapore residents. If you’re a foreign company looking to access BizFile+, you’ll need to work with an incorporation service that can help you access the site.


Depending on what type of business you’re registering, you might also require certain licenses before your company can be operational. For example: Food services business owners have to register for a food license. This can be done through the GoBusiness online portal. Once you’ve successfully registered your company, you’ll be prompted to create a CorpPass account.

Similar to SingPass, CorpPass grants you access into BizFile+. This is essential for companies who use BizFile+ to make transactions and file accounts. However, CorpPass can only be granted to Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents, and selected work pass holders.

What If I’m a foreigner looking to register a company in Singapore?

At Aspire, we offer four online company incorporation packages, of which two are tailored to foreign directors.


For foreign directors who want to work in Singapore, Aspire offers a complete incorporation starter pack (1-year) which includes:

  • Nominee Director for 6 months (Singapore resident to act as a director)
  • Registered Address
  • Employment Pass
  • Unlimited Company Secretary
  • Company Registration Service
  • Accounting Services


This saves you the hassle of searching for a Singapore resident director, and a company secretary. What’s more: No more racking your brains about accounting and tax filing. Leave the numbers to us.


Our accounting services covers a whole year of bookkeeping, accounting, and tax. We’ll take care of the nitty gritty, while you focus on the big picture.


Local directors, we haven’t forgotten about you. Register your company online with Aspire Kickstart for only S$280. That’s 11% cheaper than if you incorporated your company online yourself.

The best part? Registration is 100% online. It takes just five minutes. Register your company in Singapore with Aspire Kickstart today.

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Marissa Saini is a seasoned writer and an avid trendspotter across business finance, personal finance, travel and lifestyle industries. With writing history at SingSaver, INK, and ohmyhome, Marissa leverages her broad range of experiences to simplify finance and make readers financially savvy.
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