Ranked #2 in the world for ease of doing business, Singapore is constantly one of the top 5 best countries around the globe when it comes to setting up a company here. Besides being strategically located to key business hubs in Asia, Singapore has developed a vibrant startup ecosystem and special tax benefits for entrepreneurs.
A Singapore private limited company is the most common type of business structure chosen. Here are some of the features that make a private limited company a popular choice:
Plus point: Foreigners are allowed to have 100% foreign ownership of the incorporated company.
Upon choosing to form a Private Limited Company, you will need to also complete the following steps:
The most initial step in forming your company would be choosing the most suitable company name. By choosing a company name that identifies with your product or service, it will be easier for clients to stay connected.
You are required to submit your desired company name to ACRA to seek an approval before forming your company. This application process only takes an hour and your approved company name can be reserved for 60 days thereafter.
For the application process to be seamless, you should ensure that your chosen company name is:
Easily use our company name checker tool to find out if your preferred name is available.
Registering a company in Singapore is a relevantly smooth process. With all your required documents in place, you can have your company incorporated in less than 24 hours.
Apart from corporate service provider fees, there is an additional mandatory government fee of $315 that you will be required to pay to register your company.
Here are the standard requirements:
Take note that as a foreigner, you can set up a private limited company without the need to relocate to Singapore. Whether you choose to relocate or run your company from overseas, it is a must for you to seek the assistance of a corporate service provider to register a Singapore company.
There are 2 common ways that foreigners incorporate a Singapore company and start operations. You can either:
If option 1 is chosen, this is what you can do:
If option 2 is preferred, you only need to:
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Incorporating a Singapore company is a simple process. Through our partnership with InCorp - Asia’s leading corporate service provider - we can assist you in getting your company started seamlessly.
InCorp goes beyond company incorporation. Dedicated to supporting businesses at every stage and ensuring that compliance requirements are met, InCorp also provides many more services such as corporate secretarial, accounting, taxation, hr & payroll and business advisory.
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