Singapore Incorporation Guides
This section provides comprehensive information about incorporating a new firm in Singapore. The information is presented in the form of short articles on various topics that are organized in categories below. You can also use the search feature to find the specific information you are seeking.
Foreign Company Registration
Foreign companies looking to explore opportunities in Singapore or around the region may consider the option of setting up a Representative Office (RO). Find out the scope of business activities, registration criteria and process of setting up a RO.
Registering your business in Singapore? Here are 7 Singapore government agencies that you’ll need to interact with during the company registration process.
So, you have incorporated your business and are ready to get started. However, a company is not automatically ready to start doing business once its formed. Most businesses will have to address operational matters like work passes, staffing, office space and accommodation as well as business licensing.
There are many advantages to moving or expanding your business to Singapore. Among others, this South-east Asia country is best known for its ideal location, politically stable environment, business-friendly policies and as the gateway to other parts of ASEAN.
For First Time Entrepreneurs
For an entrepreneur, having a world changing creative idea is a great thing. But it is equally important to find a way to execute and turn that idea into a viable business. In Singapore, a corporate entity is the most common vehicle for an entrepreneur to launch and execute his or her idea. In order for the new venture to be successful, an entrepreneur must ensure that the corporate entity is set up properly and in a timely manner.
If you are a first-time entrepreneur setting up your company in Singapore, it may be worthwhile for you to know about the nature of shares, different share classes and the rights that each type of share class holds.
Why Choose Singapore for the expansion of your Foreign Business? For entrepreneurs and multinational companies considering to open a business abroad, Singapore is an attractive choice for the following reasons:
Other Business Entity Types
In Singapore, if you are engaged in any activity that is carried out on a continual basis for the purpose of gain, you must register a business (such as sole proprietorship, private limited company, or limited liability partnership). This guide provides information on registration of a sole proprietorship in Singapore.
Find out the provisions for converting your sole proprietorship or Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) company into a Private Limited Company in Singapore.
A non-profit organization in Singapore can be registered under the law as a society, company limited by guarantee or charitable trust. Learn more online.
In this part, we talk about matters that are crucial to the post-registration survival of such an organization including fund-raising, publicity & more.
Forming an Offshore Company
An offshore company is one that is incorporated in a jurisdiction other than the jurisdiction that constitutes its main place of operations or where the company’s principal investors reside. In a broader sense, offshore simply means a jurisdiction other than your own.
The British Virgin Islands (BVI) have been synonymous with offshore company setups for the past three decades. If you are looking to register your company in the BVI, here’s what you need to consider.
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