We help established international companies and funded startups seamlessly register their business in Singapore. Your Singaporean company can be set up within a week and if you wish to relocate your team to the country, we can help you move in in less than three months.
400+ foreign businesses in Singapore trust Acclime.
Let us support you throughout the entire company registration process with ease. With our years of experience, we will be by your side to give advice and answer any questions you have.
Get your business and up and running in less than a week with our time-saving processing.
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We can reliably help you with the process of registering a new company in Singapore, whether you are expanding from overseas or are a local resident. There are several structures you can choose. The most popular are:
Ideal for foreign companies seeking to study the market in Singapore for research and business development purposes.
Ideal for most local and foreign entities as it offers limited liability, fast to set up and supports an Employment Pass.
Ideal for professionals, such as lawyers or achitects, and private equity funds with a limited number of investors.
Get a clear picture of starting your company in Singapore by scheduling a free 30-minute consultation with us. We can advise you on anything from the optimal business structure, capital investment, full foreign ownership options to shareholder requirements and more.
Singapore does not place any restrictions on foreigners owning a company, however there is a local resident director requirement. If you reside in Singapore, you can be the sole director and shareholder of your Singapore company, otherwise you will need to nominate a resident director. Moreover, foreign entities can efficiently operate their Singapore offshore limited company from overseas.
Select a suitable business structure (either by yourself or with our help) and any other services that yo need, such as bookkeeping, tax compliance or a company secretary. Next, we will send you an electronic questionnaire to collect essential information about your future business, such as shareholder, director details, proposed business activity, etc. and will request for copies of some documents.
Besides the three popular structures, we can also help you register Limited partnership, Sole proprietorship, Branch office, Public company limited by guarantee and Offshore company.
We will ask you to provide us with three options for your new company name just in case one of them was not available.
We will prepare the documents of incorporation including the constitution of the company. Once signed electronically by you, we will complete the company registration with ACRA.
After the registration with ACRA has been completed, we will obtain a certificate of incorporation, common seal and rubber stamp, set up statutory registers and prepare resolutions for the first Board of Directors’ meeting.
Your newly registered business will now need to open a bank account. We work closely with several local and international banks and can arrange meetings and prepare all documentation for you. Alternatively, we can just provide you with the resolution to open the bank account by yourself.
If you plan to run your business from Singapore, we can help you apply for an employment pass – allows foreign professionals, managers and executives to work in Singapore.
We provide a full suite of flexible company formation & compliance services, including company registration, document filing with the appropriate authorities, registered office facilities and post-registration compliance. We also provide resident directors and shareholder if needed. They will be backed by legal documents to guarantee that you have ownership and control over your company.
We will prepare all the necessary documents and register your business structure with the ACRA.
We will handle all your outstanding company matters, including maintaining statutory books and records, recurring files or secretarial advice.
A company must have a registered office in Singapore from the day of incorporation. We also provide a mailing address with mail forwarding services.
Private limited companies in Singapore are required to have at least one local resident director. We can act as your resident director if you cannot meet this requirement.
We can act as local agents for foreign companies that are looking forward to setting up a branch office in Singapore.
We also provide one-off and ongoing services to keep your business compliant with all the government requirements.
Acclime helps business owners and their staff secure and renew work and other types of passes and visas.
Meet the local accounting requirements with the help of our monthly, quarterly, annual or ad-hoc accounting services.
Reduce your tax burden and keep track of your tax filings.
We provide payroll outsourcing services for your Singapore business.
Firstly, you choose the name of the proposed company and search the availability of that name with ACRA. Assuming the name is available, it is then reserved for 60 days online through ACRA. After the name has been approved, you will have to inform your company secretary to incorporate the company online. Details of the director(s), issued/paid-up share capital, shareholder(s) and primary business activities are submitted. The time frame for incorporation (for local directors) is within one day. With foreign Directors on board, the incorporation process can take a little longer.
Incorporation forms such as Form 45 and Form 49 are also completed for the secretarial records to show that all the company’s officers agree to their responsibilities and terms of appointment. This paperwork is not required by ACRA, but most companies prefer to have hard copies of agreements for the purpose of transparency. A hard copy of the Certificate of Incorporation, notarised by an ACRA officer, can be ordered from ACRA, if required.
A company must have a minimum of one director and if there is only one director, he must be a local Resident Director (i.e., he must either be a Singapore Citizen, Permanent Resident, or a person holding an Employment Pass).
We can make arrangements for a resident director if you require this service. A deposit and letter of indemnity are required. There is no limitation on the number of Directors on board.
A shareholder agreement sets out the understanding of the parties as to how the company is to be managed by the shareholders and those responsible for the day-to-day management. The objective of a shareholder agreement is to ensure smooth business operation and to supplement the articles of association and the companies act.
Regardless of how complex a business entity is, a shareholder agreement should contain the most basic terms such as management of company, activities and use of assets of the company, raising finances, loyalty and confidentiality, return of investment, valuation method, and exit route.
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