Foreign Companies establishing a Singapore Branch

Registration in Singapore

Any corporation incorporated outside Singapore which intends to establish a place of business or carry on business in Singapore as a branch must be registered with the ACRA. We can guide you through the complete process of setting up and registering a branch office in Singapore.

Our services include:

  • Registration of a Singapore Branch
  • Liaison with the ACRA on your behalf 

Secretarial Agent Services

It is important to maintain accurate and up-to-date information about your company and key personnel with the ACRA. When your company details change, we can file the changes for you.

Our services include:

  • Assisting with the annual compliance requirements of the Singapore Companies Act
  • Preparing and submitting electronically to the ACRA, the prescribed forms and annual accounts of the Head Office and the Singapore Branch as required by the Singapore Companies Act

Registered Address

The use of our office address as the registered office of a company is particularly convenient for companies that do not establish a separate place of business of their own in Singapore. In addition, many of our clients who do have their own separate place of business in Singapore nevertheless use our office address as their registered office to ensure that court papers or official notices served on the company receive appropriate and timely attention. The statutory records of a company are usually maintained at its registered office, and accordingly it is convenient to use Raffles’ address as the registered office in situations where our personnel are named as company secretaries.

Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) Services

Raffles also offers its services in liaising with the ACRA to obtain information and/or documents or process change of information for your company.

Our services include:

  • Conducting searches on register of names maintained at ACRA
  • Obtaining Instant Information Reports (Business Profiles) of entities registered with the ACRA
  • Conducting a search on any one individual
  • Obtaining a People’s Profile


Raffles can provide advise on the most suitable mode of deregistration including the provision of assistance to strike off the company through applications to the ACRA and the preparation of preliminary documentation to commence a members’ voluntary winding up of a company in Singapore.

Our services include:

  • Assessment of the most suitable mode of deregistration
  • Liaison with the ACRA to submit the striking off application
  • Preparation of preliminary documentation for members’ voluntary winding up
  • Introduction of approved Liquidators as prescribed by the Company’s Act
  • Application to be struck off the Register under section 344 of the Companies Act, Cap. 50