Singapore Companies

Company Incorporation

Setting up a new Singapore company can be done quickly at affordable costs. As long as you are above age of 21 years old, you can incorporate a new Singapore company. Our experts at Raffles will be able to guide you through the process of company incorporation to ensure that you set up the type of company suitable for your business requirements while operating within the laws of the land. We can guide you through the complete process of registering a company in Singapore.

Our services include:

  • Application for proposed company name approval with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (“ACRA”)
  • Preparing Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Witnessing of signatures of both directors and shareholders residing in Singapore, if required
  • Preparing and lodging all prescribed forms and requisite documents with the ACRA
  • Obtaining Certificate of Confirmation of Incorporation
  • Preparing transfer documentation relating to transfer of subscriber shares
  • Arranging for the submission of prescribed electronic forms to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore and obtaining Certificate(s) of Stamp Duty
  • Arranging for the purchase of common seal and rubber stamp
  • Printing of copies of Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Setting up minutes book and  statutory registers, etc
  • Preparing first board meeting or first directors’ resolutions in writing

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:

  • Safe custody of statutory records and statutory regulators
  • Preparing all documentation in connection with a routine Annual General Meeting, as required by the Singapore Companies Act (CA)
  • Preparing and submitting electronically to the ACRA, the prescribed Annual Return as required by the CA including obtaining and confirm the contents of the company’s summary of Returns
  • Liaison with auditors in respect of the statutory review of corporate secretarial records

Registered Address

Every Singapore registered company is required by law to maintain a registered office in Singapore. The main purpose of this requirement is to provide a specific address for service of court papers, communications from the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore and other official notices. In addition, contracts typically provide for the service of contractual notices at the registered office. 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.

Other Services:

  • Prepare annual general meeting documents and file annual returns with Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA)
  • Effect changes of Board of Directors and their particulars
  • Prepare routine resolutions such as opening of bank accounts, changing of bank mandates, and more
  • Prepare documents to effect an increase in authorised share capital, allotment of shares, change of auditors, change of company name, amendments to the Memorandum and Articles of Association and file necessary returns with ACRA
  • Attend and update the registration of charges and file necessary returns with ACRA
  • Update and maintain minutes books and statutory registers
  • Lodge all necessary forms and returns with ACRA
  • Attend board meetings, annual general meetings, extraordinary general meetings and prepare all necessary related documents