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Singapore Company Incorporation with Employment Pass (Package)

  • Incorporate a company in Singapore using our local resident nominee director
  • Apply for Employment Pass (for more about Employment Pass in Singapore, click here)
  • Upon successful application, you may commence business activities in Singapore
  • Apply for dependent visas for family members

If you are an foreigner interested in incorporating a Singaporean company or are keen to relocate to Singapore, please read on. We have simplified the explanation of incorporating a Singapore company, and the best part is that  we at Paul Hype Page & Co. can do it for you.

Step 1: Understand the requirements of Incorporating a Singapore Company

Requirements of Incorporating a Singaporean Company:
1) Directors

A minimum of one resident director (a Singapore Citizen, a Singaporean Permanent Resident, a person who has been issued an EntrePass, Employment Pass, or Dependent Pass) is mandatory.

2) Shareholders

The shareholder can be an individual or a corporate entity. 100% local or foreign shareholding is allowed. A director and shareholder can be the same or different person.

3) Paid-up Capital

Minimum paid-up capital for registration of a Singapore company is S$1.

4) Registered Address

The address must be a physical local address. A PO Box is not allowed.

5) Company Secretary

Companies Act requires one company secretary to be both a natural person and an ordinary resident of Singapore.

6) Audit Requirements

Unless exempted from audit requirements under the Companies Act, every company must appoint an auditor within three months after its incorporation. Only small private companies and dormant companies are exempt from audit requirements. A small exempt private company is one that meets the following conditions 1.) The turnover for the financial year is less than S$5m. 2.) The company does not have more than 20 shareholders, and 3.) The company does not have, directly or indirectly, a corporation as a beneficial shareholder.

 

Ready to incorporate your company in Singapore?

Start your Incorporation process with our Online Incorporation Form

Incorporation Guide

For more information on Company Incorporations in Singapore, please refer to our Singapore Incorporation Guide

Step 2: Fill up the Online Incorporation Form and prepare the necessary documents

Required Documents

Before you begin, we will need the following documents from you:

1) From each Singapore resident individual shareholder and director:
  • Copy of Singapore IC or a copy of the individual’s passport if he/she is not a citizen of Singapore
  • Proof of residential address, such as a recent utility bill, residential phone bill, tax bill, or cable TV bill
  • Foreign Corporate Company Certificate and Special Director Resolution to resolve becoming a newly incorporated company subsidiary’s shareholder
  • All documents must be in English or officially translated in English
  • All copies of documents must be certified true copies by a notary public or originals presented at our office for signing
  • If overseas, you may email us the scanned copies of documents so we can proceed with preparing the necessary incorporation documents. However we must receive the certified true copies (or sight the originals at our office) before we can incorporate the company.Our compliance department may ask for additional information if necessary.
2) For each corporate shareholder:
*Please note the following:

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Start your Incorporation with Employment pass process with by filling up the following forms:

Step 3: Understand, Preparation and Submission of your Employment Pass Application

Employment Pass Assessment Criteria:
  1. Current citizenship
  2. Specialist skills
  3. Applicant’s age
  4. Relevant work experience to EP Application
  5. Company paid up capital / background / industry reputation
  6. Applicant’s educational diploma or degree

The success rate of our company Employment Applications including appeal cases is approximately 80%.

Incorporation with Employment Pass
Self Assessment Tool for Employment Pass Application

You may use the  Self Assessment Tool (SAT)  provided by Singapore MOM (Ministry of Manpower) Website to check your eligibility for an Employment Pass Application.

More Information on E-Pass

To learn more about Employment Passes, please click below:

Step 4: Approval and Collection of Employment Pass

Approval and Collection of Employment Pass

Upon approval of employment pass , you will received a notification from us informing you that your Employment Pass (“EP”) has been approved for 12 or 24 months.  We will attach In-Principle Approval (“IPA”) letter for your reference or entry document to Singapore.

Make an appointment for a meeting to sign IPA

You will have to make an appointment with our staff via our External Appointment Scheduler for the signing of the IPA before heading to MOM on the following day for finger printing.

Documents required on hand for meeting/appointment

What you need to have on hand when visiting our office for online issuance of your Employment Pass:-

  • Applicant’s passport or travel document (original)
  • Passport-sized photo (taken within last 3 months) – *if you do not have one now, you can take it at the MOM service centre
  • Details of applicant’s Short Term Visit Pass / immigration pass that he or she is currently holding to remain in Singapore
  • Applicant’s residential address in Singapore (if any)
  • Contact details of at least an authorised contact person(s) for us to send an SMS or email alert, and a delivery address, for the purpose of card delivery – we will provide
  • Clear, scanned copies of the following documents in PDF format:
  • Disembarkation / Embarkation card (immigration white card)
  • Completed Declaration form attached with the foreigner’s In-Principle Approval letter
Notification Letter

When the request to issue the EP card has been approved, we will print out the Notification Letter online for you. This letter allows you to stay, and travel in and out of Singapore while waiting for the EP card to be delivered over to our office 4 working days after your appointment with MOM for finger printings had completed.

 

How Long does it take for the Approval of Visa by MOM?

Find out more on MOM’s deciding factors.

Step 5: Starting Your Business in Singapore

Official Director & Shareholder of the company

After you have collect your employment card from MOM , you can officially become director and shareholder of the company.

Company Resolutions

We will prepare the company’s resolutions to appoint you as the company’s director and shareholder.

Make an appointment for a meeting to sign Resolutions

Please make an appointment with our staff via our External Appointment Scheduler for signing of the resolutions before heading to our office.

Start Up Kit

We will prepare the following Start Up Kit for you.

  1. Setup an Accounting Software for client
  2. Information Pack of  Serviced Office
  3. Singapore Employment Contract Template
  4. Financial Planning and Budgeting Template
  5. Sample of Business Plan
Compliance with Singapore Law

For more information about Compliance with Singapore Law Requirements

Fees for Incorporation with Employment Pass (Package)

Package for Foreign Entrepreneurs Relocating to Singapore
Company Incorporation with Employment Pass
Company Registration S$800
Acra Registration Fee S$315
Appointment of Company Secretary (for 1 year) S$600
Application for Employment Pass (EP) S$800
Nominee Director (for 2 months) $400
Registered Office Address (for 1 year) S$240
Total
S$3,155
Additional Services (Optional)
Dependent Pass for spouse of child under 18 year (each) S$500
Tax Services and Form C submission (for 1 year) S$600
Accounting Services and Financial Statement Preparation (for 1 year) S$600
59 comments
Alexander Johanberg says:

Hello,

My name is Alexander Johanberg, a 27 year old Swedish native. For the past 7 years, I’ve been living in the U.S. where I studied for my bachelors and MBA. Upon graduation I founded my company, the core business is business consulting, but the plan is to leave the main entity as a holding, this to broaden out my ventures and investments.

Have a great connection in Singapore, and have been thinking for some time to incorporate my holding entity there. Would love some help and support in how I could do this in the best possible way.

Best regards,

Alexander

Paul Hype Page says:

Hi Alexnder,

It is great to hear from you. Paul Hype Page and Co will be able to assist your company incorporation and setup. We will email you some information about forming a company in Singapore. Do contact us soon for your setup.

Looking forward to meet you.

Cheers
Eric

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M Harikishan says:

I need an Employment Pass. Will you please do everything including getting an employer, job offer letters and other documents etc., required to get EP. If so, what will be your service charges.

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Harikishan

http://www.paulhypepage.com/singapore-visa/employment-pass/

The Employment Pass in Singapore version for Foreign Entrepreneurs Relocating to Singapore, who would like to start businesses and stay in Singapore. Designed to facilitate the entry and stay of entrepreneurs who are ready to start a new business, the Employment, with an initial validity period of up to two years.

From your description, I can see that you suit into one of our package solution –
Singapore Company Incorporation with Employment Pass

Let have a phone call appointment, you can book me via link :
http://www.paulhypepagemanagementservicespteltd.gettimely.com/
To take advantage of the immediate benefits of a Singaporean company, I suggest using our Local Resident Director and Registered address services where you can incorporate your business in 3 days.
Please call office at +65 62214711 or +65 84848816 (Mobile) for discussion
Looking forward to hear from you.
Yours
Eric

Mohankumar says:

Dear Sir / Madam,
I am holding S-pass for last 3 years. I has BBA, 3 Diploma and LCCI level 2 cerfiticate. Now I want to apply E-pass in the company which was incorporated in 03.05.15 that there is no business activity started and paid up capital is $2 (one local director and one foreign director). Is this company eligible to apply E-pass. Please advise me to contact you regarding his concern.
Thanks

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Mohankumar,

There are a few eligibility criteria to applying the employment pass. Do book an appointment with us so we can assist you on the best route to Employment pass application.

Best Regards
Paul

Raajesh Shrinivas says:

we are a newly setup tech startup company in Singapore. I am a Singaporean while my partner is a foreigner who is also the director and shareholder of the company. I am now looking to apply an EP or entrepreneurship pass for the foreign director. So i would like speak with some one who can help us.

Raajesh
Co-founder Piing

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Raajesh,
We will be able to assist your on Employment pass application. My colleague will contact you shortly with regards to our service on
Singapore Company Incorporation with Employment Pass (Package)
Paul

Vishal says:

Hi

I run a couple of internet based businesses, it’s a one man company and I’ve been thinking of moving to Singapore mainly for the quality of life, I’d like to keep my business the way it is, so I would not be recruiting anyone nor would I have an office.

Do let me know if this option would work well for me.

Regards

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Vishal,

Yes, you will be able to incorporate a company in Singapore with just employee (yourself), however in order to apply for a work pass so that you can stay and work in Singapore, it will be good if you can show why you need to run the internet business in Singapore as it is possible to do it anywhere else. Do make an appointment with our EP specialist so we can go thru in details with you.
Cheers
Paul

Peduyyar says:

Hi,

I am working in Singapore on Employment pass of one company as employee. I hold a company in Chennai with partner as a director which is private ltd in India.

Can i register a company here with being part of other company on their EP pass? Or do i need to leave job and then only i can register a company?

Regards,
Peduyyar

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Peduyyar,
Under the EP rules, you can only work with the employing company. However you may apply as shareholder for the other company as long as you don’t work there.
Paul

Lorena Macasaquit says:

Hi
I’m Lorena from United Kingdom
Nurse from the Philippines. Works here in London as a private health care assistant.
I’m really interested to know how can I acquired an Employment Pass to Singapore. Please need assistance.
Thanks and kind regards

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Lorena,

You can either setup a company and apply for EP or find a job confirmation to have your new employer apply the work pass for you.

Paul

MUHAMMAD SHAHID says:

Dear sir,
I am from Pakistan i wish to start a retail (convenience store) business in singapore. Please let me know the pedure for the same like :

1) What kind of visa should be obtained and visa charges ?

2) Should the company be registered in the name if a Singapore or PR?

3) What would be registration if I am interested in taking over an existing retail (convenience store ) business setup there ?

Please advise ,
Thanks &regards !
MUHAMMAD SHAHID

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Shahid,

Paul and Hype Page Co. could be your next one-stop solution provider for incorporating as well as operating your business in Singapore, just as it was for several hundred SMEs such as Exempt Private Limited Companies or Private Limited Companies (Pte Ltd) in the past.

We provide your business an expert team of professionals such as tax consultants, lawyers, accountants, company secretaries, and immigration experts who are deeply familiar with Singapore’s legal entities and regulatory framework too.

My consultant will be in touch with you soon.

Paul

Aarush says:

Hello,

I have a 7yrs old Transcription Company in India and it is Private Ltd. I have a registered office in Singapore as well for 1 1/2 yrs as PTE Ltd . But there no productivity right now . Now I have a client who is ready to give me work from Singapore . Can i apply EP and start my productive business at Singapore ?

Can I bring my dependents as well if so ?

Thanks,
Aarush

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Aarush,

Employment Pass Criteria include a minimum salary of $3,300 and acceptable qualifications with past working experience. And From 1 September 2015, work pass holders will also need to meet a minimum salary criteria of $5,000 to enjoy dependant privileges.

Don’t forget to check to ensure that your Singapore company is still registered as you need to renew every year.

We are able to assist you with all corporate compliance and work pass application.

Do contact us!

Best Regards
Paul

Dr Ayesha Ali says:

I am a doctor from uk working in singapore. I want to ask some advise in starting a company in uk as a co founder and bringing the production to singapore. Can you help

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Dr Ali,

Sure, our Incorporation Specialist will be in touch with you soon.

Paul

SNV says:

Dear Sir,
I registered my company in 2007 and started doing business for 3years and due to inevitable circumstances couldn’t continue business from 2010 to 2013. Again from 2013 December started doing business and also applied for EP several times but got rejected. Know to continue my business I need to be here and also have plans of relocate to singapore with my family. So could you kindly assist how to move further.

Regards
SNV

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear SNV
With a good business report to show MOM how variable is your business and intention of employing local Singaporean staff should be able to enhance your chances for EP pass.
Do make an appointment with our corporate specialist for a detail consultation in roder for us to apply the right formula to your business.
Cheers
Paul

Clarence says:

Dear sir,

I own a design consultancy firm in China and would like to set up a branch with a local Singaporean partner.

I understand that I need employment pass in order to stay in Singapore and run my business. I also would like to have my wife here with me, that means I will need to apply dependent pass for her and my salary has to be more than 5000 SGD.

My question are
1. Since I am the shareholder of the company, I can give myself any salary. How does the MOM enforce I am really receive 5000SGD from the company?
2. Since it only takes 1SGD to incorporate, it does not make sense if the shareholder’s salary is 5000SGD but there is only 1SGD in the corporate account.

Please advise.

Regards,
Clarence

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Clarence,

It is necessary to pay your self the salary that you will declare for Employment Pass and it will reflect in your payslip as well as income tax to Singapore.

Although Singapore allows one to incorporate a private limited company with just $1 as start up capital, we usually advise our client to make it realistic as what you have mention. MOM may also request to see your company corporate bank account to ensure that the company is sincere in operating the business in Singapore and will have sufficient fund to pay the staff before they approve the EP.

To find ou in more details, pls do make an appoint with our consultant, we can assist you to ensure proper setup of your company as well as a smooth work visa application.

Best Regards
Paul

Nilar says:

Hi,
I am Nilar ..I am Ep holder and will expire on next month .In between ,I would like to apply Ep under my company as Director . Kind;y guide me what to do and what are the require documents from my side and company side .

Thanks

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Nilar,

You can engage to our Incorporation with Employment pass package. This will allow you to setup your company and apply for a employment pass (Work pass) to start your business in Singapore. We will email you with more details.
Paul

saur says:

I am working in Singapore on EP and my wife is on DP. I want to start a company in SG under my wife’s name as I am not allowed by my employer to work anywhere else.Can I do that and what are the requirement for the same.

Thanks,
SAUR

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Saur,

Your wife will need to apply for a LOC (Letter of Consent) in order for her to work in Singapore. Do contact our corporate specialist for more information for the different incorporation setup we can assist you in the plan.

Paul

John says:

Hello
I am actually an EP holder for a company. I have created a sole proprietor company actually dormant but want to move it to a Private Limited company. Could I register it with my current EP or will I need to apply to a new EP if I am operating it as director?
Thanks

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear John,

You may be a director of another company with your current EP pass but you are only allow to working in the company tats apply the EP card for you.
You may also consider setting up your company with a nominee director until you are ready to change employer. Do drop us an email to fill out more.
Paul

Nasir Uddin says:

Dear Sir/Madam

I am a Bangladeshi National Currently living in UK, I am running my own Travel Agency in UK and I have branch in Bangladesh, Soon I will go back Bangladesh and from there I want to explore my business to Singapore, So I want to get EP and my wife also will go with me.
Moreover, I am graduated from UK, I have several work experiences and also I am running online clothing shop in UK and bangladesh, and I have web design company as well.
so, please advice me relevant procedures and expenses in order to go Singapore, Thanks
Regards
Nasir Uddin

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Nasir,
Welcome to Singapore, you have make an excellent choice. At Paul Hype Page, we will be able to provide a one stop solution for you and assist you in Singapore Company Incorporation, Accounting, Auditing, Taxation, employment pass and dependent pass for your family as well as handling all related compliance services for your business.
We will drop you an email to understand more about your business structure so to provide you a more suitable setup plan.
Paul

Hi,

I am an Entrepreneur since past 9 years in India and would like to relocate to Singapore as an Entrepreneur along with the family. I want to comprehend all the niceties akin to the Minimum Investment required to set up a business in Singapore like (EB5 in USA), how many dependents can budge along with me and what work are they authorized to do etc.,

I would be also interested to identify with whether Paul Hype also deals with buying and selling of running businesses? If so, I will be even interested to pursue buying an existing business.

It would be great if we can have a call or email discussion (whichever the way)

Regards,
Srinivas Yasoda

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Srinivas,

In order to run a business in Singapore, you will need to apply for Employment Pass (EP) through MOM (Ministry of Manpower).

We can assist you from incorporation of a company to applying your work pass. You will need a minimum of S$5000 salary a month to be eligible to apply DP for your family. My colleague will be in touch with you shortly with more details.

Paul

Mohammed Riaz says:

Hi, I have a company in Singapore since Oct’2014 with SGD $250K paid up capital and have a bank account in Singapore with a deposit of above SGD 400K, I have applied for EP through an agent and it was refused. Later – one of friends applied for my EP through his company in SG and MOM reject again. My friend’s company in SG are very well established and have regular construction business with a sound regular transaction for five years. MOM mentioned my salary shown high, as it was only SGD 5000/-. I need to stay in Singapore as I need to recover my money (USD 3.38 million) that I transferred through my Dubai company to a Singapore company in October 2014. Now even I am not getting Social pass to initiate legal action against that company. Can you help me to recover my money ??

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Mohammed

We need to understand more about your working experience and education background to be able to advise you more and your chances in applying an employment pass. My colleague will be emailing you with more details.

Paul

SUNNY says:

DEAR SIR I am presently working in singapore holding EP i recently incorporated single director company (may 16) is it possible to transfer EP in my new company i am working here is sg for last 8 years.
thanx

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Sunny,

You will need to apply for a new EP application to do so.

As we are specialized in working visa, we will be happy to assist you on this. Please allow our team to liaise with you about this.

Thank you,
Justin

Randy Lee says:

Hi,

I have just incorporated a new company and wanted to hire a staff who is currently an EP holder working for another company but in different industry.
Is it possible for my newly incorporated company to apply the EP for this person who is interested in working for my company.
With different industry, will the EP application be more difficult.

Thank you
Regards
Randy

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Randy,

It is absolutely possible to apply for an EP. As you probably know, the MOM and government is getting more strict regarding accepting foreigners, especially for the newly incorporated company, therefore it is crucial to choose the right partner who will assist you from A to Z with proficiency.

Please let our corporate representative get in touch with you regarding this EP.

Paul

aryan says:

i am having EP with a company where i am director too in singapore but due to financial problem its difficult to run the company at the movement so with this EP can i work for other company?

Paul Hype Page says:

Hi Aryan,

Please be aware that your EP is strictly tied to one particular company only, so you will need to apply for a new EP if you want to work for a different company.

Thank you,
Paul

sathyam says:

Sir/madam,
1. I already work 3 years as a restaurant manager in Brunei Darussalam.
2. I wish to buy a running restaurant in singapore my investment is around 60000 $ my age is 49 can i get the e pass for me and my family.
3. My son wish to study in singapore I want to know the fees structure for my son (singaporean fees or Foreign students Fees)
4. How many years take time to Migrate from E pass to PR

Paul Hype Page says:

Hi Sathyam,

Thanks for your interest.

1. I already work 3 years as a restaurant manager in Brunei Darussalam.

2. I wish to buy a running restaurant in singapore my investment is around 60000 $ my age is 49 can i get the e pass for me and my family.
– Once you have your business running in Singapore, you can apply for your employment pass and dependent pass for your family.

3. My son wish to study in singapore I want to know the fees structure for my son (singaporean fees or Foreign students Fees)
– Depending on which school you apply for and your son’s age, estimated tuition fees for international primary school are from SGD$1,000 to SGD$2,500 per month.

4. How many years take time to Migrate from E pass to PR
– There is no fixed time frame for the migration as it depends on many factors that ICA will look into, including your contribution to Singapore during your time as an EP holder, tax payable and more. Some cases take 3 months while there are other cases that can take up to 2 years for result.

Should you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Cheers,
Paul

Abdul says:

I incorporated a company in Singapore in 2012 with a Nominee shareholder. I live in India. I now intend to migrate to Singapore and take over the shares from the nominee shareholder except for 30% for local shareholder advantage.

The company has 5 employees- 2 EP and 3 local employees.

May I know the procedure to do the same? Should I apply for Entre Pass or Employment Pass?

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Abdul,

Thank you for contacting Paul Hype Page.

We advise you to apply for employment pass under the company that you have incorporated in 2012. We will send you more information regarding employment pass in a separate email so that you will have a better idea before you proceed any further.

Thank you,
Paul

Daisy says:

Hi I’d like to enquire about the paid up capital when incorporating a company in SG. I understand that all it takes is $1. However if I am a foreigner interested in incorporating in SG and applying for an employment pass for myself what would a realistic paid up capital amount be in order to qualify for an employment pass? I was previously employed in Singapore on E-Pass for 3 years (2013- 2016). I am in the service industry (therapy services) and will be doing home visits. Would a paid up capital of say $5k in the company’s corporate account suffice?

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Daisy,

Thank you for contacting us.

As you already know, there is no minimum for paid up capital when setting up a company. Based on our experience and knowledge, a paid up capital of $5k will be sufficient to apply for EP and set up a corporate account.

We will send you some more information on incorporation and employment pass. Hope it can answer your questions.

Thank you,
Paul

Reddy says:

I am to start digital marketing company in Singapore,I am from India,if I incorporate company in Singapore,how is to apply for employmentpss,what was the capital need to get EP approved,is there any chances to reject my vosa

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Reddy,

Our corporate specialist will be able to assist you from incorporation to employment pass as well as all corporate compliance required for your business in Singapore. We will drop you an email with more details shortly
Paul

Kathy says:

Hi there,

I’m interested in ur Singapore corporation with a EP pass ( the package).Can you kindly sent me more info regarding the package.
Thanking you in advance

Paul Hype Page says:

Hi Kathy,

Thank you for your interest. Paul Hype Page & Co will be more than happy to assist you to setup your company and applying your Employment Pass to work in Singapore. My colleague will drop you an email shortly with more information.

Pipat says:

Hi there,

I’m interested in ur Singapore corporation with a EP pass ( the package).Can you kindly sent me more info regarding the package.

I do not need a physical office in Singapore, do i have to rent a virtual office instead and for how much it will cost me

Hope to hear from you real soon, Thank you

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Pipat,

Great to hear from you! We will be glad to assist with your company incorporation and setup. We also provide registered office or serviced office facilities for your consideration.

We will email you soon about information on how to get started soon.

Best Regards,
Paul

Korban says:

Hi, I am thinking to set up business consulting company in Singapore.
I am working in Dubai for last 5 years for business consulting and thinking to set up business management company in Singapore and get residency visa for my and family.

I am holding Bachelor degree of economy and Chinese nationality, currently working in Dubai.

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Korban,

We’d recommend our all-in-one Incorporation with Employment Pass package for you, the fastest and most efficient way to set up a business in Singapore with everything you need. Do drop us an email at paulhypepage@php-cpa.com.sg and let’s talk more, we look forward to hearing from you.

Cheers,
Paul

nishika says:

I want visa for Singapore on employment pass

Paul Hype Page says:

Hi Nishika,

EP’s in Singapore are acquired either through your employer or through company incorporation. Should you wish to set up your own company in Singapore, please do not hesitate to inquire about our all-in-one Incorporation with Employment Pass package.

Best Regards,
Paul

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