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Foreign Representative Office

Overview

A representative office in Singapore has no legal status, but is merely an administrative arrangement. Generally, the purpose of the representative office is to perform liaison services and establish business contacts, often as a precursor to the commencement of full-scale business activities in Singapore.

Foreign Representative Office incorporation

Requirements

To register, you need to fill up the application form and seek approval with International Enterprise (IE) Singapore Approval can take 1-2 weeks and will usually be valid for one year. A representative office in Singapore must re-apply for a continuation of its status after the expiry of the initial period of approval. A representative office can be renewed for a total of no more than 3 years.

Documents

Completed application Copy of the parent Company’s Certificate of Incorporation. For Singapore Company Incorporation matters click here. Copy of the parent company’s latest annual report and audited accounts. In case the annual report and audited accounts are not available (for example when the parent company is relatively new), you can self-declare the needed information and provide other supporting details such as company brochures, contracts, website, etc. in support of your application. All documents must be in English otherwise an official English translation of the documents must be submitted. Duly endorsed undertaking to abide by the Terms and Conditions governing the representative offices in Singapore

Compliance

Representative Office is not a legal entity in Singapore hence there is no compliance needed.

Taxation

Representative Office is not a legal entity in Singapore hence there is no compliance needed.

Find out more about our service for INCORPORATION OF FOREIGN SUBSIDIARY

Paul Hype Page & Co.

  • With our team of expert staffs, you can rely on our services to assist in incorporating your business operation as LLP. You do not need to waste countless hours thinking about how to go about your application. Our strategy is proven and we will supply with all the tools and information to start a business in Singapore, how to be more competitive in your niche, how to set business standards and prepare for risks and challenges, and keep records of important documents and company’s policy.
  • Singapore government has assigned intellectual property and innovation rights to foreign corporation, engineers, investors, and designers to ensure that they receive revenue from income from offshore firms, rather than have those royalties come to them directly. This means that Singaporeans receiving income through offshore companies DON’T attract any tax. At Paul Hype Page & Co, we have the experience and specialize on offering tax haven incorporation services for firms in different tax jurisdictions. We operate within the limits of laws and regulations set by the government of Singapore. We provide details and solutions for offshore as well as local corporations all aspects of offshore companies, for both outbound and inbound international tax structuring.
  • If you are interested to register a company in Singapore, at least one resident (Singapore citizen with Entrepass) is mandatory. However, there are no limits on the number of additional local and foreign directors a Singapore Company can appoint. Directors must be 18 years old and not be convicted of malpractice or be a bankrupt in the past.

Whatever your needs, we invite you to contact us today to kick start your Singapore venture.

To further aid you, we have provided here a resource area with industry specific information and other industry resources to help you successfully start and run your business.

  1. Singapore Business Opportunities 
  2. Singapore Business Licences
  3. Singapore Tax Planning
  4. Singapore Company Incorporation
  5. Singapore Company Yearly Statutory Requirements
  6. Singapore Working Visa Guide

Paul Hype Page & Co. is an ACRA-certified business adviser. Our team of seasoned professional can help you set up a company in Singapore very quickly and easily following all legal entities, and offer you sound advice on how to make it successful too.

In addition to business registration, we’ll also guide you how to:

  1. Write a business plan – Learn how to write a compelling business plan by accessing our sample business plans, or other helpful market research information
  2. Perform market research – Understand your business market, learn how it can enhance your business growth, and how to properly conduct a market research for your business
  3. Corporate Secretary Services – If you are registering a company in Singapore, you will need a Corporate Secretary. Corporate compliance in Singapore is a complex legal requirement for all Singapore registered companies. Our company secretarial team helps our clients and their officers to fulfil their statutory obligations in an efficient manner.
  4. Manage your finances – We’ll offer you the best resources and information to help you fully understand all financial concepts and teach you how to perform basic accounting tasks like budgeting, bookkeeping, financial analysis, among others

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