To kick start a Singapore branch office registration in Singapore, these step by step guide are the general requirements and procedures needed.
However, it is important to identify the significant difference between a Singapore branch and Singapore subsidiary company.
What is the Statutory Requirement for a Branch Office Registration
Being a separate legal entity, a Branch Office must appoint at least two Singapore residents who will be the authorised representative of the branch. They can either be:
What are the documents required for an Incorporation
Setting up a company in Singapore is easy, however, we will first have to identify who you are. Below are the documents needed for the different types of incorporation and individuals.
Documents required from the parent company
- A certified copy of the Certificate of Incorporation or registration in its place of incorporation or origin or a document of a similar effect. The documents must be certified by the Registrar of Companies.
- A certified copy of its Charter, Statute or Memorandum and Articles (MAA) or other instrument constitution or defining its constitution. This too must be certified by the Registrar of Companies.
- A certified true copy of the latest extract of the parent company’s particulars, including the list of its directors and their personal particulars, i.e. passport no., residential address, nationality, date of birth, date of appointment as director of the foreign company (please provide clear copies of certified true copy of the directors’ passport).
- Where the list includes directors’ resident in Singapore who are members of the local board of directors, a memorandum duly executed by or on behalf of the foreign company stating the powers of the local directors will be required.
- A Memorandum of Appointment or Power of Attorney under the seal of the foreign company or executed on its behalf in such manner as to be binding on the company, stating the names and addresses of 2 local agents authorized to accept on its behalf service of process and any notices required to be served on the company.
- The Memorandum of Appointment or Power of Attorney must be verified and accompanied by a duly signed Statutory Declaration (for Commonwealth countries) or Affidavit (for non-Commonwealth countries).
- All documents must be in English or officially translated in English, and it must be certified true copies by a notary public or you must bring the originals to our office for sighting.
If you are situated of based outside Singapore, you can email us the scanned copies of the required documents, so Paul Hype Page & Co’s dedicated corporate specialist can proceed with preparing the necessary incorporation documents.
However, we must receive the certified true copies (or at least view the original documents at our office) before we can incorporate your Singapore branch office. Our compliance department may ask for additional information if deemed necessary.