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How Can Foreigners Start A Business in Singapore?

Business opportunities in Singapore are available in abundance not only for locals, but also for foreign business people. As a viable candidate for foreign transactions, exchange and businesses, Singapore has a reputation of being an effective port for foreign investment and foreign businesses.

Foreigners can make use of these business opportunities in Singapore by first understanding how one can set up or expand his business in Singapore as a foreigner to the country. One has to ensure that he or she attains the correct visa, prepare the necessary requirements that are important for foreign business registration and finally know the proper registration process for his or her business in Singapore.

Start A Business in Singapore

A foreign business person pursuing business prospects in Singapore has to attain a work pass called the EntrePass for foreign business people to start a business in Singapore and to optimize the usage of business opportunities available in Singapore. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and the Standards, Productivity and Innovation Board Singapore will process the application for the EntrePass and approved EntrePass applicants will enjoy the working pass for up to two years. This validation period of the EntrePass is available for the successful first-time applicants. When the EntrePass expires and meets the criteria for a renewal of the work pass, such renewals will award the business with an EntrePass that has a three-year validity period.

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Registration can be easily done for one’s business in Singapore through Bizfile, a system that was set up by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA). Registration for the expansion of businesses in Singapore can also be done through this system. That is, one can also register his or her business branch through this system of registration.

If one wishes to make a foreign expansion of his or her business in Singapore and set up an extended branch office of his or her company, he or she can approach various government agencies for advice and guidance. Relevant procedures and information regarding the registration process can be attained through agencies such as the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Attorney-General Chamber’s. Such agencies provide information and help in the financial and accounting and legal businesses respectively. Help for and information on other sorts of business ventures can be attained from the International Enterprise of Singapore.

Furthermore, one can approach the Economic Development Board for viable locations in Singapore where one can place or position his or her business offices and company. The Economic Development Board (EDB) provides extensive information on industrial and business parks and business locations in Singapore to fill in foreigners about information about potential business locations in the local territory.How Can Foreigners Start A Business in Singapore3

Singapore’s large population of local business talents can effectively provide for the human resources needed for one’s company or business. One can use online recruitment portals and various recruitment agencies to aid the human resource sector of one’s company or business. Information on the training and the availability of potential recruits can be found on the EnterpriseOne website, while the EDB aids in providing various training programs for potential local business recruits.

Aside from the EDB, the ACRA and the EnterpriseOne site, further assistance can be acquired from various other government agencies such as the Standards, Productivity and Innovation Board (SPRING) and International Enterprise Singapore (IE Singapore).

The relevant links to websites, agencies and authorities mentioned can be easily found on the MOM website.

If you require government grants for small business opportunities, then Paul Hype Page & co. can help you get your hands on it. With plenty of experience and a library of knowledge, we can help foreigners start their own business in many countries such as Singapore.

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Posted on May 12, 2013 at 11:57 am
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154 comments
janagi kristnan says:

Me a malaysian woman having a registered company in malaysia trading textiles,home appliances etc…i want to open a branch of my malaysian registered company in singapore…can i do it?? As woman can i get any supports from singapore govt.

Paul Hype Page says:

Hi Janagi,

Yes, you can incorporate a company in Singapore provided you meet all the requirements. You may refer to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM)’s website for the needed requirements. Hope this help.

Best Regards,
Paul

Neo says:

Hello, I am a singapore citizen and my girlfriend is a malaysian working in Singapore for 3 years on work permit. She is thinking of quitting her job to start a small business together with me. We are thinking of starting small dessert/pastry shop together. Please advise on our options

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Neo,

The quickest option we would recommend would be our all-in-one Incorporation with Employment Pass package. Do drop us an email at paulhypepage@php-cpa.com.sg to set up an appointment to discuss the details, we look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,
Paul

KayDee says:

Hi,I am British national in EP in Singapore. Getting married to an Indian national who works in Stock trading in India. We plan to apply for depend pass through my company. But wondering about his options of working in Singapore.he plans to continue his trading in Indian market (as his clients are based there). Can he continue to work remotely without any legal issues? What steps will we need to make so that he can start trading in Singapore trading market also? We would like to ensure all legal steps and tax duties are fulfilled in India and Singapore. Thanks, kan

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear KayDee,

Your husband can still work remotely for the India operation part. As for Singapore, he needs to set up a company and obtain a work pass under the company. With the company and the work pass, he will then need to go ahead to register as a securities trading company. Hope this helps.

Best Regards,
Paul

KayDee says:

Thanks Paul, much appreciated for a quick revert. In terms of setting up a company and paperwork associated, do you provide any services? And what is the b st way to contact please? I assume once that is done he will need to different visa than a Dependent Pass?

Also in terms of his remote working, assume any tax implications need to be fulfilled on the basis of Indian Tax structure? Are there any implications of Double tax at all until the time he sets up and starts his work in Singapore?

Many thanks

gina says:

Hi,
I am Singapore PR, can I set up a company with another partner who is come from Malaysia?

Hope to hear you soon.

Thank you.

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Gina,

Yes, you can. Should you need further advise on incorporation and company setup in Singapore, do drop us an email at paulhypepage@php-cpa.com.sg to set up an appointment. We have a branch office in Malaysia as well.

Best Regards,
Paul

Ali says:

Hello sir,
Good day.Hope you are fine.I’m Ali from Pakistan.
Sir i have a question is it right singapore don’t give work permit for Pakistani People?
If it is right then how you will provide me employment pass with my company registration.
Hope you will answer soon.
Best Regards,
Ali

Ali says:

Hello sir,
Good day.Hope you are fine.I’m Ali from Pakistan.
Sir i want to tell you i have a company of medical instruments want to open my company in singapore.But i have no big company.So can you help me to register my company there.And can i also do there any job during company registration.
And please tell me all expenses.
And i’m also coming in singapore so can we meet in singapore.
Hope you will answer soon.
Best Regards,
Ali

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Ali,

Singapore is one of the best places for a startup company of any size. Our all-in-one Incorporation with Employment Pass would be the ideal solution to what you may be looking for. Do drop us an email at paulhypepage@php-cpa.com.sg for more details and charges. We will be better able to advise you once we know more about your company.

We look forward to meeting and working with you.

Best Regards,
Paul

Ali says:

Thank you very much for your kind reply.
And i have been sent you email.
Please check and tell me.
Thanks

Iysha says:

Hi I’m having a garment showroom in India and I would like to start the same in Singapore. My friend is a DP holder in Singapore. What are the formalities to be followed for setting up a retail shop in Singapore?

elise says:

Hi Iysha,

You can certainly set up your business in Singapore with our support, especially with our all-in-one Incorporation with Employment Pass package. Our helpful sales personnel will email you with the details.

Best Regards,
Paul

gerson says:

Dear paul,

I am from Indonesia and i would start an IT company in SG. could you please give me the requirement for it?
the minimum capital, the law, the taxes and also could you give me the cost for your service until my company can running.

thanks

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Gerson,

We recommend that you consider our all-in-one Incorporation with Employment Pass package to help you get started. We would love to hear more about your company so we can better advise you on what to do. Do drop us an email at paulhypepage@php-cpa.com.sg for more details and charges.

Cheers,
Paul

Shanil Muhammed says:

Hi, i am shanil from india. I would like to start a corporate training center in Singapore. Currently we have offices in india and UAE. Is it possible to provide necessary informations? And I am a UAE Resident Visa (Invester Visa) Holder. I just need to set up 3 staffs working office (minimal requirements) and bank account and licenses. Expecting ur reply

elise says:

Dear Shanil,

All we need is your passport and proof of address, fill up our incorporation form and we will be able to set up your company within 2 working days. We would suggest our all-in-one Incorporation with Employment Pass package. More details about your company would be helpful, as we would be better able to advise from there.

Do drop us an email at paulhypepage@php-cpa.com.sg and let’s talk more.

Cheers,
Paul

Amit kumar says:

Hi , Paul ,
I send mail to ur email I’d , kindly reply me asap, i given my contact number too,if possible then please contact me,I am waiting for reply with all details.thanks

Abel Magayanes says:

Hi,

I would like to set up a small business in Singapore.Please advise me what is the minimum capital required and also procedures
For the same. I am from Philippines.. Thanks

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Abel,

Thank you for getting in touch. You’ve made the right choice choosing Singapore as a business destination, we are one of the easiest countries in the world to do business. The minimum capital to start a company in Singapore would be SGD$1. To proceed to the next step, we would need more details regarding the nature of your business to offer more specific advise.

Do drop us an email at paulhypepage@php-cpa.com.sg . Have a great day ahead.

Best Regards,
Paul

Amit kumar says:

Hi,this is Amit from India,actually I want to start a fabrications company in Singapore,I want to get all details about this,including the business place ,bcuz of that m kming to Singapore ,n which Visa will work for that,?or wat is the condition to get PR,N HOW MANY DAYS WILL TAKE A TIME FOR PROCESSING? PLEASE GIVE ME ALL THE DETAILS,,

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Amit,

Our Incorporation with Employement Pass package is the best solution for entrepreneurs looking to open their first venture in Singapore. It will be recommended to apply for Employment pass first and operate your business in Singapore for a while before you apply for PR (PR process may take from 6 months to 2 years depending on individual criteria)

Do drop us an email at paulhypepage@php-cpa.com.sg if you need further assistance on securing Employment Passes. Have a great day ahead.

Cheers,
Paul

Umar says:

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am from pakistan, I want to start computer or grosery shop in singapor. Please tell me how can i get visa and how much investment i needed for it ???and how much time process will take

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Umar,

Our Incorporation with Employment Pass all-in-one package is the answer to help you get started in Singapore. My colleague will drop you an email shortly with more details and charges. Hope to hear from you soon!

Cheers,
Paul

isaac clement asmaoah says:

l, will like to set up a small business in Singapore. i am from Ghana. i can travel to Singapore without attaining a visa but not work visa. can you please advice me as to how to get the work visa and incorporation. please tell me how much will i spend in getting all the documents done for me.
Again, let me know what will be required. Thanks.

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Isaac,

Thank you for getting in touch. May we recommend our Incorporation with Employment Pass all in one package if you’re keen on opening a company?

My colleague will drop you an email with more information on the details and charges shortly. We hope to hear from you soon!

Best Regards,
Paul

Alexander says:

Dear Sir/Madam,
Currently I am a student in Singapore and I would like to open the company. Is it possible for in my situation?
Thanks,
Alexander.

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Alexander,

Perhaps you could tell us more about the kind of company you wish to setup? We would be able to advise you better once we have more details.

Do drop us an email at paulhypepage@php-cpa.com.sg for more details and charges. Hope to hear from you soon.

Cheers,
Paul

Abdulla says:

Hello,

I would like to know the process and set up cost of a consultation company in singapore.

Yours Sincerely,
Abdulla

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Abdulla,

We would like to have a consultation session with you to better discuss your options and how we can help you set up your company. May I recommend our Incorporation with Employment Pass solution? I believe that would be the best approach for your business needs. My colleague will email you shortly with more details.

Cheers,
Paul

Ahmad seyar says:

Dear Sir/Madam

Please provide me information regarding business of mechanical garage in singapore I like to open mechanical garage business in Singapore.

Thank You,

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Ahmad,

We would recommend you consider our incorporation solution package that allows you to setup your own business and apply for employment pass. Do drop us an email at paulhypepage@php-cpa.com.sg for more details and charges.

Kind Regards,
Paul

Birendra says:

Hi Paul,

I am from India, and i would like to setup a Restaurant in Singapore. Initially i was working in a Singapore bank, but now because of the project completion and i have moved back to India. My EP stands expired as of now.
Request you to please help me with the paperwork for restaurant business , and the investment required for this venture.
Also what sort of VISA i need to apply for this ?

Regards,
Birendra

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Birendra,

We will be able to assist you from incorporation to applying the right work visa and permits. You may also refer to https://www.paulhypepage.com/guide-faq/start-a-singapore-restaurant/ for more information.

Do drop us an email at paulhypepage@php-cpa.com.sg for more details and charges.

Kind Regards,
Paul

Kristine Rayat says:

Hi Paul

I was wondering if you could help me with setting up a business in Singapore. I am planning to put up a fastfood chain franchise in Singapore. I would like to know the step by step process. I am a Filipino Citizen but I am a permanent resident of Australia. Also, I would like to know what type of visa should I be applying for and is it troublesome to apply for one? How long does it usually take to process all the required documents? Do I need to provide a bank statement when applying?
Thanks so much

Regards,
Kristine

Paul Hype Page says:

Hi Kristine,

You can consider our incorporation solution package which allows you to setup your own business and apply for an employment pass. Paul Hype Page & Co. has the expertise you need from years of helping foreign entrepreneurs start their own businesses.

We would love to hear more about your company so we can better advise you on what to do. Do drop us an email at paulhypepage@php-cpa.com.sg for more details and charges.

Cheers
Paul

Kevin says:

Dear Sir/Madam,

I would like to register a company at Singapore for opening my online shop at Lazada. I don’t need the working visa. The only thing i need is the local bank account. Can you kindly advise what’s the basic requirements?

Many thanks

Kindregards

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Kevin,

Opening a bank account in Singapore is a fairly straightforward process. At Paul Hype Page, we can assist you from incorporating a company to arranging the banker for you for the account opening. We would love to hear about your goals and needs for the account, do drop us an email at paulhypepage@php-cpa.com.sg for further consultation and charges.

Cheers,
Paul

jo says:

My partner is currently holding a work permit and working in singapore.
Can i apply EP for him and set up a new company (teaching music).

Paul says:

Hi Yuki,

If your partner met the criteria of EP, then yes you can consider setting up your own company and apply EP for him.

We will be able to assist you from incorporation to employment pass application, pls drop us a note via contact us and my corporate specialist will send you the relevant details.

Cheers
Paul

Rica says:

hello sir,
We are currently holding a business of a General merchandise business here in PH, existed almost 5 years, from our frequent visit to Singapore, my husband and I are interested in putting up small shop in Singapore and and try a living there because so far it is our well loved country and wished to be there in the future.Please send me anything that that I can send to process our inquiry and the steps in making this possible. All the best and thanks!

Rica

Paul says:

Dear Rica,

An incorporation of a Private Limited company in Singapore with Employment pass application will be suitable for you.

Our Corporate Specialist will drop you an email with more details
Paul

Cheena Kaushal says:

Hello, I am from India. We have a garment manufacturing unit in India now we want to open a branch office and extend our business in Singapore. Could you please tell us the procedure and the minimum capital we require?

Paul says:

Dear Cheena,

We will need to understand more about your business operation so we can recommend the right business setup for your company. The most recommended business setup will be Private Limited where you will need as little as SGD2 as capital.

Paul

Cheena Kaushal says:

Hi Paul, thanks for your reply. Let me tell you more about our business. We have a garment company here in India, and we manufactures the ready made garments for domestic and export. Now we want to open a outlet or showroom in Singapore where we can sell our clothes. So could you please guide us regarding this. Thanks in advance.

Paul says:

Dear Cheena,

My corporate specialist will drop you an email and follow up with you from there. If you dont get any email, pls drop us a note on CONTACT US page.
Thank you
Paul

Cheena Kaushal says:

Hello Paul

I have not received any mail yet
Thanks

pon dhandapani,B.E., says:

Sir,
Greetings!!!..
we have our own government certified organic estate in india (10 hectares) in hill station 4500ft.our farm produces are coffee,pepper,jack fruit,avacado ,turmeric.we want sell these produce in singapore.
kindly guide us to venture our business,
yours truly
pon dhandapani

Paul says:

Dear Pon,

Apart from setting up your company, you may also need to find out more about the import business licenses you may need. Our corporate specialist will contact you with more details.

Paul

hazi mukles says:

hi
i am bangladeshi .i got one company in singapore.this is food business.my income tax diclare 42000 sin.long time not stay in singapore.but business on.now i want to stay singapore..plz advice me how to get ep..and how much cost.
my company name puncak best noodles halal muslim food.far east plaza #05-9495

Paul says:

Dear Hazi,

Our EP application service is charged at SGD800. To find out more about your eligibility an EP pass, you can do an online SAT test – https://services.mom.gov.sg/sat/satservlet .
My colleague will also drop you an email about the Criteria of Employment pass for your refers.
Cheers
Paul

jennette robles says:

Hi !

We are currently holding a Pass Holder here in Singapore and wish to open a small Filipino Store Business ,
Is there any qualification and what are the requirements that we need to fill up in, in order to open-u and operate.

Thanks,
Jnet

Paul says:

Dear Jennette,

If you are an employment pass holder and wish to incorporate a Private Limited company in Singapore, we can assist you in the setting up and application process. All you need to do is to fill up our incorporation form with your ideal company name and our corporate specialist will be able to contact you with more information.

Paul

masud Karim says:

Hello sir, I’m a British citizen and want to setup a business in Singapore. mainly a trading business, take the order from my buyers in other Asian country (mostly garments machinery) and supply their machinerys and payment through proper banking channel. I want to setup in Singapore as income tax/ corporation tax is too high in UK. can you give some more details please? can I open business as a British citizen or I have to join with someone living in Singapore? do I need a visa for that? due to my business nature, I physically don#t need to stay in Singapore for long time, if needed I can go once in a month or when I got the order. please suggest.

Thanks/masud

Paul says:

Dear Masud,

Setting up a business in Singapore is easy and fast with the right structure. You can start by setting up your company (Pte Ltd) in Singapore.

We will drop you an email with more information of our Incorporation with Nominee director solution for your refers.

Cheers
Paul

NK says:

Hi!

I’m a well experienced engineering professional living outside Singapore. I’m looking forward to start proprietorship business in equipment and spare parts trading in Singapore, with least capital. Pls. guide on requirements, prior to entry to Singapore and as well, kindly advice me as to how to apply for an entry visa for self and family dependents (wife and children, aged below 21 yrs).

Awaiting your reply.

Thanks & regards,

NK

Paul says:

Dear NK,

You can start by starting your company (Pte Ltd) in Singapore. Once you are able to obtain an Employment pass (with min salary above $5000 so you can apply for Dependent pass for your family), you can then apply DP for your family.

We will drop you an email with more information of our Incorporation with Employment solution for your better understanding.

Cheers
Paul

akhil says:

Sir, I would like to export banana and banana products like chips to singapore, please help me to know the requirements, expenses and so on.

Paul says:

Dear Akhil,

You can start by incorporating a company (Pte Ltd) in Singapore and then apply import permit for food product coming into Singapore. We will be able to assist you in the incorporation and work pass / or nominee director solution (if you are not relocating to Singapore). My colleague will drop you an email with more details and cost for your refers

Cheers
Paul

Madhan says:

Dear sir,
I am from India. I got IE code and i am interested to start a business in singapore. we are the manufacturers of amla juice, health mix and food products. And also trader of agricultural products. can you pleas guide me the opportunities to start an business in singapore. And kindly tell me the cost of expenditure to start a business.

Thank you
Regards,
Madhan

Paul says:

Dear Madhan,

Thank you for contacting us.

In order to start business in Singapore as a foreigner, you will need to set up a private limited company, followed by applying for work permit (employment pass). The pricing for our services starts from $3,155, which is also presented on our website as well. https://www.paulhypepage.com/our-fees/#Incorporation-with-Employment-Pass-Package

To speak to our representative, please give us a call at 6221-4711 or simply drop us an email. We will send you an intro email for your information anyways. Have a great one!

Best Regards,
Paul

Adam says:

Hello,
I am currently employed in Singapore on an EP, however I would like to start my own separate business designing, manufacturing and selling goods.
Is it possible for me to set up a new business on my existing EP?
Thanks
Adam

Paul says:

Dear Adam,

You would need to apply for a new EP after setting up your own company in Singapore. Please contact us at 6221-4711 if you would like to speak with our representative for more information.

Thanks,

Paul

Sumar Sharif says:

Hi sir/madam
I am from Malaysia and just visited Singapore to look for business opportunities. I much interested to start 24 hours convenience shop in Singapore. What the possibility I can own business as a foreigner? Really need your advise.
Thank you

Paul says:

Dear Sumar,

We have many Malaysia clients whom are successful entrepreneur in Singapore with employment pass. We will need more information about your business setup and your work experience in-order to assist you better.

My colleague will drop you an email with more details on our services for incorporation and work visa.

Paul

Anjali Gupta says:

Hello,
I want to start an import export trading company in Singapore. I am a citizen of India. I am in Singapore currently till Tuesday. I would be willing to come down and meet in person if I can get an appointment to understand the whole procedure and costs involved and everything. Thank you 🙂

Paul says:

Dear Anjali,

Thank you for contacting us.

We understand that you would like to start an import and export trading company in Singapore. As you are a citizen of India, you would need to apply for an employment pass if you would like to relocate to Singapore. Our representative will be in touch with you shortly for more information. Look forward to discussing together from there.

Cheers,
Paul

Lee wei yew says:

Hello,

Would like to know that operate a ecom multi-retailer base in Singapore . Should I apply license to operate this website as a foreign . If need to apply what qualifications need and capital need to prepare.

Regards
Wei Yew

Paul says:

Dear Wei Yew,

Thank you for contacting Paul Hype Page.

First the company must be registered under ACRA in order to operate any business in Singapore and the website you’ve mentioned. A copy of your passport (or IC card if you are Singaporean) and proof of residential address will be needed to set up a company. There is no minimum paid up capital required to start.

Please contact us for more information about incorporation. We will be happy to assist you.

Cheers,
Paul

gowtham says:

hello sir
I would like to start a cashew trading company in singapore. I need to know how to register the company and what are the documents need to submit ? registration fees amount ,in which visa i need to come if i will come for business registration

Paul says:

Hi Gowtham,

Thanks for your interest.

In order to register a company in Singapore, you would be required to submit a copy of your passport and proof of residential address. You would need to apply for an employment pass which will authorize you to work and live legally in Singapore. Our pricing for incorporation and employment pass is $3,155. We will send you more information in detail to your email. From there, we can discuss further about the further process.

Cheers!

Paul

MUHAMMAD SHAHID says:

Dear Sir !

I like to setup a retail business in singapore can I get more details on the processes minimum requirements and cost of setting up a company in Singapore ? I also need more details on work passes ,setting up of bank accounts and registration of company .

Thank you

Best regards !

Kumar says:

Hi Paul,

I am from India and working on EP since 2007 in a local bank (My employer will allow me to take week-end work mentioned below so far I get the content approved by them for Non-Disclosure related items). My PR got rejected already 3 times. Now, I want to do following as part-time over the week-end business, do I need to register a company or get another visa? How can you help me? What are your consulting charges?
1. Become book Author and publish my books with US/local publisher
2. Publish self-learning online trainings on learning portals like UDEMY
3. Provide virtual class-room training over the week-end or after office hours
4. Publish Mobile gaming paid apps (non gabling/casino) on Apple store
5. Build self-running online portals related to IT tools (will be supported initially from India)

Thanks

Paul says:

Hi Kumar,

Thanks for your inquires.

As your current EP is strictly tied to one particular company only, it is not possible to obtain another working pass unless you resign from the bank you are working for now. However, it is still possible to set up a company under a nominee director and if you have any of your family members who can play a role of foreign director, this is also an option for your case.

Our incorporation services charges start from $1,955 as you can see from our link below.
https://www.paulhypepage.com/our-fees/#Company-Incorporation-Services

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

Cheers,
Kumar

Ibrahim says:

I need starting tailaring shop in singapor

Paul says:

Hi Ibrahim,

We can help you to start your own tailaring shop in Singapore. Our representative will be in touch with you shortly.

Thank you,
Paul

JM says:

Hi,
I am a DP holder working on LoC. I wish to start a consulting business. Can I do this along with my job by incorporating a company parallels?

Paul says:

Hi JM,

You will need to apply for another LoC to work for a new consulting company as a director. For more details, our representative will be in touch with you shortly.

Best Regards,

Paul

SMINTO SIMON says:

I like to open a company in Singapore, can u help me…and Wat is the procedures, pls reply..

Paul says:

Hi Sminto,

We can definitely help you setting up your own company in Singapore. We will drop you an email shortly.

Thanks!
Paul

Shiva says:

Hi,

I am from,Ihave experience in online commodity trading,i wnat to do in Singapore market. Please provide the details.

Paul says:

Hi Shiva,

If you are looking into setting up a company in Singapore for online commodity trading industry, we can help you at a cost of $3,155. This includes our incorporation. employment pass, etc.

For more information, please drop us an email with questions you may have.

Thank you,
Paul

Ismail J says:

Hello Paul, i am selling natural Malaysia honey. Want to get new market in Singapore. Can register as sole prop to bring in from Msia and sell?

Paul says:

Dear Ismail,

As a foreigner, you will need to appoint at least one locally resident representative. One of other options is that you can set up your own company and apply for employment pass.

Paul

Sumit says:

Hi Paul,
I have a Law degree from India and I wish to set up a Company in Singapore and operate a restaurant or take away food outlets there with my Indian partner and a local Singaporean director. What is the minimum capital requirement? Do my partner and me need a Entrepass to do business, it seems quite difficult to get because of the eligibility criteria? What other visa oprions are there? Please advise. Best regards Sumit.

Paul says:

Dear Sumit,

You may also look into Employment Pass. The eligibility for this pass is to have a bachelor’s degree with no minimum capital requirement. Our representative will be in touch with you for more information.

Paul

Danish says:

Hi paul, i want to know the person should be educated for do any kind of business in singapore?

Aur need only capital?

Rgrds
Danish

Paul says:

Dear Danish,

You would need at least a bachelor’s degree to apply for EP (employment pass) which will give rights to do business in Singapore.

Otherwise, you can set up a business with local nominee director which we can provide. For details, our representative will contact you shortly.

Thank you,
Paul

Rakesh Kumar says:

Hi

Im from India. I worked in Singapore more than one year as an EP from October 2013 to Feb 2015.

Now I want to start organic vegetable shop in Singapore. I would like to know the minimum required investment to start

Paul says:

Dear Kumar,

There are no requirements for minimum paid-up capital when incorporating a private limited.
There are many advantages for a Pte Ltd company setup especially for foreign investors. Its protects your personal assets and also provides tax benefits by Singapore. Additionally, A Pte Ltd company also allows shareholders and foreign directors to apply for employment pass.

Paul

Anthony says:

Dear Sir
I am from Indonesia and I plan to open a Fitness supplements store in Singapore. Currently im doing this business too in Indonesia, I plan to sell in Singapore and also export it to my Indonesian customer, What are the clearances, application do I need? I don’t have workers, I am a sole proprietor. want to do doing a online business in Singapore.

and how about the taxes in Singapore if i exported to Indonesia ?
Hope you can guide me
Thank you and have a great day!

Paul says:

Dear Anthony,

Yes we have just the incorporation package for you. My Corporate specialist will email you with more details.

Cheers
Paul

madhavan unnithan sunil says:

I want start business in singapore.

Olga says:

Dear Sirs!
I am from Russia and I am going to open a chain of nail bars in Singapore. Which tax should I pay if my employees will be also foreigners? Can you help me with legal procedures (for manicure spot) and with all organization?
Best regards!
Olga

Paul says:

Dear Olga,

It will be hassle free for you if you engage PHP incorporation package so we can assist you from registration your company to setup and work visa application as well as accounting and payroll. This also allow us to setup the right business module from the beginning to ensure smooth transaction for work pass and account thereafter.
Please call our corporate specialist for more details today.

Paul

shashika says:

hi
im from sri lanka i’d like start business in singapore,(export & import). but how much is cost for registration (including nominee directer)?

Thank you

Paul says:

Dear Shashika,

You can go for our Incorporation package with Nominee director for a year at SGD 5,755 which includes Incorporation, Acra fee, Company Secretary services, registered office address and nominee director for a year.

Paul

Angel says:

Hi,

I’m from Philippines and I have a small business here where I sell skin care made in the Philippines and some cosmetics that I import from other countries to sell. I would like to also sell in Singapore so I am looking for a guideline on how I can make it possible. What are the clearances, application do I need? I don’t have workers, I am a sole proprietor.
Hope you can guide me accordingly.
Thank you and have a great day!

Regards,
Angel

Paul says:

Dear Angel,
You can consider setting up a Pte Ltd company in Singapore. That will also allow you to apply for employment pass (work pass) if needed.
My corporate specialist will email you with more details.
cheers
Paul

VAIBHAV JAIN says:

Hi,

I am from India, want to setup a Trading Business for Housekeeping Equipments & Hygiene Products in Singapore.
Currently I am having a Proprietorship Business for same products in Noida (Uttar Pradesh), India.
What are the procedure, documents, Time frame & cost involvement to start a business in Singapore?

Regards,
Vaibhav Jain

Paul says:

Dear Vaibhav,

Timeline to Set Up a Singapore Private Limited Company
•Our incorporation team, upon receipt of all incorporation documents from the client, visits the web portal BizFile+ to search the availability of the name for the proposed company. Once it is approved from ACRA and we will reserves it for you.
*Please note that ACRA wants to maintain the uniqueness in the names of the companies under its jurisdiction. If the company name is improper, confusing, an imitation, or if it is blacklisted, ACRA rejects it.
•Our Corporate Specialist will then submits the application for company registration to the Company Registrar with duly signed documents. The registrar may notify, the acceptance or the rejection of the application online, in 1 hour.
•Once the registration is successful, ACRA sends an email giving details of incorporation like Company Number, date of issuance, and etc. The email serves as the Certificate of Incorporation in Singapore.

After a successful company incorporation in Singapore, PHP also assists our clients in acquiring the relevant work visa, the right business licenses and permits, opening a corporate bank account in a local bank, and ordering Company Seal and stamps.

You may setup a company in Singapore within 24 hrs. (Provided all documents are in order).

Do give us a call today to start your Company Incorporation!

Paul

Cloudy says:

I’m a PR who wish to set up business with a foreigner (msian).. Both of us will be the directors of company yet we do not have $50k to apply for entry pass. Kindly advise if we could start a business in singapore tq!

Paul says:

Dear Cloudy,

Employment pass maybe a better option for your partner case.

To successfully register a Singapore company, the entrepreneurs should have fulfilled the following requirements:
•At least one shareholder
•At least one local director
•At least one company secretary
•Minimum paid-up capital of S$1. (However we do recommend to provide reasonable start up capital that is relevant to your business)
•Registered company name
•Local registered business address for your company
•Memorandum & Articles of Association

Do book an appointment with our Incorporation team to start your company today!
Cheers
Paul

Jason says:

Hi Sir/Madam

Im malaysian, i wish to open a bakery shop in singapore with a Singaporean friend of mine. I would to know what should i do or need in order to open a bakery shop where this bakery shop only need 2 persons in charge. Thank you

Jason

Paul says:

Der Jason,

My colleague will email you with more details. Once you are ready, we will be able to assist you in your incorporation and setup.

Looking forward
Paul

perry inacay says:

Good day sir/madam,

Im Perry a filipino citizen,im engaged in bamboo handicraft business here in the philippines and im planning to set up business in your country. My question is are we allowed(foreigner)to put up bamboo handicraft and furniture business in singapore?and what are the necessary requirements please advise and thank you and God bless.

Perry.

Paul says:

Dear Perry,

We will need to understand the model of your business to advise the company setup and incorporation in Singapore. Do give us a call.

Paul

Basheer Ahamed says:

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am a graphic designer. I was working in singapore as a Senior graphic designer for 4 years. Now I would like to start a business in my field (Degital desigining centre) with minimum level investment. So, I need your best consultancy in this matter. I am awainting for your reply. Thanking you.
Basheer Ahamed.S

Steephen Francis says:

Hi Sir/Madam,
I like to start a online marketing business and placement service in Singapore.I need local director from your organization and need guideline for document submission for entre pass and further registration process.I want to know your Service Charge.

Thanks&regards,
Steephen Francis
India

Nuur says:

Hello Sir,

Dear Sir
I am enquiring on behalf of my friend who is a Bangladeshi who wish to take over an existing mini mart business in Singapore. My enquiries is as follows:-
1. Can he appoint me (a S’pore PR) to act as local agent but at the same time employ me as his employee (managing his business?
2. Does he needs to apply for Employment Pass or Entrepass application?

Your reply is this matter is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Nuur

Paul says:

Dear Nuur

Yes you can act as his local director if you are a Singaporean or PR and you may be an employee there as well with CPF payable.

If your friend have relevent working experience and a Diploma or Degree cert, he can proceed to apply for employment pass.

We will be able to assist you and your friend from Incorporation to work pass application as well as payroll services.

Do give us a call to set up a meeting with our consultants.

Paul

haneef says:

i want to setup a I.T Company in Singapore and open a bank account and how can i get visa

Paul says:

Dear Haneef,

We will be able to help you from incorporation to opening of bank account as well as applying the right working visa. My colleague will drop you an email shorty to guide you to it.

Cheers
Paul

Sam says:

Hello,

I am a foreigner currently working in Singapore with an Employment pass.
I am interested in opening my own tech company in Singapore.

Would I be able to start the company and continue working for my current employer for a few months ?
Am I elligible to an Entre Pass ? I have no investors (i have the 50,000 dollars on an account), no intellectual property …

Best regards,
Sam

Paul says:

Dear Sam,

Employment pass will still be the best option for you now.

In General you can start a company while working in your current company (but also depend on your current employment contract terms) but you wont be able to work in the new company. You are only allow to work for the company that applies your current EP for you.

It will be best to make an appointment with our Incorporate Specialist to understand your situation in detail to give you the best solution.

We will be able to assist you from your incorporation to applying of new EP and all corporate compliances needs.

Paul

Shandy says:

Please contact me for assistant

Mani Singh says:

Hello sir. .

I am from India I am working in Singapore I want start a small business in sg what should I do for star business.
And how to I get right permit to do busines
I want to know also what is the basic requirements to start business. .

Paul says:

Hi Mani,

In Singapore, the two main types of incorporated companies are:
Private Limited (‘Pte Ltd’) Companies: the number of shareholders is limited to fifty or less and has restrictions on the right to transfer its shares
Public Companies: the number of shareholders can be more than fifty members and the company may raise capital by offering shares and debentures to the public

You can consider using our Incorporation with Nominee Director (Package)

The Paul Hype Page Solution
•Step 1: Understand the Requirements of setting a Singapore Company
•Step 2: Understand the role of Nominee Director and sign off the Agreement
•Step 3: Fill Up the Online Incorporation form and prepare the necessary documents
•Step 4: Open Company’s Bank Account
•Step 5: Start Your Business

Do book an appointment with our Incorporation Team to start your company today!

Paul

Chris C says:

Posted an earlier question on here. Not sure why it was deleted. Was enquiring whether a dependent pass holder was able to incorporate a co in SG and set up an online store to sell imported goods. Do you require a SG citizen or PR to be the director of the company or can a dependent pass holder incorporate the company herself?

Paul says:

Hi Chris,
A Dependent Pass (DP) holder is not allowed to work as a [registered/nominee Director in a company]/ [Partner in a local Partnership* unless he/she* already holds a valid work pass (e.g., Letter of Consent) that allows him/her to do so. This is because a registered/nominee Director in a company is required to discharge certain duties in the company. This constitutes a form of work.
DP holders are allowed to own/hold shares in Singapore companies or firms. However, do note that they cannot be involved in the running of the business in any way (unless they obtained a valid work pass to do so) because that would constitute a form of work.
Hope this helps.
Should you need help in applying for work pass, do contact us.
Cheers
Angela

Ajay says:

Hi Paul,

I intend to incorporate an online business – one that could be managed from just about anywhere – in Singapore and eventually become a Permanent Resident.

* Is it a legal requirement for a Singaporean company to have a local director?

* Would I be required to hire locghts.al employees? The nature of the business is such that I might be a sole proprietor, or, at best, decide to hire a couple of employees.

* What are the tax rates in Singapore?

I’m torn between Singapore and Labuan. Not sure where to go.

Paul says:

Dear Ajay,

1) Yes it a must to have a director whom is a Singaporean, PR or EP holder. DP holder can be director but they cant work in the company.
2) You can decide which is the best hiring options for your company, there is no min no of employee
3) The corporate tax rate for Singapore is 17%. however there are many tax exemption you can look into.

Do make an appointment with our incorporation consultants to give you a better picture that can help you make your decision.
Cheers
Paul

Amit kumar says:

Hi
I want to start ready made garments in singapore ,i am from india how can i start?,and minimum capital i require for set up my business according to singapore migration law
thanks an regards
Amit kumar

Paul says:

Dear Amit,

You can incorporate a company in Singapore with as little as $2 capital. It really depends on the mode of business you are looking at and if you need any work pass to work in Singapore as well as if you want to bring your family here to Singapore with you. Let us know if you are ready to setup your business, Paul Hype Page & Co will be able to help you incorporate, apply work pass, open bank account, plan your business proposal and meet all corporate secretary duties.

Paul

Joyanta Mitra says:

Hi,

I am from India, want to setup a Trading Business for Information Technology Product in Singapore.
Currently I am having a Proprietorship Business on IT at Kolkata, India.
What are the procedure, documents, Time frame & cost involvement to start a business in Singapore?

Regards,
Joyanta Mitra

Paul says:

Dear Joyanta,

You can consider incorporation of a branch in Singapore to expand your business here. My colleague will email with more information.

Paul

Praveen Nair says:

Hello,

I run a medium sized SEO and Digital Marketing Firm in India, i wanted to setup a business in Singapore, a small sized one with around 5-6 Employees, what must be done ? I’m keenly looking forward to it, I wish to get a PR also if possible and would like to bring my Wife along with me to Singapore and settle down there, kindly send me more details

Thanks
Praveen Nair

Paul says:

Hi Praveen,

You can setup a company in Singapore with EP and apply DP for your family to be in Singapore. We can go thru your documents and refers in order to advise you for the work pass and PR application.
My colleague will email you with more information.
Paul

Edmond says:

Hi Paul,I’m Malaysian and working in Singapore under working permit pass,I like to start a courier delivery business in Singapore,please let me know what are the requirement’s.thank you

Paul says:

Dear Edmond,

Under work permit and Spass, you will not be able to setup your own company, however we will suggest to engage Paul Hype Page business Solution – Incorporation with Nominee Director. Do make a appointment with our incorporation team for more information.

Paul

Mohammad says:

Respected sir I want to start a Business in Singapore but I don’t know how can I get visa ,permit,Licence,& other formalities please suggest & help me to set up Business in SG I would like to invest Transport & Food restaurant awaiting your reply thanks

Paul says:

Dear Mohammad
For most people, the thought of starting a business abroad can be daunting. We at Paul Hype Page & Co. offer services that extend beyond the traditional consulting or accounting firm. We help with incorporation and relocation in the initial stage of your business, and offer tax and secretarial services as your business grows as well as apply the right work pass and license for you.
Contact our incorporation team today to book a meeting with us.
Paul

AP says:

Hi Paul

I am a CA of Indian origin settled in South Africa for past 16 years. Other than my practice I have also have a firm which does business of software import/export. I have a big client who is importing textile goods from South East Asia/China region for past several years. He has been using the services of an agent in Hong Kong to give him logistics support. Now he wishes to move from him and give me the oppurtunity to set up an office in singapore to handle the logistics of his imports from there. So can you tell me how easy or challenging is for me to go in this direction of setting up this business in singapore, especially with respect to getting an Entrepass. I already have a tentative plan to visit Sg in mid november.
Thanks

Paul says:

Dear Pankyarora,

Singapore is an excellent choice as a trading port. It is very easy to incorporate a company and use EP specialist to apply an Employment pass (EP) for you as long as you can show that the company is a genuine company that’s have actual trades and transaction going on. Of course there are a few other criteria to fulfil in order to apply for the right work pass.

Do book an appointment to meet up with our Incorporation Team when you are in Singapore so we can give you a detail analysis.

Paul

zeenat pirani says:

hi
want to open a provisional store in singapore can you please help me with how to go about with it
regards

Paul says:

Dear Zeenat,

Understand your interest in opening a provisional store in Singapore, I will have my consultant get back to you with more details shortly.

Thank you.
Paul

Fathima says:

Hello Sir,

Am Fathima from India. I wish to start a Provisional Store in Singapore. Please let me know the procedure for the same like :
1. What kind of Visa should be obtained & visa charges?
2. Should the company be registered in name of a Singapore or PR?
3. What would be registration if we are interested in taking over an existing provisional business setup there?

Please advise.
Thanks & regards,
Fathima

Paul says:

Hi Fathima,

Please make an appointment with our consultant for company registration and visa application. We will need more information from you in order to provide the right package for you.

Paul

Rm says:

Can a foriner start a resturant in singapour

Paul says:

Dear Rm,
Yes, a foreign can start a restaurant in Singapore with the right permits and visa. You can start with setting up a company and apply for work visa.
We will be able to assist you from incorporation to applying the right work visa and permits. My colleague will drop you an email for more information.

Welcome to Singapore!

Paul

paras handa says:

hello sir

As a foriegner i want to open a business in singapore means I want to invest money in singapore
and i need guide that what can i do there and what are the hopes over there.

Paul says:

Dear Paras,

You may want to consider incorporating a company in Singapore and take up our nominee director services. My colleague will email you with more details shortly. Do book an appointment to set up a meeting with us for further discussion.

Your Sincerely
Paul

Pradeep says:

Hi
Would like to set up a small business in singapore. please advice what is the minimum capital required & also procedure for the same. i am from india.

Paul says:

Hi Pradeep,

The minimum capital to setup a company in Singapore can be as low as just $2. We will advise using Incorporation with Employment pass to setup your business. Do give us a call for an appointment when you are ready to let us assist you.

Cheers
Paul

Allan M. Lopez says:

Hi! Im into seafood trading in the philippines, im interestedin opening a same business in singapore. What am i going to do? And what can you do to help me? I already message yesterday. Please rrpky on my email. Thanks.

Paul says:

Dear Allan,

The first step towards conducting business as a trading company in Singapore is to incorporate a company.

Before you can import/export any goods in and out of the country, you’ll need to first activate your account with Singapore Customs. Your account will be activated within 1-2 business days after you submit your application. You will then be issued an approval letter from Customs, valid for as long as your company exists.

We will email you shortly with detail information on the steps to incorporate your business.

Paul

onkar singh says:

respected sir / madam,
i am from india
i want to start business leanse on nightclub/retaurent in singapore/thailand/ indonesia(bali), so please send me fulinformations regarding that,

Paul says:

Dear Onkar Singh

Under the Environmental Public Health Act, it is mandatory to secure a Food Shop License issued by the National Environment Agency (NEA) for retailing food and/or drinks. Finalizing the place for restaurant operations should precede the application for Food shop License because the authorities will inspect the premises before granting an approval for the license.

You can refer to https://www.paulhypepage.com/guide-faq/start-a-singapore-restaurant/ for more information.

Once you are ready to start, pls fill up this form below and we will be able to assist you with all the detail follow up.
http://paulhypepage.yutechs.info/frontcompany/register.php

Cheers
Paul

Anna Do says:

Hi,

I’m keen in setting up a new business in Singapore. Would be great if you can give me further detailed information.

Thanks

Paul says:

Hi Anna,

It be great if you can give us more details of the type of business you are planning to incorporate so we can recommend the different type of incorporation package that suit your requirements.

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.

Looking forward to hear from you.

Cheers
Eric

Chelston Cheah says:

Dear Sir/ Mdm,

Can I get more details on the processes, minimum requirements and cost of setting up a company in Singapore? I also need more details on work passes, setting up of bank accounts and registration of company.

Thank you

Pls advise

Paul says:

Dear Richard

I understand your like to set up a Singapore Company.

We offer the Paul Hype Page Solution
Step 1: Incorporation with Nominee Services
• Obtain Company’s Name and Information to seek for ACRA approval (Please click here to fill up the required details)
• Incorporate a Singapore company using our local Resident Nominee Director and Registered Address
Open Bank Account

Step 2: Apply for Trading Account License
Before you can import/export any goods in and out of the country, you’ll need to first activate your account with Singapore Customs.
For more information on the Taxes and other Requirements, please refer to
https://www.paulhypepage.com/applying-singapore-business-license/

Step 3: Apply for Employment Pass
The Employment Pass (EP) is the main type of Singapore work visa issued to foreign professional employees, managers, and owners/directors of Singapore companies
Meanwhile, you may wish to take a look at the Incorporation with Employment Pass’s Video Guide.

Ready to incorporate? click here to fix an appointment with us.

or call our office at +65 62214711 or +65 84848816 (Mobile) for a discussion.

Best Regards
Eric