SINGAPORE COMPANY FORMATION & EMPLOYMENT PASS

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Foreigner Singapore Company Registration With Employment Pass2022-07-20T11:02:46+08:00

KICKSTART YOUR SINGAPORE COMPANY REGISTRATION AS A FOREIGNER

As a foreigner registering a business in Singapore, here are the basic requirements to set up a company:

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OPENING THE DOORS TO SINGAPORE’S EMPLOYMENT PASS SPECIALIST

Trusted by many of our clients globally, we specialise in securing your move to Singapore with seamless transition to living in Singapore as an expat. The Singapore work visa that we recommend is the employment pass for multiple reasons.

The basic requirements for Singapore employment pass are:

  1. Minimum salary of S$4,500 – will be raised to S$5,000 in September 2022
  2. Education qualifications from recognized institutions
  3. Strong & relevant employment background
20 years of cumulative experience across Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Hong Kong.
93% success rate for Singapore Employment Pass application for foreigners setting up a company in Singapore
Over 1,000 companies incorporated

We’re MOM-licensed employment agency with an in-house employment agent, focusing on Singapore employment pass applications.

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PROCEDURE FOR SINGAPORE COMPANY REGISTRATION WITH EMPLOYMENT PASS

Now that you know the requirements to register a business in Singapore as a foreigner and for the Singapore employment pass, get the step-by-step guide on the procedure for pre-incorporation to post-incorporation as a foreigner.

Finding a suitable and memorable company is crucial foundation for business success. Check and register your company name in Singapore through ACRA using our free tool!

Search your primary business activity to find your SSIC Code that is required by ACRA to complete your company registration.

Tap on our patented digital platform to fill up the information to generate filled-up company incorporation documents. All processes are done online – from form submission to signing of all documents. We will proceed with your company registration with ACRA once we have the finalised documents. Once registered, all your company detail and documents will be uploaded into the digital platform.

Singapore offshore company incorporation is a viable option – means no need for you to travel down to Singapore if you are based overseas.

A corporate bank account, while not mandatory, is important to ensure proper keepsake of all the company’s finances. Through the years, we’ve built strong relationships with local banks to help our clients to secure their bank accounts. For foreigners setting up a company in Singapore, there is an option for offshore bank account opening so you will not have to travel into the country.

In any case where traditional banks are not willing to open a corporate bank account, we also have alternative solutions with online bank partners.

If you are a foreigner setting up a company in Singapore, you will need to apply for a work visa to run your business operations. We typically recommend our clients to opt for the Singapore Employment Pass (EP) for various reasons – reach out to us to discuss your options! Our Singapore EP success rate for approvals is 85%.

After you’ve successfully incorporated your company, you are bounded by the governmental regulations. These include corporate secretarial activities, accounting, corporate tax filing, and compiling of financial statements. Leave all compliance work to our Chartered Accounts to never miss a deadline – penalties are involved if you miss!

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WHO IS ACRA? WHO IS MOM?

WHO IS ACRA? WHO IS MOM?

EXPAT LIFE IN SINGAPORE

Living in Singapore is easy for foreign expats – here are the reasons why the expat life in Singapore is highly favoured.

Here are some reasons why the expat life in Singapore is bustling:

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SINGAPORE COMPANY REGISTRATION & EMPLOYMENT PASS FAQS

Starting a new company and moving into a new country can be daunting – here are the top 8 questions to clear your doubts.

How can I open a corporate bank account in Singapore as a foreigner?2022-06-30T13:38:41+08:00

All our company registration packages for foreigners include opening a corporate bank account. We will advise and prepare the necessary documents required by the bank. For more information, you can read more on this topic’s guide here.

Can I convert my existing DP to a Singapore employment pass (EP)?2022-06-30T13:38:05+08:00

Converting an existing DP to a Singapore EP is impossible. Speak to our in-house employment visa experts for in-depth advice for conversion – book an appointment here.

Can a Singapore employment pass (EP) or a dependent pass (DP) holder start a business in Singapore?2022-06-30T13:37:27+08:00

Singapore EP and DP holders can start a business in Singapore. Speak to our incorporation experts for the company registration process – book an appointment here.

Do I need a job in Singapore to apply for the Singapore employment pass?2022-06-30T13:36:46+08:00

Yes, you will need to have an existing job offer to apply for the Singapore employment pass. Alternatively, the best route to move to Singapore is to register a new company and apply the employment pass under the new company for yourself.

What is the difference between Singapore employment pass and other work visas?2022-06-30T13:36:19+08:00

There are many work visas in Singapore – each tailored to a unique group of foreign professionals. You can read more in-depth about them in our comparative article here.

How long does it take to apply for the Singapore employment pass?2022-06-30T13:35:38+08:00

The timeline for Singapore employment pass varies on a case-by-case basis from 2-4 weeks to up to 3 months. We’ve detailed out the timeline and steps here.

Can I incorporate a company in Singapore while being overseas?2022-06-30T13:34:41+08:00

There is no need to be physically in Singapore to register your company if you have engaged a registered filing agent.

How long does it take to register a business in Singapore?2022-06-30T13:34:07+08:00

Registering a company in Singapore takes 5 – 7 days upon submission of the documents.

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