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Being the No. 1 corporate service provider in Singapore, Paul Hype Page and Co is the best when it comes to Singapore Company Incorporation.

By engaging with us, you will be assigned with the best in the industry for your Singapore business setup. In Paul Hype Page and Co, we will adhere to all your administration and business needs in accordance with all statutory regulations and requirements, and get your Singapore business Incorporation up and running fast and efficient.


What distinguish us from all our competitor?


Yes, you read the statement right.

Our state-of-the-art facilities and pending patent ibizfile system mean:

  • You don’t need to go out of your way to visit a lawyer, registrar of oath, official councilor, or any government official in your home country to certify true copies of your identity card or passport. Hence, physical presence is not required with our system
  • All directors and shareholder are now able to complete signing of documents and all submission via our ibizfile system online
  • Collection and viewing of all the company incorporation documents can be done online. It’s a trusted and secure system that has been tested for years, so there will be no breach of your data.

Before we proceed, please allow us to inform you that incorporation of companies in Singapore is not as easy as you think. Your application can be rejected if you don’t fulfill the minimum requirement or standards that has been set by the relevant government bodies.


questions about Singapore company registration




  • Money Laundering in Singapore

Singapore adopts a strict approach to combat money laundering and terrorist financing (ML/TF). This is led by the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Steering (AML/CFT) Committee. This comprises the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.


  • How Paul Hype Page & Co conduct this

We at Paul Hype Page & Co adhere to the regulation set by Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) and Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Before we incorporate and proceed with your Singapore company registration, it is necessary for us to know who you are through the Know Your Customer (KYC) process. The regulations will assist the relevant authorities in knowing understanding all financial dealings better to monitor any transactions for identification and preventing suspicious transactions.

Under the MAS Act, any institution that fails or refuses to comply with their requirements is guilty and will be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1 million.


Company in Singapore KYC check


What is Know Your Customer (KYC)

Know your customer (KYC) refers to due diligence activities that all regulated companies must perform to ascertain relevant information from their clients for doing business with them. Everyone who is incorporating a company in Singapore are required to pass the KYC process. This is a necessary measure to ensure that everyone that has a company in Singapore are legitimate entities.

With our ibizfile system, together with the assistance of Dow Jones, the process of conducting a KYC search is easy, effective, and legitimate.


  • Why KYC is Important

It is important for us to understand who you are. Paul Hype Page & Co has a long-standing history with many reputable clients. With that in mind, we do not want to engage into any businesses with individuals and/or companies that will tarnish the image of this company, the image of Singapore, and the country that our potential clients hail from.

With recent developing news that involves money laundering, we have become more cautious. The worldwide case of the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal in Malaysia has taught many institution to be more aware of their customers.

In Paul Hype Page & Co, we believe in having the ‘RIGHT CUSTOMERS’, and we strive for the continuity of it. This will ensure continued growth for us and for your business.


  • When client due diligence is required

Client due diligence is required when an institution covered by AML and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) regulations enters a business relationship with a client.

This process applies not only to Paul Hype Page and Co’s new clients, but also to existing clients to ensure that records remain up-to-date and relevant.


Documents required for the due diligence process

  • Passport and/or NRIC
  • Utility bills, bank statements of individuals (local or foreign address)
  • Details on the business and ownership structure
  • Information from other regulated persons to help verify the identity, ownership and control structure of the client


Advantage that comes with implementing KYC

  • Safeguarding your interest as a client of Paul Hype Page and Co.
  • Preventing scammers from participating in any malicious activities that may affect your business
  • Combating criminal acts, i.e. money laundering and terrorism activities
  • Ensuring the safety of your company’s assets
  • Avoiding legal, tax and reputational issues
  • Establishing your credibility with banks in Singapore


The Process to a Successful Incorporation

  1. Propose and reserve your company name in Singapore. However, ACRA will reject a proposed company name if,
  • It is identical to another existing Company Name
  • It is undesirable
  • It is similar to an established name or trademark
  1. Prepare your Singapore incorporation documents
  2. Register your company with ACRA
  3. Assist you with opening corporate bank accounts in Singapore
  4. Submit an electronic Certificate of Incorporation
  5. Obtain a company/branch office Business Profile extract from ACRA
  6. Create minutes of the first board meeting
  7. Create and keep in safe custody the company seal or company/branch office rubber stamp and pay the relevant government and professional fees.

Typically, the process to have your company up and running takes about 24 – 72 hours. However, that will depend on how fast we are given all the documents required. Company registration might take longer if,

  • The company is a corporate entity
  • Identity card/ passport / corporate ID failing the required risk assessment test
  • Insufficient documents presented
  • Expiring of documents in iBizfile after 72 hours



Here’s why…

Singapore offer a Start-up Tax Exemption Scheme which allows new offices to claim full tax exemption. The amount is up to SGD$100,000 on qualifying expenses for the first 3-years of tax assessments.


Who Can Incorporate A Singapore Company

  • Foreign individual
  • Foreign company
  • Local resident


Minimum Requirements for a Singapore Company Registration

  • Shareholder (individual or corporate)
  • Local Resident Director
  • Company Secretary
  • Initial paid-up share capital of at least $1
  • A physical Singapore registered office address


Types of Singapore Company Setup


 Incorporate a Singapore Company – Foreign Individuals

  • Employment Pass (EP)

Applicable to foreigners who are equipped with years of management skills, formal tertiary education and having met the minimum salary requirement. An EP can be applied with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).


  • Entrepass

Also known as an Entrepreneur Pass. This is for foreign entrepreneurs who are actively involved in the business operations and who do not have a formal tertiary education. Applications can be made with MOM. Approval of this visa is on a case-by-case basis.

P/S: If you want to incorporate a company as a sole proprietor or partnership entity, you will not be eligible for this visa.


  • Local Nominee Director

A local resident based in Singapore must act as your local nominee director, with a local residential address. This is applicable to foreigners who do not want to relocate to Singapore, and those not involved in the daily operations of a business.


  • Representative Office with Business Visa

A good exploratory option for foreigners to embrace the business opportunities in Singapore and within the region. Businesses signed within companies in Singapore can enjoy the privilege of banking and trading in Singapore.


  • Incorporate a Company – Foreign Company

Whether you wish to relocate to Singapore or stay where you are, you can incorporate a Subsidiary Company. When the Parent company incorporates a Subsidiary Company in Singapore, the later will be regulated as a local company under the Singapore Companies Act.


  • Foreign Subsidiary Incorporation

This entity shares the same provisions as other local companies in Singapore, even though the development of the company is foreign and separate.


  • Foreign Branch Incorporation

If you do not want to incorporate a local company in Singapore, you can still carry out your business activities by registering as a Foreign Branch. This entity is an extension of the parent company, and it is not considered a legal entity that is separate from the parent company. This entity will not have a board of directors or shares.


  • Foreign Representative Office (RO) Company Registration

A RO do not have a legal status but is merely an administrative arrangement. It is primarily designed for non-commercial activities. A RO is unable to carry out any profit generating business activities in Singapore.


Different types of Company setup in Singapore:

(Recommended) Private Limited Company

Limited by shares and is a separate legal entity from its shareholders. It is recognized as a taxable entity.


Sole Proprietorship

A business entity owned by one person.



Two or more individuals carrying out a business. Assets and returns are typically shared internally, although the amount may differ.


Limited Partnership

A business owned by two or more individuals. At least one must be a General Partner, and one a Limited Partner.


Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)

Each partner’s own liability is generally limited.


What is the added value you get with us

As Singapore’s NO. 1 company incorporation service provider, our dedicated Corporate Specialists are here to guide you through the entire Singapore company incorporation process.

We have 3 physical offices located in Malaysia, Indonesian and Singapore. We also have a virtual office in Korea.


That means, coming in with Paul Hype Page & Co, do not only open you to the Singaporean client base, but open a possibility of conquering the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region.

With 3 other offices in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region, we can guide you to venture your business into that region.


In ASEAN, it all about personal relationship. Hence, our dedicated and friendly staffs at Paul Hype Page & Co will provide you with personalize and private consultation if you need help with matter such as,

  • Banking within your jurisdiction
  • Business liaising with the government department
  • Business license applications
  • Emailed documentation of your addresses matters on your residency, financial background from your country of origin


How our Physical Presence Will Help You to Save Tax and Consider Tax Evasion

A key consideration for setting up an offshore company in Singapore is the corporate tax rates but Paul Hype Page & Co has a distinct advantage because with our physical office and staffs. We offer the following services to ensure that you are TAX Compliance:

  • Domiciliation Services
  • Services Office with REAL staffs running your operation
  • Registered Agent Services




Challenges you might face being a business owner in Singapore includes:


To keep up with the regulations in Singapore is a common pitfall for many new foreign businesses.


Annual Meeting

A local resident director who does not make sure an annual general meeting is held and the annual return is filed with ACRA, can be summoned to court.


Obtaining Work Passes

Non-nationals who wish to reside and work in Singapore need a valid working pass to do so.  Labour legislation imposed by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) have made it more difficult to obtain a working pass.


High Operating Costs

The cost of opening and running a business in Singapore is relatively higher than other Southeast Asian countries. Limited land also contributes to high rental costs for offices or retail space.


Labour Shortage

The government’s strict employment limits on foreign workers can make it difficult to bring in manpower from other countries.



Being a country of multi-ethnic society, it is vital that a newbie appreciate and understand all the many different customs and traditions that could impact the Singaporean business culture and etiquette.



In Paul Hype Page & Co, we will help you to,

  • Get timely updates on the status of your documents and proposed suggestions
  • Simple, virtual services that meet industry standards
  • Electronic accessibility through our website
  • Find the best prices, required licenses, check on common practice and report any advantages
  • Help you make structured decisions about your company
  • Help you benefit from our years of business activities and compliance experience


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M H Rashid says:

Hello there.
I want open a sole proprietorship company in Singapore with a bank account.My business nature will be trading.but I don’t have any local partners . I want to know the procedure as well as the cost and time duration for registering a sole proprietorship business in Singapore. I do have a business in Bangladeshi of supplying rice.

eric eric says:

Dear Rashid

Singapore is a good place to start a Singapore trading company. Our Singapore incorporation services allows you to set up the trading business within 5 working days and without you coming to Singapore. If you are interested to relocate to Singapore we can also apply employment pass visa for you and dependent pass visa for your immediate family members.

There are 2 packages as below:

Package A:

The incorporation package is Incorporation with Nominee director

See link for details:

Please note that there will be a refundable deposit of $5,000

Package B:

f you wants to business and relocate to Singapore in 2 months’ time then Incorporation with employment pass is the package for $3,155

See link for details :

With more than 8 years of specialized experience on incorporation and accounting, we are confident that we can provide you the best service for your needs.

Please use online platform ibizfile (click link below) to register and fill in your incorporation details.



Nandkishor Nishad says:

Hello Team,
Pls, share your email id for me to connect with you further. We are planning to incorporate an offshore company in Singapore.


Paul Hype Page says:

Hi Nandkishor,

Welcome! You will find our all-in-one Incorporation with Employment Pass package solution the ideal choice. Do drop us an email at to set up an appointment, we would be happy to assist.


Ku Khan Shen says:


For your information, i am a Singapore PR whose is currently plan to set up a company involving in:
1. Offshore Marine Trading material supply
2. Offshore Marine subcontracting work
3. International Toy trading
4. Others international trading

Appreciate your advice and guide to move forward for above set up with suitable business structure.
Also suitable additional course available from your end to strengthen my know on above business concept.
Hundred Thanks.

Best regards,
Ku Khan Shen

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Ku Khan Shen,

We would be happy to assist. However, we would need more details about the company you plan to set up in order to better advise you on the next move. Do drop us an email at for more details. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Chan chy says:

Hi ,
I am singaporean , how can I open a small barbershop in Singapore ? What should I need to prepare ? Can I contact to anyone for ask clearly … because I am not very well in English .

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Chan,

You can give us a call at 62214723 for our mandarin speaking corporate specialist to assist you. We will be able to assist you in setting up your company as private limited so you can start your barbershop thereafter.


Joe Woodward says:

I would like to set up a company in Singapore. I have a product that is manufactured in Korea and I want to ship it to customers around the world. I would like to incorporate a company in Singapore and have payments made to this company for tax purposes. I live in Australia and do not intend to locate any personnel in Singapore. I would appreciate your initial advice please.

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Joe,

You’ve made a great choice! Singapore is one of the easiest places in the world to do business, and our all-in-one Incorporation with Employment Pass package is designed to help entrepreneurs just like you establish a company quickly and efficiently, taking care of everything you need.

Do drop us an email at and let’s talk more. Looking forward to hearing from you.


Raza says:

I want to open a company in Singapore, please guide me, i from Pakistan but doing business in Malaysia and i have 2 years multiple visa of Business ,

So kindly tell me about this,


Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Raza,

It will be good to use your Malaysia company as a reference and expand to Singapore. With that, you can incorporate a company in Singapore and apply for the employment pass should you need to work in Singapore as well.

We would recommend our Incorporation with Employment Pass all in one package.


Pao says:


I would like inquire about setting up a company in SG. We’re a Korean company but the one to handle SG office is a Filipino. Kindly contact me through my email given.



Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Pao,

Welcome to Singapore! We would recommend our Incorporation with Employment Pass package as your best option to establishing a company in Singapore.

My colleague will email you shortly with more information. We look forward to working with you!


Joseph says:

Hello- im planning to have my own vehicle transport as freelance/ and im a foreigner and want to have a business of my own and a valid working pass. My pass will end up this coming friday. Im thinking to continue with my own business. And continue my long stay in sg. With almost here for 7years with my employment pass. I hope for your soonest advice or guidance. And fast processing and help about my situation- and currently my family here with me since 2011. Thank you very much for your assistance about my matter.

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Joseph,

Setting up a company in Singapore is no problem. We would be happy to email you with the details. We would also recommend our all-in-one Incorporation With Employment Pass package, as we have the expertise to assist foreign entrepreneurs like yourself to set up a business efficiently in Singapore.

My colleague will contact you soon.


Sk nur Mohammad says:

I’m from Dhaka. I want to open an import- export company in sg. Plz suggest me how to open company and get credit from bank.
I also need to know ur tax policy.


Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Nur,

Will you be relocating in Singapore as well and need a work visa? We will drop you an email with more information about Incorporation with Employment pass for your consideration. Do reply on the email so we can further assist you.


Chau Ka Wing says:

Hi, I’m from Singapore. I would like to open a small restaurant. Is it better to have a partner or not? Pls guide me from the very first step.

Thank you’
Ka Wing

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Ka Wing,

Its depends what’s the reason for the partner. The best setup will still be Pte Ltd.

Should you like to know more about setting up a private limited company, do drop us a note at contact us and our corporate specialist will contact you shortly.


Chong Yong Zhi says:

Hi, I’m a Malaysian and incorporated a Private Limited Company in Malaysia. Now I would like to expand my business and wish to incorporated a SMEs(Private Limited Company) in Singapore. I would like seek for your advice the procedures, and terms and conditions to incorporate a SMEs in Singapore. Thank you.

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Chong,

We will be happy to assist you. My colleague in Singapore will drop you an email with more information about Singapore Incorporation solution for your refers. You can also contact our branch in Malaysia (KL) should you need any direct assistance.


Nicole says:


Would like to set up a company in singapore with a singaporean partner, please advise what kind of permit i can apply with paid up capital of $20k. I am a malaysian with no higher qualifications.

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Nicole,

We can assist you with both incorporation and work visa application. We will need more information from you to see which work visa is more suitable for you as work experience and pay counts.
My colleague will drop you an email to follow up

KRS says:

Dear Sir/Madaam,
I would like to register a company in singapore, it would be the trading co.
we don’t have any local partner/director there, what would be the formalities there and what would be start up capital required.
Also I don’t want to relocate as of now, but might be in future.
Please advise.

Paul Hype Page says:


There is no minimum requirement for paid-up capital. It can literally be as low as $1.

If you are not planning to relocate right now, we can help you to appoint our long term nominee director for the whole year, then you can still become a foreign director.

For more information, you may contact us at 6221-4711. We will be happy to assist you.

You can also start the process by filling out our online form.

Thank you,

Ashish Ganatra says:


I would like to set up a company in Singapore. Plz let me know on the possibilities and options.

Paul Hype Page says:

Hi Ashish,

We can definitely help you to set up a company but will need to know more about yourself in order to provide you more accurate advice. We will send you an email shortly for incorporation procedures.

Thank you,



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Lauri Cohen says:


I have recently moved with my partner to Singapore on a LTVP.
We have a family owned business in Australia and already have a very large expat clientele from Singapore and surrounds. I want to set up our Australian business here/want to be able to work for our Australian company in Singapore. Whichever is the best way moving forward.

How do I go about doing this?

Thanks so much

Paul Hype Page says:

Hi Laura,

I understand that you would like to start up an Australian business in Singapore/ work for your Australian company here. There must be the best way to do it for your case. Please allow our representative get in touch with you.


Sona says:

I am an indian national on dependent pass. I intend to start an apparel business in singapore by importing them from india….need guidance for the same. Thanks

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Sona,

You would need to obtain a LOC (letter of consent) to work in Singapore with DP (depedent Pass).

We will be able to assist you to start your business and apply for your LOC.


Senthilkumar Ganesan says:

Hi Team,

I would like to know some details to start the Business in Singapore. (we are 6 people decided to start the Business -3 of the them planning to start the Restaurant Business & 3 of them IT consultant Business). we have one of our friend has the Permanent Resident Pass in Singapore, Will it be possible to use the PR to incorporate with us? Kindly let me know the details on registration part and expenses details to execute the process.

Thanks in advance.

Best Regards,
Senthilkumar Ganesan

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Ganesan,

Yes, PR can setup the company as Director and shareholder. It will depends if you required any employment pass (work visa) for the other partners for different kind of company incorporation. Do set a meeting with our Corporate specialist for a discuession. Our charges ranges from S$800 incorporation etc… depending on the different setup required.


Eason Craig says:

Dear Sir/Madaam,
I would like to find out in the case of opening a business in singapore, if I have a local partner/director, however we do not as yet have a large startup capital. Myself being a Filipino, will I be able to apply for a work pass to be here in singapore to facilitate the startup of this business? This is going to be an F&B business.

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Eason,

You can start a private Limited company in Singapore with as little as $2 startup capital. However we do encourage an appropriate amount as capital so to prove that you have a reliable business mode. We will be able to assist you from incorporation to work visa as well as corporate Sec to ensure all the business compliance are follow up.

Do contact us for an appointment with our corporate specialist for more details


Sourabh says:

Dear sir ,

I am from India and want to register an offshore company in Singapore with the bank account . Kindly help us to proceed.

arnel says:


I own a business and are divided into 3 services.
1. Website design, graphic design, mobile app design.
2. Website hosting services and cloud services
3. IT outsourcing services.
I am currently in Singapore and im a foreigner but wanted to invest and start a business. I want to know what are the requirements if i will merge with a partnership in singapore. i am planning to get LTVP business visa to supervise the network systems.
Or maybe can share how to apply as an independent owner as well and requirements if merging is abit complex.

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Arnel

Incorporation with Employment pass will be a good solution for your case. Please contact our corporate specialist for full details and setup procedure.

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Thomas says:

Dear PHP, we are singapore PR and would like to register a partnership trading business. Please advise.

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Thomas,

Our Incorporation team to email you shortly

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Aini says:


I would like to set up my own small business, like a simple cake/bakery store.
But i am not sure how to go about it. will you help with the paper work?
and how much will the fee be?

Do contact me back by email.


Regards, Aini

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Aini,
PHP Incorporation team will be happy to assist you with the setup of your company.
We will drop you an email soon with more details.

mandy says:

We would like to open a restaurant/ hawker stall in Singapore. We are total 3 partners. Please advice what is the difference for limited liability partnership and Pte ltd? How much you charge to register? What is the service included? Do you help for the license to corporate F&B?

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Mandy,

Yes our incorporation team will reply you via email with more details and step by step guide.


Wilson says:

Hi we would like to set up a fund management firm in Singapore. One partner is Singaporean and the other has an Employment Pass. Can Paul Hype advise us on the registration criteria and help us incorporate?

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Wilson,

It will be our forte to ensure smooth hassle-free incorporation. My consultant will be in touch with you soonest.


Siniisa says:

Dear Sir,

I would like to set up a company in Singapoure that would be operated from and for Indonesian markets, since you country has a free trade/ no custom tax agreement with Indonesia. I would like your adbvice on how to approach this agenda. The company will be doing it’s bussiness as an entity form Singapoure operating in Inodnesia’s financial markets. I would appreciate very much any additional information or suggestion .
Thank you,
Best regards
Sinisa Stoyanovic, Slovenia

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Sinilisa,

We have the incorporation solution just right for you.

Will be in touch shortly.


alex stephen says:

Res sir/madam I need applying for business visa how to apply you reply me pls

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Alex,

Please make an appointment with our consultant for visa application. We will need more information from you in order to give you the right advise as you maybe more suitable for employment pass instead.


nathan says:

we already opened LLP with my Singapore partner I want to apply long term business visa to enter Singapore regularly as a partner. we need to know the documents required

Paul Hype Page says:

Hi Nathan,

Pls make an appointment with our consultant for LTVP application. We will need more information from you in order to give you the right advise as you maybe more suitable for employment pass instead.


Anchit says:

Need to incorporate company/ LLP in Singapore, for E-com operations, both the directors are Resident in India, Please guide what should be the way out.


shrirajan says:

I will check the company details

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Shrirajan,

Please let me have more details so i can better advise you? Are you interested in Registering A Pte Ltd Company in Singapore?


Radha krishnan Divas says:

Sir. I want open service sector company . Please guide me. I’m Indian im Doing bznz@ Dubai
im waiting for your valuable Replay
Regards RK Divas

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear RK Divas
It is relatively easy to set up a company in Singapore. We will email you the detail information , all you need is to decide on your company name, and we can help you do the rest, it will take about 3 days after payment with all signed documents received.
Looking forward to hear from you soon.

yaqoob says:

Sir. I want open t.shirts show room. Please guide me. Im from india

Paul Hype Page says:

Dear Yaqoob,

Firstly you need to register a company with ACRA (with a company name), then you may want to find out more information about importing goods to Singapore, also applying for working visa. My colleague will email you will more information, do feel free to contact us once you are ready so we can assist you with your company incorporation.