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Starting a Business in Singapore – Guide 2020

The setup of a company in Singapore, whether a sole proprietorship, limited liability partnership (LLP), private limited company, or any other business entity is overseen by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA).

How to start business in Singapore

In today’s competitive corporate world, setting up a new enterprise is not an easy task. This is especially true for those who choose a foreign country for such a venture.

If the country you have chosen is Singapore, we at Paul Hype Page & Co are here to make your idea of a Singapore business a reality.

The World Bank recently ranked Singapore, a beautiful country with an interesting mix of old and new cultures, as the best city in the world to start a business. Additionally, because of its special geographic position and importance in Southeast Asia, Singapore plays an important role in international trade.

Also, studies conducted by Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB) shows that 80 out of the world’s top 100 tech firms have operations in Singapore, and they are increasing investments. This means the economy of Singapore is growing, making it an excellent place to start a business.

questions about Singapore company registration

General Information About Business Registration

It is not difficult to form a legal entity (i.e. private limited company, limited liability company, or sole proprietorship) in Singapore. However, many applicants fail because of a lack of adherence to requirements and guidelines. This is due to the inability of business owners to understand the requirements and procedures of company formation.

Here are some of the ways in which one can simplify the process of company registration in Singapore.

Before starting the registration process, one should already have prepared everything which is necessary. These include an approved company name, a company secretary, shareholders, directors, paid-up capital of at least S$1, and a registered address. Information regarding each of these areas will need to be presented to the Company Registrar. The Company Registrar will also need a description of what will be the company’s business activities as well as the company’s Memorandum and Articles of Association. Foreigners who intend to operate the proposed company locally will also require an Entrepreneur Pass or Employment Pass.

If each of these have been prepared ahead of time, the incorporation process should be able to proceed much more smoothly than if they were not ready.

Thinking of incorporating in Singapore? Let’s get started.

E A S I E R • F A S T E R • B E T T E R

Singapore Governing Bodies

The following is a list of seven Singapore government agencies that one needs to know when registering a business. These agencies will determine whether a business thrives or flounders.

  1. The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) is the national regulator of business entities and public accountants in Singapore. It has two roles: the monitoring of corporate compliance with disclosure requirements and regulation of public accountants and finance performing the relevant statutory audit.
  2. The Central Provident Fund Board (CPF) is a pension fund that helps Singapore residents and permanent residents fund living costs upon retirement.
  3. The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) works closely with international businesses to seek out business opportunities in Singapore within various industries, as well as establish and deepen strategic activities within Singapore.
  4. Formed by the merger of International Enterprise (IE) and SPRING Singapore, Enterprise Singapore (ES) is a one-stop agency that provides enterprise support in the form of grants, loans, insurance, and tax incentives. It also provides non-financial assistance such as startup hubs and business toolkits.
  5. The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) is a Singapore government agency with which all Singapore tax requirements of a business must be registered. These include individual income taxes, corporate taxes, withholding taxes for non-resident companies, and the Goods and Services Tax.
  6. For all things employment-related in Singapore, one must liaise with the Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM). MOM is the government agency where individuals apply for an Entrepass, Employment Pass, S Pass, Employment Pass for any employee that is not a Singapore resident, Dependent Pass, and Long Term Visit Pass.
  7. SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) is a government agency that provides and facilitates lifelong learning, training, and development programmes for local employees.

Foreigners and Company Registration in Singapore

Foreigners are not allowed to register a company on their own in Singapore. The regulation states at least that one individual – namely, the company director – be a Singapore citizen or an individual who has a valid residency with a Permanent Residency status or other legal passes.

Once the company is registered, the business owner will then need to open a corporate bank account. This can be established with any of the local or international banks in Singapore.

In addition to setting up a business account, it is advisable to open a personal bank account. This helps with official payments. Setting aside work money from personal money is extremely helpful when working out how much tax money is to be paid.

Why Singapore Is Conducive to Starting a Business

Singapore is a prime investment location for a great many expatriate entrepreneurs. A recent study indicated that seven out of 10 expatriate entrepreneurs have profited from their start-up in Singapore. Many stated that one of the many benefits of starting up a business, whether an ordinary business or an online business, in Singapore is the potential for rapid business growth. With a well-conceived business plan, reasonable market strategies, proper market research, and the business-friendly environment present in Singapore, these entrepreneurs were able to enjoy excellent results before too long.

Here are some of the reasons why Singapore is conducive to starting a business.

Singapore’s government has been known to pass business-friendly laws. Foreign-owned businesses which operate in Singapore generally do not have to surrender any managerial rights to locals. These businesses and local businesses are also on a level playing field. This is because all businesses operating in Singapore must abide by the same business laws.

Those who start a business in Singapore will also enjoy the privilege of working with some of the best and brightest in their field, whatever that field may be. This is because Singapore, as an extremely business-friendly country, is able to bring in some of the finest talents from all over the world in multiple industries. Therefore, new business owners will have the chance to learn from these people.

Singapore’s corporate tax laws also serve as a major reason why many companies are registered there. Singapore companies are taxed at a flat rate of 17%. This flat rate is one of the lowest in the world. This low tax rate draws many companies to Singapore. Furthermore, non-resident corporations are exempted from paying any taxes during their first three years of taxable income. Meanwhile, Singapore small and medium enterprises (SMEs) benefit from the Start-Up Tax Exemption Scheme. Under this scheme, eligible businesses will receive a tax exemption on their normal chargeable income for each of the first three consecutive years in which the business is in operation. The first S$100,000 of income earned will receive a 100% tax exemption and the next S$200,000 will receive a 50% tax exemption.

The Start-Up Tax Exemption Scheme

The Start-up Tax Exemption Scheme was introduced by the Singaporean government in 2004. Its purpose was to encourage entrepreneurship in Singapore, promote the setting up of new businesses, and help SMEs grow. The government also recognized that small business owners, especially those who own SMEs, need the money that they would save by way of this scheme. This is because various startup costs will be incurred during the opening and running of a business. When a business is small or newly formed, it will not have much in the way of capital or financial wealth. Such concerns may cause people who want to own a business to become reluctant to do so. Fortunately for them, through this scheme, the Singaporean government has alleviated any such concerns.

It would be advisable for businesses which are eligible for this scheme to focus on expenditures which are essential for as long as they are eligible for it. This is because doing so would almost certainly prevent the business from facing any major financial problems. Should a business disregard this advice and use the money saved by way of the scheme on non-essential expenditures, it could lead to future financial problems. This is because, regardless of the business’s current financial situation, some expenditures and purchases are unavoidable. Thus, it would be more efficient to put the money saved to good use by focusing on the necessities.

The Fastest-Growing Industries in Singapore

In every country, certain industries will grow at faster rates than others. This makes them better options in which to start a business for new business owners. They will also be among the most profitable business options in the country. Of course, this is also the case in Singapore. Each type of business listed should be in a very strong position in the time to come.

One of Singapore’s fastest-growing industries is that of financial technology (fintech). The number of fintech startups in Singapore has been growing tremendously. Companies such as TradeHero, MoneySmart, and Flywire have been at the forefront of the country’s fintech revolution. Some banks, such as OCBC, have also made forays into the world of fintech. As cashless payments and e-wallets continue to be on the rise, Singapore’s fintech industry should continue to grow at its current rapid pace.

Another booming industry in Singapore is the health and fitness industry. Many people across Singapore have become more interested in more niche and less mainstream forms of physical activity. Thus, niche gyms and boutique fitness businesses have been gaining in reputation and popularity among the general population. The likes of Grapple MAX, Barre2Barre, and Bbounce Studio are among the fitness companies which have recently seen tremendous growth. As the population is generally becoming more health-conscious, one can expect this industry to remain vibrant and full of growth potential.

The medical industry should also see much growth. Singapore’s healthcare sector is known to be one of the best in the world. According to Singapore’s latest Budget, this outstanding level of healthcare will be bolstered even further by the government’s additional S$10.2 billion to be spent on it. Hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes will be built, and more healthcare professionals will be hired. Medical technology will also be important because sufficient technological advancement will be required to keep up with the increased demand in the industry. Medical tourism is also expected to see an increase, as more foreigners are expected to come to Singapore to have their medical needs fulfilled.

Contact us at Paul Hype Page & Co, whether via e-mail, telephone, or social media, if you would like to register a company in Singapore. Our team of company incorporation specialists will do all they can to help you establish your Singapore company. We will ensure that you go through the entire process with as few problems as possible.

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Starting a Business in Singapore FAQs

What Business entities exist in Singapore?2020-06-24T14:53:29+08:00

Those who are interested in starting a Singapore business may select one of several business entities. Among these are the sole proprietorship, limited liability partnership, private limited company, and limited partnership. Foreigners have additional options such as the representative office, foreign branch, and foreign subsidiary.

Why is Singapore’s Corporate Tax Rate so low?2020-06-24T14:53:08+08:00

Historically and even today, Singapore’s government has been known to be extremely pro-business and supportive of corporations. By setting an extremely low corporate tax rate, the government intends to induce business owners from all over the world to conduct business operations in Singapore. It also serves as a means to encourage Singaporeans to start their own businesses.

Why are so many Government agencies related to Businesses in Singapore necessary?2020-06-24T14:52:37+08:00

Although the abundance of government agencies that cater to businesses in Singapore may imply that there is too much bureaucracy in the country, this is not the case. Each agency such as ACRA, the CPF, IRAS, and SSG has its own specific functions and serves the country’s businesses in a different way. These agencies work together to create favorable conditions for Singapore’s businesses.

2020-09-02T14:29:27+08:00January 8th, 2015|97 Comments


  1. Dinesh narwani November 11, 2019 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    I want register a company

    • Kumaran Tiwiyah November 12, 2019 at 7:39 am

      Hello Dinesh,

      If you are interested in registering a company in Singapore, we provide several different incorporation packages to assist you in your company setup.
      Please email us to give us more details of your business setup so we can advise the suitable company incorporation packages for you.


  2. Mohamed assim October 9, 2019 at 6:24 am - Reply

    I want to register a company in sg

    • Kumaran Tiwiyah October 14, 2019 at 1:21 am

      Hello Mohamed,

      If you are interested in registering a company in Singapore, you will need to undergo the process of company incorporation. Once you have completed this process, you will have your own Singapore-based company which will have been legally registered.

      We provide an incorporation package that will allow you to have a company of your own and which you may run in any way you see fit. Please contact us for more information.

      Thank you.

  3. hasan basiri March 6, 2019 at 8:28 am - Reply

    i want to do business in singapore my business form as gift items present i living in dubai how could i start company there intial howmuch i invest and how much charge you as a setting a company.i waiting for you reply.

    • angela ng April 3, 2019 at 8:06 am

      Dear Hasan
      From your description , you like to set up a Singapore company and operate remotely from Dubai. You can look into incorporation a company with nominee director services as it our Singapore company law that each company needs at least one local resident director. Will email you more details

  4. Araceli matabat August 12, 2018 at 7:08 am - Reply

    hi good afternoon i am filipino and my business partner are japanese..we would like to open a company corporation in singapore.
    could you please give us information and expenses detail. thank you

    • Paul Hype Page August 13, 2018 at 9:40 am

      Hi Araceli,

      The fastest way to incorporate a company in Singapore would be through our highly recommended all-in-one Incorporation with Employment Pass package. The Incorporation with Employment Pass package will cover every aspect of your business setup needs in Singapore. For a more detail discussion regarding this option, please contact us at to set up an appointment.

      Best Regards,

  5. KC March 6, 2018 at 5:46 am - Reply

    I am planning to set up a Company in Singapore, from Sydney Australia.

    Our main activity will be ;

    Importing Sports Equipment to Singapore and then Exporting the same to the 3rd Countries.
    The goods would not be sold in Singapore but transhipped to the other countries straight away.
    We have been doing this triangle business from Australia but plan to do this from Singapore.

    I am Australian Citizen and , once we set up the Company and open our Company bank Account in Singapore, I need not to live in Singapore but to visit once or twice a year only.

    In this regards, I would appreciate it if you can provide me some information.

    • Paul Hype Page March 6, 2018 at 7:48 am

      Dear KC,

      The quickest and most efficient way to set up a company in Singapore would be through our all-in-one Incorporation with Employment Pass package which will cover all your business needs in Singapore. Our dedicated Corporate Specialists will be able to guide you through the process and will be happy to answer any other queries you may have. Please do drop us an email at and let’s talk further.


  6. Benoy December 8, 2017 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    I am planning to open a company in Singapore. Now I am running a BPO company in India,I have one office in US also. Can you please send me expenses detail and also include your fee.
    Thank you

    • Paul Hype Page December 12, 2017 at 9:36 am

      Dear Benoy,

      Thank you for getting in touch. One of our Corporate Specialists will be in touch and email you with the details you need. In the meantime, should you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at

      Best Regards,

  7. Nora Ingram September 21, 2017 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    I would like to set up a business in Singapore. I have a few questions regarding registering business in Singapore for a foreigner.
    1. Do you have to have a street address to register a business? For example: Resident address or PO Box address (local).
    2. Do you have to have a bank account in Singapore? What is the minimum required for deposit to open a business account?
    3. Once you have the business registration, do you have to apply working visa in Singapore?
    4. Does having connections such as family help in the business application?
    I was once Singaporean but because of marriage and benefits for school in US I decided to give up my citizenship since Singapore does not allow dual citizenship. Now graduated with bachelor and running a business I want to see what Singapore could offer me. .
    Thank you in advance for the information.
    Nora Ingram

    • Paul Hype Page September 27, 2017 at 9:14 am

      Dear Nora,

      Yes, you will need a registered address for a Singapore company (no PO Boxes, though) and you will need to have a company bank account in Singapore with the required capital. If you plan to relocate to Singapore to run your business, you will need a working visa. We’d recommend our all-in-one Incorporation with Employment Pass package.

      Do drop us an email at when you’re ready to set up your business, we look forward to working with you.


  8. Kongal September 14, 2017 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    I’m from Myanmar and a director of a limited company. I want to extend such a trading company in Singapore. Please send me detail expenses of a trading company and about your consultant fees and expenses.


    • Paul Hype Page September 26, 2017 at 8:41 am

      Dear Kongal,

      Thank you for your interest. Our all-in-one Incorporation with Employment Pass solution will be a good fit for what you need. My colleague will email you regarding the information about incorporating in Singapore. Do contact us at, we look forward to helping you set up your company.


  9. Walter August 15, 2017 at 7:39 am - Reply


    I have a Singapore Personal Employment Pass (expiring end of April 2018). I just opened a PLLC (professional limited liability company) in US. I would like to open a company in Singapore. Should this be a ‘branch office’ of US firm or a new company (not sure which – LLC or Sole) with the same name? My company is primarily consulting work for the data center infrastructure business (design/build).

    Thank you

    • Paul Hype Page August 23, 2017 at 7:22 am

      Dear Walter,

      The best option would be to open a private limited company here in Singapore. We would suggest our all-in-one Incorporation with Employment Pass package as the best solution if you’re looking to establish operations here in Singapore.

      Do drop us an email at and let’s talk more.


  10. Mohammad Saidul Islam July 5, 2017 at 7:11 am - Reply

    Dear Sir,
    Good day.
    Would like to set up a small business in singapore. I have been working as a Supervisor in MARINE section under work permit since 2006.
    please advice me what is the minimum capital required & also procedure to open a small business here in Singapore. ?
    Best Regards ,

    • Paul Hype Page July 7, 2017 at 1:45 am

      Dear Saidul,

      The minimum capital is a mere SGD$1. The best solution for your situation would be our Incorporation with Employment Pass solution. We can assist you from setting up your company to applying work passes as well as registered office address and work space so you are ready to start your business at ease Do give us a call to arrange for a meeting.

      Hoping to work with you soon!


  11. Shubh June 1, 2017 at 7:23 am - Reply

    We are exporter from India.
    We supply fresh fruits and vegetables In Europe,Russia and Dubai.
    We need to set up our business in Singapore.
    what is the procedure,annual fees?

    • Paul Hype Page June 7, 2017 at 2:06 am

      Dear Shubh,

      Singapore can definitely be a good trading port in Asia for your company. Depending on your need, you can be stationed in Singapore with a work pass, or you can consider incorporation with our nominee director. We will drop you an email with the details and cost for your consideration. Looking forward to working with you soon.


  12. Muhammad Nur Hazrul May 6, 2017 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    Hey there. Would like if you could provide me with a step by step approach to starting a business in Singapore.

    • Paul Hype Page May 8, 2017 at 5:31 am

      Dear Nur,

      The first step to starting a business in Singapore is to incorporate your company with ACRA. Paul Hype Page & Co will be happy to assist you with all the incorporation procedures as well as employment pass application (if required). 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 for more details and charges.

      Best Regards,

  13. pravean January 15, 2017 at 7:21 am - Reply

    Hi. I am an Indian here with visiting pass. My aunt and i have decided to start a business with partnership. She is a PR while her husband is a Citizen. So what pass should i get? and the criterias for a foreign partner?

    • Paul Hype Page January 16, 2017 at 4:12 am

      Dear Pravean,

      Thanks for contacting us.

      It depends on each individual, such as what kind of business you are planning, what is the structure of the ownership or directorship. For more information, our representative will contact you shortly. Hope to see you soon.



  14. Manish Jha November 8, 2016 at 7:05 am - Reply

    Dear concern
    I have software business in INDIA and i want to register company in Singapore. I have gone through above important notes .
    Could you please let me know how much amount initially reqired …
    1. Registration Fee.
    2. Bank opening Fee and minimum amount to keep in bank..
    just wanted to know – max how much amount required to registers


    • Paul Hype Page November 18, 2016 at 3:07 am

      Hi Manish,

      Thank you for your inquires!

      1. Registration fees start from $3,155 to $5,755 depending on whether you would like to relocate to Singapore or not.

      2. Bank opening fee – We can assist you at a cost of $500. Usually, the bank would ask you to make $3,000 deposit.

      I can let my colleague get in touch with you so that he can help you any further questions you may have.



  15. Mackenzie Nguyen November 1, 2016 at 7:51 am - Reply

    We plan to set up new Fashion business in Singapore but we’re not staying there. Can you help me with these issues:
    + Procedure and Documents required
    + Costs of doing business in Singapore
    + Taxes
    + Bank account
    + How long it may take to set up new company?
    + Agent fee
    Please tell me what information that you need to assess our business eligibility, I will contact my boss and provide you via email.
    I look forward to hearing from you
    Best regards,

    • Paul Hype Page November 7, 2016 at 3:44 am

      Hi Mackenzie,

      Since you are not going to stay in Singapore, we can help you to set up a company under our nominee director (who is Singaporean).

      Our incorporation package is $5,755, which includes incorporation, 1 year of nominee director, secretary and registered address.
      The annual recurring fees will be around $2,000, including tax, accounting, financial statements preparation, secretary, etc.

      You can simply drop us an email or give a call at 6221-4711 for more information.

      Thank you,

  16. aman sehgal September 5, 2016 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    We would like to register a start up company in Singapore (with 100% foreign investment). Our company would be into Software and IT related services. Please let us know whether we can work in Malaysia as well, besides Singapore, by registering in Singapore? Please let us know the incorporation time and cost.


    • Paul Hype Page September 6, 2016 at 3:03 am

      Dear Aman,

      Once your company is set up in Singapore, you can also set up a branch in Malaysia. Please let us allow to introduce our representative to you. You will be in touch shortly.

      Thank you,

  17. Thiên Vũ August 11, 2016 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    Dear Sir
    I would like to register startup company here in Singapore. Could you please provide the related information to setup the new business.
    Please send us expenses detail
    Including your annual fee
    Thanking you
    Thiên Vũ

    • Paul Hype Page August 15, 2016 at 7:57 am

      Dear Thiên Vũ,

      We have various solutions for you to start your business in Singapore, depending your education qualification and work experience.

      The price range starts from S$1,955 onward. We will need more information from you to advise you with the most suitable incorporation package.

      To assist further, our corporate specialist will contact you shortly.

      Thank you,

  18. Alex April 20, 2016 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    I want to open a company in singapore, import furniture from Malaysia. I don’t want employment pass in Singapore. I have read some stuff n details, send me the details that in how much time it can be done, how can be done and give me estimated cost with each step. after that i can confirm you the meeting time.

    • Paul Hype Page April 26, 2016 at 9:52 am

      Dear Alex,

      You can incorporate a company without the need of employment pass but using our nominee director services. Do make an appointment with us (we have office in KL as well) so we can understand more about your business and the license you need.


  19. Jamsheer April 10, 2016 at 8:49 am - Reply

    Dear Pual

    Iam Jamsheer from India I would like to buy running mini mart in singapore so what kind of documantion I need to do.


  20. Gidd April 4, 2016 at 5:41 am - Reply

    I’m planning to start a company, providing writing services to certain individuals.. How do I know he services I’m providing does not break the laws in Singapore.. Where do I start in setting up this business.
    Basically I require a step by step guide on how to set up a business..


    • Paul Hype Page April 26, 2016 at 9:43 am

      Dear Gidd,

      It is always a challenge to start a company. However if you get the right people to help you, it will be hassle free. Do give us a call to find out more.


  21. Lumaksono Wirastomo February 12, 2016 at 1:36 am - Reply

    Hi I’m interested in purchasing/taking over a company in Singapore. Is the procedure the same from starting your own business? I am an Indonesian national. I am interested in a business which is not my field of expertise, but I was interested as I see a potential in that establishment. What are the necessary requirements? I would like to run the business in person if possible. Thank you.

    • Paul Hype Page February 25, 2016 at 3:54 am

      Dear Lumaksono,

      You will need corporate service like change of director and share holder.

      Paul and Hype Page Co. could be your next one-stop solution provider for incorporating as well as operating your business in Singapore, just as it was for several hundred SMEs such as Exempt Private Limited Companies or Private Limited Companies (Pte Ltd) in the past.

      We provide your business an expert team of professionals such as tax consultants, lawyers, accountants, company secretaries, and immigration experts who are deeply familiar with Singapore’s legal entities and regulatory framework too.

      my colleague will be in touch soon.


  22. Kaung Zay January 23, 2016 at 4:23 pm - Reply


    Let me know about your services and charges also.I would have plan to register a company.But I am from abroad not citizen or PR of Singapore.Let me know about also employment visa pass service.Please reach my email
    Thanks in advance…

    Kaung Zay

    • Paul Hype Page February 25, 2016 at 4:09 am

      Dear Kaung Zay,

      We have custom package just to suit your business needs. My colleague will drop you an email to explain more soon.


  23. Alan WL January 2, 2016 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    I would like to take over a retail business in Singapore. I’m Malaysian currently working in Malaysia and would like to know the possibilities of doing that for :
    1. Convenience Store
    2. Budget Hotel


    • Paul Hype Page January 6, 2016 at 10:21 am

      Dear Alan,

      It is a great idea to be your own boss and setting up your business in Singapore.
      The first step will be incorporation of your company. Then it depends if you will be coming over to Singapore to work as you will need to look into work pass application.

      Paul and Hype Page Co. could be your next one-stop solution provider for incorporating as well as applying work visa and corporate secretary for your business in Singapore.
      Make an appointment with our Incorporation Team soon.


  24. raghuram December 16, 2015 at 6:54 am - Reply

    Dear Sir,

    I am a Indian ( Chennai )I want to start a business south Indian restaurant please tell me what is the procedure.

    • Paul Hype Page December 18, 2015 at 8:46 am

      Dear Raghuram,

      We will need more information about your working experience and education background and also your ideal restaurant operation mode to give you a better advise on work pass and license required.
      Do make an appointment with our incorporation team for a discuses on how we can help you.

  25. ann November 5, 2015 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    Dear Sir
    We want to open a company in singapore
    we’re looking for someone that can assist us on the procedures and processing of documents
    Please send us expenses details

    looking forward for your response

  26. Mike October 28, 2015 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    Our principal company is in singapore and we want to open a joint venture company with them in singapore. How to do it and how much the cost ? Its for export spare parts to other country.

    • Paul Hype Page November 23, 2015 at 9:58 am

      Dear Mike

      We will need more information from you to better advise you, my colleague will follow up with an email to you shortly.


  27. Vasuki October 16, 2015 at 6:06 am - Reply

    Dear Sir,

    I am a Indian I want to start a business with less capital , Thinking of Food,Laundry and Online pl guide

    • Paul Hype Page October 19, 2015 at 5:12 am

      Dear Vasuki,

      You can decide on your start up capital based on the kind of business you wanted to setup. In Singapore, you can start a company with as little as S$1 as start up capital. However we will advise to be more realistic and invest on the right amount in order to make a good business.
      Do feel free to email us should you be ready to start your own company!


  28. Sonny K Dhaniswara October 13, 2015 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    Dear Sir/ Madame:

    I would like to open immediately a company or business of making and selling softwares. Could you give me some suggestion to achieve it including – and more – type of corporation (very small for now), licenses to get, office address and personnel, cost of completing the process, etc.

    Once it is cleared what to do I could fly to Singapore anytime to have face-to-face discussion and finalize the process.

    whats app: 6289678288888

    • Paul Hype Page October 14, 2015 at 2:18 am

      Dear Sonny

      1) The best business entity structure is private limited company as there is limited personal legal obligation and ownership can be divide by shares
      2) There is no license needed for software consulting or engineering
      3) When you set up a Singapore company with us , we can provide registered address for your company at $240 per year
      4) We will suggest you take our incorporation with employment pass visa package at $3,155 where the visa allows you stay and work in Singapore for 2 years.

      Eric from Paul Hype Page & Co

  29. George October 11, 2015 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    We like to open retail and wholesale business in Singapore saelling spa products mainly massage oil from Thailand . Candn you let us know what we need to start and cost involved . We like to use your services at full extent . We have a Thai Company in Thailand too , maybe it may be helpfull .


  30. Mohammad October 9, 2015 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    Respected sir/madam I would like to set up in SG but i don’t know how can licence. Entry pass. permit. For incorporation company (Trading) in Singapore.I will pay your every fee please suggest & help me to start my business I will be thankful you for a whole life time thanks awaiting your most advice

  31. Dorothy October 7, 2015 at 11:58 pm - Reply

    I will be in business with a friend (now US citizen, ex-malaysian). She doesn’t hv college degree. Basically she will run the business. We are aiming at selling Vietnamese sandwich which she is really good at.
    Can she be part of the owner as well as worker?
    I am a PR here.

    • Paul Hype Page October 14, 2015 at 3:18 am

      Dear Dorothy

      With you as the local resident director , both of you can start a company.
      As for her working visa, she can get S pass or employment pass.
      Do note that a S pass holder can be director or shareholder of the company.
      Therefore ,you can left with only employment pass.

      Eric from Paul Hype Page & Co

  32. Mun October 4, 2015 at 10:44 am - Reply

    Would like to start selling food in singapore with my cousin who is staying in singapore. Is it possible? How do i go about it?

    • Paul Hype Page October 13, 2015 at 11:04 am

      Dear Mun,
      All food establishments require a National Environment Agency (NEA) Licence. We can assist you in setting up the company and apply for the licence. please book an appointment with us for setting up your own company.

  33. Ned September 28, 2015 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    Hi Mr Paul,
    I am local and wish to register and set up a company here in Singapore together with a friend from china. Does my company still need to meet any one of the listed criteria on getting funds from the relevant authorities. Apart from that, please advise me on ways to apply the employment pass for my friend in this scenario. Thanks.

    • Paul Hype Page December 11, 2015 at 8:05 am

      Dear Ned,

      Depending on what kind of funding are you applying from the government. There are many good funding from PIC to Spring Singapore help that you can look into. Also there are different criteria to meet for different work pass depending on your China partner working experience and educational background. Do book an appointment to meet our consultant to understand better and allow us to help you find the best solution to start your business.

  34. Joselito Pascual September 23, 2015 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    Dear Sir,

    I am planning on setting up a company in Singapore with the business of importing / exporting diesel engine spare parts and mechanical parts for the marine vessels and power plants.

    Can you send me a quote on your services and the requirements I need to set up a Singapore company?


    Joselito Pascual
    General Manager
    Lincoln Engine & Industrial Parts Supplies

    • Paul Hype Page December 11, 2015 at 8:10 am

      Dear Joselito,

      Our services extend beyond just setting up your company. Whether you are looking to open a subsidiary, branch, or headquarters, we are prepared to advise you. When you employ our firm, you also employ a Certified Public Accountant and Tax Attorney with big four experience. my colleague will email you with more details shortly.

  35. Ernawati August 27, 2015 at 11:33 pm - Reply

    Hi, i want to start open resto in here.cos i see here look like good oportunity.even i’m just house maid only.i stay here for 10 years. Can am i open business here?
    Then would you kindly tell me the detail how to?

    • Paul Hype Page August 28, 2015 at 2:17 am

      Hi Ernawati,

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

      Thank you.

  36. Nicholas Le August 18, 2015 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    I am planning to open a company in Singapore. Can you please send me expenses detail and also include your fee.
    Thank you

    • Paul Hype Page August 24, 2015 at 6:47 am

      Dear Nicholas,

      I have sent your request to our sales team. Our consultant will get in touch with you shortly.


    • Paul Hype Page August 24, 2015 at 6:48 am

      Dear Nicholas,

      I have sent your request to our sales team. They will get in touch with you shortly.


  37. Mr Ho August 14, 2015 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    I want to raise capital. Can you teach me how?

    • Paul Hype Page August 18, 2015 at 10:01 am

      Dear Mr Ho,

      For increase in shares capital, it would be better for you to consult professional firm to do it for you as proper paperwork will need to be done before the lodgement with ACRA.
      A deposit slip is required to be presented to the professional officer to assist you further with the raise capital.

      Best Regards,

  38. Mirza August 5, 2015 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    hi, looking for you guys, i hope so i got the right channel.
    want to open a company in singapore, i have read some stuff n details, send me the details that in how much time it can be done and give me estimated cost with each step. after that i can confirm you the meeting time.

    • Paul Hype Page August 13, 2015 at 4:40 am

      Dear Mirza,

      Sure, we have insert your request in our leads. Our consultant will get back to you as soon as possible.

      Yours sincerely,

  39. ameen June 11, 2015 at 8:38 am - Reply


    i like to open a hypnotherapy center in a small scale , with just one staff, in singapore, what are the procedures and how much is the expence , from registering with govermnt to renting a two room space? thanks and regards

    • Paul Hype Page June 16, 2015 at 3:19 am

      Dear Ameen,

      We provide incorporation services and also service office space. We can assist you from setting up your company to applying work passes as well as registered office address and work space so you are ready to start your business at ease. Do give us a call to arrange for a meeting.
      Looking forward to serve you.
      Best Regards

  40. Dr Fadl Haq June 7, 2015 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    We are interested in starting online education can you in this regard

    • Paul Hype Page June 9, 2015 at 9:17 am

      Dear Dr Fadl,

      We will be pleased to assist you in your company incorporation and setting up. There are a few ways to do it depending on your business model. My colleague will email you with more details.

      Best Regards

  41. Sneha June 5, 2015 at 8:26 am - Reply


    I want to open a Dance class/studio in SIngapore. Please let me know the requirements and procedure for the same.


    • Paul Hype Page June 9, 2015 at 9:07 am

      Dear Sneha,

      The specific licenses required depends on the type of education establishment you are planning to setup. We will need to understand more. Do set up a consultation meeting with us should you be interested to proceed further.

      Best Regards

  42. RT May 12, 2015 at 7:53 am - Reply

    I’m a foreigner and I want to start a resto/bar business in Singapore. Would you kindly tell me the details on how to?

    Thank You!

  43. Sampurna Chakraborty May 5, 2015 at 3:07 pm - Reply


    I am about to open a new business in telecom training and consultation in Singapore. Would like to get in touch to know more on the timelines, process and fees.

    Kind Regards,

    • Paul Hype Page May 6, 2015 at 6:19 am

      Dear Sampurna

      Welcome to Singapore! Do help us fill in the incorporation form so we can be in a better position to advise and assist you.
      My colleague will contact you once you submit the form.
      Thank you
      Best Regards

  44. Sancheti BK May 2, 2015 at 4:48 am - Reply

    Dear Sir
    We want to open company in singapore
    Please send us expenses detail
    Including your annual fee
    Thanking you

    • Paul Hype Page May 5, 2015 at 3:44 am

      Dear Sancheti,

      My colleague will email you with details and our charges shortly. Look forward to assist you with your company registration and setup.


  45. Surekka April 28, 2015 at 4:20 am - Reply

    I am a local interested to set up a backpackers’ hostel in Singapore. I would greatly appreciate it if you could provide me with detailed information on how I can setup my business.
    Thank you.

    • Paul Hype Page May 5, 2015 at 3:12 am

      Dear Surekka,

      Under the Hotels Act, any person who wishes to operate a hotel in Singapore, including a lodging house, boarding house, or guest house must obtain from the Hotels Licensing Board a Certificate of Registration to use the premises as a hotel and a Hotel-Keeper’s License to manage the hotel. More information to Start a Hotel Business in Singapore.

      Should you need assistance in registration and setting up your company, do fill up the form as below and we will get back to you shortly.

      Looking forward to hear from you soon.


  46. Jason Franj March 29, 2015 at 5:02 am - Reply

    I am interested in expanding my existing business to Singapore, i am in Singapore from 2nd – 14th April, what and where can i do while i’m over to explore this idea.
    Thanks in advance…

  47. Richard Friedrichs March 28, 2015 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    Need to establish a Singapore distribution company for international trade

    • Paul Hype Page April 7, 2015 at 1:58 am

      Dear Richard

      I understand your like to set up a Singapore Company as your international trading distribution

      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

      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 link to fix an appointment with us.

      Please call office at +65 62214711 or +65 84848816 (Mobile) for discussion


  48. nagurao March 19, 2015 at 5:13 am - Reply

    I would like to register startup company here in Singapore. Could you please provide the related information to setup the new business.

    • Paul Hype Page March 24, 2015 at 5:37 am

      Dear Nagurao,

      Welcome to Singapore! We will be glad to assist you in company set up and incorporation. My colleague will email you with more information, do contact us once you are ready to start your company in Singapore!


  49. Vito G. De Natale March 15, 2015 at 10:09 am - Reply

    We would think to open a new Co. in Singapore.
    Please let me know when we can talk.


    • Paul Hype Page March 17, 2015 at 8:22 am

      Dear Vito,

      Thank you for your interest. My colleague will email you some information about incorporating a company in Singapore.

      Do feel free to make an appointment with us when you are ready to setup your business!


    • robert September 21, 2015 at 2:13 am

      I am an Indian. Now in Singaore under visiting visa and i would like to join in the business with any one of the restorents giving Chinese and Malai foods so as to give Indian foods everyday one varity of food. Is it possible for me to start this kind of partnership business in Singapore. Kindly guide me. Which type of visa is required for me for the above partnership business. My daughter is residing in Singapore with Dependent visa. Can i make use of them for my needs for the above partnership business. I need an immediate response for this please.

      Thanking you,


    • Paul Hype Page September 21, 2015 at 9:36 am

      Dear Robert,

      The smooth solution will be to incorporate a company and apply for an Employment pass for yourself to work in Singapore. Your Daughter with her DP can also apply for an LOC (Letter of Consent) to allow her to work and also be an director of your company.
      please book an appointment with our Incorporation Team to setup up your company today!


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