How to Register for CorpPass Sg Account?
Individuals who need to transact in a business capacity with the government are required to be UEN-registered (Unique Entity Number) and thus be eligible for CorpPass. CorpPass application is simple and can be done via the Singapore government’s dedicated CorpPass website.
Setting up CorpPass for a business entity starts with the registration of a CorpPass Administrator through the website. Only the Registered Officer (RO) or nominated Administrator can register for an account. Subsequently, any user who wishes to create a CorpPass account to transact on behalf of a business entity will need the CorpPass Administrator to create a CorpPass user account for them. This allows for streamlined management of access accounts by allowing better control by the business owners who are in essence the Registered Officer. · CorpPass Admins for Singapore Registered Entities must be an eligible SingPass holders.
- Business owners, which must be the Registered Officer of the company, will need to present identity documents, verifying that they are indeed the owners of their business entities.
- CorpPass application by foreign companies should include documentation showing their registration as a foreign entity within Singapore.
- Identity Documents are required in order to verify the personal details of the Registered Officer, CorpPass Administrator and/ or Corporate Pass User, who are non-SingPass holders. The Identity Documents should specify the full name of the person and official number of the registered document. Some examples of what constitutes Identity Documents are passport or legal travel documents, NRIC or work passes (Work Permit or FIN (Foreign Identification Number)).
Letter of Authorisation is an alternative method for Registered Officer’s or Key Executive’s approval in the following cases:
- Where the Registered Officer is not a SingPass holder
- If the Registered Officer is not able to provide online approval
- If approval for the CorpPass Administrator registration can be granted by a Key Executive within the business entity.
In a Nutshell
To put it plainly at its most basic level, the difference between SingPass and CorpPass is that SingPass allows individual users to access Singapore government’s e-services while CorpPass does the same but for business entities, associations or societies (non-profit organizations inclusive) rather than individuals.
CorpPass has now officially replaced the previous interface where business entities or associations were forced to use joint personal and business accounts via SingPass for digital interactions with G2B purposes at the risk of unnecessarily exposing personal information and threatening the privacy of personal data.
CorpPass allows business entities to perform online transactions within government e-services relating to trading, compliance and finance within Singapore via a unified login and without the downside of using shared SingPass access. This initiative supports Singapore’s objectives of building a Smart Nation and has been touted as an effective means of mitigating risk and further streamlining G2B interactions.
Continuous upgrades and enhancements can be expected as Singapore government continues to harness information and communication (InfoComm) technologies, networks and big data to create tech-enabled solutions.