Incorporate in Singapore
Set up a Singapore company limited by shares
Singapore is the trading hub of Southeast Asia. Home of the busiest port in the world, Singapore is a developed country in one of the fastest growing regional economies.
It has enormous potential for startups and internet entrepreneurs from all over the world. The country fosters entrepreneurship, and the government supports the free market.
One of the most advantageous parts of doing business and set up a company in Singapore is the clear and transparent tax scheme and the availability of several tax breaks and incentives for startups and technological innovation.
Furthermore, companies incorporated in Singapore can benefit from a broad list of more than 70 tax treaties that Singapore has concluded with foreign jurisdictions.
Singapore is an excellent jurisdiction to incorporate and its private company limited, a powerful vehicle for international trading, tech start-ups, internet entrepreneurs, venture capital and fintech businesses.
Singapore Incorporation Services
Note that our incorporation and annual fees are all “all-included fees”, and cover all the required services, duties, disbursements, and procedures to incorporate a Singapore company, and keep it in good standing.
Singapore Private Limited Company Formation – USD 550.00 (one-off)
Incorporation of a Singapore Private Limited Company, which includes:
- drafting and providing the Constitution of the Company
- drafting and providing the Nominee Director Service Agreement
- preparing the Director’s Acceptance Letter (Form 45)
- filing the Company with the Singapore Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA)
- ACRA company registration fees
- providing the ACRA BizFile
- drafting and providing the First Board Resolution for the Share Allotment and the appointment of Directors, Secretary and Registered Office, and other related matters.
- providing the Share Certificate(s)
- preparing and providing the Register of Nominee Directors
- preparing and providing the Register of Controllers
- providing certified true copies of all constitutional documents, and delivery to the client’s mailing address, inclusive of courier fees.
Local Director Services – USD 3,000.00 p.a. (annual fee)
All Singapore Companies must have at least one director who is a Singaporean citizen or permanent resident.
Our Local Director Service includes the appointment of a Singaporean resident director to act as nominee director of the Company, in order to comply with statutory requirements of the Companies Act, as well as any ongoing assignment such as the execution of board resolutions.
Nominee Director Refundable deposit – USD 1,600.00 (one-off refundable deposit) (Returned once the professional relationship with the nominee director concludes.) As the Local Director and Secretary bear liability towards the acts of the company and can lose the permission/license from ACRA if their companies are not in good standing, this deposit serves as a bond to be used to strike off the company in case the client abandons the company.
Corporate Secretary Services – USD 750.00 p.a. (annual fee)
All Singaporean Companies must appoint a corporate secretary who must be an individual ordinarily resident in Singapore.
Our services include the appointment of a Singaporean resident chartered secretary to act as secretary of the Company, in order to comply with statutory requirements, as well as:
- preparing the annual general meeting notices, meeting minutes, written resolution in lieu of board meeting, and related matters, as required
- signature of board resolutions and other corporate documents, as required
- maintaining the minute book and statutory records
Registered Office Services – USD 300.00 p.a. (annual fee)
All Singaporean companies must maintain a Registered Office situated in Singapore.
- providing a registered office to the Company that complies with the requirements set out in the Companies Act
- providing a business address
- providing mail-scanning services
Singapore Bank Account Opening Services – USD 500.00 (one-off)
Assistance in opening a bank account for the Company in a Singaporean-licensed bank (DBS, OCBC, UOB, Citibank or RHB), which includes:
- advising on and assisting in the completion of the Bank’s KYC and questionnaires, bank account application forms, and related documentation, as required
- managing the bank account opening procedure
- advising on the meeting with the Bank’s relationship manager
- arranging a meeting with the Bank’s relationship manager for bank account opening (video-conference)
- introducing the Client to the Bank’s relationship manager
We assist you in opening a bank account for the Company in Singapore.
Singapore Bank Account - USD ($ 2.00)Singapore Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsOCBC BankUSD 30,000YesUSD, SGD, AUD, CAD, HKD, NZD, GBP, EUR, JPY, CHFYesNexus in the form of client/supplier/partner/contractor in Singapore required.CitibankSGD 100,000NoMulticurrencyYesNexus in the form of client/supplier/partner/contractor in Singapore required.Standard CharteredUSD 250,000NoMulticurrencyYesNexus in the form of client/supplier/partner/contractor in Singapore required.RHBSGD/USD 30,000NoMulticurrencyYesNexus in the form of client/supplier/partner/contractor in Singapore required.DBS BankSGD 250,000YesMulticurrencyYesNexus in the form of client/supplier/partner/contractor in Singapore required.UOB BankSGD 350,000YesMulticurrencyYesNexus in the form of client/supplier/partner/contractor in Singapore required.Credit SuisseUSD 3,000,000NoUSD, SGDYesBank of ChinaSGD 100,000NoUSD, SGD, EUR, GBP, NZD, RMB, AUD, JPY, HKD, CHF, CADYesNexus in the form of client/supplier/partner/contractor in Singapore required.HSBCSGD/USD 30,000NoSGD, AUD, CAD, RMB, EUR, HKD, JPY, NZD, GBP, USDYesNexus in the form of client/supplier/partner/contractor in Singapore required.
Note that we can also open overseas bank accounts for Singapore companies in the following offshore jurisdictions:
Antigua Bank Account - USD $ 300.00Antigua Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsGlobal Bank of CommerceUSD 25,000YesUSD, EUR, GBPYesDBankUSD 10,000YesUSD, EURYesNorth International BankUSD 5,000YesUSD, EURYes
Bahamas Bank Account - USD $ 500.00Bahamas Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsDeltecUSD 1,000,000NoMulticurrencyYesEFG BankUSD 1,000,000NoMulticurrencyYesCapital Union BankUSD 1,000,000NoUSDYesHigh Turnover Individuals, Family Offices, Fund Managers and Asset Managers only
Belize Bank Account - USD $ 300.00Belize Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsCaye BankUSD 1,000YesUSD, EUR, GBP, CAD, CHF, AUD, AED, CNY, SEK, NOKYesHeritage BankUSD 3,000YesMulticurrencyYesBelize Bank InternationalUSD 4,000NoEUR, GBP, USDYes
BVI Bank Account - USD $ 900.00BVI Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsVP BankUSD 250,000NoMulticurrencyYesBank of AsiaUSD 20,000NoUSD, GBP, HKDYes
Cayman Islands Bank Account - USD $ 700.00Cayman Islands Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsCayman National BankUSD 100,000YesUSD, EUR, GBP, CAD, AUD, JPY, SEK, CHFYesNCB Cayman LimitedUSD 100,000YesUSD, EUR, CAD, GBPYes
Cook Islands Bank Account - USD $ 600.00Cook Islands Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsCapital Security BankUSD 20,000YesUSD, EUR, GBP, CAD, NZD, AUD, SGD, HKDYesClients can have a corporate account for operational purposes only if they open an investment account as well.
Curaçao Bank Account - USD $ 500.00Curaçao Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsExprinter International Bank N.V.USD 100,000YesMulticurrencyYes
Dominica Bank Account - USD $ 300.00Dominica Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsEqiBankUSD 15,000YesUSD, EUR, GBPYesKingdom BankN/ANoEUR, USDYesSWIFT transactions are carried out only through a pool account in the name of the bank.
EMI Bank Account - USD $ 300.00EMI Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsUK EMI AccountN/ANoEUR, GBPYesLT EMI AccountN/ANoMulticurrencyYesMT EMI AccountN/ANoEURYesCA EMI AccountN/ANoEURYesKZ EMI AccountDepending on category.NoMulticurrencyYesHK EMI AccountN/ANoUSD, EUR, GBP, HKDYesCurrently, the Neat account is available for businesses incorporated in Hong Kong, Australia, BVI, Cayman Islands and New Zealand only.IE EMI AccountN/ANoEUR, MulticurrencyYesSingapore EMI AccountN/AYesSGD, USDYesOnly companies incorporated in APAC jurisdictions.
Gibraltar Bank Account - USD $ 1,200.00Gibraltar Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsTuricum Private BankUSD 200,000NoUSD, EUR, GBPYesMoneycorp Bank Limitedcase-by-caseNoMulticurrencyYes
Hong Kong Bank Account - USD $ 2,000.00Hong Kong Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsDBS BankHKD 200,000YesHKD, USD, MulticurrencyYesA business nexus in Hong Kong is strictly required, in the form of clients, suppliers, employees or other counterparties.
Isle of Man Bank Account - USD $ 1,200.00Isle of Man Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsCapital International BankN/ANoUSD, EUR, GBPYes
Labuan Bank Account - USD $ 500.00Labuan Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsBank IslamUSD 10,000NoUSD, JPY, SGD, EUR, GBPYesMayBank International Labuan BranchUSD 25,000NoUSD, EUR, CAD, CHF, GBP, HKD, SGD, JPY, THB, AEDYesCitibankUSD 250,000NoMulticurrencyYes
Liechtenstein Bank Account - USD $ 1,200.00Liechtenstein Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsAlpinumCHF 250,000NoMulticurrencyYesCompanies conducting commercial activities (as opposed to only holding assets) must have a physical presence in the form of offices and employees in the country where it is incorporated or tax resident.Bendura BankUSD 500,000NoMulticurrencyYes
Luxembourg Bank Account - USD $ 1,200.00Luxembourg Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsEast West United BankN/AYesUSD, EUR, GBP, RUB, CHFYesCompanies conducting commercial activities are expected to conduct at least 30 incoming / outgoing transactions per month.
Mauritius Bank Account - USD $ 600.00Mauritius Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsBank OneUSD 25,000YesMulticurrencyYesCompanies must have some form of business connection to Africa in the form of clients, suppliers or investments.InvestecUSD 50,000YesMulticurrencyYes
Panama Bank Account - USD $ 1,200.00Panama Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsMMG BankUSD 10,000YesUSD, EUR, CHF, GBP, CADYesCredicorpUSD 50,000YesUSD, EURYesCapital BankUSD 20,000YesUSDYes
Puerto Rico Bank Account - USD $ 300.00Puerto Rico Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsFV BankCase by caseYesUSDYesStrategic BankUSD 100,000NoUSDYesArival BankN/ANoUSDYesCB International Bank LLCN/ANoMulticurrencyYes
Saint Lucia Bank Account - USD $ 300.00Saint Lucia Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsPROVEN BANK (Former BOSLIL)USD 5,000YesUSD, EUR, GBP, HKDYes
Seychelles Bank Account - USD $ 500.00Seychelles Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsAl SalamUSD 25,000YesUSDYes
Switzerland Bank Account - USD $ 1,200.00Switzerland Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsMaerki BaumannCHF 500,000YesMulticurrencyYesCIM BanqueUSD 10,000YesMulticurrencyYesCompanies must have a business presence in the country where they are incorporated or tax resident in the form of offices and/or employees.mbaerCHF 5,000NoMulticurrencyYesCompanies must have an expected turnover of at least CHF 3,000,000SygnumCHF 3,000,000NoMulticurrencyYesDeposit must be maintained in crypto assets held through the bank's custody services.Credit SuisseCHF 1,000,000YesMulticurrencyYes
USA Bank Account - USD $ 1,400.00USA Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsUSA Bank AccountN/A (USD 250,000 preferred)NoUSDYesUSA Bank AccountTypically USD 25,000 - USD 50,000, for high right 500,000YesUSDYesAt least one US based signatory is required. Purpose to open an account in US is required.
Vanuatu Bank Account - USD $ 500.00Vanuatu Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsPacific Private BankUSD 1,500NoEUR, GBP, USDYesOutgoing USD transactions cannot be facilitated.
Our bank account opening service is not just a mere introduction to the bank. We assist you in filling out the business plan forms appropriately and help you understand and provide business details, commercial information, and purpose/use of the bank account that a given bank wants to know in order to approve your account application.
Banks want certainty and clarity on how the account will be used. Everything must be watertight. We will work with you to make sure there is minimal ‘back and forth’ and a smooth account opening process.
Time to form the company and opening the bank account
We prepare the pre-incorporation documents within a day (Constitution, Form 45, Nominee Director Service Contract) for your review and signature. The same day we receive the executed pre-incorporation documents, we file the company with ACRA and prepare the post-incorporation documents (board resolutions, share certificates and registers). The Bizfile (Registry Extract) is issued by ACRA on the same day of filing.
With regard to the bank account, it generally takes 1-3 days to prepare the pre-screening questionnaire (subject to Client feedback), and another 1-2 days for receiving the pre-approval from the banker. At that point, we schedule the videoconference call (generally, within 2-3 business days) with the banker. The account is generally opened 1-2 weeks after the videoconference call.
Annual Corporate and Tax Services
Corporate Services (payable one year after incorporation and annually thereafter)
- Local Director Services – USD 3,000.00
- Corporate Secretary Services – USD 750.00
- Registered Office Services – USD 300.00
- ACRA Annual Return Filing Fee – USD 50.00
Annual Tax Services – USD 580 per annum per filing
Singaporean companies are required to file an Estimated Chargeable Income Return with IRAS within 3 months after the financial year-end, as well as a tax return within 9 months (Form C, or C-S, depending on the size of the company).
- preparing ECI return and filing with IRAS
- preparing the tax return and filing with IRAS
Other Services (Optional)
- Full Accounting and Book-keeping Services
- Establishment of Variable Capital Company Structures
- Establishment of Trusts, and provision of Trustee Services
- M.A.S. Capital Markets, Fund Management and Payment Services Licensing
Please, contact us for further information.