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Registering a Branch in Singapore

Updated: Jul 20

Foreign companies can choose to set up branches in Singapore. A branch of a foreign company must have a locally resident authorized representative. Foreign branches must also comply with the statutory and disclosure requirements of the Companies Law.


Start a new Foreign Company


A foreign company refers to a company, corporation, association or any other institution established outside of Singapore. Foreign companies can conduct business in Singapore by registering as a foreign branch under the Companies Act. The foreign company must have a registered name, at least one local authorized representative [agent] /and a registered office in Singapore.

Entities can start business after they are registered with ACRA.


Processing Time


The application will take 3 working day(s) to process.


If the application needs to be referred to another agencies for approval or review, it may take between 14 days to 2 months.


Registration Fees


Name Application and Registration fee is $315.


If you would like to know more, please contact Bestar.




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