Please notify the Registrar if there is any change to the registered particulars of the sole-proprietorship or partnership.
When must ACRA be notified of the change?
Any change in registered particulars must be notified within 14 days after such change has occurred. A penalty may be imposed if the change is notified after 14 days.
Who can notify ACRA of the change and how to do it?
The sole-proprietor / partner or manager (if any) may log into BizFile with his / her identification number and SingPass to submit an online transaction to notify ACRA of the change.
Alternatively, the person carrying out the business may engage the services of a professional firm (e.g. lawyers, accountants or chartered secretaries) or service bureau (e.g. DP Bureau) for assistance in submitting the online application.
What is the fee?
A filing fee of $20 is payable for each transaction. One transaction can be used to notify us of multiple changes. However, an additional name approval fee of $15 is payable for a change in the business name.
Who needs to approve / endorse the change before it takes effect?
There are certain changes which require the endorsement (consent) of all the partners. Such changes include the addition or withdrawal of the partners. The endorsement must be done within 3 days from the initial submission date. Some changes do not require any endorsement e.g. change of business address, change of business name and change of business activity.
What if endorsement is not done within 3 days of submission?
The application will lapse. However, you may contact ACRA to request for a further extension of up to 3 days.
The possible types of changes that can be submitted via BizFile and the person(s) to endorse the changes are listed in the table below:
||Who is to endorse it? |
|Change in business name
||Partner or manager |
|Termination of business
||All partners or managers |
|Change in business activities
||One of the partners or manager |
|Change in branches
||One of the partners or manager|
|Change in manager
||One of the partners and in-coming manager |
|Change of a manager's personal particulars
||Manager only |
|Change of sole-proprietor
||Out-going and in-coming sole-proprietors|
|Adding new partners
||All partners including the new partner(s)|
|Withdrawal of partners
||All partners including the withdrawing partners |
|Change of the owner's personal particulars
||Sole-proprietor / partner concerned|
|Death of a sole-proprietor / manager
||Next-of-kin/Executor or Administrator of the Estate and new sole-proprietor / manager (if any)|
|Death of a partner
||Next-of-kin/Executor or Administrator of the Estate and all remaining partners|
|Bankruptcy of a sole-proprietor / partner
||Sole-proprietor / partner|