Step 1: Ensure Ensure you have met all registration requirements.
Step 2: Gather supporting documents Gather the required documents such as:
  • The referee reports. These reports should comment on your character and your ability to perform liquidation work. The reports should also include details of the liquidation engagements that you have performed under the supervision of your referees and your role in these engagements.
  • Additionally, for non-public accountants, the certified true copy of your professional examination certificate, a certified true copy of your examination result slip.  Photocopies may be certified by a Magistrate, a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner for Oaths or a public accountant.

Please note that testimonials of your current and past employments will also be required.  Please submit these together with the referee reports in the application form.

Step 3: Log on to BizFile+

For Individuals

Log on to Bizfile+ using your identification number and SingPass to submit the online transaction.

For Registered Filing Agents (on behalf of applicants)

Engage the services of a registered filing agent (e.g. law firm, accounting firm or corporate secretarial firm) who would log in with their CorpPass to submit an online application on your behalf.

Step 4: Submit Submit the application via BizFile+

What to do After Applying

If the requirements are met, you will receive your certificate of renewal via email.

If your application is successful

If approved, your certificate of approval as an approved liquidator will be sent to you via email.

The certificate will expire on 31st March in the third year following the year in which the approval was granted.  Example: If the approval was granted on 1 March 2017, the certificate of approval would expire on 31 March 2020 (i.e. 2017+3 years).

Your certificate of approval must be renewed before its expiry. Please see “Renewing Registration for Approved Liquidator” for more information.

If your application is unsuccessful

If your application is unsuccessful, the reasons for rejection will be indicated in the email.

If you would like your application to be assessed again after ensuring that you have met all the registration requirements, you may submit a fresh application.

Section 9(6) of the Companies Act provides for appeal to the Minister who may confirm, reverse or vary the decision.

Additional Information to Note:

The following conditions apply to an approved liquidator who is also a registered public accountant:

  • Approval to be a liquidator will remain so long as the applicant remains a public accountant under the Accountants Act. If he ceases to be a public accountant, his approval to act as a liquidator may be revoked.
  • A person who has been disciplined, suspended, or had his registration revoked or not renewed will have his approval to be a liquidator revoked.
  • A person who resigns voluntarily as a public accountant may continue to be a liquidator upon an application made in writing and upon approval granted by the Registrar. The application should be made before his proposed date of resignation.
  • Any person who ceases to be a public accountant and whose application for approval to act as a liquidator is not renewed may appeal to the Registrar to retain/reinstate his liquidator approval. This appeal in writing must provide supporting reasons.

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