Watch a video summary on registering a limited liability partnership (LLP)
How to register
All applications for the registration of a new LLP must be submitted online via BizFile+, ACRA's electronic filing and information retrieval system. You can register an LLP in the following ways:
- Log into BizFile+ to submit the online transaction. All proposed partners/managers need to endorse their consent online via BizFile+.
- Engage the services of a registered filing agent (e.g. law firm, accounting firm or corporate secretarial firm) to submit an online application on your behalf.
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The application is usually processed within 15 minutes after the name application fee is paid.
It may take between 14 days to 60 days if the application needs to be referred to another agency for approval or review. For example, if the intention of the LLP is to carry out activities involving the setting up of a private school, the application will be referred to the Ministry of Education.
For more information on the different referral authorities, please access this link: list of Referral Authorities.
The LLP may commence business once it is registered with ACRA. This is on condition that the LLP does not require any licences/approvals from other government agencies in order to carry out the business activities.
LLP name reservation
An approved LLP name will be reserved for 120 days from the date of name approval. No further extension of name reservation period is allowed.
For personal data protection purposes, the partner/manager have the option of registering an Alternate Address for $40. Once you have registered an Alternate Address, it will be displayed in ACRA’s public records instead of your residential address. However, all official correspondences from ACRA will continue to be sent to your residential address. You are therefore still required to submit your residential address for record purposes.
The alternate address must be an address where you can be contacted (e.g. your office, your corporate service provider’s office, etc.), and must be within the same jurisdiction as the residential address. It cannot be a P.O. Box address.
Unique Entity Number (UEN)
Upon successful registration, each Limited Liability Partnership will be issued with a system-generated Unique Entity Number (UEN). The UEN is an identification number that all business entities need to use when transacting with government agencies.
Special UEN (SUN)
The Special UEN (SUN) service offers entity owners the option to choose, at a fee, a preferred UEN from a list of reserved UENs when registering the Limited Liability Partnership. There are 2 categories available – Tier 1 number at $3,000 and Tier 2 number at $1,000. Those who do not wish to opt for the SUN service will be issued with a free system-generated UEN.
For more information, please visit here.
Free Business Profile
From 2 June 2017, all newly registered LLPs will receive a free Business Profile – an electronic report containing business registration information of that entity. Upon successful registration, an email with a URL to download the free Business Profile will be sent to the person who filed the registration.
For more information, visit Free_Business_Profiles.