The public accountant may do so himself, or engage the services of a registered filing agent (e.g. law firm, accounting firm or corporate secretarial firm) to assist in his submission.

Step 1: Ensure Ensure that you comply with all requirements listed in Requirements for setting up a Public Accounting Corporation.
Step 2: Choose Choose a corporation name that is not offensive and identical to any other business entity.
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 public accountants)
 
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 an online application for a “Application for New Company Name” via BizFile+ using SingPass or CorpPass.

You may be prompted to "register" your corporation in the same transaction (i.e. step 6 and 7) in which you may choose to do so or incorporate the entity at a later date.

Step 5:  Pay Pay S$15 for a new company name under the Companies Act via the following options:
  • Credit card (MasterCard, VISA and American Express only)
  • ACRA Deposit Service (for registered filing agents)

Note: Payment by cash or cheque is not accepted in BizFile+transactions.   

Step 6: Submit Submit an online application for a “Incorporation of Local Company” via BizFile+ using SingPass or CorpPass.
Step 7:  Pay

Pay S$300 to incorporate the company under the Companies Act and S$300 for the approval of the PAC under the Accountants Act via the following options:

  • Credit card (MasterCard, VISA and American Express only)
  • ACRA Deposit Service (for registered filing agents)
Note: Payment by cash or cheque is not allowed in BizFile+ transactions.

Endorsement of Application After Approval

If you apply for the entity yourself, i.e. without the help of a registered filing agent and there are other directors in the PAC, the system will require all the other directors to endorse the application.  

All the directors will have to log into Bizfile+ within 3 days from the submission date to endorse the application.

If consent is not obtained from all the directors within 3 days of submission, your application will lapse.

Free Business Profile

From 2 June 2017, all newly incorporated companies will receive a free Business Profile - an electronic report containing business registration information of that entity.  Upon successful incorporation, an email with a URL to download the free Business Profile will be sent to the person whol filed the incorporation.

For more information, visit here

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