Choosing a VCC Name

Every business needs a name to uniquely identify itself and to make it easy for others to find the business.

The first step is to choose a suitable name for your VCC. Once you have a suitable name, conduct a search on Bizfile+ Search Directory to find out whether the name is available. Avoid selecting names which are:

  • Identical to an existing business;

  • Undesirable i.e. names which are vulgar, obscene or offensive; or

  • Prohibited by order of the Minister for Finance.

Note: Please read Practice Direction (No. 4 of 2003) for more guidelines on selection of names.

Registering a Name

You must first register a VCC name via the online VCC Name Application form, before you can incorporate your VCC. The name application costs $15. After the name application has been approved, the name will be reserved for 120 days. The VCC must be incorporated within this period. Otherwise, the name approval will lapse, and applicant will have to submit a fresh name application. 

A name application may be referred to the Referral Authorities for comments (e.g. if your VCC name has the word “school”, it may be referred to the Ministry of Education for review and approval). Click here to read more on the Referral Authorities. 

Once the name application is approved, you can proceed to incorporate the VCC.

 

 
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