When registering a sole proprietorship or a partnership, you are required to provide your business address. A P.O. Box address cannot be used as the business address.
If you are planning to conduct small-scale business from your home, you may use your residential address as the business address under the Home Office Scheme.
You can apply for approval under the Home Office Scheme before you submit your business registration to ACRA.
If you are residing in a HDB Flat
HDB flat owners/occupiers who want to apply for the Home Office Scheme must seek approval from the Housing Development Board (HDB). This can be done by submitting your application via the HDB website.
If you are residing in a private residential property
Owners/occupiers of private residential property who want to apply for the Home Office Scheme must seek approval from Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). This can be done by submitting your application via the URA website.
All business owners must provide their residential address at the point of registration. These addresses are made publicly available when any member of the public purchases information about the business entity.
If you prefer not to disclose your residential address, you may provide ACRA with an alternate address. The alternate address will be displayed in our public records (e.g. Business Profile, People Profile) instead of your residential address. The alternate address must be one where you can be contacted, and must be within the same jurisdiction as the residential address. This service costs $40. You are still required to submit your residential address for our record.