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.
For corporate transparency purposes and to allow the public and other stakeholders to identify the persons behind the business, some information on company officers such as identification number, date of appointment and residential address is accessible from ACRA’s public records.
If you prefer not to reveal your residential address in our public records, you can pay $40 to register an alternate address at the point of incorporation or at any other time. 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. 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 the residential address.