List of key legislative provisions in the Business Names Registration Act - effective 3 Jan 2016

S/N Provisions

Requirement to register business names. Individual who conduct business in Singapore under only their names need not register with the Registrar. 


Certain registrants allowed the option to register or renew business names for one year or three years.


Registrar empowered to cancel a person's registration under certain situations.

 (d)  Registrar permitted to change particulars of deceased registrants in the register under certain situations. 

Registrar empowered to restore cancelled registration or registration which has ceased within 12 months of cancellation/cessation.

(f)  Registrar empowered to amend the register under certain situations.
(g) Allow registered individuals to report alternate address.
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