Singapore Company Formation

Worldwide Incorporation Services specializes in Singapore company formation and opening bank accounts.

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Singapore Company Formation. Offshore Incorporation in Singapore.

Worldwide Incorporation Services specializes in Singapore company formation and opening bank accounts.

Singapore – General Information

Singapore Company Formation

Location: Southeastern Asia, islands between Malaysia and Indonesia.
Area: total: 719.2 sq k, land: 709.2 sq k, water: 10 sq km.
Natural resources: Fish, deepwater ports.
Population: 5,888,926 (July 2017 est.).
Capital: Singapore.
Time Zone: UTC+8.
Languages: English (official) 36.9%, Mandarin (official) 34.9%, other Chinese dialects (includes Hokkien, Cantonese, Teochew) 12.2%, Malay (official) 10.7%, Tamil (official) 3.3%, other 2%.
Government type: Parliamentary republic.
Legal system: English common law.
International organization participation: ADB, AOSIS, APEC, Arctic Council (observer), ARF, ASEAN, BIS, C, CP, EAS, FAO, FATF, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC (national committees), ICCt, ICRM, IDA, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, IMSO, Interpol, IOC, IPU, ISO, ITSO, ITU, ITUC (NGOs), MIGA, NAM, OPCW, Pacific Alliance (observer), PCA, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UPU, WCO, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO.
Economy: This vibrant, export-oriented, free-market economy enjoys a remarkably open and corruption-free environment, low taxes, stable prices, and a high per capita income that attracts global investors to its high-tech industrial and financial services sectors.
Currency: Singapore dollar (SGD).

Singapore Company Formation – Overview

Principal Corporate Legislation

The Companies Act, The Income Tax Act.

Type of Law


Language of Legislation and Corporate Documents


Type of Entity for International Trade, Investment & Tax Planning

Private Limited Company.

Key Facts

Share Capital

The concept of authorised share capital has been abolished in Jan 2006 and the minimum number of issued share is 1.

Classes of Share Available

Ordinary shares, preference shares, redeemable shares.

Bearer Shares

Nor permitted.

Restrictions on Trading

Banking, insurance, assurance, reinsurance, fund management, collective investment schemes, trust management, trusteeship business provision are not permitted.

Registered Office Required

Yes, must be maintained in Singapore.


A Singapore Company requires a minimum of one director. Director can be of any nationality and need not be resident but at least one director must be resident in Singapore.


A Singapore Company requires a minimum of one shareholder.

Publicly Accessible Records


Nominee Shareholders and Nominee Directors


Location of Meetings of Directors and Shareholders


Personal Presence Required




Double Taxation Treaty Access

China, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, India, Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, France, Belgium, Finland and the United Arab Emirates.

Requirements to File Accounts


Requirement to File Annual Return


Audit Requirements



Singaporean dollar (SGD).

Exchange Control


Time to incorporate

One week subject to name approval.

Name of a Company

Language of Name

Latin Alphabet.

Restricted Words

Words such as “Assurance”, “Bank”, “Building Society”, “Royal”, “Trust”, “Trustee” etc. will require justification.

Name of a Company

The words “Private Limited” or “Pte. Ltd.” must be part of the name of every Singapore offshore company.

Singapore Ready-Made Companies

This is a list of ready-made and approved company names available as of today.

Cost of Singapore Company Formation

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Why Choose Worldwide Incorporation Services?
  • We’ve been helping business owners since 1998
  • Incorporating your business is our focus
  • We make a complex process fast and easy
  • We work closely with Singapore Companies Registry to guarantee our service

Singapore Company Formation – Office Addresses


Services in Singapore

Worldwide Incorporation Services provide the following services in Singapore:

  • Singapore Company Formation
  • Registered Office Services
  • Secretarial Services
  • Nominee Shareholder / Nominee Director – resident in Singapore
  • Opening of Bank Accounts
  • Full Administration Services
  • Mailing Address
  • Virtual Office
  • Book Keeping & Audit
  • Trademark Registration

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