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CORPORATE SECRETARIAL AND COMPLIANCE

You can now focus on your business while we take care of the compliance

Under the Singapore Companies Act, Section 171, all Singapore companies are required to appoint a Singapore company secretary within 6 months upon the incorporation of whom shall be a natural person who has his principal or only place of residence in Singapore and who is not debarred under section 155B from acting as secretary of the company. The provisions of Section 171 Subsection 1A further require the directors of a company to take all reasonable steps to secure that each secretary of the company is a person who appears to them to have the requisite knowledge and experience to discharge the functions of secretary of the company. When a Company has only one sole director, the sole director shall not act or be appointed as the secretary of the company.
Our Range of Secretarial Services:

The corporate secretary is an appointed officer of the company under the Singapore Companies Act and is primarily responsible for assuring compliance with ACRA stringent requirements. Our scope of corporate services includes:

  • Provision of an Acra Qualified Individual (QI) under the ACRA Act to act as your Company Secretary.

  • Maintenance and updating of the Company’s statutory registers of members and directors, minutes book and other statutory records.

  • Prepare and ready documentation for opening of bank accounts and/or changes in bank signatories.

  • Drafting of directors resolutions and submission to the ACRA.

  • The supervision, preparation and filing of statutory returns such as AGM and annual filing of the Company with the ACRA.

  • Prepare and ready statutory registers, minutes, directors / members resolutions to facilitate the statutory review for financial auditors.

  • Changes in capital structure, members and shareholdings.

  • Registration of charge / debentures.

  • Changes to the company’s Constitution.

  • Conversion of business structure entities (example: from sole proprietor to Limited Liability Company).

  • Arranging for notarisation and legalisation of documents.

  • Provision of nominee director.

  • Provision of registered address.

  • Advising and assisting with business striking-off process.

  • Work passes, dependent passes, and permanent residence applications.

Standard Secretarial Package
  • Appointment of an Acra Qualified Individual as the professional company secretary for your company.

  • Monitoring and reminder for all statutory compliance dates in respect of secretarial obligations.

  • Safekeeping, updating, and maintaining registers of shares, directors, members, company officers, minutes book, and other statutory records.

  • Preparation of directors’ meetings or resolutions in writing and any notices, including filing with ACRA.

  • Preparation  of  the  AGM documents and filing of annual  return  with  the  ACRA.

  • Preparation of standard directors’ resolutions and related documents and filings in relation to the change of directors, secretaries, registered office, allotment and issue of shares, shares transfer, and banking arrangements including filing to ACRA and/or IRAS, as required.

Other Secretarial Services
Registered Business Office Address
  • Section 142.(1) of the Companies Act provides that ” a company shall as from the date of its incorporation have a registered office within Singapore to which all communications and notices may be addressed and which shall be open and accessible to the public for not less than 3 hours during ordinary business hours on each business day.”

  • This means that it is a legal requirement for all Singapore company to have a registered office in Singapore and the address must be accessible to the general public during normal office hours where all communications, correspondences and notices from statutory authorities may be addressed and sent to the registered office address of the company. We can provide a registered office address for a nominal fee.

  • Use of local registered address + self-collection of mails for per year 

  • Forwarding of mails locally (postage fee + $1 per mail forwarded)

Statutory Secretarial Services
  • The Memorandum and Articles of Association (M&A) form the constitution of companies, setting out the rules by which they are run and administered. However, directors or members may decide that it’s necessary to make changes to the constitution for business reasons. This is done by passing resolutions. A resolution is a formal document that records the decisions or intentions of board members on behalf of the Company. There are two kinds of resolutions namely, a director resolution and/or member resolution. Resolutions can be made at general meetings or board meetings (ordinary and special resolutions) or in writing (a written resolution).

  • We can assist in preparation of resolutions, including submission to the ACRA:

  • Appointment / Removal / Change of Company officer or Members  

  • Appointment / Removal / Change of Company Auditor 

  • Change in Company register address 

  • Change in Company Name (come with 1 free Co stamp)

  • Change/update in paid-up capital, capital structure, and shareholding allocation (include share certificate) 

  • Change in financial year-end

  • Opening/closing of bank account

  • Completion of bank account opening form by secretary

  • Change in bank signatory

  • Change in business activities

  • Change in beneficial owners, registrable controllers, and nominee director

  • Alteration to the Company Memorandum and Articles of Association (M&A)

  • Shares transfer (ordinary and/or preference) to individual and/or corporate shareholder

  • Shares transfer (ordinary and preference) from/to Corporate shareholders

  • Approve director fee

  • Resolution for interim dividend

  • Resolution for final dividend

  • Extension of time for AGM and filing of annual return for 2 months 

  • Certified true copy for documents (by Singapore Chartered Accountant)

  • Liaise with the auditor and provide full support for annual statutory audit

  • Purchase of updated business profile

  • Purchase of updated people profile

  • Strike off a local company

Nominee Director Services
  • Section 145.(1) of the Companies Act provides that “every company shall have at least one director who is ordinarily resident in Singapore.” A foreigner who is setting up a Company in Singapore is therefore required to appoint at least one local director who is an ordinary resident in Singapore to comply with the statutory requirement. We can provide clients with a nominee director to achieve statutory requirements but who will not involve himself in any financial, operational matters or managing of the company affairs. The foreigner owner of the Singapore registered Company must appoint a director to be in charge of running the daily operation of the Company.

  • If you currently do not have a local Singapore resident director to satisfy the statutory requirement, we are able to provide you with a local nominee director if you accept our conditions**

  • Nominee Director Services

  • ** We are pleased to offer the nominee director service for your Company if you appoint us as your corporate secretary and subscribe to our full corporate secretarial services. You will also engage our financial reporting and tax compliance service. This is because we are able to better control and monitor the compliance progress by taking on the essential compliance tasks ourselves.

Other Services
  • Purchase of certificate of incorporation (COI) from the Acra

  • Application for Employment Pass

  • Application for Dependent Pass / Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP)

  • Application for Singapore Permanent Residence (PR) (Primary applicant)

  • Application for Singapore Permanent Residence (PR) (Spouse/children)

  • Registration of Corp Pass

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