Incorporation

Set up a Company in Singapore? ERI provides one-stop Corporate Secretarial Service.
No matter you are a Singapore resident or a foreigner,
we can assist you to complete the Singapore company incorporation.

The following information are required for company incorporation:

Corporate Secretary Service

  • Company Particulars

    It is the company’s responsibility to update the Registrar of the changes in its registered particu.......

    Company Particulars

    It is the company’s responsibility to update the Registrar of the changes in its registered particulars.  We , ERI Organization, a professional registered filing agent, will file the required transaction on behalf of the company, and as your appointed company secretary, we will ensure that your company is to comply with the following statutory requirement: 

    The following are the changes which are commonly filed via ACRA  : 

    Type of Change 

    Action to be Taken 

    BizFile+ Transaction 

    Information Required 

    Change Of Company Name 

    Submit an application for approval of your proposed company name. 

    Change in Company Particulars (Application for Change in Company Name) 

    Proposed company name 

    Change Of Registered Office Address Or Office Hours   

    Please notify ACRA within 14 days from the date of change. 

    Change of Company Particulars (Change in Registered Office Address and  Office Hours)   

    New registered office address/office hours 

    Appointment or Cessation of Company Officers or Auditors   

    Please notify ACRA within 14 days from the date of change. 

    Change in Company Particulars (Appointment or Cessation of Company Officers or Auditors)   

    Particulars of auditors 

    • Name 

    • Identification number 

    • Nationality 

    • Residential address 

    • Alternate address (if any) 

    • Contact number/email address 

    • Position held 

    • Appointment date 

    • Cessation date   

    Local Company Change of Particulars of Company Officers or Auditors 

    Please notify ACRA within 14 days from the date of change. 

    Change in Particulars Of Company Officers or Auditors         

    Particulars of directors/shareholders /CEOs/auditors 

    • Name 

    • Identification number 

    • Nationality 

    • Residential address 

    • Alternate address (if any) 

    • Contact number/email address 

    • Position held   

      

    Note: Failure to comply with any of the above requirement  is an offence under section 173H(1) of the Act and every officer of the company who is in default shall each be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000 and also to a default penalty.


  • Annual Return Filing

    All locally-incorporated companies are required to hold their Annual General Meeting (AGM) and file .......

    Annual Return Filing

    All locally-incorporated companies are required to hold their Annual General Meeting (AGM) and file their Annual Returns under S175, S197 and S201 of the Companies Act. At the AGM, directors shall present a true and fair view of the company’s accounts to their shareholders. 

    It is the responsibility of the company officer with the required level of expertise for preparation of such accounts. The appointed officer of the company shall file the Annual Returns online. We , ERI Organization,  a professional registered filing agent, will file the Annual Return on behalf of the company. As the appointed company secretary, we will ensure that your company is to comply with the following statutory requirement: 

    Requirements for companies to hold AGM and file Annual Return 


    Requirements 

    Companies Act 

    Annual General Meeting (AGM) 

    1. A company is required to hold its first AGM within 18 months after its incorporation. 

    2. Subsequent AGMs must be held every calendar year and the interval between AGMs should not be more than 15 months. 

      

    Section 175 

    Filing Annual Return 

    The Annual Return must be filed with the Registrar within one month after the AGM. 

    Section 197 

    Audited / Unaudited Accounts 

    For a public company listed or quoted on a securities exchange in Singapore: 

    Accounts presented at the AGM shall be made up to a date not more than 4 months before the AGM. 

    In the case of any other company: 

    Accounts presented at the AGM shall be made up to a date not more than 6 months before the AGM 

    Section 201 

      

    Requirements for companies to file accounts with ARs 

    Please refer to the table below to determine if a company needs to file accounts with their Annual Return submission.  

    The following table applies in respect of a financial year commencing before 1 Jul 2015. 

  • Registered Office Address

    Every company in Singapore must have a registered local address where all official correspondences a.......

    Registered Office Address

    Every company in Singapore must have a registered local address where all official correspondences are sent, even if it carries on its business from abroad (or just sells products online rather than from a physical location). This registered address must be a physical address (cannot be a PO Box) and must be open and accessible to the public during normal office hours. Use of residential address is allowed for certain types of businesses. 

    The registered office is the address to which government bodies – primarily ACRA and IRAS, but possibly also other agencies – may address official communications, notices and reminders relating to the company. 

    It is assumed that any official notice sent to the company’s registered office address has been received by the company. Because of this, the company’s registered office address must be effective for delivering documents to the company and its directors. It’s the company’s responsibility to ensure they have access to documents received at this address. 

    A company’s registered office address is shown on the public register, available to everyone. This helps support corporate transparency, making it easy to see where a company is officially based. On the other hand, it does give an address to which some people may choose to send unsolicited marketing. Partly for that reason, many companies select a registered office address that’s different to their usual business address. 

    What must the company do with the registered office address? 

    The primary requirement is that the registered office address must be readily available for post to be delivered to. Where necessary, someone will need to be available to sign for documents received at the registered office address. The person physically receiving the documents does not have to be an officer or employee of the company, but the company must receive official documents sent to the registered office – even if, for example, they are forwarded on by a third party mail delivery service. 

    The address of the registered office may also appear on a company’s: 

    • Business letters, emails and other correspondence 

    • Other stationery 

    • Invoices and order forms 

    • Brochures and other marketing material 

    • Website(s) 

    A company must also make certain documents – various statutory records and company registers – available to inspect at the registered office address. Although the likelihood is slim, a member of the public may request in writing to inspect these records, so documents like the company’s  register of directors will need to be available there.  

    Because of these requirements, it’s important to choose the right address for your company’s registered office. To help meet them effectively, we can provide you with a Central Business District business address, where the location is premium and the transport is fast and convenient. 

    At any time, a company can also choose to change the registered office address if another address becomes more suitable for the purpose. 


  • Nominee Director

    The Singapore Companies Act requires all Singapore Private Limited companies to have at least one in.......

    Nominee Director

    The Singapore Companies Act requires all Singapore Private Limited companies to have at least one individual director who has to be an ordinary resident of Singapore i.e. being one of the following: - 

    • Singapore Citizen 

    • Singapore Permanent Resident 

    • Singapore Employment Pass/ EntrePass/Dependant Pass holder. 

    The responsibilities of a Singapore company director are quite onerous hence we require you to: 

    • Execute our nominee director indemnity letter   

    • In addition to our nominee director professional service fee per month, we require a  refundable security deposit for the provision of this service. 

    Note: The security deposit should not be confused with our Service Fee as they are separate. It's your money temporarily kept in our custody for the duration of us acting as your nominee director.  
    We will refund the security deposit back to you immediately upon termination of our nominee director service by you presenting us with the details of an alternate local director.  


  • Corporate Secretary

    According to Chapter 50, Section 171 of the Singapore Companies Act, every company must appoint a se.......

    Corporate Secretary


    According to Chapter 50, Section 171 of the Singapore Companies Act, every company must appoint a secretary within 6 months from the date of its incorporation, in order to make sure that the company complies with the Act. ERI Organization will serve as your Company Secretary to ensure that your company adheres to the specific requirements stated by Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA). 


    Requirements of a Company Secretary 

    1. The company secretary must be residing locally in Singapore and he/she must not be the sole director of the company. 

    2. The Secretary may also be held liable for the company's failure to comply with the law in certain situations. 

    3. The secretary of a public company must comply with section 171(1AA) of the Companies Act i.e. must possess at least one of the following qualifications: 

    • Been a secretary of a company for at least 3 of the 5 years immediately before his appointment as secretary of the public company. 

    • Qualified person under the Legal Profession Act (Cap. 161). 

    • Public accountant registered under the Accountants Act (Cap. 2). 

    • Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore. 

    • Member of the Singapore Association of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. 

    • Member of the Association of International Accountants (Singapore Branch). 

    • Member of the Institute of Company Accountants, Singapore. 
       

    Duties and responsibilities of us as your Company Secretary 

    • maintain the company statutory registers and records 

    • arrange for shareholder and director meetings 

    • lodge and file in time all necessary documents required by law 

    • provide administrative support in preparation of meetings 

    • provide comprehensive legal and administrative support to the board 

    • assist in the implementation of corporate strategies by ensuring that the board’s decisions are properly carried out and communicated 

    • ensure that the company meets all its legal obligations 

    • stay updated on relevant developments and changes in statutory and regulatory obligations 

    What makes our services unique is that we can virtually help you with anything that includes areas like regulation compliance, changes, accounting, taxation, manpower and other basic licence compliance requirements. All company secretarial services provided are to satisfy all of your demands. 

    By offering our specialized services, we will make sure that you have ample time to concentrate your efforts on the other aspects of the business, as matters relating to your company compliance will be handled by us. 


  • Other Services

    It is not compulsory for a company to appoint a CEO. It is the company’s discretion to decide wheth.......

    Other Services

    Chief Executive Officer (CEO) 

    “Chief Executive Officer”, in relation to a company, means any one or more persons, by whatever name described, who —  
     
    (a) is in direct employment of, or acting for or by arrangement with, the company; and 
     
    (b) is principally responsible for the management and conduct of the business of the company, or part of the business of the company, as the case may be.  
     
    It is not compulsory for a company to appoint a CEO. It is the company’s discretion to decide whether to appoint a CEO. Such a person may be appointed as both a director as well as a CEO. The officers of the company will be the director, secretary and the CEO, if the CEO is employed in an executive capacity.  
     
    The role of the managing director may or may not be the same as the role of the CEO, and it will also depend on the designations used within a particular company. A managing director may be appointed separately from the appointment of a CEO.  
     

    For those companies requiring a CEO, ERI Organization can liaise directly with your appointed CEO to verify all the necessary documents required to complete and lodge the transaction.  

     

    Auditor 

    A company shall appoint an auditor within 3 months from the date of its incorporation, unless it is exempted from audit requirements under Section 205B, or 205C, of the Companies Act. 

    For those companies requiring an audit, ERI Organization can liaise directly with your appointed auditor to provide all the necessary documents required to complete the audit. This once again allows our clients to focus on what they are good safe in the knowledge that these important procedures are taken care of. 


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ERI ORGANIZATION PTE. LTD. was founded in 1999, Singapore, offers a variety of services to our individual and corporate clients, including: company incorporation in Singapore, Hong Kong and other offshore destinations, business management consultancy, solutions to overseas/offshores investment, financing, IPO and M&A.ERI CONSULTANT PTE. LTD. provides professional corporate and secretarial services, including: annual return filing, bookkeeping, accounting, taxation, audit report and other specialized consultations.

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