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Register your company in Singapore from anywhere in the world.

Our expert team simplifies the company registration process, whether you’re setting up a company from overseas or locally. With Lanturn’s proven track record and seamless cloud platform, registering your company has never been easier.

If you are a local or Singapore
Permanent Resident

Lanturn’s online Singapore company registration process for foreigners

Rest assured, we won’t require you to visit the country. Let Lanturn handle the registration process in Singapore for you.
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Select your services

Lanturn’s self-checkout tool allows you to choose the services that best suit your needs while seeing real-time costs. Plus, you can secure your company name upon confirmation.

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Seal the deal with Lanturn

Our team will personally reach out to you to finalise the agreement and make it official.

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Start Incorporation

With Lanturn’s user-friendly digital incorporation tool, simply upload all the information and documents required. No more paperwork!

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Leave it all to Lanturn

Lanturn will take care of filing the incorporation application with ACRA. Relax, while our team sends you frequent updates and has your application approved.

Singapore Company Registration for Foreigners is Made Easy with Lanturn

Register 100% online from anywhere, anytime

Singapore Company Registration Essentials for Foreigners

Stay compliant and work with peace of mind as a foreign business owner. Lanturn’s tailored package includes a Singapore-registered address and nominee director services to help your business get started remotely.

Singapore Company Formation Elite

Ensure your business is fully compliant and operate with confidence from anywhere in the world. Together with our registered address and nominee director services, you will also be able to take advantage of Lanturn accounting services to keep yourself on top of your company’s financials.

Incorporation
  • ACRA company lodgement
  • ACRA Bizfile
  • Standard constitution and registration forms
Corporate Secretary
  • AGM
  • Annual return
  • Up to two resolutions per year
  • Includes two advisory calls
Local Nominee Director
Local Registered Business Address
Accounting
  • Accounts closed annually
  • ECI and CI filing
  • Financial statements preparation
  • Xero or Eleven subscription
Take advantage of
Launch with Lanturn

We understand that starting a company can be costly, so we’ve created our Launch program which offers up to 35% off annual subscriptions for eligible businesses.

Upgrade your package and avail of
any of these features:

Settle into Singapore with ease! Let Lanturn handle
your company registration and visa applications.

Letter of Consent (LOC)

Lanturn will guide and assist you every step of the way with your LOC application. We will assist you in the preparation and submission of the necessary documents. Lanturn will also monitor the progress of your application.

EP Holders will need an LOC if they wish to start a company of their own and become a director for that company while still holding their work pass with their existing employer.

Entrepreneur Pass (EntrePass)

The experts from Lanturn will guide you throughout the EntrePass application. We will assist you with drafting a business plan, submitting the application, tracking the progress and even filing appeals in the event of rejection.

Employment Pass (EP)

Lanturn’s expert team provides personalised advice to ensure a smooth and successful application process for you. We offer comprehensive guidance, covering all aspects from the initial application to status tracking and appeal filing in some cases.

One Pass

Our team of experts will provide personalised advice and guidance to ensure your One Pass application is completed smoothly. Lanturn offers comprehensive assistance from the initial application to filing appeals.

Business Visa

Our team of experienced consultants will work closely with your business to provide tailored recommendations for your company’s visa needs.

Prices exclusive of Singapore GST

Want to open a company in Singapore from abroad?

With Lanturn’s self-checkout tool, you can easily calculate in real-time the cost of starting a company in Singapore without having to leave your home.

Why trust Lanturn with your
Singapore business incorporation?

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Hassle-Free Incorporation

Say goodbye to paperwork and let Lanturn’s 24/7 digital incorporation tool take care of the process. Just provide the necessary information and documents online, and we’ll handle the rest.

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Instant Cost Calculation

With Lanturn’s self-checkout tool, you can select your preferred services and see the total cost instantly.

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Seamless Registration

Enjoy an effortless company registration process with Lanturn’s 100% online digital incorporation service from anywhere in the world.

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Tailored Solutions

Lanturn’s team of experts are committed to providing quality service to clients, whether local or abroad. We will take care of the incorporation process and keep you informed every step of the way.

Why entrepreneurs trust
Lanturn

Tailored solutions using advanced technology and delivered with exceptional customer care.

At Lanturn, we know that finding the right platform to grow your business can be challenging.

That’s why we’re committed to providing exceptional customer service and fostering innovation to all of our clients and partners. But don’t just take our word for it — hear directly from the five founders who have experienced the difference firsthand.

Frequently Asked Questions

Company Incorporation​

When choosing the right company structure for foreign-owned businesses in Singapore, some of the factors that should be kept in mind include ownership requirements, taxation, liability, compliance regulations, and business objectives. It is advisable to seek professional advice from a corporate service provider or a qualified lawyer to ensure compliance with the relevant laws and regulations and to make an informed decision.

Some common mistakes to avoid when incorporating a company in Singapore as a foreigner include not complying with regulatory requirements, choosing the wrong business structure, and not seeking professional advice. Other mistakes should be avoided when opening a company in Singapore, our advice is for you to do research and be unafraid to ask for professional advice from qualified experts.

Foreign-owned companies in Singapore are required to appoint at least one local director who is a Singapore citizen, permanent resident, or an Employment Pass holder. The local director must be at least 18 years old, have a local residential address, and be able to perform the duties and responsibilities of a director. To avoid hassle, it would be better to avail of local nominee director services.
Professional accounting services can help businesses navigate complex financial regulations and requirements, such as tax laws and compliance regulations. This can help ensure that a business is properly structured and positioned for growth and expansion, while also avoiding costly mistakes and penalties. Partnering with an experienced accounting firm can be a valuable investment for any business looking to expand in Singapore.

Some important factors to remember include obtaining the necessary permits and licences, complying with local regulations, appointing a resident director, and ensuring proper corporate governance. It is also important to choose the right business structure and seek professional advice to navigate the incorporation process smoothly.

Yes, you can register a company in Singapore even if you are based abroad. The process can be done entirely online with the right service provider like Lanturn, who can provide nominee director or corporate secretary services.

Yes, you can open and own shares with the company. To be a director in your company, you will have to acquire an LOC first from MOM.

You can set up a company in Singapore with your dependent pass, provided you can acquire a Letter of Consent (LOC) from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).

No, you do not necessarily need to visit Singapore to incorporate your company. You can engage a professional incorporation service provider like Lanturn, who can assist you with the entire process of incorporating your company in Singapore remotely.

Generally, it takes about 1–2 days once all the necessary documents and information have been provided. However, the timeline may vary and take longer depending on factors such as the complexity of your business structure, and the document processing by relevant government agencies. This is why you should acquire the assistance of incorporation specialists in Singapore to assist and keep you updated on the process.

Yes, shareholders of a Singapore company can be foreign entities. Singapore’s law allows 100% foreign ownership of companies. However, Singapore offers many grants for businesses that are 33% Singaporean-owned.

According to Singapore law, all companies must have a registered office address in Singapore. This address will be used for all official correspondence and must be a physical address, not a PO box. If you plan to work mostly abroad, you may consider engaging a professional service provider to handle your company’s administrative and compliance matters in Singapore, including using their address as your registered office address.

Acquiring a company secretary is beneficial as they can assist with administrative tasks, ensure compliance with regulations, and provide guidance on business operations in Singapore. This is particularly useful for foreign business owners who are starting a company from abroad and may not be familiar with Singapore’s legal and business environment.

Yes, acquiring a virtual CFO can be beneficial for your company in Singapore, especially if you are operating remotely from abroad. A virtual CFO can provide financial expertise and advice on a range of matters such as budgeting, financial planning, financial reporting, and risk management.

The processing time for the approval of a company name in Singapore typically takes around 1 to 2 business days. However, it may take longer if the proposed company name requires additional review due to other factors. It is recommended to provide several name options to increase the chances of getting a name approved quickly.

After Incorporation​

Yes, you can continue to operate your Singapore-based company from abroad after incorporation. However, you will have to comply with the tax laws and employment laws, both in Singapore and in your country of residence. You should acquire the assistance of service providers for compliance and company management in these instances.

Yes, it is possible to open a bank account in Singapore as a non-resident, though the requirements and procedures may vary among different banks. It is advisable to contact the bank directly or visit their website to find out their specific requirements and procedures.

Singapore has long been recognized as a business-friendly destination, and its government actively encourages foreign investment and entrepreneurship. Foreign business owners who wish to relocate to Singapore can apply for an Employment Pass (EP) which allows them to live and work in Singapore while running their business.

Not to worry, it is fairly straightforward to transfer your company secretary service provider. Changing your corporate secretary to Lanturn is possible if you follow the necessary procedures and requirements set by ACRA.

Yes, it is possible to change the company name after successful registration. However, some procedures and requirements must be followed, including obtaining approval from ACRA and updating all relevant documents and records with the new name.

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