I want
a Singaporean
What do I do?

We’ll get your company registered, set up the reporting, and help open a bank account online — no need to go anywhere

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Learn what it takes
  • ACRA registered filing agentFA20170653
  • Xero Platinum PartnerXero
    Platinum Partner
  • Institute of Singapore Chartered AccountantsOur accountants are certified by ISCA
  • MOM Employment Agency LicenseLicense No. 19S9930
  • Infocomm Media Development AuthorityPioneers of Cloud Community Network

Cool. But really,
what do I need?

I want to see the price first

Fulfill the official requirements

Things that Singapore government expects every business to have:

Fulfill the official requirements
  • Corporate Secretary

    Corporate Secretary

    A certified expert who covers you on reporting.

    Singapore law requires each company to have a Secretary. This officer is in charge of state compliance: files annual returns and resolutions on changes, prepares Annual General meetings, and processes dividends distribution.

  • Nominee Director

    Nominee Director

    A local person who puts his name on your papers and shares legal liability.

    At least one of your directors has to be a Singapore resident. Hire a Nominee — it’s a common and legal practice.

    A Nominee can not make any business decisions. But, if there’s any wrongdoing, for example, the reports are late or incorrect, he shares responsibility. That’s why you have to get an Accounting package with this service.

  • Registered address

    Registered address

    A real Singapore mailbox for your legal correspondence.

    All Singaporean companies must have a local registered address. It goes on all legal documents.

Get your company registered

Foreigners need a certified agency to file for incorporation. We collect all docs online, put them together, and send you the application to sign electronically.

We need passports and proof of address for you and any other directors of the company. You also have to send us a selfie to prove it’s really you :) Next, we need the share structure — all of that goes into the company Constitution we’ll draft for you. Finally, let us know your paid-up capital — S$1 is enough.

Get your company registered

Open a bank account

We partner with four Singapore banks that can open an account for you remotely and online. We fill out applications, certify IDs, and send paperwork to banks. We don’t charge anything for it.

Each bank has their own procedure to open an account without physically visiting the branch. They do KYC interviews online using video conferencing and send couriers to exchange docs. Talk to us to learn about details, rates, and requirements.

Open a bank account

Set up Accounting routine

You need to submit several tax reports a year. Our Chartered accountant will organise your docs, prepare reports, and file them neatly. We also proactively advise on exemptions so you pay taxes smartly.

Even if you have no transactions, you still need to submit annual reports: Estimated Chargeable Income, financial statements, and annual tax return called Form C or Form C-S. It’s crucial to prepare them right and on time, otherwise your company and the Nominee director can face fines and penalties.

Set up Accounting routine
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I want to move to Singapore

I want to open a Singapore company, get an Employment Pass, and relocate myself and my family here

Tell me how it works
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I am already in Singapore

I am a foreigner working and living in Singapore and I want to start my own business — with or without leaving my current job

Help me become an entrepreneur

No deposits,
no hidden

We don't charge a deposit for the Nominee director service. Government fees for incorporation and name-cheking are included. You always pay what you see.


Includes full service for 1 year:

  • Unlimited Company Secretary
  • Nominee Director
  • Registered address
  • Company registration



A must-have with the Nominee director service. Covers 1 year of bookkeeping, accounting, and tax

  • Review by Chartered Accountant
  • Annual reports
  • Xero account
  • 20 transactions a month
  • 40 receipts a month

Need more? We can upgrade you to a plan that fits your business


Additional things you may need:

One-off services upon your request

CorpPass Registration


Necessary for online corporate transactions with the government, like filing tax or employee-related submissions

Company stamp


Self-inking rubber stamp delivered to your doorstep

Bank Account opening assistance


We only charge if you need us physically present at the bank

Employment pass (EP)


84% of our applications have been successful. For those that fail, we refund 50% of the cost.

Dependant’s pass (DP)


50% refund for rejected applications

EP or DP renewal

S$550 per year

Apply at least 3 months before your pass expires

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89% Customers
recomend us

3,300+ Clients all over
the world

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  • Osome made registering my company really easy. They have been extremely proactive, talking me through the whole process of starting my company.

    Harriette Foulkes-Arnold

    Harriette Foulkes-Arnold
    We are Contented Pte. Ltd.

  • I didn’t have to go anywhere to work with Osome, I just used the web and mobile app to sign the docs.

    Ivan Zeljkovic

    Ivan Zeljkovic
    Evans Media Pte. Ltd.

  • I incorporated my own two companies with Osome and now manage them via the platform. I've been very satisfied and recommend Osome to all my friends.

    Vlad Shchelkunov

    Vlad Shchelkunov
    BTTR holdings Pte. Ltd.

  • The staff always answer, and they deal with all the admin on my behalf. So I can simply use my income and not worry about legal and administrative filings.

    Pawel Wargan

    Pawel Wargan

  • It is impressive how fast and responsive they are! I feel very happy about my decision to go with Osome.

    Randeep Sudan

    Randeep Sudan
    Multivertz Pte. Ltd.

4.8 out of 39 reviews

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  • Can foreigners start a business in Singapore?

    Singapore is very welcoming to foreigners who want to incorporate. Foreigners can become directors and shareholders here without any restrictions. The only requirement is that each local company must have at least one resident director — a Singapore national or a Permanent Resident. To comply with this law, y9ou can hire a Nominee director.

  • Do I need a resident director (Nominee Director)?

    Your company can have as many directors as you want, but at least one needs to be local. If you do not have someone who can play the role, hire a nominee director. For example, there can be two directors: you and the nominee. If you apply for Employment Pass from your new company, you only need the nominee service while you wait for it (about 6 months). After that, you can be the only director.

  • What are the responsibilities of a Nominee Director?

    A nominee is a Singapore resident who holds the director’s position in your company but doesn’t get involved with your business. His responsibilities are to abide by the law and to always act in the best interest of your company.

  • Do I need a company address?

    Yes, all Singaporean companies must have a local registered address. It goes on all legal documents. If you don’t have an office address, use our service. We handle your incoming letters, scan and store them in your Osome account so you have easy access to all your documents.

  • Can a business owner relocate to Singapore?

    Yes, it’s possible. To do that, you’ll need to receive an Employment Pass. It’s a permit that allows to live and work in Singapore. Employment Passes are sponsored by Singapore companies. To get one you need a salary of about S$6,000, especially if you plan to bring your family, too.

  • How Osome opens a local company in Singapore for foreigners?

    We check that the company name you’ve chosen is available. You send us your IC or passport copy, details on directors and shareholders. We prepare all the necessary documents, send them to you for electronic signature, and submit them to ACRA (a government entity that registers companies). On your end, it’s just a message thread in a secure chat. Once a UEN has been issued, your company is operational.

  • What’s your timeline?

    We can set up a company as fast as within 1 hour. The most important factor is to collect all the docs: once you’ve handed them over to us, we can act fast. Keep in mind that the authorities only process registrations during working hours.

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