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Incorporation Package for
Foreigner

Foreigner Incorp Package

Incorporation + Secretary + Registered Address + Nominee Director

From $2297 nett

What Do I Get

  • Company Registration Service
  • ACRA Government Fee $315
  • Basic Secretary Package (12 Months)
  • Assist in Digital Business Account Opening
  • Incorporation Documents
    • Company Constitution
    • ACRA Company Profile
    • E-Notice of Incorporation
    • 1st Directors’ Resolutions
    • Share Certificates
  • 1 year registered address service (Cloud Storage)
  • 1 year nominee director service
  • Mandatory Accounting Package (Not included in Package Price)
  • Email Hosting $120/year (1st year free)

Company Incorporation

The special incorporation package of $2,297 is only applicable for self-online incorporation on this website.

Our incorporation service include:

  • Checking and reserving of company name
  • Preparing all documentations for Up to 3 Individual Shareholders & Directors
  • Preparing your company constitution
  • Our professional and filing fees
  • Government fee of S$315 
  • Preparing your Statutory Register, including share certificates, registers, and minutes book
  • Resolution to open a bank account

 

Annual Basic Secretary Service

As your corporate secretary, we can handle all your secretarial work of a company, including annual filing, AGM preparation and your requested secretarial transactions that you would normally make with ACRA.

With HeySara’s mobile app, you can make any corporate request in just a few clicks. View the process of the changes online anytime, anywhere and rest assured that all your data are securely stored. It is easy, and hassle-free.

Read more on our Secretarial Service here.

Registered Address & Cloud Mail Storage Service

Every Singapore incorporated company are required to have a real office mailbox that is regularly checked.

You will have 24/7 access to your every mail on our secure cloud storage via our mobile app.

Nominee Director for 1 year

Our service as a nominee director will have no signatory authority in any bank transactions or business decisions.

Read more on our Nominee Director service here.

Mandatory Accounting & Taxation for 1 year  (not included in package price)

Due to our service to you as nominee director, we require you to take on our monthly accounting service on top of this package. Depending on your number of transactions and receipts, we offer different plans to suit your accounting needs.

Price Guide
Add On Services

Nominee Director

Nominee Director

No deposit needed when purchased together with secretarial, registered office address and accounting services. Read more here.

From
$1,500
Per annum
Bank Account Opening Assistance

Bank Account Opening Assistance

We will prepare the necessary paperwork for a smooth process. You can even open a bank account remotely without your presence required in Singapore at additional charge. Price depends on complexity.

$500

Onwards

Company Stamp

Company Stamp

Round self-inking stamp self-collected at our office. Delivery available with shipping fee.

$25
Shipping fee excluded
Company Registered Address

Company Registered Address

Every Singapore company is required by law to have a valid Singapore address as registered address of the company. Read more here.

$199

Per annum

CorpPass Registration

CorpPass Registration

Required for online corporate transactions with the government (SingPass is also required).

$100
One time fee
dependent pass

Employment Pass Application

Price depends on complexity. Read more here.

From
$800
Per Pax
Employment Pass

Dependant’s Pass

Allowing certain family members of EP holders to stay in Singapore. Read more here.

$300
Our admin fee
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What our partners say about us

I am glad that I chose HeySara as my Company Secretary. As a new start-up, I needed a good and affordable Secretarial Plan that covers all the necessary compliance. HeySara is just what I need. Not to mention the great service and support.

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Soren Founder & CEO of DaneCorp

The person in charge has been very friendly and helpful from the start, and I am very happy to be on-board. Service is personal and all my filings are done in time. I trust that my secretarial work is in good hands.

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Evelyn Founder & CEO of
Charies & Eve Company Pte. Ltd.

HeySara was recommended to me by a friend. After I created the account, the whole registration process was smooth and straightforward. I was very impressed with their efficiency. It was a right choice choosing HeySara as my Company Secretary.

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Andy Founder & CEO of
Heng Tung Pte. Ltd.

Before signing up, I have done some comparing with a few other alternatives and HeySara offers the best price and benefits. I wasn’t expecting anything more, but they went beyond my expectation; incorporation done on the same day! Spot-on service and support. I’m 100% satisfied.

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Sega Founder & CEO of Semura

I strongly recommend HeySara. I’ve been on the move a lot so one can definitely appreciate how registering a company can be done online. Nice website interface, and smooth layout!

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Carl Founder & CEO of
Subdimension Pte. Ltd.

    What is the Incorporation process like?

    Once you have provided a pre-approved name, we will require passport copies and proof of addresses from your directors and shareholders for KYC purposes. We will prepare all the required incorporation documents. For incorporation documents, you can sign them via digital signature (without the need to come down to our office). Thereafter, we will submit them to ACRA (a government entity that registers companies). Once a UEN is issued, your company is operational.

    We, may from time to time, require our clients to come to our office to verify the incorporation documents or see them in person via WhatsApp or through chat application so that we can verify the status of these individual due to our internal procedures and protocols, as we are registered filing agents with ACRA.

    For the incorporation, you will need to prepare the following information:

    • Company name
    • Directors’ particulars, with the required Know Your Client (KYC) documents (like passport and proof of address)
    • Shareholders’ particulars with the required KYC documents

     

    We will provide the following:

    • Corporate Secretary particulars
    • Nominee Director particulars (if required)
    • Local registered address (if required)
    • Company Constitution
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    How long does the company registration take?

    Once all the pre-incorporation documents are signed and reviewed, it can take less than an hour to register a company.

    Why do I need a company address?

    All Singapore companies are required to provide a local registered address. If you do not have an office address, HeySara is able to provide you with one. Mails received are scanned and forwarded to you.
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    Why do I need a Nominee Director?

    Every Singapore incorporated company must have at least a local resident director. A local director must meet the following requirements:
    • Either a Singapore citizen, Permanent Resident, Entrepass holder or Employment Pass holder with letter of consent from Ministry of Manpower
    • At least 18 years old or above
    • Hold full legal capacity in making his or her own decisions
     
    If you don’t have any one to fulfil this role of a local resident director, you can choose to use HeySara’s a local nominee director services. If you are intending to apply or currently applying for an Employment Pass, HeySara is able to provide the flexibility to use our services until you have received your EP.

    Who is a Nominee Director?

    A local nominee director is appointed to help foreign individuals or foreign investors during incorporation of a Singapore company. The local nominee director functions the same as a director of the company to meet the legal requirement of having at least 1 local director.
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    Can I move to Singapore if I start a business there?

    Yes. The most popular options are to apply for an Entrepreneur (EntrePass) or Employment Pass (EP). With this work pass, you can live and work in Singapore, and even bring your family along under Dependant’s Passes (DP). Read more here.

    What you should know about Company Incorporation for Foreigners in Singapore

    Yes a foreigner can set up a company in Singapore. However you will need to have at least a local to act as your resident director. It is a requirement under the Singapore’s Companies Act, Cap 50 to have a local resident director. HeySara is able to assist to provide you with our local nominee director.
    In short, no. Unless you have a letter of consent from Ministry of Manpower, you are not allowed to take up directorship or start a business as this will differ from the initial intention of your employer employing you to work in Singapore.
    In short, no. Unless you have a letter of consent from Ministry of Manpower, you are not allowed to take up directorship or start a business as this will differ from the initial intention of your employer employing you to work in Singapore.
    No, you do not need to. At HeySara, we can do a video conference with you to verify your identity. Alternatively, you can also choose to get your identification and proof of address to be notarised and witnessed by a notary public or lawyer. Our team will then arrange to have a call with you.
    The paid-up capital should be paid during incorporation. However if the intended paid up amount is large, then we will recommend that you incorporate the company with a $1 paid up capital first and inject the money after your bank account is opened.
    Yes, there is no restriction in Singapore that requires local shareholding to form part of the overall shareholding. A foreigner company or individual can hold 100% of his company in Singapore.
    In short, no. Unless you have a letter of consent from Ministry of Manpower, you are not allowed to take up directorship or start a business as this will differ from the initial intention of your employer employing you to work in Singapore.
    As a PEP holder, you must not start your own business or engage in any entrepreneurial activities. You should apply for an Employment pass instead and this also means that you cannot be shareholder and/or sole director of a company in Singapore.

    No, you need not to be physically present to run your company in Singapore. However, you should consider the implications of management and control to be a Singapore tax resident company.

    By incorporating a Singapore company does not automatically gives you the right to being a Singapore tax resident. Management and control is often sought by the Inland Revenue Authority when they issues a “Tax Residency Certificate” for withholding tax purposes with other reciprocal countries.

    In short, no. Unless you have a letter of consent from Ministry of Manpower, you are not allowed to take up directorship or start a business as this will differ from the initial intention of your stay in Singapore.

    You will need to consider the following:

    • Minimum initial paid capital of S$1
    • One shareholder (maximum 50)
    • One local (residential) director
    • One qualified local resident company secretary
    • Registered address

    You will need to consider the following:

    • Minimum initial paid capital to satisfy the business expenses
    • Corporate shareholder
    • One local director
    • One qualified local resident company secretary
    • Registered address

    Yes a foreigner can set up a company and be a director in Singapore. However, you will need to have at least a local to act as your resident director. It is a requirement under the Singapore’s Companies Act, Cap 50 to have a local resident director.

    HeySara is able to assist to provide you with our local nominee director.

    Alternatively if you apply for an employment pass to work in Singapore, you can act as the local resident director of your Company. Another way will be through the Entrepass, but you will need to produce a business plan and the type of candidates should be either an entrepreneur, innovator or an investor.

    More information at MOM’s website.

    The following businesses are not eligible for an EntrePass:

    • Coffee shops, hawker centres, food courts
    • Bars, night clubs, karaoke lounges
    • Foot reflexology, massage parlours
    • Acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, herbal dispensing businesses
    • Employment agencies
    • Geomancy business
    Yes, you can but it will be subject to the Singapore’s bank requirement and KYC process.

    Currently, banks in Singapore offers remote account opening. HeySara can assist with the remote account opening. You will need to provide the required KYC documents and the bank will then have a video conference with you. The account opening process is determine by the banks and their compliance team. It may take up to 3 months in some cases.

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