How can I verify that my company has been successfully registered with legal authorities in Singapore?
Verifying Company Registration
The first step in verifying your company registration is to check if you received an ACRA email. Once your registration is complete, ACRA will send you an email containing:
1. Certificate of Incorporation (COI)
If you have not received any email, you can check the status of your company registration by visiting the ACRA website and searching for your company’s name or Unique Entity Number (UEN). If your company name or UEN is listed, it means that your company is registered.
2. Business Profile
Once your company is registered, ACRA will send you a copy of your Business Profile via email in PDF format for free. You can request additional copies for S$5.50 per copy if you need additional copies. Your Business Profile is a crucial document that you will need to carry out legal and contractual transactions in Singapore, such as opening a corporate bank account or signing office leases.
A Business Profile typically includes essential information about the company, such as:
- Company name and registration number
- Company mission, vision, and values
- Date of incorporation and registration
- Business address and contact details
- Major customers and suppliers
- Share capital and ownership structure
- Legal and regulatory compliance information
- Nature of the business and industry classification
- Key products or services offered by the company
- Company’s history, achievements, or future plans
- Financial information, including revenue and profits
- Organizational structure and management hierarchy
- Details of any awards, certifications, or recognitions received by the company
- Details of shareholders and directors, including their names, addresses, and contact information
3. Certificate of Incorporation (COI)
The Certificate of Incorporation (COI) is a crucial document that confirms your company’s registration in Singapore. Once your company registration is complete, ACRA will send you an email with the COI in PDF format. You will need to request a hard copy of the COI online if you require it, which will cost you S$100 per copy.
It contains the following information:
- Your company name
- Unique Entity Number (UEN)
- The date of company registration
Check the ACRA website
One of the easiest ways to check if your company has been successfully registered is to visit the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) website. ACRA is the national regulator of business entities and public accountants in Singapore. The website provides information on registered companies in Singapore, including their registration status, date of incorporation, and other relevant details.
Verify with your Corporate Service Provider (CSP)
If you have engaged a Corporate Service Provider (CSP) to help you register your company, they will be able to provide you with the necessary information to verify your company’s registration status. Your CSP should be able to provide you with your UEN, confirmation of your company’s registration status, and other relevant details. You can also ask your CSP to provide you with a copy of the Certificate of Incorporation.
If you have any doubts or concerns about the registration status of your company, you can contact ACRA for assistance. You can call their hotline, send an email, or visit their office in person. ACRA’s customer service team will be able to provide you with the necessary information and guidance to verify your company’s registration status.
In conclusion, once your company registration is complete, ACRA will send you an email containing your Business Profile and COI. These documents are essential for carrying out legal and contractual transactions in Singapore, and you should verify that you have received them. Additionally, you will need to issue share certificates and maintain a share register, and you can update this information on the BizFile+ portal.
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