All Singapore registered companies are required to have a local registered office. Any change in registered office address of the company must be filed with ACRA within 14 days of such change, failing which penalties will be imposed by ACRA.
Can a HDB address be used as registered office address?
One common question that always comes up is that whether you can use your HDB residential address as registered office of your company. The answer is that only with prior approval of HDB (Housing Development Board).
Applications for using HDB address can be made online via their website and approvals are fast.
Can a condominium address be used as registered office address?
Yes a condominium address can be used as registered office address of a company without any prior approval from any government authority.
Can one address be used as registered office address for more than one company?
The answer is again yes and no approval from any government agency is required in this case as well.
Before filing change of Registered Office address with ACRA:
Before you file change of Registered Office address with ACRA you must have:
- A board resolution duly passed by the board of directors of the company.
- Approval letter from HDB if you are going to use HDB address as the registered office address.
How to file change of Registered Office address with ACRA:
Any Director or Company Secretary of the company can login into ACRA bizfile website using his singpass and update the new address as well as effective date.
Alternatively you may get a professional corporate services provider to file change of Registered Office address as well to apply to HDB if needed.
After you have filed change of Registered Office address with ACRA:
Once the registered office address of the company has been changed with ACRA, it will be automatically updated with IRAS. However other government agencies with which company liaise with, such as- ministry of manpower, CPF board etc will be required to be informed separately as per their respective procedures. Normally an updated business profile of the company reflecting new address is required to be submitted to them along with their respective standard update of particulars forms.
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