It is the company’s responsibility to update the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of the changes in its registered particulars. The change of registered office address or office hours is commonly filed via ACRA’s BizFile+ portal. The company is required to notify ACRA within 14 days from the date of change. Below you will find answers to most frequently asked questions for registered office address in Singapore.
Can P.O. Box address be used as registered office address?
P.O. Box address cannot be used as a registered office address.
Can a HDB address be used as registered office address?
HDB address can be used as a Singapore company’s registered office address only with prior approval of HDB (Housing Development Board). The approval can be applied through HDB website under the Home Office Scheme. For more detailed info, please refer to the HDB page on Home Office here.
Can a condominium address be used as registered office address?
Under the Home Office (HO) scheme, home owners, tenants or occupiers of private residential properties can conduct small–scale businesses in their homes, as long as they satisfy the prevailing HO guidelines and performance criteria and ensure that the use does not cause amenity problems to the neighbours. The approval can be applied through URA (Urban Redevelopment Authority) website under the Home Office Scheme. If you are not the owner, you have to obtain written consent from the owner before you register for the Home Office use.
Can one address be used as registered office address for more than one company?
Are there any other alternatives apart from the use of residential units as registered office address without incurring substantial rental expenses?
The next alternative to using home address as registered office address is to use virtual offices services offered by corporate service providers in Singapore which specialize in providing an office address at affordable cost. Virtual office service providers typically offer various packages, including but not limited to, the provision of an office address, mail forwarding, mail drop-off services, meeting room rental services, and serviced office space services.
What is needed to update ACRA with the change of registered office address?
A director resolution duly passed by the board of directors of the company.
Approval letter from relevant authority if the address is that of a residential unit.
How can I file the 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/office horus and effective date.