A Branch office in Singapore is considered to be an extension of an overseas company (the parent company). As such, it is not an independent legal entity separated from the parent company. Unlike a Singapore Representative Office, the Branch office allows the parent company to carry out business in Singapore. The Branch is allowed to gain income and revenue from commercial activities in Singapore. If you have a plan to set up a Branch office in Singapore, you must satisfy these requirements:

  • The name of the Branch office must be the same as the parent company’s name
  • The parent company is responsible for the operations, business results, liabilities of the Branch office
  • The parent company must appoint at least two staff to work in Singapore or hire local staff to manage the Branch’s operations
  • Business activities of the Branch office must be the same as the foreign company
  • It must have an office with a registered address in Singapore

The process of registering a Branch in Singapore takes about 3 to 7 working days.


The new Branch in Singapore must have:

  • At least one shareholder
  • At least two local agents who will represent the foreign company. The appointed agent may be either residents or non-residents who have applied for an Employment Pass to work in Singapore
  • A minimum value of 1 stock (example: S$1)
  • An office address in Singapore

If you do not plan to relocate any key executives to Singapore and are unable to fulfill the requirement of having two local agents for the Branch, Global Link Asia Consulting will help to appoint two nominee local agents who will assist you with statutory compliance. He/she will not be involved in the business, or have any right to make decisions for the management of the company.

If you or a colleague plans to relocate to Singapore to work for this Branch, he/she may need to apply for an Employment Pass. Please refer to the section Applying for an Employment Pass in Singapore. The EP application process will start after the Branch is registered.

Service Package details

Here are the services that GLAC provides to help you quickly start your new Branch company in Singapore:

Registering a Branch office
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Registering a Branch office
  • Reserve a company’s name
  • Prepare incorporation documents
  • Submit all incorporation documents with The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) of Singapore
  • Pay government fees
  • Appoint local agent(s) for a period agreed upon by you and Global Link Asia Consulting (read more below)
  • Provide a registered address for the Branch company for one year
  • Assist with opening a bank account
  • Provide a company seal

In case you intend to apply for EP for your employee(s) later, we will provide the local agent service until an EP application is successful and your Branch satisfies the statutory requirements.

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Step-by-step Process
Get in touch with us by emailing ….. or calling ….. Feel free to share with us any questions, concerns, or requirements. Upon receiving your request, one of our senior staff members will follow-up with you to clarify any questions and to advise you about the next steps.
We will send you a form for you to provide us with the necessary Branch registration details. We will also share with you a list of documents that may be required for the application. You will need to complete this form and send it to us along with the required documents.
When we receive the completed form and supporting documents from you, we will file the Branch registration application with Singapore’s authorities. The application is subject to review and approval by the authorities. We will act as a liaison between you and the authorities should the authorities need any clarifications.
When you decide to engage GLAC in registering a Branch in Singapore, we will send you an invoice for the services. Please make payment before we start filing your application with Singapore’s relevant authorities. We accept bank transfers, local cheques, cash, or credit cards.
Once the Branch application is approved, we will assist you with the application of Employment Pass should you need to. Read more at Applying for an Employment Pass in Singapore.
Once your application is approved by ACRA, Global Link Asia Consulting will continue to assist you to open a corporate bank account in Singapore, should you wish to do so. You must be present in Singapore to join a face-to-face interview with a banker as part of the bank’s KYC process. You will receive an account number within 5 to 7 working days from the date of the meeting with the banker. A bank token and pin code for online banking will be sent to you within the next 10 to 12 working days from the date of receiving the account number. Read more about the benefits of opening a bank account in Singapore at Opening a Bank Account in Singapore.