Advertising Sign/ Signboard Licence: All businesses intending to display any outdoor sign such as an advertisement or directional sign, signboard, animated billboard, balloon sign or banner are required to obtain a licence from BCA.
Amusement Rides Permit: The Amusement Rides Safety Act (Chapter 6A) defines an amusement ride as any mechanised or power-driven device that carries
Company Registration (CR): To apply CNB Permits for import / export / transhipment of CNB controlled precursors,
CNB will then issue an import / export permit to effect the shipment.
CNB licence is free.
Air Operator Certificate: Any organisation whose principal place of business is in Singapore and which intends to operate aircraft for the purpose of public transport shall hold an Air Operator Certificate (AOC)
Air Traffic Controller Licence: All qualified ATCOs shall be in possession of a valid air traffic controller licence before they can provide any air traffic service
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer: An Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) is a certified professional who is licensed by CAAS and authorised by the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) organisation to carry out inspection, repair, etc
Aircraft Maintenance Organisation: Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) organisation to carry out inspection, repair, testing and/or maintenance work on aircraft and aircraft components
Flight Crew Licence: For flight crew such as pilots, fly instructors, flight engineers, flight examiners
Munitions of War (MOW) Permit: Munitions of war (MOW) are weapons and ammunition designed for use in warfare or against the person, including parts designed for such weapons and ammunitions.
Permit to Fly: A permit to fly may be issued for the purpose of: a.Relocating the aircraft to a base where repairs, modification or maintenance are to be performed; b.Delivering or exporting the aircraft; c.Evacuating the aircraft from an area of impending danger, or in cases of force majeure; d.Flying aircraft that does not have a valid Certificate of Airworthiness in Singapore airspace for such purposes as flight test, post-maintenance functional flight check, aircraft handling flights, etc
Permits for Carriage of Dangerous Goods: Paragraph 50D of the Air Navigation Order provides that dangerous goods shall not be carried in civil aircraft except with the permit issued by CAAS and in accordance with any conditions which may be imposed
Early Childhood Development Centre Licence: The Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) was established on 1 April 2013 to oversee key aspects of children’s development below the age of 7, across both kindergartens and child care centres
Certificate Of Registration Under The Control Of Manufacture Act: In Singapore, the manufacture of certain goods is regulated by the Control of Manufacture Act. Any person that intends to manufacture COMA-scheduled goods or their parts thereof would need to apply to be registered under the COMA
Licence Under The Manufacture of Optical Discs Act: The Manufacture of Optical Discs Act
Application for Changes (HDB Commercial Properties): HDB Commercial Tenants may apply for change in trade/partner(s)/business mode, transfer, assignment or renting out their properties. HDB Commercial Owners may apply for renting out their living quarters
Application for Resale/Transfer of HDB Commercial Properties: HDB commercial premises can now lodge / or apply for their resale / transfer depending on the nature of each request
Change of Company’s Name for HDB Commercial Tenants: Applicable to tenants who change their company’s name without change of: a. business registration number ; and b. business setup (i.e. no change in partners or shareholders or their respective shareholdings)
Home Office Scheme (HDB): Applicants need not register with the Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) first to apply for the Home Office Scheme (HOS)
Patent Agent Form A (Registration as a Singapore Patent Agent): Application for Registration as a Singapore Patent Agent under rule 7(1) of the Patents (Patent Agents) Rules 2001
Patent Agent Form C (Application for a Practising Certificate): Application for a Practising Certificate under rule 9(1) of the Patents (Patent Agents) Rules 2001
Patent Agent Form H (Registration /Renewal of Registration as a Foreign Patent Agent): Application for Registration as a Foreign Patent Agent under rule 10B or for Renewal of Registration as a Foreign Patent Agent under Rule 10C of the Patents (Patent Agents) Rules 2001
Application for Permit to conduct Fund-Raising Appeal for Foreign Charitable Purposes: Any person who wishes to conduct any fund-raising appeal for foreign charitable purposes, must apply for a permit from the Office of the Commissioner of Charities. To apply for the permit, the fund-raiser (i.e. an incorporated or unincorporated organisation in Singapore must submit the application at least 30 days before the commencement of the fundraising appeal. You will be asked to submit the following documents during application:
Proof that the beneficiary is a bona fide organisation in its country;
Letter from the beneficiary acknowledging that fund-raising activity held in its name; and
Governing instrument of the charity or intended beneficiary
Registering A New Charity or IPC Status: Under the Charities (Registration of Charities) Regulations, organisations will have to comply with the following conditions to get registered as charities:
Purposes or objects of the organisation must be exclusively charitable;
Organisation must have at least 3 governing board members, of whom at least two must be Singapore citizens or permanent residents; and
Purposes or objects of the organisation must be beneficial wholly or substantially to the community in Singapore
Permit to Promote or Conduct a Private Lottery: Under the Private Lotteries Act, a Private Lottery Permit is required for the promotion or conduct of any private lottery, which includes fruit machines, lucky draw and tombola.
Registry of Societies: Any club, company, partnership or association of 10 or more persons, whatever its nature or object should seek registration with ROS, unless you are any of the following:
a) Any company registered under any written law relating to companies for the time being in force in Singapore
b) Any company or association constituted under any written law.
c) Any trade union registered or required to be registered under any written law relating to trade unions for the time being in Singapore.
d) Any co-operative society registered as such under any written law.
e) Any mutual benefit organizations registered as such under any written law relating to mutual benefit organizations for the time being in force in Singapore.
f) Any company, association or partnership, consisting of not more than 20 persons formed for the sole purpose of carrying on any lawful business that has for its object the acquisition of gain by the company, association or partnership, or the individual members thereof.
g) Any class, society or association of foreign insurers carrying on insurance business in Singapore under any foreign insurer scheme established under Part IIA of the Insurance Act (Cap. 142).
h) Any school or management committee of a school constituted under any law regulating schools for the time being in force in Singapore
Certificate of Exemption (the Moneylenders Act (Cap.188)): For entities which lend money to borrowers for specific purposes. Before applying: No application fees
Insolvency Practitioner Licence (IP)
Moneylender’s Licence: For entities which intend to be in the business of moneylending. Upfront fee payable: A non-refundable application fee of $600
Pawnbroker’s Licence: For institutions who are interested to engage in pawnbroking business. Please note that an application fee of $800/- is payable upfront
Registration of Precious Stones and Precious Metals Dealers: For businesses that conduct regulated dealing (in precious stones, precious metals, precious products or asset-backed tokens) or as an intermediary for regulated dealing
Employment Agency Licence: Before you apply for this licence, please ensure that you have registered your business or company with ACRA
Factory Notification and Registration: The Occupier (e.g. factory owner) of premises defined as factories is required to either notify or register their premises with MOM before operations, to facilitate the management of workplace risk and the implementation of Safety and Health Management Systems
Foreign Employee Dormitories: Under the Foreign Employee Dormitories Act, from 1 January 2016, operators of dormitories that can house 1,000 or more foreign employees need to obtain a licence from MOM
Work Passes and Permits: All foreigners who intend to work in Singapore must have a valid pass (commonly known as a work visa) before they start work. If you are engaging foreigners to work in Singapore, you must ensure that they hold a valid pass. Find out which pass is suitable, if they are eligible and how to apply
Application for Authorised Reinsurers & Approved MAT Insurers: A person carrying on reinsurance business outside Singapore may apply in writing to MAS for authorisiation in section 34 of the Insurance Act (Cap. 142) (“IA”)
Application for Insurance Brokers: Insurance brokers are registered under section 35X of the Insurance Act (Cap. 142). A person who wishes to conduct insurance broking activities may be registered as a direct insurance broker, general reinsurance broker or life reinsurance broker.
Application for Insurance Representative Office: Representative offices are registered under section 6A of the Insurance Act (Cap. 142)
Application for Money Broker: Money brokers are approved and governed under the MAS Act. The money brokers in Singapore shall only provide broking services and not act as principal or take positions in the foreign exchange and money markets.
Capital Markets Services Licence: Capital Markets Intermediaries are licensed under section 82 of the Securities and Futures Act (Cap. 289) to carry out any or all of the regulated activities specified in the Second Schedule to the Securities and Futures Act. The regulated activities are:
(a) dealing in securities; (b) trading in futures contracts; (c) leveraged foreign exchange trading; (d) advising on corporate finance; (e) fund management; (ea) real estate investment trust management; (f) securities financing; (fa) providing credit rating services; and (g) providing custodial services for securities.
Commercial Bank Licence: Setting up commercial banks in Singapore
Finance Company Licence: Finance companies are licensed under and governed by the Finance Companies Act. They focus on providing fixed and saving deposits as well as credit facilities to individuals and corporations
Financial Adviser’s Licence: Financial advisers are licensed under section 6 of the Financial Advisers Act (Cap. 110) to provide any or all of the financial advisory services specified in the Second Schedule to the Financial Advisory Services
Insurer Licence: A person who desires to carry on insurance business in Singapore as an insurer shall apply in writing to MAS for licensing under section 8 of the Insurance Act (Cap. 142)
Merchant Bank Licence: Merchant Banks operate within the Guidelines for Operation of Merchant Banks. Their typical activities include corporate finance, underwriting of share and bond issues, mergers and acquisitions, portfolio investment management, management consultancy and other fee-based activities
Money-Changer’s Licence: Buying and selling of foreign currency notes
Remittance Licence: Company offering remittance services
Trust Business Licence: Licensed Trust Companies are licensed under section 3 of the Trust Companies Act (Cap. 336) to carry out trust business specified in the First Schedule to the Trust Companies Act. Trust business refers to:
(a) the provision of services with respect to the creation of an express trust; (b) acting as trustee in relation to an express trust; (c) arranging for any person to act as trustee in respect of an express trust; (d) the provision of trust administration services in relation to an express trust
Fund raising Permit: Under the House to House and Streets Collection Act, all public fund-raising activities that involve house-to-house and street collections are required to be licensed by the Singapore Police Force’s Licensing Division
Licence to Supply Professional Engineering Services: The Professional Engineers Act provides for professional engineers to team up with allied professionals to form multi-discipline corporations and partnerships to supply professional engineering services in Singapore.
Plumber Licence: Application to be a Licensed Plumber to carry out water service and sanitary plumbing works
Written Approval for the Discharge of Trade Effluent Into the Public Sewer: For discharge of trade effluent (any liquid, including particles of matter and other substances in suspension in the liquid, which is the outflow from any trade, business or manufacture or of any works of engineering or building construction) into the public sewer
Application of Registering Property: If you wish to purchase Company’s Insolvency report, send legal requisitions to relevant government agencies and request for Property Information of to speed up the process of conveyancing transactions
Temporary Occupation Licenses: SLA rents out vacant State lands and buildings through Temporary Occupation Licenses (TOLs) and Tenancy Agreements (TAs)
Licence to Deal in Swords/Daggers/Bayonets/Spears/Spearheads
Licence to Deal in Explosives (For Blasting and Non-Blasting Purposes)
Licence to Manufacture Explosives
Licence for a Shop, Store or Magazine in any Blasting Site for Explosives
Licence to Do Blasting
Licence to Do Disposal of Explosives
Licence for Explosives Precursors (Deal/Manufacture/Possess or Control/Store)
Licence to Manufacture Explosive Precursors
Licence to Import or Export Arms
Licence to Import or Export Explosive
Licence to Import or Export Explosive Precursors
Licence to Purchase Arms
Licence to Purchase Explosives
Licence to Possess Arms
Licence to Remove Explosives
House-To-House and Streets Collection
House to House and Street Collections Licence: A House to House and Street Collections licence(HHSC) is required if one promotes a collection by way of appealing to the public, made by means of visits from house to house or of soliciting in streets or other places or by both such means, for money or other property
Non-Renewable Temporary Occupation Licence (NRTOL): Non-Renewable Temporary Occupation Licence (NRTOL) is an application for events held on Orchard Road Pedestrian Mall (State Land) on short-term, temporary basis.