All application status updates will be sent to the e-mail address provided in the application form.
You can also check on each licence’s current status on your Application Journey.
Documents under ‘Submit Now’ will need to be uploaded once you submit your application, as they are required to start processing it.
Documents under ‘Submit For Later’ will only be needed at a later stage, and can be submitted in future via e-mail. However, you can choose to upload them together with your application, if you’d prefer.
An Application Journey shows the correct order to apply for your licences in order to start running your business. It is customized based on your business concept.
Some licences are required before you can apply for others. Based on this, the Application Journey shows you the correct order to apply for them and tells you which licences you will need before applying for the next one.
Licences indicated in grey require you to obtain another licence first before you can proceed.
Out of the Food Shop types recommended for you, you are advised to select the option that best describes your business concept. If none of the options apply, you may select ‘Others’.
Each premises is only allowed to have one Food Shop type.
An officer from the respective government agency will be in touch to request for the documents, which you can submit via e-mail.
Clicking on each licence in your Application Journey will show a list of supporting documents required. You can also refer to a full list of supporting documents on the ‘Required Documents for your Licences’ sidebar, located on the right side of your Application Journey.
Some licences are required before you can apply for others. Based on this, the Guided Journey feature maps out the correct order to apply for them and shows you which licences you will need before applying for the next one.
Here are the licence dependencies you may see
SFA’s Food Shop Licence and SPF’s Public Entertainment Licence and Liquor Licence are dependent on landowner’s permission (i.e. URA, HDB, Private, SLA, JTC etc)
Halal Certification is dependent on Food Shop Licence approval.
‘Premises’ refers to the food shop you would like to obtain licences for.
Adjacent units are multiple units next to each other. This applies to businesses occupying multiple units. If your business occupies multiple levels without a connecting staircase within your premises, you will need to apply for individual licences for each level.