Choose a business address
Step 2: Choose a business address
When registering your business with ACRA, you must provide a business address. A business address cannot be a P.O. Box address.
Sole proprietorships or partnerships should list down as a business address, the place where they are carrying out their business.
Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP) must provide a business address (known as a registered office address) when applying to incorporate a company. A registered office address is where all communications and notices to the company/LLP are addressed to.
All companies and LLPs must ensure that their registered office is open and accessible to the public for not less than three hours during ordinary business hours on each business day. This is to enable the public, businesses, stakeholders and government agencies to visit the company/LLP’s office or communicate via correspondence with the company/LLP.
The registered office address must be an address in Singapore but need not be the place of operations of the company/LLP (e.g. the registered office address may be in Raffles Place but the factory could be located in Tuas).
Residential & Alternate Addresses
Other than your business address, all business owners and company officers must also provide their residential address at the point of registration. These addresses are made publicly available when the public purchases information about the business entity.
If you wish to protect your privacy, you may submit an Alternate Address for a fee of $40. You are still required to submit your residential address for ACRA’s records.
The Alternate Address will be shown on public records instead of your personal residential address. However, please ensure you can be contacted at your Alternate Address.