If you are non-Singapore residents but would like to start your business in Singapore, you must engage a professional firm to assist in registering your Singapore company.
It is not a requirement to obtain a Singapore work visa if you are planning to operate the company overseas, and you may use a tourist visa to come to Singapore in a short-term period to attend to corporate meetings and other company matters. In such case, the Company must have at least one local resident Director appointed to meet the requirement. Should you require a nominee, JSE Offices is able to help you assist in electing a nominee Director.
If you are planning to operate your company in Singapore, you must apply for a Singapore work visa to stay in Singapore for a certain period. You are required to obtain an Employment Pass or Entrepreneur Pass (EntrePass) to allow you to act as a local resident Director. This can only be done once the company has been incorporated.
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