Representative Office + Employment Pass

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ECRA Advantage Package worth $300

The ECRA Advantage Package is FREE only if Registered Office Address option is taken.

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How it works

This package is for foreign companies who are wish to explore the viability of doing business in Singapore. It includes the following:

  • Representative Office
  • Employment pass application for 1 officer.

3-step process

Step 1

Prepare documents

Step 2

Register Representative Office

Step 3

Apply Employment Pass for 1 Officer

Representative Office Registration

A Representative Office (RO) has the benefit of allowing a foreign company to assess the business environment in Singapore before estabishing a permanent presence here.

Foreign companies must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Sales turnover of the foreign company must be more than  US$250,000
  • No. of years of establishment of the foreign company must be more than 3 years
  • Proposed number of staff for RO should be less than 5 people

Benefits of a Representative Office

A Representative Office (RO) is a business entity designed for foreign companies that are keen on exploring the viability of doing business in Singapore.  If is also a useful vehicle for foreign companies who are interested in using Singapore as a launch pad into the Asia Pacific.  Such foreign companies may wish to set up a Representative Office (RO).  It has the benefit of allowing a foreign companies to assess the business environment in Singapore before deciding to set up a permanent establishment.

A Representative Office must observe the following:

  • It cannot engage in commercial revenue-generating activities.
  • It cannot hire more than 4 staff

With effect from 1 January 2012, a RO may operate in Singapore for a maximum of three (3) years from its commencement date, provided that the RO status is evaluated and renewed.  ROs which decide to continue their presence in Singapore thereafter should incorporate a company to commence full business operations.