Business Registration

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  • Online Link to Act/Rule/Legislation

  • Initial Setup or Ongoing Maintenance

    Initial Setup only

  • Filing and Maintenance Requirements

    As per the Registration of Businesses Act, 1956 a person responsible for a business shall, not later than thirty days from the date of the commencement of the business, apply to the Registrar for the registration of the business.

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  • Application Guidelines / Responsible Persons / Comments

    When you have decided to register a company in Malaysia, you will need to engage the service of a company secretary to help you to complete the company registration process. Every company (sdn bhd) must have at least one company secretary in the Board and the company secretary must be a member of a professional body or licensed by SSM Malaysia. Your company secretary will require the following documents or information from you in order to proceed the company registration process. New company’s name New company’s business activities Identity card (Malaysian) or Passport (Foreigner) of 2 directors & 2 shareholders Residential address of all directors & shareholders Shareholding structure Upon receiving the above documents, the company secretary will submit the Form 13A (Company Name Search Application Form) to SSM Malaysia for their approval of using the name in the new company. The company secretary will prepare the registration documents after the approval for new company’s name has been received from SSM. You and your partner must sign all registration documents that prepared by the company secretary, most of time at the company secretary’s office. You will normally be required to pay full payments before the company secretary can proceed to the next action. After receiving your payment, the company secretary will arrange the Form 48A to be attested by the Commissioners for Oaths and stamping on the M&A (Memorandum & Articles of Association) by the Stamping Office (Inland Revenue Board). Once all the above have been done, the company secretary will submit the following documents to SSM for the company registration purposes: Form 48A (declaration by directors & shareholders) Form 6 (declaration by company secretary) M&A (Memorandum & Articles of Association) Identity cards/Passports of all directors & shareholders Bank draft of RM1,000 payable to SSM (registration of RM400,000 authorised capital)