Nominee Director

Updated 7 months ago by Layton Leow

What is a Nominee Director?

In Singapore, at the time of the company incorporation the local ordinarily resident director role can only be held by someone who is a Singapore Citizen, Permanent Resident or a person who holds the Entrepass work visa.

The name ‘Nominee’ is used to indicate that the director role is strictly a non-executive role in companies

Reason for Using a Nominee Director

It is provided only to help satisfy Singapore’s law and regulatory compliance and thus does not involve the Nominee Director taking any other forms of direct involvement and risks in the operation aspects of the business (i.e. single handedly authorising the incorporation, opening of a company bank account, voting or attending board meetings, etc). 

Many foreigner and foreign entrepreneurs and business owners who do not know any Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residences or Entrepass Holders in the management or shareholders willing to support their company will typically take up the use of a Local Nominee Director Services.

To help our clients’ to fulfill ACRA’s local director statutory compliance requirement and in accordance to the Singapore law, we offer a Nominee Director service: 3 months (S$500), 6 month (S$800) and 1 year (S$1,500) for companies. 

Benefits of Sleek’s Nominee Director Services in Singapore

There are quite a few benefits to getting a Nominee Local Director for your company’s best interests: (After the company registration)

  • A flexible arrangement to help you quickly and easily satisfy ACRA’s regulatory requirements
  • A convenient temporary arrangement for EP or DP applicants seeking to eventually become the director of their own entities or for entities set up from overseas with no local presence.
  • Access to a person with extensive knowledge to ensure your entity remains compliant at all times including making sure that all of your required documents are filed on time with ACRA and IRAS
  • A person who will perform their director duties with utmost honesty and integrity
  • An individual who knows all the rules and regulations that have to be followed to give you peace of mind.
  • Provide local company office address proof
  • Fulfils Singapore company compliance requirements

What are the conditions and requirements for using Sleek’s Nominee Director Service?

Due to the associated liability and non-executive nature of the Nominee Local Director role, the terms of use for every company must include:

  • Must take up of our all-inclusive Corporate Secretary package
  • Take up of one of our accounting and tax packages (starting from $900/year) or provision of a refundable $2,000 security deposit.
  • Appointment of at least one other director (can be 100% foreign) who can make decisions and take responsibilities for the entity
If you are a foreign entrepreneur/business owner with a company in Singapore, this is the best option for you to save on company registration, GST responsibilities and shareholder risks. We are here to help at every step.
We have a team of trusted professionals in Singapore who will undertake the role of a Nominee Director for your company.
They have the capabilities and knowledge to help your company maintain a good reputation and also keep your company compliant in Singapore at all times. 


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