Permits and Licensing in Singapore

Updated 1 year ago by Junie Zhu

In Singapore, certain business types are required to obtain a license/permit when you register your business with Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA).

In this article, we will share with you the main types of businesses that require getting a license/permit before they can begin operation.

The basic licenses/permits required for the following business type:

Running a retail shop
Trading activities
Setting up a hotel, boarding house, or guest home
Running a spa
Establishing a travel agency
Starting a F&B (food and beverage) business
Running an event management company
Setting up a real estate agency
Running a publishing business
Starting a private education business (including childcare and kindergartens)
GoBusiness Licensing is a platform where you can find information and apply for licenses and permits. Click here to visit the platform.
You can check out the Referral Authority Chart here to know about the approving authority for each business type.


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