Nominee Director

In accordance to the Singapore Companies Act (Cap 50), all local companies are required to have a local resident director at any point of time in the company. A local resident will be an individual who is a Singapore PR or Citizen with a valid Singapore based residential address. The minimum number of directors required is one. The maximum number of directors will usually be stated in the company’s Articles.

A company must have at least one director who is ordinarily resident in Singapore.

Being “ordinarily resident in Singapore” means the director’s usual place of residence is in Singapore. A Singapore Citizen, Singapore Permanent Resident, an EntrePass holder or an Employment Pass holder issued with such a pass to work in the company concerned and who has a local residential address can be accepted as a person who is ordinarily resident here.

As a foreign director looking to incorporate your Singapore based company, we can offer you the following solutions if you don’t have a local resident director to place on your board:

Temporary Nominee Director Permanent Nominee Director
  • Allocated to companies with foreign directors looking to secure their Singapore work visa
  • Appointment will be quarterly, 3 months, and extendable depending on the outcome of your work visa application
  • Nominee director need not hold shares nor be an authorised signatory for your bank account
  • Allocated to companies with foreign directors not needing their Singapore work visa
  • Appointment will be annual, 12 months, and extendable
  • Nominee director need not hold shares nor be an authorised signatory for your bank account

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