Registering a society in Singapore is a straightforward process that can be completed online. The Registry of Societies (ROS) is the government agency responsible for registering societies in Singapore. To register a society, you will need to submit an application form, along with the required supporting documents.
To be eligible to register a society, it must meet the following criteria:
It must be a non-profit organization.
It must have at least 10 members.
It must have a written constitution that sets out its objectives, powers, and rules of governance.
It must have a registered office in Singapore.
The registration process can be completed online through ROS's electronic government service portal, ROSES. To register a society, you will need to create an account on ROSES and then follow the steps below:
Complete the online application form.
Upload the required supporting documents.
Pay the registration fee.
Verify the application using your SingPass or iROSES account.
The required supporting documents include:
A copy of the society's constitution.
A list of the society's officers and their particulars.
A copy of the society's lease agreement or other proof of occupancy of its registered office.
Societies that meet certain criteria may be eligible for automatic registration. This means that your society will be registered immediately upon submission of your application and payment of the registration fee. To be eligible for automatic registration, your society must:
Have at least 10 members.
Have a written constitution that meets ROS's requirements.
Have a registered office in Singapore.
Have not been previously dissolved or deregistered.
In addition to the above requirements, societies must also comply with the following:
They must keep proper records of their activities and finances.
They must hold an annual general meeting.
They must submit an annual return to ROS.
For more information on registering a society in Singapore, please visit the ROS website or contact the ROS Helpdesk at 6337 6597.
Applications for registration are typically processed within 60 days. If ROS requires further information, you will be contacted.
The fee for
(a) Automatic Registration : S$300
(b) Normal Registration : S$400
How Bestar can Help
Bestar can help you register a society in Singapore by providing the following services:
1. Pre-application guidance and consultation: Bestar's experienced consultants can guide you through the registration process and help you determine if your society is eligible for automatic registration. We can also review your society's constitution and other documents to ensure that they meet ROS's requirements.
2. Application preparation and submission: Bestar can prepare your society's application form and gather all of the required supporting documents. We can then submit your application electronically to ROS on your behalf.
3. Post-application: Bestar will keep you updated on the status of your application and will follow up with ROS if necessary. We can also provide you with guidance on complying with the ongoing requirements of the Societies Act.
Benefits of using Bestar's services:
Expertise: Bestar's consultants have extensive experience in registering societies in Singapore and are familiar with all of the latest requirements.
Convenience: Bestar can handle all of the paperwork and administrative tasks associated with registering a society, so you can focus on running your organization.
Peace of mind: Bestar can help you ensure that your society is registered correctly and that you are compliant with the Societies Act.
If you are considering registering a society in Singapore, contact Bestar for a free consultation. We can provide you with more information about our services and how we can help you get your society registered quickly and easily.