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How To Register Your Company

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This article is for general informational purposes only and is not meant to be used or construed as legal advice in any manner whatsoever. All articles have been scrutinized by a practicing lawyer to ensure accuracy.

Must you register your company?

The Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) requires you to register your business whether it is a sole proprietorship, partnership or company. However, a company would have to be incorporated under Companies Act 1965.


Before SSM Registration

To incorporate a company, it would need to be registered with SSM. A company incorporated as private company will have “SDN BHD’ appearing together with the name, while a public listed company carries “BHD” in its name.


Section 14 of the Companies Act 1965 requires you to have a minimum of 2 subscribers to your company’s share and also 2 directors according to Section 122.


You would also need to have a company secretary.


SSM Registration

Before your company can be incorporated, a name search would have to be done with SSM to make sure your proposed company name is available for registration.


A payment of RM30 is also required for each name you are applying for.


However, your proposed company name will be subject to SSM approval following their guidelines.


Lodgement of Documents

Once your proposed company is approved, you are required to submit following incorporation documents within 3 months from date of approval of the company name.

  • Memorandum and Articles of Association ( each stamped at RM100)
  • Form 48A (Statutory Declaration)
  • Form 6 (Declaration of Compliance)
  • Original copy of Form 13A
  • A copy of the letter from SSM approving the name of the company.
  • A copy of the identity card of each director and company secretary.


Registration Fees Schedule

A fee is payable according to the proposed company’s authorised share capital.

You can refer to the table here.


Certificate of Incorporation

A Certificate of Incorporation will be issued by SSM you have complied with the incorporation procedures and submitted the duly completed Incorporation Documents.


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