Does a Singapore company require a local resident director?

Updated time: Dec 28, 2015 , 16:56 (UTC+08:00)

Yes, a Singapore company is required to have at least one local resident director. In order to qualify as locally resident, the person must be:
  • Singapore citizen; or
  • Singapore permanent resident; or
  • Employment Pass holder (the Employment Pass should be from the same company for which he/she wants to act as a director); or
  • Entrepreneur Pass holder (the Entrepreneur Pass must be from the same company for which he/she wants to act as a director)

A director must be a natural person and above 18 years old. Corporate directors are not permitted 


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