Does a Singapore company require a local resident director?

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 


Relative FAQs

  1. Can a foreign individual or a foreign company be 100% shareholder of a Singapore company?
  2. How can a foreigner apply for a Business/ Company if he does not have a SingPass?
  3. Singapore Company Formation - How it works?