Does a Singapore company require a local resident director?

Updated time: Jul 31, 2018 , 17:19 (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 a Singapore citizen; or
  • be a Singapore permanent resident; or
  • hold an Employment Pass (the Employment Pass should be from the same company for which he/she wants to act as a director); or
  • hold an Entrepreneur Pass (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 over 18 years old. Corporate directors are not permitted.


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