Business Registration Act
(Chapter 32, Sections 24(3) and 32)
Business Registration Regulations
Rg 1
(25th March 1992)
[1st September 1971]
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Business Registration Regulations.
2.  The Registrar shall keep and maintain a Register of Businesses in such manner and in such place as he thinks fit.
Place of business
3.  Where a person has no fixed or permanent place for carrying on business, the place at which such person can usually be contacted shall be deemed the place of business for the purposes of section 2(2) of the Act.
4.—(1)  The Registrar shall issue such forms as he sees fit for the purposes of the Act.
(2)  Except as is otherwise required, all particulars to be inserted in a form shall be in the English language.
(3)  The particulars required to be stated may either be typewritten or written by hand in ink in block letters.
(4)  A form shall be completed neatly and legibly in accordance with the directions given therein.
(5)  The Registrar may refuse to accept any form not in compliance with these Regulations.
Identification documents
5.  The Registrar may require the production of the identity card or the passport or such other identification documents which are acceptable for verification of the identity of the person to be registered under the Act.
Appointment of local manager
6.—(1)  Where a person carrying on business required to be registered under the Act is, or in the case of any corporation the Directors are or the Secretary of the corporation is, not ordinarily resident in Singapore, the Registrar may require a local manager to be appointed and the particulars of the local manager to be stated in the form for registration and the local manager shall be required to sign a declaration of consent to act as such on the form for registration.
(2)  Where a local manager appointed under paragraph (1) ceases to hold office for any reason, the person carrying on the business shall appoint a new local manager and notify the Registrar accordingly in writing within 14 days of the cessation.
(3)  Any person who contravenes paragraph (2) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000.
Statement to be signed by existing partner or by deceased’ s personal representative
7.—(1)  For the purposes of section 8 (1) (d) (ii) of the Act, a partner is one whose name has previously been registered as such and who has not withdrawn from the partnership and does not include a withdrawing partner.
(2)  Whenever a change of registered particulars or a notice of termination is required to be filed for registration owing to the death of a person the personal representative of the deceased person or such other person as may be approved for that purpose by the Registrar may be a signatory to the form to be filed for registration.
Display of business name
8.—(1)  A person who is registered under the Act shall display the registered business name in a conspicuous position on the outside of every place where he carries on business.
(2)  A person who is registered under the Act shall print the registered business name and number of the certificate of registration on every letterhead, invoice, bill or other document used for the purposes of his business.
(3)  Any person who contravenes paragraph (1) or (2) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000.
Penalty for late renewal of a certificate of registration
9.—(1)  The Registrar may impose a late renewal fee of $10 where an application for the renewal of a certificate of registration is lodged within one month from the date of expiry and $25 where an application for the renewal of a certificate of registration is lodged after one month from the date of expiry.
(2)  The Registrar may for any good reason waive the late renewal fee.
Power to compound
10.  The Registrar may compound any of the following offences:
(a)the offences referred to in sections 13 (2), 19(4) and 23 of the Act; and
(b)an offence under regulation 6 or 8.
Payment of composition
11.  When an offer of composition of any offence is made and accepted, payment shall be made by cash, money order or postal order to the Registrar and he shall issue a receipt for such payment to the person to whom the offer of composition was made.
Appeal to Minister
12.—(1)  Any person intending to lodge an appeal to the Minister under the Act shall deliver to the Registrar a notice of appeal stating the grounds of appeal.
(2)  The Registrar shall submit to the Minister a copy of the notice of appeal together with the grounds of appeal stated therein.
13.  The fees specified in the Schedule shall be payable to the Registrar and no fee so paid shall be refundable in respect of any certificate surrendered or cancelled under the provisions of the Act or the withdrawal of any application or appeal.