As part of ongoing efforts to uphold Singapore’s reputation as a trusted financial hub, and in line with international practices, ACRA will be implementing a new requirement for all companies, foreign companies and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP), unless exempted, to lodge information on their Registers of Registrable Controllers (RORC) with ACRA via BizFile+ from May 2020. This is in addition to the existing requirements for companies and LLPs to maintain a RORC at the registered office address.

The RORC information lodged with ACRA will be accessible to public agencies in Singapore such as law enforcement agencies. Members of the public will not be able to access the RORC information or purchase any extracts of these lodgements.

Companies, foreign companies and LLPs are required to continue to maintain a RORC at the registered office address, and update any changes to the RORC information prior to updating the same information with ACRA within two business days. Alternatively, a Registered Filing Agent (RFA) may be engaged to lodge the RORC information with ACRA on behalf of the entity.

For more information, you can visit the ACRA Website:

https://www.acra.gov.sg/corporate-service-providers/register-of-controllers

Date: 30 Mar 2020

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