This guide walks you through the company registration process of a private limited company for foreign entrepreneurs through the MyCoID portal of SSM.
Private Limited company, or usually known as Sdn Bhd in Malaysia is the most common among the 6 types of company registration in Malaysia. All 100% foreign-owned businesses in Malaysia must be registered as either a Private Limited company or a Foreign Company. Since the Companies Act 2016 came into effect, the updated company registration regulation allows the private limited company registration to be done online through the MyCoID portal managed by the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM).
You may register a private limited company as the sole director and shareholder, providing the following conditions are fulfilled:
The SSM charges RM1,010 (inclusive of tax) of incorporation fee.
Register an account on the MyCoID portal as an individual user.
Upon activating the account through email, you will receive another email with instructions to validate your registration at the nearest SSM counter.
After SSM activated your account, you will receive an email to create login credentials on the MyCoID portal.
To get started with the company registration process, go to the Direct Incorporation Application on MyCoID portal homepage to carry out the Name Search by keying in the proposed company name that you want.
*You will not be able to proceed if the proposed company name is taken, reserved by other people or contains prohibited words.
Other information under Name Search should be selected as follow to register a private limited company:
Next, you will be redirected to the Super Form where you clarify the meaning behind the proposed company name. If the proposed company name contains names of states, controlled words or trademark, you will have to attach an authorization letter from the respective authority or owner.
Then, select a business code that is related to your business, and provide the description together with the registered address and business address of the company.
You are automatically listed as a director and shareholder of the company, but you can add directors and shareholders in the next step. Besides that, state whether you have employees in the company under Information To Agency section.
After reviewing the information on the preview page, submit the application and you will be redirected to the Transaction page.
Make the payment of RM1,010 as an incorporation fee (inclusive of tax) and get a transaction receipt.
You will receive the Notice of Registration as proof of incorporation through email within 1 business day if your company has been approved by SSM. A Certificate of Registration can be purchased with a prescribed fee at the SSM counter if it is required.
* You will be notified through email if the application is queried by SSM. The application can be edited and resubmitted again.
Within 30 days of company registration, a company secretary shall be appointed. This information can be lodged through the MyCoID portal. While it is not mandatory for a private limited company to lodge a constitution of the company, it can be done on the MyCoID portal as well.
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