Everything you need to know to start a business in Malaysia.
Your eligibility and documents needed.
Malaysian / foreigner
At least 1 director whom resides in Malaysia
Age of 18 and above
IC / Passport
Proof of residence (for foreigner)
Authorisation letter (if your proposed company name has trademark / controlled words)
No paperwork. No endless meeting. No hassle.
A secure Foundingbird account protects your data and gives you access to the information you have submitted.
The incorporation form consists of your proposed company name(s), business nature, paid-up capital, contact details, etc.
Your payment is inclusive of the SSM fee worth RM1,010 and the company secretarial fee for the first month (RM200).
All directors and shareholders will receive an email for e-KYC. Meanwhile, your incorporation form will be reviewed by the company secretary.
All directors will receive an email to e-sign declaration of being eligible to act as a director and to confirm all information provided is correct.
Your company incorporation application will be submitted to the SSM. It usually takes 2 – 3 working days, subject to the SSM approval.
Your account manager will assist you along the way.
Appoint your company secretary through Foundingbird. Cover all co. secretarial services your company needs.
To incorporate a Sdn Bhd, you need to be at least 18 years old, reside in Malaysia, and are not disqualified under Section 198 of the Companies Act 2016.
If you are a foreigner who is not residing in Malaysia, you will need to partner with at least 1 director who resides in Malaysia to incorporate your company.
A Sdn Bhd (Sendirian Berhad) is a private company limited by shares where its shareholder(s)’ liability is limited to the amount of shares held. It is a separate legal entity with full capacity to carry on or undertake any business or activity including to sue or be sued, manage property, and carry out transactions.
Yes, you can. However, every company needs to have at least 1 director with ordinary residence in Malaysia. That can be yourself or a qualified person residing in Malaysia. If you’re the sole director of the company and you are not a Malaysian citizen, we may request for your visa details.
According to Section 236 of the Companies Act 2016, all Sdn Bhd must appoint a company secretary within 30 days from its date of incorporation. If you incorporate your Sdn Bhd through Foundingbird, Foundingbird will automatically appoint your company secretary.
Unfortunately, no. According to the Companies Act 2016, there must be at least 1 director who ordinarily resides in Malaysia in order to incorporate a Sdn Bhd. This can be yourself or other directors of the business.
Foundingbird is a digital company secretarial firm in Malaysia that provides online company incorporation with the SSM, company secretarial services and hassle-free business administration via a dedicated dashboard for your company.
Yes, it is completely legal. Our company secretaries are licensed and compliant with the requirements set by the SSM. In fact, the SSM encourages online company incorporation through the official MyCoID portal. With Foundingbird, you do not have to do it yourself, nor will you have to visit the SSM counter for identity verification purposes.
Here’s an overview of the entire online process of Sdn Bhd incorporation through Foundingbird, which can be done either through our website or mobile app:
It takes 3 – 5 working days to incorporate your Sdn Bhd, subject to approval by the SSM.
It is advisable to prepare the following details before filling in the company incorporation form:
Director(s) and shareholder(s) details:
Foundingbird charges RM1,499 of Sdn Bhd incorporation fee and RM200 of monthly company secretarial fee. More information on the pricing can be found on our Pricing Page.
The monthly company secretarial fee of Foundingbird is RM200 per month.
Each month, you can request for Certified True Copies (CTCs) for 2 times without additional charges. However, if we need to pay statutory fees to the SSM for any particular exercises, there will be additional charges.
If the application of your Sdn Bhd registration has not yet been submitted to the SSM, a full refund may be granted. Please contact us immediately if such an issue arises.
Foundingbird’s monthly company secretarial fee is charged automatically to your credit or debit card each month.
The Foundingbird app allows you to:
Yes, absolutely. Your Foundingbird account is encrypted and only the directors of the company have access to the company documents by logging in to their Foundingbird accounts.
You will get notified regarding the status of your company incorporation through push notifications from the Foundingbird app. Reminders on important statutory dates will be sent through push notifications as well.
We feature a variety of business deals exclusive to Foundingbird’s clients, ranging from hiring and dispatch services to coworking spaces and marketing tools, to facilitate your business growth at a discounted price. More information on what business deals we have at the moment can be found on our Deals Page.