Singapore Business Name Search

Getting Started

Before searching the Singapore Business Name Database, you can save time by making sure your business name is unique and distinguishable from other existing business entities within the Singapore business name database. We suggest coming with a few name ideas in-mind in case any are unavailable,. To help you with that process, you can download the Practice Direction No.4 document, which provides tips and guidelines for finding a unique name.

Generate Business Name Ideas


Search business name availability

Contacting the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority via Phone or Email is free and is the most reliable way to check your business name availability.

Online, you can search for businesses already in existence in Singapore using the Bizfile+ program. Through this portal, you can look for information on existing companies as well as manage your own business.

Accounting And Corporate Regulatory Authority

Website: www.acra.gov.sg/

Phone: 65-6248-6028

Email: ACRA Feedback Form

Hours: 9am – 6pm, Monday – Friday

Frequently Asked Questions

The Downloads and Links page of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority website will provide all the forms you need for reserving your name and registering your business. The page even includes downloadable guides that will help you every step of the way.

Useful information:

– You will need to create an account on Bizfile to register your company.

– The Bizfile program will allow you to see whether or not your name is available when you enter it into the registration form.

– The fee for registering a new business name is SGD 15.00.

To register your business name, you’ll need to prepare and file a document with the following details:

– The name of the business.

– Descriptions of what the business does.

– Contact information for whoever is starting the business.

– The required registration fee.

 

(Source: Eguide For Application For New Business Name)

Singapore makes creating a unique name very easy in a couple of ways. To begin with, searching for other businesses on Bizfile+ makes it easy to see what names are already out there. Additionally, the application program itself on Bizfile+ will let you know if the name you’re trying to reserve is unavailable.

On top of all that, the website provides a copy of the Companies Act (Chapter 50) to help you with understanding what words can be used without concern for creating an identical name to another company and which ones can’t.

Generally speaking, it’s a good idea to come up with several name options in order to find something that is truly unique and, therefore, will be accepted.

If you’re still unable to find a business name that suits you, try using our business name generator to get unique name ideas (click here to find our business name generator).


Registering your business Domain/website

Don’t make the mistake of forgetting to check if the domain name is available for your business. The last thing you want is to register your business name and find out another competitor or company already has a website with your name! Use our domain check below to instantly check availability.

Enter your business name to check domain availability