Any of the categories, listed in the form, can be selected . We understand that some charges may straddle more than one category. It is sufficient that the charge comes within any of the categories. However, choosing any one category does not mean that the other categories do not apply.
Yes, this will affect the registration in view of the 30 days' period to lodge the company charge.
Please seek your own professional assistance on this matter as it varies according to individual company circumstances. ACRA officers are not empowered to provide advice on which section of the Companies Act will the charge falls into.
Please seek professional assistance on this matter as it varies according to the individual company circumstances. ACRA officers are not empowered to provide advice on which section of the Companies Act will the charge fall into.
These forms have been converted to electronic forms, since the launch of Bizfile on 13 Jan 2003. Registration of Charge is done through Bizfile by Professional Firms.
If the earlier Charge you submitted was rejected, we will refund the filing fee of the rejected charge. You may re-lodge the Charge with a filing fee of S$60.
The effective lodgment date will be the re-lodgment date of the new application.
You do not need to apply for a refund. Once the Charge is rejected, we will arrange for the refund of the filing fee.
There is no renewal for a charge which has been registered.
No, you are not required to attach a copy of the instrument but you should provide a short description of the properties adequately, while securing the charge.
All documents attached with Bizfile transactions are kept in the system. However, you are not required to attach a copy of the instrument of charge.
To retrieve a copy of the instrument, the members of public may liaise with the company/professional firm which had lodged the said charge.
A charge is a security interest over the company's property.
Section 144 (1A) applies only to Singapore-incorporated companies. It is meant for both private and public companies. Hence, this new requirement does not apply to Sole Proprietorship & partnership. overseas branches of local companies and local business firms, subsidiary companies registered in Singapore & registered business whose owner is a Singapore-incorporated company. Sole proprietorships and partnerships are governed by the Business Registration Act and Regulations. Regulation 11 requires businesses to print their registration number on all documents used for the purpose of the business.
The suggested acceptable presentation formats are as follows: - Company Registration Number eg. 198201234G or 200900355R.
Yes. The requirement for printing the company registration number is in addition to any written law requiring the company's unique identifier to be printed on its documents. A company cannot argue that it need not print its company registration number since it has already printed its GST registration number, even they are identical. This is because the intent behind each legislative requirement is different and should be treated as separate and distinct.
As a transitional measure, you may use a rubber stamp to indicate the company registration number on your existing stock of stationery.
It is advised that ACRA acts on complaints. If a company is unable to meet the requirement, ACRA would require it to show cause why it cannot comply and will consider the merits of the matter on a case-by-case basis.
It is advised that ACRA would not impose restrictions on how the registration number should be reflected or printed.
What ACRA has done in the Addendum to Practice Direction 1 of 2004 was to suggest some acceptable formats, such as Co. Reg. No. and its permutations. Since the company has already printed the stock, ACRA has no objections to their using it up and printing the next batch with a more accurate description.