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Do I Need a License to Operate My Malaysia Business?

Yes, business licenses are a necessary requirement to register a company in Malaysia. The licensing requirements must be complied with before you can legally commence business. You may either require a general license, industry/sector specific license or activity license. It would depend on the nature of your business.     About General Licenses in Malaysia  General […]

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Do I Need a Company Secretary in Malaysia?

Malaysia company incorporation requirements outlined in the Companies Act 2016 states that every company must have at least one Company Secretary. This individual must be a member of a professional body prescribed by the Ministry of Domestic Trade Cooperative and Consumerism, or someone licensed by the SSM.   A Company Secretary is a senior position within a company. They come […]

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Can a Foreigner Set Up a Sole Proprietorship in Malaysia?

Foreigners cannot start unlimited companies, enterprises, sole proprietorship companies or limited liability companies. Sole proprietorship, especially, is reserved only for Malaysian citizens. A foreign investor can only start a partnership or sole proprietorship business entity if they have a permanent residence status in Malaysia.   Foreigners are eligible for Private Limited Companies or Sdn Bhd business entities. Foreigners are […]

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How Do I Change the Name of My Business ?

Changing the name of your company in Malaysia is entirely possible. There could be several reasons why a name change is required. Among the common reasons include: The company has undergone a change of management The company has undergone a change of shareholding The company has changed its business direction The company has changed its […]

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What Business Can I Start in Malaysia?

Malaysia is a great place for an entrepreneur to begin a new venture. The World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report 2018 ranked Malaysia as on of the top place on its list. This shows that Malaysia is not a difficult place to do business at all. The only thing is, it could be challenging without the proper […]

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Can a Dependant Pass Holder Start a Business in Malaysia?

The Immigration Department of Malaysia requires Dependant Pass (DP) holders who intend to work to apply for an Employment Pass (EP). Employment Pass applications must be lodged by the hiring companies through the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) online system. In applying for an Employment Pass, the Dependant Pass holder must surrender/shorten their Dependant Pass. Regulations […]

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What Do I Need to Have Before Registering a Company in Malaysia?

Both online and brick and mortar businesses must be registered with the SSM. You will need to submit a completed Business Registration Form (Form A). You will also need a copy of your identification card (or passport for foreigners), and prepare the necessary payment. The Malaysia company registration documents you will be required to prepare include: […]

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