Anyone who intends to register a company in Malaysia must do it through a Company Secretary. The Company Secretary will carry out the registration process with SSM. This is a mandatory requirement, as SSM will not entertain requests to liaise with them directly. Therefore, going through a Company Secretary is your only option.
Companies in Malaysia are incorporated through the SSM’s MyCOID online system. Again, this system is only accessible to your Company Secretary. If you haven’t sourced one yet, Paul Hype Page can assist through our Corporate Secretarial Services package. Given that an online system is use, there may be some delays to your incorporation process if there are technical issues experience. This is something to bear in mind when registering a company in Malaysia.
The entire company registration process in Malaysia can take between 5-10 working days. However, the timeline can vary depending on the accuracy and completion of the documents you submitted.
Registering Your Company Name with SSM
Registering your company name with the SSM generally takes 24 hours. The preparation and registration of documents takes 2-3 business days. The signing of the documents by all the directors and shareholders takes 1 business day. Submitting the documents to SSM and waiting for approval then takes 3-5 business days.
The timeline above is merely an estimate, assuming all your documents are in order and no technical issues are experienced. To ensure a smooth transaction, you should do your best to submit a complete set of documents as per SSM’s requirements. Leaving out pertinent information or certain documents could lead to unnecessary delays. There may be delays expected if more time is needed to verify your documents too.