Every company in Malaysia will obtain a business registration number when they have successfully incorporated with the Companies Commission of Malaysia – Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM). This number will be valid for the entirety of the company’s lifetime.
This guide will share more about you can obtain and find your business registration number.
What is the Business Registration Number?
To differentiate the companies, every country has a set of numerical values to identify the companies that operate in the jurisdiction – Malaysia is no different.
Previously, a Malaysia-registered company was issued a 7 digit number with an alphabet. However, starting from October 2019, SSM has decided to change the format to 12 digits, starting from the year of incorporation without any alphabets included.
Here are the examples of the current and past business registration number:
Past: ABCD Sdn. Bhd. – Company No.: 1234567-A
New: ABCD Sdn. Bhd. – Company No. 202201234565
The new format follows the following breakdown to derive the 12 digits:
First 4 digits – represents the year of the entity is registered (E.g. 2022)
Next 2 digits – represents the type of business activity (E.g. 01)
Last 6 digits – represents the unique entity number (E.g. 234565)
The type of business entity is listed below:
01 – is a local owned Private/Public limited Company
02 – is a foreign owned Private/Public limited Company
03 – is business registration such as sole proprietorship/partnership
04 – is a local owned Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
05 – is a foreign owned Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
06 – is for Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) specifically for professional practice