Who is SSM?
Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM), also known in English as the Companies Commission of Malaysia was formed in 2002 as an agency to incorporate companies and provide business information to the general public. They monitor Malaysian businesses and ensure their compliance with the relevant legislation in Malaysia.
Whether you are an expat or a local looking to register a company in Malaysia, this guide outlines the key steps for a successful company registration. The governmental body for Malaysia company registry is the Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM). All entrepreneurs and business owners must register their company with SSM.
There are 3 parts to your company registration process:
What are the Requirements for Malaysia Company Registration?
The requirements for Malaysia company registration are:
Once you have fulfilled these requirements, you can proceed to register your company with SSM directly online if you are a local resident or engage a registered filing agent to assist with your company registration.
Timeline for Malaysia Company Registration
The entire incorporation process for a Malaysian Company takes approximately 5 to 10 business days. Do note that the entire registration timeline is affected by several factors such as the relevance and accuracy of the information provided.
Step-by-Step Guide to Register a Company in Malaysia
The process of registering a company in Malaysia is straightforward once you have all the information ready.
Step 1: Identify your ideal business structure
Before you can register your company, you should have an overview of the types of entities that you can set up in Malaysia.
Choose from the following business structures:
Each of the business structures have their pros and cons. Based on our experience, the most common business structures are the sole proprietorship and the private limited company. To find out more about the comparative difference between the two business structures, you can read in-depth in our articles linked above.
Step 2: Choosing a company name
There are specific guidelines and requirements when you pick your ideal company name. We have outlined the full list in our article on selecting a company name here.
Once you have identified your company name, you will need you check its availability with SSM. Alternatively, you can use our free company name checker tool as well.
Step 3: Register with SSM
Your approved company name will be reserved for 30 days from the date of confirmation by SSM. Upon receiving confirmation, you may kickstart your registration process online via the SSM website.
The documents needed for company registration with SSM include:
What to Do After Company Registration in Malaysia?
After registering and getting your incorporation certificate, your business is now a legal entity, and you can start doing business if no additional licenses are required.
Here are a few things that needs to be done after your company has been successfully registered:
Paul Hype Page Malaysia Company Registration Process
At Paul Hype Page, we have our own proprietary software for company registration and corporate secretarial activities. All incorporation and corporate secretarial processes are done online, without a need to be present physically in Malaysia.
If you were to appoint us as your trusted incorporation provider, here are the steps that you will need to follow through.
|Steps to Register a Company||Action By|
|Submission of all required incorporation information through our platform – shareholder details, company name, etc.||Client|
|KYC assessment||Paul Hype Page|
|Reservation of company name||Paul Hype Page|
|Sign all documents for incorporation digitally||Client|
|Submission of all incorporation documents to SSM||Paul Hype Page|
|Uploading all documents into your company’s profile on our platform||Paul Hype Page|
|Applying for business licenses||Paul Hype Page|
|Applying for a work visa||Paul Hype Page|
The process is simple – provide and sign all the documents digitally and our team will handle the rest.