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 article here.
Step 2: Choosing a business 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: