When you form a company or a corporation in Singapore, you will be issued a certificate of incorporation. This is a legal document issued by the registrar of companies (Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) in Singapore.
Upon incorporation, ACRA issues an e-notification (without any signatures) of incorporation, which is emailed to the officers of the company. The document is used during trading agreements as proof of existence and the nature of the organization.
The Certificate of Incorporation contains the following information:
- Name of the company
- Registration number/ Unique Entity Number (UEN)
- Date of incorporation
- Nature of the entity – private limited or public limited etc.
- The former names of the company (if applicable).