Nominee Director Services

The first thing that you would probably ask is: What is a nominee director?

Each private limited company is  required to have at least one director who is a Singapore resident to satisfy statutory requirements.

A foreign businessman intending to set up a base here will initially have to avail the services of a nominee director to satisfy the statutory requirements. If the businessman intends to reside in this country to carry on his business, the nominee services are usually for a limited period of three to six months. During this period the businessman can apply for an entre-pass or after a period of six months an employment pass with the Ministry of Manpower(MOM).

There are instances where the foreign businessman will not require to be a resident in this country to carry on his business. In this circumstances, the nominee director services are availed annually.

A nominee director’s  role is to act as a director of a company, on behalf of the  non-resident owner of that same company. The nominee director  may also be authorized to sign official documents, reports, minutes and  other documents, as may be agreed upon by the beneficial owner and  the nominee director. Usually, a nominee director and the beneficial  owner signs a legal agreement, indicating the terms of the nominee  director’s services. It is not unusual for the agreement to state that the Nominee Director is not in anyway involved in the day to day transactions of the business.

A Sandhurst-appointed nominee director is guaranteed not to  have any operational or financial interest in the beneficial owner’s  company, such as contracts or banking matters. His role is solely  limited to satisfying the statutory requirements of having a local  resident director.

As the role of the Nominee Director is statutory in nature, the legal obligations placed upon this role is no different from being appointed as a working director. Hence a refundable security deposit is required to avail this service.

You may terminate our nominee director agreement at any time in writing.  You can do this by providing us with details of your alternate local  director. We will take care of the necessary filings for the change, and we will give you a refund of the security deposit.

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