In Singapore, there are three (3) main types of licenses. These are:
Certain businesses need to obtain licenses before they can commence operations. For example, childcare centres require a Child Care Centre licence.
Certain professions need to obtain specific licenses from their respective professional organizations. These include doctors, lawyers, architects and accountants.
Business Activity Based Licenses
Some types of business activities require specific licenses or permits. For example, in order to sell liquor, you will need a liquor license.
Note: The timeframe for license application can vary from a few days to a matter of weeks. Some types of business licenses require approval from more than one authority, and might require site visits. In gist, license application should be considered when deciding the opening date of your business.
License Application Service
At SCI, we have extensive experience in assisting our clients with their business licensing needs from various government bodies. We have successfully secured various types of licenses, including but not limited to: