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Step 1: SFA | Food Shop Licence

1. For the operation of a food shop where there is retail sale of food and/or beverage.

Fee

The Food Shop Licence including entertainment outlets (pub, bar, discotheque, night club etc.) costs S$195.00 and is valid for one year.

 

Processing Duration

The total time taken by an applicant from the start of a food shop application to receipt of licence can typically vary from a week to a few months, depending on time taken to renovate the premises to meet the requirements, the pre-licensing checks on site to ensure compliance, complete and accurate submission of required documents, and payment of licence fee.

Supporting Documents

  1. Planning Permission/Change of Use approval: Approval from URA/HDB for the use of the premises

  2. A copy of NRIC: A copy of NRIC if application is under Individual

  3. A copy of ACRA registered Company Business Profile

  4. Letter of authorization (if filer option is selected): Letter of authorization from applicant for the filer to act on behalf

  5. Layout plan of the premises: Layout Plan (to scale)

  6. Floor plan (location plan): Floor plan to indicate the location of premises

  7. Tenancy Agreement/ Letter of consent (https://www.case.org.sg/pdf/Model%20Tenancy%20Agreement.pdf)

  8. Pest Control Contract

  9. Cleaning programme/schedule

  10. Basic food hygiene certificate/Refresher food hygiene certificate: Photocopy of food handler's basic food hygiene certificate/refresher food hygiene certificate

  11. Documentary proof of vehicle ownership: For food caterer only. (e.g. vehicle registration card)

Photo Credit: LicenceOne

2. For the operation of a food stall where there is retail sale of food and/or beverage in a foodshop.

Fee

The Food Stall Licence costs S$32.00 and is valid for one year except for those food stalls in primary, secondary and junior college school canteens. Licensees are given the option to pay $64.00 for a food stall licence that is valid for two years.

Processing Duration

A letter reply will be sent to you within 3 working days of receipt of the application. If the application is incomplete, you will be informed to furnish the pending documents/information within 2 weeks. If the application is complete, we will issue the approval letter to you within 5 working days. Upon payment of the licence fee, the licence will be issued to you.

 

Supporting Documents

  1. A copy of NRIC: A copy of NRIC if application is under Individual

  2. A copy of ACRA registered Company Business Profile

  3. Letter of authorization (if filer option is selected): Letter of authorization from applicant for the filer to act on behalf

  4. Layout plan: Layout Plan (to scale)

  5. Tenancy Agreement/ Letter of consent

  6. Basic food hygiene certificate/Refresher food hygiene certificate: Photocopy of food handler's basic food hygiene certificate/refresher food hygiene certificate

Photo Credit: LicenceOne

Step 2: Applying for HALAL Certification

1. This application allows you to make a new Halal certification application for your business.

*Company are to ensure a muslim food handler are working within the premises

Fee

The list of fees schedule can be found here.

https://www.muis.gov.sg/-/media/Files/Halal/Documents/Fees-Revision---WEF-1-Feb-2018.pdf

 

Processing Duration

Normal Application: Application will be attended to within 14 working days from the payment of application fees.

Express Application: Application will be attended to within 7 working days from the payment of application fees.

*Application Fees vary

 

Supporting Documents

  1. Floor plan of premises applying for Halal certification

  2. Pictures of delivery vehicles.

  3. Ingredients: Please click here to download the format of the Ingredients 

  4. List of Product to be Certified: Please click here to download the format of Product to be Certified 

  5. Pictures of Product labels

  6. List of Product to be stored in location

  7. List of Product to be shipped

  8. Giro Form: Please click here to download the GIRO form

  9. Eating Establishment Menu Upload: Upload Menu for Eating Establishment. Please click here to download the format of the Menu 

  10. Food Preparation Area Menu upload: Upload Menu for Food Preparation Area. Please click here to download the format of the Menu 

  11. Packing List: Upload list of products.

  12. Veterinary Public Health Certificate (for the export of frozen/processed poultry)

  13. Halal Slaughtering Certificate (for meat items only)

  14. Transport Bill of Lading

  15. Valid Halal Certificate (MUIS / Recognised Foreign Certifying Bodies)

  16. Endorsement Template (Template provided by MUIS as attached)

  17. Request for Action

Note: please upload the checklist sent by MUIS officer with necessary amendment. This supporting document is mandatory if you respond for RFA request. 

 

Please download the response file from agency to input.

Step 3: Applying for Liquor Licence

1. Under the Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Act 2015, any supply of liquor in Singapore will require a liquor licence issued by the Licensing Officer. “Liquor” is defined as a beverage and or substance, containing more than 0.5% ethanol by mass or volume.

 

Classes of liquor licences:

  • Class 1A for the supply of liquor for consumption at the licensed premises stated in the liquor licence, which licence specifies any trading hours from 0600hrs to 2359hrs.

  • Class 1B for the supply of liquor for consumption at the licensed premises stated in the liquor licence, which licence specifies any trading hours from 0600hrs to 2200hrs.

  • Class 2A for the supply of beer only for consumption at the licensed premises stated in the liquor licence, which licence specifies any trading hours from 0600 to 2359hrs.

  • Class 2B for the supply of beer only for consumption at licensed premises, trading hours as indicated on licence.

  • Class 3A for the supply by retail of liquor for consumption at premises other than the licensed premises stated in the liquor licence, which licence specifies any trading hours from 0700hrs to 2230hrs.

  • Class 3B licence for the supply by retail of beer for consumption at premises other than the licensed premises stated in the liquor licence, which licence specifies any trading hours from 0700hrs to 2230hrs.

  • Class 4 licence for supply by wholesale of liquor for consumption at premises other than the licensed premises stated in the liquor licence, which licence specifies any trading hours from 0700hrs to 2230hrs.

  • Class 5 licence for a temporary licence where licence is required for a short period of time, such as once-off events and exhibitions. Class 5 licence can be applied for a specified time period of not more than 30 consecutive days. 

Fees 

Liquor licences are issued for a period of 1 year. Please refer to the table below for breakdown of types and costs of the licence.

*A sale is considered by retail if it is for less than 30 litres of liquor.

**A sale is considered by wholesale if the sale is to a licensee of any quantity of liquor, or to any person of 30 litres or more of liquor.

A few additional points to note:

  • Class 3A, 3B or 4 Liquor Licence Holders will be able to deliver liquor beyond the trading hours specified in their licence if the delivery is made to a non-public place in Singapore, e.g. residential homes and private condominium function rooms or office premises.

  • You can apply for more than one licence in different classes. The only exception is that if you already have a valid Class 2A or 2B licence, you will not be given another Class 3A licence for the same premises.

Processing Duration

The normal processing time for an application is 12 working days from the receipt of the application and the necessary supporting documents, if required. Processing time starts from the date of application is received to the date of approval or rejection. Any incomplete or incorrect submission will be rejected. 

 

Supporting Documents

  1. Hawker Licence: Only required for Class 2B Licence applications.

  2. Registration of Society Certificate: Only applicable for Non-ACRA entity

  3. URA planning permission / HDB lodgement and supporting letter: Supporting letter from HDB Lodgement or change of Use permission from URA.

  4. ACRA Business Profile: ACRA Business Profile with company details

2. Class 5 - Temporary licences are charged at the following rates:

Under the Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Act 2015, any supply of liquor in Singapore will require a liquor licence issued by the Licensing Officer. “Liquor” is defined as a beverage and or substance, containing more than 0.5% ethanol by mass or volume.

Fee

a.     $22/- per day

b.     $44/- for up to 7 days

Processing Duration

The normal processing time for an application is 12 working days from the receipt of the application and the necessary supporting documents, if required. Processing time starts from the date of application is received to the date of approval or rejection. Any incomplete or incorrect submission will be rejected. 

 

Supporting Documents

  1. Hawker Licence: Only required for Class 2B Licence applications.

  2. Registration of Society Certificate: Only applicable for Non-ACRA entity

  3. URA planning permission / HDB lodgement and supporting letter: Supporting letter from HDB Lodgement or change of Use permission from URA.

Temporary licences for a period of more than 7 days, will be subject to a combination of the above rates, as shown in the table below.

Regular extension hours are charged as follows:

a.     $22/- per hour for regular extension hours licences for duration of less than 3 months; or

b.     $4/- per hour for a minimum period of 3 months or more.

For extension hours liquor licences issued at $4/- hour, once commenced the first 3 months of the licence period will be fixed.

All ad-hoc extension hours fees are charged at $22/- per hour.

3. Liquor Licence - Extension of Operating Hours

 

Description 

 

An extension hours liquor licence always rides on a valid liquor licence or temporary liquor licence. It cannot be valid by itself, without an accompanying liquor licence or temporary liquor licence. The extension hours period applied for can only be within the validity period of the liquor licence. An applicant may apply for both a new liquor/temporary liquor licence, and extension hours liquor licence at the same time.

Processing Duration

The normal processing time for an application is 12 working days from the receipt of the application and the necessary supporting documents, if required. Processing time starts from the date of application is received to the date of approval or rejection. Any incomplete or incorrect submission will be rejected. 

Step 4: Basic Food Hygiene Certificate

1. Information for Food Handlers

A food handler is any person who handles and prepares food and beverages in SFA-licensed food retail establishments. Chefs, sous chefs, cooks, kitchen assistants, and food stall assistants are considered food handlers as they are primarily involved in food preparation.

Regulatory requirements for food handlers

Registration of food handlers

Food handlers working in food retail establishments must be registered with SFA. Businesses may update SFA on their food handlers by completing this form (click here). Please attach the completed ‘Registration of Food Handlers’ form with the relevant documents, and submit them electronically via the Online Feedback Form.

Basic food hygiene course “WSQ Follow Food and Beverage Safety and Hygiene Policies and Procedures”

The Food and Beverage Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) system was launched on 12 July 2006 by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), formerly known as the Workforce Development Agency (WDA), as the national qualifications system for the F&B industry. In line with government efforts to upgrade the skills of workers, the teaching and assessment of the Basic Food Hygiene Course (BFHC) has been aligned to the F&B WSQ standards with effect from 1 June 2007. Alignment with WSQ standards improve and standardise the teaching and assessment processes of the BFHC.

The WSQ course consists of six hours of course work and one-and-a-half hours of assessment. Upon successful completion of the course and assessment, a Statement of Attainment (SOA) will be awarded to the participants.

SFA limits registration of food handlers to who have been trained and assessed by SSG-accredited training providers and assessment centres under the F&B WSQ system as of 1 June 2007. Anyone who wishes to be registered as a food handler can attend the course provided by any SSG-accredited training providers. The list of SSG-accredited training providers can be downloaded here [PDF, 419 KB].  

Duration

1 day (9:00 am to 5:30 pm), 7.5 hours (6 hours training and 1.5 hours for assessment)

Course Fee

Full Course fee before SSG funding (inclusive of GST) $160.50

Nett Fee (effective 1-Mar-2019)

(after SSG funding* and inclusive of GST)

#Absentee payroll support in addition to course fee funding available for company sponsored candidates.
*Terms and conditions applies to all types of SSG fundings. More details at www.wsg.gov.sg

Basic food hygiene course (refresher)

The refresher food hygiene training course for food handlers was launched in October 2010. The refresher course is to ensure food handlers continue to practise good hygiene. The refresher training requirements was revised, with effect from 1 October 2014, as shown in Table 1.

Table 1: Revised refresher training requirements

With effect from 1 October 2014, the refresher training for food handlers was aligned with WSQ standards. There are two training options available, as shown in Table 2.

Table 2: Training options 

Upon successful completion of the assessment, a Statement of Attainment (SOA) will be awarded to the participants, certifying that they have met the refresher training requirements for food handlers.

 

SFA continues to recognise the Refresher Food Hygiene Course certificate awarded by the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), issued from October 2010 to June 2014. Food handlers who have attained the ITE Refresher Food Hygiene Course certificate are only required to attend their subsequent refresher training 10 years from the date that the Refresher Food Hygiene Course certificate was awarded.

Pre-requisite for taking the Refresher Food Hygiene Course

Copy of the Basic Food Hygiene Course certificate awarded by any ONE of the following:

►    Singapore SkillsFuture Singapore under the WSQ framework.

►    National Environment Agency (NEA)

►    Ministry of the Environment

Note: NEA continues to recognize Refresher Food Hygiene Course certificate awarded by the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) form Oct 2010 to Jun 2014.

Course Fee & SSG Funding Details (effective 1-Mar-2019)

* Terms and Conditions applies to all types of SSG funding. More details at http://www.ssg-wsg.gov.sg 

Notes:

•       SSG course fee funding is only applicable to Eligible Singaporeans and Local PRs.

•       Course fee before SSG funding and after SSG funding are subject to change. Changes to course fee and funding schemes, if any, will be updated time to time in our website www.eduquest.com.sg  

For company-sponsored trainees:

Sponsoring company must submit funding application for SSG Course Fee Support/ Absentee Payroll via the SkillsConnect system from 30 days before the course start date and up to 30 days after the course start date.

Cessation of mandatory typhoid vaccination

In consultation with the Ministry of Health (MOH), the Singapore Food Agency (SFA), no longer requires food handlers to undergo mandatory typhoid vaccination and tuberculosis screening with effect from 27th September 2010.

NOTE : SFA | Food Hygiene Recognition Scheme

Information on the new Food Hygiene Recognition Scheme

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) will introduce a new Food Hygiene Recognition Scheme (FHRS) in late 2020 for licensed food retail establishments. FHRS will recognise and affirm consistent efforts in upholding high hygiene standards. Under the new Scheme, food retail establishments with two or more years of strong track record in food hygiene will attain a Bronze, Silver or Gold award based on the following criteria (see Table 1 below).

Table 1: Eligibility criteria for respective tiers of award

Existing food hygiene grading system to be phased out upon implementation of the new Scheme

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What you will see when applying for the New Food Hygiene Recognition Scheme:

NOTE : BCA | Advertising Sign/ Signboard Licence

Description

All businesses intending to display any outdoor sign such as an advertisement or directional sign, signboard, animated billboard, balloon sign or banner are required to obtain a licence from BCA.

Fees

Processing Duration

The soft copy licence will be sent to the licensee’s (applicant) email account after payment verification.

BCA generally takes 7 working days to assess an application if all the documents are in order. It will take additional 2 weeks if the proposal has to be evaluated by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA).

 

Supporting Documents

  1. Visual of the proposed sign with the position of the licence number

  2. Elevational plan of the display location with the dimension of the proposed sign indicated

  3. Sectional view on the method of fixing and materials used for the proposed sign

  4. Layout plan showing the relative position of the sign display to buildings, roads or other landmarks

  5. Site plan showing the location of the lot on which the signage is to be erected/ exhibited

All required documents and drawings have to be endorsed clearly by the applicant (the licence owner), the building owner and/or landowner, Management Corporation, HDB and Town Council, where applicable. A copy of the land/building owner’s consent letter for the display of outdoor sign on the property is also required.
 

For the display of signage on government lands, you may consult the relevant government land managing agencies for more details relating to their requirements; viz:

  1. Land Transport Authority

  2. Singapore Land Authority

What you will see when applying for license: (Credit to BCA)

NOTE : SFA | Licence to Import/Export Food Products

Description

All traders who wish to importexport or transship food products are required by law to either obtain a relevant trader’s licence or register with SFA.

 

Fee and Processing Duration

General Requirements for Traders

Traders who are applying for licences and registration with SFA must meet these requirements.

1. Register the company with ACRA

Your trading company or business must be registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) before conducting business in Singapore.

ACRA issues a Unique Entity Number (UEN) to all Singapore-registered companies.

2. Register and activate UEN with Singapore Customs

Companies must register and activate their UEN with Singapore Customs if they intend to import, transship and export food products.

Please refer to the Singapore Customs on the Activation of Customs Account or contact Singapore Customs at (65) 6355 2000 for more details.

3. Open and maintain a GIRO account

In addition, you must open and maintain a GIRO account* with SFA for the payment of fees and permits.

*If you need to change your GIRO account with SFA, you have to re-submit a new GIRO application form. You are also required to maintain the existing GIRO account until the new GIRO account is approved, as your licence may be suspended if you do not have a GIRO account with SFA.

4. Check additional requirements

For importers of fresh table eggs

Aside from satisfying the conditions listed above, importers of fresh table eggs must have their egg storage premises inspected and approved by SFA.

Generally, the egg premises must meet SFA’s requirements on hygiene and sanitation, location (i.e. not near any heavy industries), storage conditions, etc.

 

Click here for a Step by Step Guide on how to Apply for Food Import/Export Licence:

https://www.sfa.gov.sg/docs/default-source/e-service/step-by-step-guide/guide-on-application-for-licence-and-registration_frontier

NOTE : MOM | Work Permits

Description

All foreigners who intend to work in Singapore must have a valid pass (commonly known as a work visa) before they start work. If you are engaging foreigners to work in Singapore, you must ensure that they hold a valid pass. Find out which pass is suitable, if they are eligible and how to apply.

 

Pass facts

Key facts about the Work Permit (WP) for foreign workers:

NOTE : Provision of Entertainment Services

Locations where Public Entertainment Licences are unlikely to be

Application guidelines for the common PE licences

PE Establishment Licence

  • a bar, cabaret/ nightclub, cafe, discotheque, KTV lounge, lounge, pub, restaurant or snack bar (see Appendix 1)

  • an amusement centre (see Appendix 2)

  • a billiard saloon (see Appendix 3)

  • a computer games centre (see Appendix 4)

  • a shop operating crane/ game machines (see Appendix 5)

The existence of PE outlets in the vicinity of the proposed location does not automatically indicate that the PE licence application would be approved as Police takes other factors such as the law and order situation into consideration when assessing the application.

Processing Time

The normal processing time for an application is 12 working days from the receipt of the application and the necessary supporting documents, if required. Any incomplete or incorrect submission will be rejected.

The applicant will be notified of the outcome via SMS or email, and post.

For PE establishment licence, the licence fee is dependent on the type of entertainment and the permitted hours of operation. The licence for a PE establishment is normally issued for 1 year.

Please refer to the table below for Fees Schedule.

PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT LICENCE FEES


PART I

*A type A licence allows a licensee to operate the public entertainment establishment up to 1 a.m. every Monday to Saturday and 2 a.m. every Sunday and public holiday, subject to the conditions set out by the Licensing Officer in the licence.

# A type B licence allows a licensee to operate the public entertainment establishment up to 3 a.m. every Monday to Saturday and 4 a.m. every Sunday and public holiday, subject to the conditions set out by the Licensing Officer in the licence.

** A type C licence allows a licensee to operate the public entertainment establishment up to 6 a.m. daily, subject to the conditions set out by the Licensing Officer in the licence.

*** The licence is valid for any 7 days, consecutively or otherwise, within a period of 3 months.

NOTE : SPF | Public Entertainment Licence

Description

Unless exempted, a public entertainment or arts entertainment licence is required under the Public Entertainments & Meetings (PEM) Act, Chapter 257, for any entertainment that is provided in any place to which the public or any class of public has access, whether gratuitously or otherwise. Any person who provides or assists in providing any public entertainment without a license shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000.

 

Fee

See Table Above

 

Processing Duration

The normal processing time for an application is 12 working days from the receipt of the application and the necessary supporting documents, if required. Any incomplete or incorrect submission will be rejected.

 

Supporting Documents

  1. List of Crane/ Game Machines

  2. Documents showing list of crane/game machines

  3. Others: Additional Supporting Documents (eg. URA Land Use / HDB lodgement)

 

What you will see when applying for license:

NOTE : SPF | Public Entertainment Licence 

Notification to Police of Exempted Public Entertainments or Arts Entertainment

Description

Licence is not required for the listed public entertainments or arts entertainment activities provided that the organiser adheres to the exemption conditions. Otherwise, organiser is to apply for the appropriate public entertainment or arts entertainment licence.

 

Fee

No Fee

 

Processing Duration

The normal processing time for an application is 12 working days from the receipt of the application and the necessary supporting documents, if required. Any incomplete or incorrect submission will be rejected.

 

Supporting Documents

  1. Town Council Agreement Letter: Letter from Town Council

  2. Constituency Letter: Constituency Letter if the event is ‘Constituency Event’

  3. Others: Additional Supporting Documents

 

What you will see when applying for license:

NOTE : HDB | Application for Changes (HDB Commercial Properties)

Description

HDB Commercial Tenants may apply for change in trade/partner(s)/business mode, transfer, assignment or renting out their properties. HDB Commercial Owners may apply for renting out their living quarters.

 

Fee

Non-refundable administrative fee of $107 or $214 (inclusive of GST) shall be payable depending on the type of application.

 

Processing Duration

The processing time frame is within 1 to 14 days upon HDB's verification of the information as declared in the online application and receipt of supporting documents.

 

Supporting Documents

All types of applications / existing owners

Authorisation Letter from all existing tenants/existing owners (i.e. the sole proprietor, all partners, authorized Company Representative or Authorised Office Bearer) and all proposed tenants (if any) stating that the filer/applicant is authorized to submit the online application on their behalf. Please also state the details of the type of application (e.g. Change Mode of Business/Change of Partners/Transfer to Next-of-Kin) in the Letter of Authorisation.

Assignment:

  1. Copy of NRIC of Sole-Proprietor/Partner/authorised representative for Pte Ltd Co (Assignor & Assignee)

  2. Updated Copy of ACRA business registration printout (Assignor & Assignee)

  3. For Pte Ltd, Company’s/Director's Resolution (Assignor & Assignee) and Memorandum/Articles of Association (Assignee)

  4. For Societies, a List of Authorised Office Bearer(s) (Assignor & Assignee) and Constitution (Assignee)

  5. For Assignee who is taking over the premises and will continue to rent out to the current (sub)tenant, both the Assignee and the (sub)tenant are to give a written confirmation regarding the continuation of their rental at the premises.

  6. Assignee’s confirmation that they are aware they will not be allowed to assign the premises in future.

  7. For premises let out with specific trade conditions e.g. no sale of liquor, no change of trade/use etc, the assignee must provide written consent to comply.

Change Mode of Business/Transfer to Next-of-Kin/Transfer to Holding or Subsidiary Co

  1. Copy of NRIC of Sole-Proprietor/Partner/ authorised representative for Pte Ltd Co (Existing & Proposed Tenant)

  2. Copy of up-to-date ACRA business registration printout (Existing & Proposed Tenant)

  3. For Pte Ltd, Company’s/Director's Resolution (Existing & Proposed Tenant) and Memorandum/Articles of Association (Proposed Tenant)

  4. Copy of Marriage Certificate/Birth Certificate (Existing or Proposed Tenant who are Next-of-Kins

  5. For premises let out with specific trade conditions e.g. no sale of liquor, no change of trade/use etc, the assignee must provide written consent to comply.

Change of Trade

  1. Copy of NRIC of Sole-Proprietor/Partner/ authorised representative for Pte Ltd Co (Tenant)

  2. For Pte Ltd, Company's Resolution (Tenant)

  3. If the proposed trade is Cafe/Family Restaurant/Sale of Takeaway Food/Beverages/Coin-Operated Laundry Shop, please also submit : 
    - Proposed Layout Plan (to scale with dimensions and legend) 
    - 3-D Perspective Plan (for family restaurant)
    - Details of proposed operation (e.g. electrical loading required, experience in similar business operations including existing outlets in Renting Out Part of Trading Area – New Application / Change of (Sub)Tenant

- Copy of NRIC of Sole-Proprietor/Partner/ authorised representative for Pte Ltd Co (Tenant & (Sub)Tenant)

- Copy of up-to-date ACRA business registration printout (Tenant & (Sub)Tenant)

- For Pte Ltd, Company’s/ Director's Resolution (Tenant)

- Layout Plan (with dimensions and highlighting the area to be rented out) and details of proposed operation

What you will see when applying for license:

NOTE : URA | Change of Use Approval

Description

If you want to change the use of a property (e.g. from a shop to a restaurant, or from a restaurant to a pub), you may need to apply for planning permission for Change of Use from URA. 

Before signing a tenancy or purchase agreement of the property, you should check if your intended use for that property can be allowed, and obtain Change of Use Approval if it is required.

If you are using SLA property on short term tenancy or HDB's commercial property, you are required to seek consent from SLA and HDB, respectively. No further approval from URA is needed if the proposal falls under one of the allowable uses. For more information, please refer to https://www.ura.gov.sg/Corporate/Guidelines/Circulars/dc15-05 for SLA properties and https://www.ura.gov.sg/Corporate/Guidelines/Circulars/dc11-05 for HDB commercial premises.

 

Fee

Licence Name                                 Fee Amount (SGD) *

COU – Development Control             $500

COU – Historic Conservation             $500

COU - Lodgment                              $150

* Exclusive of GST 

 

Processing Duration

It generally takes 10 working days to assess your application. More time may be required if the submission is incomplete and if we need to consult other agencies for your application.

 

Supporting Documents

Landowner’s Consent

If the premises are leased from the Singapore Land Authority, Housing Development Board or Jurong Town Corporation, please attach their letter of consent as land owner.

Location Plan

For multi-unit developments (e.g.shopping centre,flatted factory), please attach a location plan indicating the location of your premises (see sample attached).

Floor Plan

A Floor plan showing the proposed layout and usage of the premises (e.g. for restaurant proposals in shophouses, see sample attached).

Other Supporting Documents

These include a cover letter and clearances from other Government agencies (e.g. SCDF,LTA,NEA,PUB) relevant to your proposed use.

What you will see when applying for license:

NOTE : ACRA | GST Registration

Description

GST is a broad-based consumption tax levied on the import of goods (collected by Singapore Customs), as well as nearly all supplies of goods and services in Singapore.  In some countries, GST is known as the Value Added Tax (VAT).

You are liable for GST registration if:


a.Your taxable turnover at the end of the calendar quarter (i.e. end Mar, Jun, Sep or Dec) and the past three quarters is more than $1 million . ("Retrospective View")

Applying for Licences on LicenceOne:

Go to https://licence1.business.gov.sg/

You can search for licences in the following 3 ways:

Firstly, search using Keywords

Secondly, search according to Government Agencies

You will see all Licences housed under the respective Government Agencies.

Thirdly, search according to Business Intent.

You will be required to fill in a questionnaire according to your business intent.

Upon Submission, you will be given a list of recommended licences to apply for.

For licences that can be directly applied under LicenceOne, you will be allowed to add to a selection. For those that require you to apply with other government agencies respectively, you will be redirected to the site. (You may refer to the above licence walkthroughs for respective licences).

Once you have selected all the necessary licences, you may click “Proceed” to commence your application.

Select all licences that you would like to apply for and click “APPLY”. The “Details” for each licence will include the supporting documents you need to prepare and the fees of each licence.

You will be redirected to a “Terms of Use” Page.

After you click on the checkbox to agree, you will need to fill in some vital information.

You may apply as an Applicant,

Or you may apply on behalf of an Applicant.

After which, you would be redirected to start the application for each licence individually. (For respective licences, please look at the walkthrough above)

Once you have completed all the applications, you will then be required to submit the supporting documents accordingly. There are 2 modes of submission, Online Upload or Offline Submission.

Once you have completed the submission, you will be redirected to a page where you will review, submit and make payment (where necessary) for the respective licences.

You will receive an acknowledgement upon a successful submission.