By Vlad Cuc, specialist in company formation matters
What is a Unique Entity Number of a Singapore company?
The Unique Entity Number (UEN) was introduced in 2009 with the aim of facilitating the relations between legal entities and the Singapore governmental authorities. The UEN is a standard identification number and must be obtained by:
The UEN replaces all other identification markers established by different governmental institutions. For companies registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore (ACRA), the registration number obtained upon incorporation will be considered these entities’ UEN. Our local agents can help open a company in Singapore and obtain a UEN.
Aparat from ACRA, foreign companies with an established presence in Singapore can obtain their UEN from the following authorities:
It must be taken into consideration that depending on the agency issuing the UEN, it will have different indicators. Our specialists in company registration in Singapore can provide you with more information about obtaining the UEN form the institutions mentioned above.
The format of the UEN depends on the institution issuing it. It can be comprised of 9 or10 characters which will be grouped as it follows:
The UEN can be used when applying for corporate tax returns and when applying for the import/export permit.
For more information about the use of the UEN and on how to open a company in Singapore, do not hesitate to contact our local agents.