Lodging Registrable Controllers' Information with ACRA - Reminder


We had previously shared a blog post on the requirements of lodging information maintained in your Company's Register of Registrable Controllers (“RORC”) with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (“ACRA”) via the central register of controllers.

If you need a recap of the requirements which took effect from 30 July 2020, feel free to refer to our earlier blog post.
NEW - Lodge Registrable Controllers' Information with ACRA

Ever since our last blog post, there had been further developments and updates.

Three Important Points You Should Take Note

  1. The new deadline to file RORC information with ACRA is now 30 July 2021, if you have yet to do so.
  2. The requirement to maintain RORC and file RORC information with ACRA applies to all corporate entities (i.e. companies, foreign companies and limited liability partnerships), including dormant entities or entities undergoing winding up, striking off, receivership, or judicial management.
  3. As long as your Company is not struck off the register of companies before 30 June 2021, your Company's RORC information must be filed with ACRA.

How to file RORC Information with ACRA

Simply log on to Bizfile, select "e-Services" > "Others" > "Update Register of Registrable Controllers". Your Company is encouraged to to attach supporting documents such as notices or confirmation from controllers when filing or updating RORC information with ACRA.

Depending on your Company's situation, there are certain options you need to take note when filing RORC information with ACRA.

Exempted entities

Even if your Company is exempted, you are still required to file with ACRA and indicate your Company is "exempted from RORC requirements".

No response from identified controller(s)

If the identified controller(s) did not respond to your Company's notices with the confirmed particulars, you are still required to file with ACRA and indicate the particulars of the controller as "Unconfirmed".

Unable to identify controllers

If your Company is unable to identify any registrable controllers that meets the definition of a registrable controller, you are still required to file with ACRA and indicate "No Controller Identified".

Your Company's Obligations

It is your Company's obligation to identify the registrable controllers, review and maintain the RORC information from time to time and ensure that it is updated.

It is NOT an offence for your Company not to have any registrable controllers. However, it is an offence if your Company does not lodge RORC information with ACRA. Non-compliance may result in prosecution and a fine of up to S$5,000.

For more detailed information, do visit ACRA's website.


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