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WHAT IS COMPANY REGISTRATION NUMBER?

December 2, 2022

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WHAT IS COMPANY REGISTRATION NUMBER?

Company Registration is a set of unique number that acts as an identification for a company. Company registration number is provided by the Company Commission of Malaysia widely known as Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM) upon a successful incorporation of a company.

 

FORMAT OF NEW COMPANY’S REGISTRATION NUMBER

In October 2019, a new format of company registration number was introduced by SSM. A new set of number containing company information is added in front of the old format. This approach was introduced to standardize registration number for company, business and Limited Liability Partnership incorporated in Malaysia.

202201123456 123456-A
(New format) (Old format )

 

 

 

The current format contains 12 digits with each sequence signify certain company information such year of incorporation, type of entities and the last 6 digits refers to the registration number sequence. The sequence follow certain format as explained below:

  • First four digits represent the year the company incorporated.
  • The next two digits represent type of business entity using these codes,

 

Code   Entity’s Code
01 Local Companies
02 Foreign Companies
03 Business
04 Local LLPs
05 Foreign LLPs
06 LLPs for Professional Practice

 

  • The last six digits represent the sequence of the business entity.

 

2022 01 123456
Year of incorporation Entity’s Code Sequence number

 

PURPOSES OF COMPANY’S REGISTRATION NUMBER

The main purpose of the company registration number is to identify business incorporated in Malaysia. In addition to that, it is also important when it comes to formal affairs such as filling for application and other administration affairs. Instance when company registration number are needed:

  • Opening company bank account in Malaysia
  • Registering for licenses and permits
  • Register company profile with government agencies such as Employee Provident Fund (EPF)

Apart from that, business registration acts as a legal proof of the company incorporation. This is because only those registered with SSM will be provided with the registration number and the number only unique to that particular entity only. There will be no other duplicates and this set of number cannot be forged as everything is recorded in database and everyone have access to that information.

Having company registration number also boosts and reinforces business reputation because customer or client can discern between legal entities and illegal entities to avoid from being a victim to a fraud or scam.

 

WHERE TO CHECK COMPANY REGISTRATION NUMBER?

Incorporated After October 2019 – Can be found on the Superform (Section 14), Notice of Registration (Section 15) and Certificate of Incorporation (Section 17).

Incorporated Prior to October 2019 – Can be check on SSM’s portal through e-search, e-info and MyData.

 

HOW TO OBTAIN THE BUSINESS REGISTRATION NUMBER?

To obtain business registration number, the company or entity need to be registered with the SSM. Upon incorporation, directors will receive the company number.

We at BP-AST can help you with the registration. For more details and assistance, you can contact our company secretary department.

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