Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (The Companies Commission of Malaysia) offers two types of registration: business and company.

1) Business registrations may be either sole proprietorships or partnerships. They are relatively easy to do yourself and cost below RM100.

2) Company registration involves the formation of a new legal entity, either a Private Limited Company (Sdn Bhd) or a Limited Company (Bhd). Registering a company is a lot more expensive and complicated.

Pursuant to section 5A(1) of the Registration of Businesses Act 1956, the person responsible for a business has to, not later than 30 days from the date of the commencement of the business, apply to the Registrar to register that business.

Register at (registration link at top right of page)

Step 1 :
Login at
Go to
Click on the link entitled SSM Subscriber Registration
Follow the instructions to register
Complete payment of RM5

Step 2 (skip this step if you want to use your name on ic as your business name) :
Go to
Click on the link entitled Application for Business Name Approval (ROB)
Follow the instructions and submit the form
Wait for the confirmation email – repeat this section if your name is rejected.

Step 3 (skip this step if you want to use your name on ic as your business name) :
Copy the ROB approval number e.g. ROB12112010-xxxxxxxxxSB

Step 4 :
Go to
Click on the link entitled Online Registration of Business (ROB)
Follow the instructions and submit the form
Complete the payment of RM30 (owner’s name) or RM60 (trade name)
Wait for the confirmation email

Step 5 :
After receive the business license through email from them, print it out and keep it nicely.

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Use the contact form, email address or phone numbers listed on

The SSM Guidelines for Registration of New Business: [PDF]

The SSM FAQ on business registration:

If you want to print business info such as business owner, you can go here :

Posted by Zac1987 on 28 June, 2012


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