How To Register Sole Proprietor or Partnership in Malaysia

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Register a new company in Malaysia has never been so easy nowaday.

Visit to the nearest SSM office and register your sole proprietor or partnership (ROB) in Malaysia within 1 hour! Thanks largely to the usage of technologies & systems by SSM Malaysia.

To start a business in Malaysia, you need to register your new company with SSM Malaysia (formerly known as ROB). The following are the 3 forms of business entities you can choose from:

1.    Sole Proprietor (or commonly known as Enterprise/Trading Co)
2.    Partnership
3.    Sdn Bhd (Private Limited Company)

Before you make up any decision which form of companies are most suitable for your business, it is important for you to understand what are the costs of having these companies and what are the benefits if you are having any one of them.

This page is to illustrate how to register Sole Proprietor or Partnership in Malaysia.

To register Sdn Bhd, click here: Registration of Sdn Bhd

See what are the differences between Sdn Bhd and Sole Proprietor / Partnership.

What do you need to register Sole Proprietor or Partnership in Malaysia?

  • Your company’s name & business activity
  • A photocopy of your I/C
  • Cash (RM120 – RM150)
  • Visit the nearest SSM office

You must be a Malaysian Citizen or a Permanent Resident. Foreigners are not allowed to register sole proprietorship or partnership in Malaysia.

Go the business registration counter at any SSM office & follow the application procedures, within one hour or two, you can start your business immediately!

Visit SSM at KL Sentral today:


Menara [email protected]
No.7, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5,
Kuala Lumpur Sentral,
50623 Kuala Lumpur.
Hotline : 03- 2299 5500
Tel       : 03-2299 4400
Fax: 03-2299 4411
E-mail: [email protected]

Click here to see all SSM offices in Malaysia!

To register Sdn Bhd, click here: Registration of Sdn Bhd

What are the disadvantages of sole proprietorship / partnership?

  • Unlimited liabilities - You will have to personally liable and responsible for all the debts of your business.
  • Sole proprietorship will most likely be ceased or closed down immediately once the owner passed away.
  • The acts by a partner within the partnership are responsibility of all other partners. If any business decision from any partner has caused huge losses to the business, all partners are jointly responsible for the losses and damages incurred.

Call SSM office at 03-2299 4400 or 03-2299 5500 now!

How to choose a name for your sole proprietor or partnership?

You can either use your name as stated in your Identity Card:

  • Ali Bin Sulaiman
  • Lee Kim Lim
  • LKL Trading or Ali Construction

or a trade name:

  • Nasi Baba Enterprise
  • Yummy Chicken Restaurant
  • Happy Family Garden Cafe

Can NBC Group help to register Sole Proprietor or Partnership?

All secretarial firms are NOT ALLOWED to register Sole Proprietor / Partnership on behalf of owners/partners. The owners / partners are required to personally visit SSM offices to register their companies / change business details / close their companies.

As such, we are unable to help you to register sole proprietor or partnership in Malaysia.

Call SSM office at 03-2299 4400 or 03-2299 5500 now!

Do it yourself at RM100 only, visit SSM today!