Apply Business Licenses and Permits in Malaysia

Licensing

According to the Company Act, before a company starts its legal operation, it needs to comply with some form of licensing. Hence, holding a legitimate business license is indeed fundamental for every company who wishes to start its business in Malaysia.

The business license includes licenses, registrations, permits and approvals. A business needs to apply for a general license, sector/industry-specific licenses, or activity-specific licenses according to its type of business.

Business License acts as an Identity Card for a company. Business needs to obtain a valid business license in order to operate its business legally in Malaysia.

  • Company Registration
  • Company and Employees’ Income Tax Registration
  • Employees Provident Fund (EPF)
  • Social Security Organization (PERKESO)
  • Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF)
  • Business Premise Licenses and Signboard Licenses – required to apply under respective State Authorities.

General licenses

General licenses include the necessary licenses. These licenses will be applied upon the investors decided to start a business in Malaysia. List of General Licenses, applicable to any businesses including

  • Company Registration
  • Company and Employees’ Income Tax Registration
  • Employees Provident Fund (EPF)
  • Social Security Organization (PERKESO)
  • Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF)
  • Business Premise Licenses and Signboard Licenses – require to apply under respective State Authorities.

Licenses regulatory authority in various sector

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