There are 3 main types of licenses that are applicable for a Singapore company:
- Compulsory Licences
- Certain businesses require licenses before they can commence operations. For example, childcare centres require a Child Care Centre license.
- Occupational Licences
- Applies to doctors, lawyers, architects, and accountants. These licenses are usually obtained from the respective professional organisations.
- Business Activity Based Licenses
- To carry on certain business activities, you will need specific licenses or permits. For example, for selling liquor, you will need a liquor license.