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Important things for business license application in Malaysia

Important things for business license application in Malaysia

Package Fee for Business License Application

Packages AvailableFee (RM)
subjected to 6% Service Tax
WRT License ApplicationFrom RM6,000

The fee quoted above are excluded actual out-of-pocket expenses such as government fee and etc.

You must subscribe to our annual secretarial service before we can assist in business license application

For any enquiries on business license application, kindly note there will be a preliminary consultation fee of RM500 to be paid upfront before we can proceed with the said consultation, due to in depth research required on case to case basis and our Senior Consultant will speak to you once payment is received. This applies to enquiry via email, phone call or walk-in.

We wish to highlight to you that we are unable to assist you on most of the licensing requirement for your business as it requires in-depth industry knowledge and normally the licensing department would like to deal with the business owners directly.

Business Premises License Application

The requirements for the application of business premise license and signboard license may vary according to each local authority.

In general, the following documents are required for business premises license application:-

For Company

(i) Certificate of Incorporation (Form 9) – 1 copy;
(ii) Return of Particulars of Directors, Managers and Secretaries (Form 49) – 1 copy;
(iii) Photos of your business premise (front and interior of premise);
(iv) Any one Director’s NRIC / Passport as stated in Form 49 – 1 copy;
(v) Sample of signboard indicating design and color (if applicable);
(vi) Photos showing location of signboard (if applicable).

For Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)

(i) Certificate of Registration – 1 copy;
(ii) e-SSM Business Profile – 1 copy;
(iii) Photos of your business premise (front and interior of premise);
(iv) Any one Partner’s NRIC / Passport as stated in Business Profile – 1 copy;
(v) Sample of signboard indicating design and color (if applicable);
(vi) Photos showing location of signboard (if applicable).

For Enterprise (Sole-proprietor / Partnership)

(i) Certificate of Registration of Business (Form D) – 1 copy;
(ii) e-SSM Business Profile – 1 copy;
(iii) Photos of your business premise (front and interior of premise);
(iv) Copy of any Business owner/Partner’s NRIC as stated in Form 49 – 1 copy;
(v) Sample of signboard indicating design and color (if applicable);
(vi) Photos showing location of signboard (if applicable).

You may visit DBKL for more information.

WRT License Application

WRT (Wholesale Retail Trade) license is applicable for foreign owned company (more than 50%) only. Businesses such as retail, trading (import and export), distributive trades, restaurants, franchise business and services and consultancy are required to obtain license from the Ministry of Trade Cooperative and Consumerism Malaysia.

Approval for WRT has a validity period of 2 years.  Applicants must renew their approval 3 months before the expiry date.

You may refer to WRT Guidebook for terms and conditions and WRT Licensing Requirement for more information.

Should you need our assistance to apply for WRT license or renewal, please let us have the following documents accompanied by payment, for our further action:-

For New Application

(i) Certificate of Incorporation (Form 9) / Certificate of Change of Name (Form 13)
(ii) Company Profile from Companies Commission of Malaysia
(iii) *Return of Particulars of Directors, Managers and Secretaries (Form 49)
(iv) Form 32A duly stamped if there is changes in shareholders
(v) Copy of Inland Revenue Board’s tax registration confirmation letter
(vi) Copy of relevant license by Local Authority with valid period
(vii) Copy of Tenancy Agreement / S&P of business premises or outlet which has been stamped
(viii) Copies of Audited Financial Statements (latest 5 consecutive years)
(ix) Copy of any licenses or approval letters related to business activities issued by Ministries / Agencies / Department
(x) Copy of custom clearance document (K1/K2 Form) / Bill of Lading / Airway Bill / Delivery Orders / Purchase Orders / Sales Invoices for latest 3 months
(xi) For restaurant –  Foods and Drinks Menu and Eligibility Documents for Chef / Employee (Certificate / Documents)
(xii) Photos describing business premises and products

* Certified by the Companies Commission of Malaysia

For Renewal Application

(i) Certificate of Incorporation (Form 9) / Certificate of Change of Name (Form 13)
(ii) Company Profile from Companies Commission of Malaysia
(iii) *Return of Particulars of Directors, Managers and Secretaries (Form 49)
(iv) Form 32A duly stamped if there is changes in shareholders
(v) Copy of Inland Revenue Board’s tax registration confirmation letter
(vi) Copy of relevant license by Local Authority with valid period
(vii) Employees Provident Fund (KWSP) Statement (latest 3 months)
(viii) Business Tax Payment (latest 3 months)

* Certified by the Companies Commission of Malaysia

For more information about type of business licenses in Malaysia checkout this article!

See: Apply for license in Malaysia

How to Get a License for an Import-Export Business

How to Get a License for an Import-Export Business

The Constitution allows Congress to regulate and tax international imports and exports, and the U.S. has traditionally relied on an effective tariff system, together with careful regulation of imported goods, as a way to raise revenue for the Treasury. If you want to run a business that requires getting goods from or sending goods overseas, it is important to know how to get a license for an import-export business. Congress has delegated the specific regulation of imports and exports to the Department of Commerce.

Obtain Your CIN

You’ll need a company identification number, or CIN. This is a unique identifier the Department of Commerce can use to track your international trade activities and liabilities. To do so, fill out the company registration request form online at the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security website (see Resources).

Research Export Controls

Familiarize yourself with the Department of Commerce’s export controls. The federal government restricts exports of items that may have military applications in other countries. Other federal agencies may restrict exports of specific items. For example, the Department of Energy restricts exports on items that may be useful in creating nuclear weapons.

Apply for an Export License

Some items, such as basic consumer goods with no particular technological sophistication, can be exported without a license. If the Department of Commerce’s guidelines state you need a license to export your product, you must apply for a license via the Department of Commerce’s SNAP-R site. Pay close attention to the specific instructions.

Apply for Import Licenses

Obtain an import license. You must obtain an import license from each country you plan to export to. Procedures vary, but you can get assistance by hiring legal counsel in that country, or via contacting that country’s embassy or a consul office in the U.S.

Contact Appropriate Agencies

Get the appropriate U.S. import license for the particular goods you plan to import. There is no single license you can get to authorize you to import everything. Instead, you must get a license from the specific federal agency that has regulatory jurisdiction over the products you wish to import. For example, to import firearms, you must get clearance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. To import food items, you must get a food import license from the Food and Drug Administration. In each case, you must contact the specific agency and follow their specific procedures.

Tip

These licenses are in addition to the normal business licensing requirements imposed on all other businesses.