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Business License Application in Malaysia

Package Fee for Business License Application

Packages Available Fee (RM)
Business Premises License Application in Kuala Lumpur From RM1,500 (W/GST RM1,590)
Employment Agency License Application From RM6,000 (W/GST RM6,360)
WRT License Application From RM6,000 (W/GST RM6,360)
Publishing Permit Application From RM6,000 (W/GST RM6,360)
Printing Machine License From RM5,000 (W/GST RM5,300)

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

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For any enquiries on business license application, kindly note there will be a preliminary consultation fee of RM530 (W/GST) 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.

However, we could assist in research for the licensing requirement applicable specifically for your business and our fee is ranging from RM2,120 (W/GST).
 

Business Premises License Application

3E Accounting could help you apply for the business premises license from the respective State Authorities. The requirements for the application of business premise license and signboard license may vary according to each local authority.

Should you need our assistance to apply for your business premise license, please let us have the following documents of your business entity, accompanied by payment, for our further action:-

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).

 

Employment Agency License Application

All companies operating as private employment agency is required to obtain license from the Ministry of Human Resources Malaysia (“the Department”) before commencement of business.

Kindly note that private employment agency license is only applicable if you are operating a recruitment / executive search firm.

No licence to carry on the business of a private employment agency shall be granted unless—
(a) where such business is to be carried on by an individual, he is a citizen of Malaysia;
(b) where such business is to be carried on by a partnership, the partners are citizens of Malaysia;
(c) where such business is to be carried on by a company, the majority of the shares in the capital of the company are held by citizens of Malaysia;

If you prefer to have a company’s name that does not begin with “Agensi Pekerjaan” or “Recruitment Agency”, a minimum paid-up capital of RM500,000 is required.

Should you need our assistance to apply for your employment agency license, please let us have the following documents (3 sets each) accompanied by payment, for our further action:-

Documents from Company
(i) *Certificate of Incorporation (Form 9)
(ii) *Certificate of Change of Name (Form 13)
(iii) *Return of Particulars of Directors, Managers and Secretaries (Form 49)
(iv) *Memorandum and Articles of Association
(v) *Return of Allotment of Shares (Form 24) with paid-up capital of RM50,000
(vi) Bank statement verifying RM50,000
(vii) Proposal for establishment of employment agency
(viii) Cash Flow for the first 6 months of business

* Certified by the Companies Commission of Malaysia

Additional Documents for Opening of Branch
(i) Latest audited financial statements
(ii) Additional increase of paid-up capital of RM50,000 for each branch (new)

Documents from All Directors & Shareholders
(i) Biodata of Directors & Shareholders
(ii) ^Copies of NRIC or Birth Certificate / Passport
(iii) ^Borang BE or Acknowledgement letter from IRB
(iv) Testimonials from Professionals / Well-known people
(v) Statement of Solvency from the Insolvency Department Malaysia

^ Certified by Commission of Oaths

Documents from 2 Guarantors (solvent)
(i) ^Letter by Guarantors (2 persons) agreeing to be guarantor for the employment agency
(ii) ^Copies of NRIC or Birth Certificate / Passport
(iii) ^Borang BE or Acknowledgement letter from IRB
(iv) Statement of Solvency from the Insolvency Department Malaysia

^ Certified by Commission of Oaths

Please note that your company must have a physical office as the Department will conduct a site visit for inspection of the premises and all the company’s Directors must be present for an interview conducted by the Department.

 

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

 

Publishing Permit Application

Anyone who prints periodicals or imports, publishes, sells, circulates or distributes whatever periodicals in Malaysia must obtain permit from the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Should you need our assistance to apply for Publishing permit 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) *Return of Allotment of Shares (Form 24)
(v) * Memorandum and Articles of Association (object clause: Publication)
(vi) Mock-up
(vii) Copy of Printing Machine License

* Certified by the Companies Commission of Malaysia

 

Printing Machine License Application

Companies printing over 1000 impressions per hour for business publication / printing is required to apply for Printing Machine License from Ministry of Home Affairs.

Should you need our assistance to apply for Printing Machine License application, 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) *Return of Allotment of Shares (Form 24)
(v) * Memorandum and Articles of Association (object clause: Publication)
(vi) Copy of Plan Drive A4 size (map direction of printing premise)
(vii) Letter of support  from City Hall / State Secretary / Local Authority / Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) (ie. Consent letter for installation of machine issued by DOHS)
(viii) Business Premise License (PBT)

Restaurant, Cafe, Bar Licenses – Liqour license & Entertainment License

Liqour license is a permit giving out by local authorities to control selling of alcohol. Different authorities will have different law and regulations. It’s depend on the location of the shop, make sure that it’s not nearby the hospital, mosque & residential area. Once confirm for the application, it has to be advertised the newspaper before sending to local authorities. The department involved are Pejabat Daerah, Custom and Police. It has to go through a procedure from submission application, interview from the police and bomba certification.

Entertainment license refers to the permit approval from local authorities to allow the business of entertainment like Karaoke, Pub, Snooker and etc. All kind of pub, cafe, pool are strictly allowed to open at ground floor only. Any operation of the above mention business not following the regulation is illegal.

You may visit DBKL for more information.

See Resources Business License Application in Malaysia for more information about other type of licenses in Malaysia.