Sdn Bhd Company Registration in Malaysia

This article will show you the requirements, documents, cost, and everything you need to know for Sdn Bhd Company registration in Malaysia.

In this article, we will cover:

  • The process of Sdn Bhd Registration
  • The cost involved in Sdn Bhd Registration
  • The timing of Sdn Bhd Registration
  • How to incorporate Sdn Bhd Company online

What is Sdn Bhd company?

SDN BHD, the abbreviation of Sendirian Berhad, is a private company limited by shares which is the most common company registration type in Malaysia. In light of the Companies Act 2016, only 1 director and 1 shareholder is required to form a Sdn Bhd company, instead of 2 directors. Thus, you can register a Sdn Bhd company without other business partners, acting as the sole director and sole shareholder for the company. There can be only up to 50 shareholders in a Sdn Bhd company.

What is the step-by-step procedure to register a Sdn Bhd Company in Malaysia?

  1. Account registration on MyCoID portal
  2. Account activation at SSM counter
  3. MyCoIL portal login credentials received through email upon account activation
  4. Company name search on the Direct Incorporation Application on MyCoID portal homepage
  5. Enter other information under Name Search
  6. Super Form to clarify your proposed company name
  7. Business code selection and description
  8. Directors and shareholders information
  9. Application submission
  10. Make the payment of RM1,000 as an incorporation fee (before tax) and get a transaction receipt.
  11. Notice of Registration as proof of incorporation received through email

You will receive the Notice of Registration as proof of incorporation through email within 1 business day if your company has been successfully registered.

A Company Certificate can be purchased with a prescribed fee at the SSM counter if it is required. You will be notified through email if the application is queried by SSM. The application can be edited and resubmitted again.

Within 30 days of receiving the Notice of Registration, a company secretary should be appointed. It can be done on the MyCoID portal. While it is not mandatory for a Sdn Bhd company to lodge a constitution of the company, it can be done on the MyCoID portal as well.

How long does it take to register a Sdn Bhd Company in Malaysia?

The full process of Sdn Bhd Company registration usually takes 1 to 2 weeks time.

Here is the estimated breakdown timing for each process:

Account registration & activation, company name search 1 day
Preparation of registration documents 2-3 days
Signing of documents by all directors and shareholders 1 days
Submission of documents to SSM 3-5 days
Digital incorporation certificate issued by SSM 1 day


Looking for a faster and easier solution? 

Too much hassle to visit the SSM counter for MyCoID account validation?

Foundingbird, a digital company secretary, can do it for you!

We are happy to introduce a brand new solution for those who wish to register for an Sdn Bhd Company online.

“Incorporate your Sdn Bhd in 3 working days. Fully online.”

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Foundingbird is a digital company secretary that provides an online portal where you can carry out company registration for your Sdn Bhd company in a streamlined process fully online, from filling in your company information to e-KYC process for all directors and shareholders, all at your fingertips.

At the moment, Foundingbird can help with Sdn Bhd registration through our website, it can be done through their mobile app once it is launched (very soon).

Everything is fully online, from filling up company information, payment, to e-KYC for all directors and shareholders.

They can’t incorporate companies other than Sdn Bhd for now, nor switch your company secretary to Foundingbird. They foresee to be able to switch your company secretary to Foundingbird early next year. You can follow them on social media and stay tuned.

What is the cost to register Sdn Bhd with Foundingbird?

The pricing of Sdn Bhd registration via Foundingbird is RM1499, inclusive of the legal fee required by SSM of RM1010. The monthly company secretary fee is RM200.

What are the steps to register Sdn Bhd Company with Foundingbird?

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Sdn Bhd Registration link :

  1. Visit Foundingbird (
  2. Click on the ‘Start Incorporating’ button, and the chatbot will guide you through the process.
  3. Provide information regarding your business details, directors and shareholders.
  4. After submitting all the information, you will receive an email for the payment required.
  5. After the payment is done, all directors and shareholders will receive an email to carry out eKYC. They will need to take a photo of the front and back of their IC or passport, and also a selfie.
  6. After verification of all directors and shareholders is done, an email will be sent to inform that we are going to incorporate the company shortly.
  7. After incorporation is approved by SSM, all directors and shareholders will receive the notice of registration through email.

After Step 5, it usually takes 2 to 3 working days for your company to get incorporated, subject to the SSM approval.


Information provided in this article is for general reference only. Please seek advice from company secretary, lawyer or other professionals according to your business’s needs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Malaysian or non-Malaysian residents who want to run SME businesses

You can skip through the complicated process and get an authorized company secretary to help out with the registration of a Sdn Bhd Company or do it all by yourself.

At least 1 director who resides in Malaysia and 1 shareholder. The director and shareholder can be the same person. The director should be:

  • 18 years old and above
  • residing in Malaysia
  • not disqualified under Section 198 of Companies Act 2016
  • MyCard / Passport for MyCoID account validation
  • Authorization letter if your proposed company name contains controlled words or trademark

Incorporation fee of RM1,010 payable to SSM Malaysia