Just as SingPass is the personal identity account for those in Singapore to access government services, CorpPass is the service for businesses and other ACRA-registered entities to transact with the government digitally.
Since 2018, it has replaced SingPass and EASY as the only login method for companies and organisations when accessing Singapore government services.
Various Types Of CorpPass Types Available
The government recognises there are different roles within a company, such as routine duties performed by HR managers/payroll staff, administrative duties overseen by a head of finance/HR/admin, and people with fiduciary responsibilities for the organisation, like owners, directors or the appointed corporate secretary.
CorpPass supports the creation different user accounts with the appropriate level of access given to each person based on the tasks they need to perform.
Registered Officer: For companies registered with ACRA, this person is registered as Officer in your entity’s BizFile, such as the business owner, company director/secretary, or authorised representative. Registered Officers can appoint another user (or themselves) to be the CorpPass Administrator.
CorpPass Admin: This is someone designated by the entity’s Registered Officer to manage CorpPass accounts, as well as view and transact on the company’s behalf. CorpPass Admins are usually the people in-charge of corporate services, such as a Head of Admin/Finance/Human Resources. There can only be a maximum of 2 CorpPass Admins.
CorpPass Sub-Admin: This is an optional type of account created by the CorpPass Admin to assist with managing CorpPass accounts for the entity, such as managers in corporate services. CorpPass Admins can grant CorpPass Sub-Admins the same access as themselves or a restricted set of permissions.
Enquiry User: This account can transact with digital services and view details of the entity’s CorpPass details. Examples of these users include auditors, secretaries, or other company officers/directors.
User: This account can transact with digital services, based on permissions granted by the CorpPass Admin/Sub-Admin. Users could be corporate services executives, payroll staff, or human resources managers.
How To Start Using CorpPass
Here is the flowchart for Registered Officer to register a CorpPass Admin account:
Assuming that they have a valid SingPass login, the simplest way to get started would be for the Registered Officer to visit the CorpPass website and click on Register as a CorpPass Admin. They can then appoint another CorpPass Admin, or Sub-Admin(s).
To begin the registration process, the Registered Officer should have the following information on hand:
– Unique Entity Number (UEN) of your company/organisation
– Registered Officer’s Full Name, NRIC Number, e-mail address, and their SingPass login credentials.
– To create additional CorpPass accounts, you need to have the user’s Full Name, NRIC Number, and e-mail address.
Depending on the structure of your business entity, this is the flowchart for creating additional CorpPass users:
What Are Some Services You Can Now Access With CorpPass?
As mentioned, CorpPass is required for all digital dealings with the Singapore government, including (but not limited to):
– ACRA (corporate registration matters)
– IRAS (filing corporate income tax)
– MOM (work pass matters)
– CPF (for employees’ CPF matters)
– ESG (applying for grants)
– GEBIZ (accessing government tenders)
– IPOS (for intellectual property protection)
– Singapore Customs (for declaring imports)
We hope you found this guide to CorpPass useful, and we hope you’ll use it to efficiently administer your corporate needs, and get back to building your business in no time.
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