Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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What is UEN?
UEN is the standard identification number of an entity. UEN shall be for registered entities as NRIC is for Singapore citizens. The UEN uniquely identifies the entity.

What is my UEN?

If you are a business or local company registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA), there will be no change for you. Your existing ACRA registration number will be retained as your UEN.
If you are not a business or local company (e.g. limited liability partnership or society), a new UEN will be issued to you by the government agency that registers or oversees you (known as UEN Issuance Agency).
The table below describes the three UEN formats.
Issued To
UEN Format
Description
A
Businesses registered with ACRA1
nnnnnnnnX
(9 digits)
“n” = a number
“P” = a alphabetical letter
“Q” = an alpha-numeric digit
“PQ” = Entity-type 2
“Tyy” / “Syy” / “yyyy”= year of issuance 3
“X” = a check alphabet
For example, the UEN for a limited liability partnership (LLP) formed on 1 January 2009 could be “T09LL0001B”.
B
Local companies registered with ACRA1
yyyynnnnnX
(10 digits)
C
All other entities which will be issued new UEN
TyyPQnnnnX
(10 digits)
1 No change from existing ACRA Registration Number
2 E.g. ‘LL’ = ‘Limited Liability Partnership’
3 ‘T’ represents ‘20’, ‘S’ represents ‘19’ and ‘R’ represents ‘18’. E.g. T08 means year 2008, S99 means year 1999 and R00 means year 1800



How does UEN benefit me?

Your UEN is your one number for convenient interaction with government agencies. Whether it is filing your corporate tax returns or applying for import and export permit, you will no longer need to use different numbers to interact with different government agencies. Your UEN will be all that you need.



Who will get UEN?
UEN will be issued to entities (such as businesses, local companies, LLPs, societies and representative offices) that
  • have multiple interactions with government agencies
  • are recognised by a UEN Issuance Agency (e.g. ACRA, ROS)

A list of entity-types that will be issued with UEN and their corresponding UEN Issuance Agencies is available here.

UEN will NOT be issued to:
  • Individuals
    • They will interact with government agencies using their NRIC numbers
  • Entities that have no or only one-off interactions with just one government agency
    • E.g. overseas company that sells products to government agencies on a one-off basis
  • Sub-entities such as branches and divisions of an entity

However, some government agencies may choose to add sub-entity codes to UEN in their systems if they need to identify and interact with branches and divisions.
Who will issue UEN to me?

Businesses and local companies currently registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) will retain their ACRA Registration Number as their UEN. Other than business and local registered companies, all other registered entities will be issued with a new UEN. For more details of the three UEN formats, please click here.
The following agencies will issue UENs to the entity-types listed below.

Issuance Agency
Entity-Type
Entity-Type Indicator (PQ) *
Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) Limited Partnership
Limited Liability Partnerships
Foreign Companies
Public Accounting Firms
Unregistered Local Entities
Unregistered Foreign Entities
LP
LL
FC
PF
UL
UF
Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) Foreign Law Practice Representative Offices
RP
International Enterprise Singapore (IE Singapore) Representative Offices of:
- Foreign Companies,
- Foreign Government Agencies
- Foreign Trade Associations/Chambers/Non-Profit Organisations
RF
Islamic Religious Council of Singapore
Majlis Ugama Islam Singapore (Muis)
Mosques
Madrasahs
MQ
MM
Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports - Charities Unit Charities and Institutions of a Public Character
CC
Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports - Registry of Co-operative Societies Cooperative Societies
CS
Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports - Registry of Mutual Benefit Organisation Mutual Benefit Organisations
MB
Ministry of Defence (Mindef) Foreign Military Units
FM
Ministry of Education (MOE) Government and Government-Aided Schools
GS
Ministry of Finance (MOF) Government Agencies
- Organs of State, Ministries and Departments
- Statutory Boards

GA
GB
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) High Commissions, Embassies
Consulate
International Organisations (registered with MFA)
DP
CP
NR
Ministry of Health (MOH) Healthcare Institutions and Clinics
- Only Medical Clinic
- Only Dental Clinic
- Both Medical and Dental Clinic
- Hospitals
- Voluntary Welfare Home
- Commercial Home
- Maternity Home
- Clinical Laboratory
- Xray Laboratory
- Both Clinical and Xray Laboratory

CM
CD
MD
HS
VH
CH
MH
CL
XL
CX
Ministry of Information, Communications and The Arts (MICA) News Bureaus
NB
Ministry of Manpower (MOM) Trade Unions
TU
Ministry of National Development (MND) Town Councils
TC
Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Financial Representative Offices
- Bank Representative Offices
- Insurance Representative Offices

FB
FN
People's Association (PA) PA Services
Grassroot Units
PA
PB
Registry of Societies (ROS) Societies
SS
Singapore Land Authority ( SLA) Management Corporations
Subsidiary Management Corporations
MC
SM
* The new UEN format has an entity-type indicator (PQ) built into the identification number. For example, “LL” = “Limited Liability Partnership”.