|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.
|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
A list of entity-types that will be issued with UEN and their corresponding UEN Issuance Agencies is available below.
UEN will NOT be issued to:
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 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.
The table below describes the three UEN formats.
|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
The following agencies will issue UENs to the entity-types listed below.
* The UEN format has an entity-type indicator(PQ) built into the identification number. For example, "LL" = "LimitedLiability Partnership".