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Register an Individual

To register a lawyer under Section 36B, 36C, 36D, 36E or 36F of the Legal Profession Act or a regulated non-practitioner under Section 36G of the Legal Profession Act, please follow the steps below. 

 

 

You may also wish to refer to the User Guide for step-by-step instructions on how to submit an application via LSRA e-Services.

 

For more information, please refer to our FAQs.

 

 

 

 

 

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Exceptions

STEP 1: Login to LSRA e-Services using CorpPass

 

  • CorpPass (or Singapore Corporate Access) is a one-stop authentication and authorisation service for corporate users to transact with Government agencies online on behalf of their organisations.
 
  • CorpPass will be required for all local entities with a Unique Entity Number (UEN) and for foreign entities that wish to access Government-to-Business (G2B) digital services in Singapore. Individuals and local entities without a UEN will continue using their SingPass to transact with the Government.
 
  • A complete user guide on how to obtain CorpPass authorisation can be found on the CorpPass website.  
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STEP 2: Complete and submit application form and pay application fee

 

  • Before completing the application form, you may wish to refer to the User Guide and applicable sample forms on the LSRA e-Services portal. Please note that the sample forms are provided for reference only and cannot be used for submission to the LSRA.

 

  • The completed application form must be signed by the Registrant and the Managing Partner / Managing Director or Partner / Director (or equivalent) with the requisite authority of the applicant law practice entity.

 

  • The application fee, which is non-refundable regardless of the outcome of the application, can be found in the Second Schedule of the Legal Profession (Regulated Individuals) Rules 2015.

 

  • The application fee must be paid online using a valid credit/debit card.
 
  • If a Singapore law practice (“SLP”) is registering a foreign lawyer under section 36B, 36C or 36D of the Legal Profession Act, and intends for the foreign lawyer to be a partner, director or shareholder, or to share in its profits, the approval of the Director of Legal Services under section 176(1) of the Act is required. After submitting the registration for the foreign lawyer, please concurrently submit an application for Approval to Hold Interests in a Law Practice via LSRA e-Services.
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STEP 3: Receive outcome of application

 

  • The application may take about 3-6 weeks to process, commencing when all required supporting documents and information have been received. Applications that are incomplete, complex or submitted during the peak period from January to March may require more time to process. Therefore, you may wish to submit your application at least 6 weeks in advance.

 

  • The LSRA will seek clarification or further information from the Main Contact for the Application.

 

  • If the application is rejected, the process will end here.

 

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STEP 4: Pay registration fee

 

  • If the application is approved, login to LSRA e-Services using CorpPass, retrieve the application from myDashboard, and pay the registration fee.

 

  • The registration fee can be found in the Second Schedule of the Legal Profession (Regulated Individuals) Rules 2015.

 

  • The registration fee must be paid online using a valid credit/debit card.

 

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STEP 5: Receive CoR

 

  • The LSRA will issue the Certificate of Registration (“CoR”) after verifying the payment. The CoR can also be downloaded from myDashboard by logging in to LSRA e-Services using CorpPass.
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STEP 6: Apply for a valid work pass with MOM

 

  • All foreigners who intend to work in Singapore must have a valid work pass before they commence employment. To find out which pass is suitable, whether the foreigner is eligible, and how to apply, please visit the Ministry of Manpower’s (“MOM”) website.

 

  • You may also wish to use MOM's Self Assessment Tool (SAT) to check if the candidate qualifies for the work pass. While the SAT gives you an indication of eligibility, it does not guarantee the actual outcome of the application. This is because there are checks such as employer's quota (for S Pass) or candidate's antecedents that are not considered in the SAT.

 

  • Singapore citizens and permanent residents do not require a work pass.

 

 

Last updated on 03 Sep 2018