Any club, company, partnership or association of 10 or more persons, whatever its nature or object should seek registration with ROS, unless you are any of the following:
For the categories of societies listed below, the majority of the Committee Members must be Singapore Citizens. In addition, the President, Secretary, Treasurer and their deputies shall be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents. Foreign Diplomats shall not serve as Committee Members.
A "religious society" refers to any society conducting worshipping activities or studying any religious text pertaining to any deity or deities.
A society can submit its annual returns via iROSES. It is a requirement under the Societies Regulations for a society to submit its Annual Returns within a month after the holding of their Annual General Meeting, or if no meeting is held, once in every calendar year within a month after the close of its financial year.
The information provided in the Annual Return should contain:
The current President, Secretary and Treasurer are required to verify and submit the application online using their SingPasses. Statement of accounts duly signed by the society’s auditors or qualified company auditors should be attached in jpeg, pdf or tif format. The file size of each attachment should not exceed 2Mb.
If your society does not fall under any of the types of societies listed in the Schedule of the Societies Act, you are eligible to seek registration under the automatic registration process. Societies that wish to register under Automatic Registration will need to declare that they are eligible for Automatic Registration. Do note that under the Societies Act, the Registrar of Societies is empowered to order an automatically registered society to, after its registration, change its name or its rules, if he is of the opinion that the rules of the society if unchanged, would be contrary to national interest or prejudicial to the public peace, welfare or good order in Singapore.
The Gambling Regulatory Unit (GRU) had been set up under the Ministry of Home Affairs to operationalise the blocking measures and regulate the exempt operators.
Websites which provide or facilitate remote gambling services, or contains advertisements and promotions will be blocked.