SE Lai CK Alerts 4-2019 – New Format for SSM’s Business Entities Registration Number

Important Circular

Dear Valued Clients and Associates

We wish to advise that the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) has introduced a new format of registration number wef 11 October 2019.

No.

Process

Details

1.

Objective of new format

To streamline various formats of Business Registration Numbers (“BRN”) generated by the existing system for different business entities [company, limited liability partnership (LLP), and business (partnership/sole-proprietorship)] registered with SSM.

2.

New format of BRN

The new BRN consists of a 12-digit number:

First

4-digits

Year of registration

Next

2-digits

Business entity code#

Last

6-digits

Registration number

Example

2019

01

000006

 

# Business Entity Code listing

Business entity type

Business entity code

Local company

01

Foreign company

02

Business

03

Local LLP

04

Foreign LLP

05

LLP for professional practice

06

3.

How to check the new BRN for your Business Entity

Your Business Entity new BRN number can be checked via SSM Quick link e-Search:

Step

Process

1.

Access https://www.ssm.com.my/Pages/Quick_Link/e-Search.aspx

2.

Registration type – Select the following as appropriate:

  • “Company Registration Number Old”
  • “Business Registration Number Old”
  • “LLP Registration Number”

3.

Registration number (key in existing old BRN, e.g. 123456)

4.

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5.

Search now (click to search)

Your Business Entity’s new BRN will then be displayed.

4.

Transitioning to the new BRN

 

  1. At the current time, the SSM has NOT advised of a specific deadline or transition provisions for the new BRN to be used.
  2. However, subject to further notice from the SSM, existing business entities may use either their:
  1. Existing old BRN (by itself)

Eg. AMS Setia Jaya Sdn. Bhd. (1312525-A)

or

  1. New BRN together with the existing BRN

Eg. AMS Setia Jaya Sdn. Bhd. 201901000006 (1312525-A)

  1. Notwithstanding the above options given to business entities, we propose that clients continue to use their existing old BRN (by itself) pending further notice from the SSM.

Please do not hesitate to contact the following staff of our affiliated firm, Associated Secretarial & Management Sdn Bhd (ASM) if you require any clarifications on the above:

ASM Staff

Ext

Email

Ms Jenny Chong

218

jc_cbs@salgroup.com.my

Ms Maggie Yap

220

maggie.cbs@salgroup.com.my

Ms Lorna

210

lorna.cbs@salgroup.com.my

Puan Siti Dahniar

219

ks.cbs@salgroup.com.my

Best regards

11 Nov 2019

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