Please refer Select Company Names Guide for further information.

  • Proposed company’s name is similar that of an existing company and may cause confusion to the public.
  • Proposed company’s name is similar to the former name of existing company and may create undesirable confusion to the Public members.
  • Proposed company’s name is prohibited by the Companies Act 2016 or any other relevant Acts.
  • Proposed company’s name is undesired for use as company name, for example, Snake Slaughter Sdn Bhd.

The submission and approval of name search application are subject to the availability and stability of SSM’s MyCoID online system. However, the name search application can be approved within one working.

We strongly advise you to reserve the proposed name earlier if you have a deadline to incorporate a company. Please email us at for further discussion.

The Company can change its existing name back to its former/old name after 12 months but it is not allowed to use the former/old name to incorporate a new company.

No new name search application is required to submit if one of the promoters exits before proceeding for the incorporation of a company.

On a flip side, if all the promoters do not intend to proceed for the incorporation of a company, fresh Form for Application and Reservation for Availability of Names need to be submitted together with fee and state the reason for his re-application.

A consent letter from the subsidiary’s parent company specifying that they have no objection to the use of a partial name of the parent company is required to attach for the purpose of incorporating a subsidiary company. Approval of such proposed name is subject to the discretion of SSM.

Yes, the new applicant must submit a fresh name search application attaching the consent letter from the previous applicant.

A company registration number or company number is a unique number allocated by SSM upon a private or public limited company or foreign company is incorporated in Malaysia. Company Number consist of numbers and alphabet.

The company name followed by company number must appear on all business letters, statements of account, invoices, official notices, publications, bill of exchange, promissory notes, endorsements, cheques, orders, receipts and letters of credit as well as the seal (if any).