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Companies performing corporate secretarial services are also known as corporate service providers (CSPs). Persons wishing to provide CSP services and carry out filing transactions using using BizFile+ must first be registered as a Filing Agent (FA). A registered FA may carry out a transaction with ACRA only if he acts by or through a registered Qualified Individual (QI). A Filing Agent may include a law firm, accounting firm or corporate secretarial firm that provides statutory filing services for its clients. A Qualified Individual may include advocates and solicitors, public accountants, chartered accountants and corporate secretarial agents.
An application for the renewal of registration of a Registered Filing Agent (RFA)/ Registered Qualified Individual (RQI) to renew its firm's/ his registration as a RFA/RQI must be made within 60 days before the registration expiry date. A RFA/ RQI may choose to renew its/ his registration for a period of 1 year or 2 years.