Note for Indian companies interested in registering in Malaysia Note for Indian companies interested in registering in Malaysia

Note for Indian companies interested in registering in Malaysia

Enquiries are received by the Indian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur regarding the process to be followed to register a company in Malaysia. In this regard, it would be advisable to follow the following steps:

1. Visit the website of Companies Commission of Malaysia (Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia – SSM) ( details are as follows:

Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM)
SSM Contact Centre, Menara SSM @ Sentral, No.7, Stesen Sentral 5,
KL Sentral 50623 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603 7721 4000
Fax: +603 7721 4001

2. Please click “Publication” tab in the website and then choose “Compendium” and you will get guidelines of “Gearing Up For Business”. This document will guide, in a step wise manner, the process of registration of any company in Malaysia.

3. For further assistance or feedback, you may e-mail at or contact SSM Careline at +603 7721 4000 (E-info counter Level 14). They will also advice on to whom to contact in order to obtain permit/licence from the concerned sector Ministry / agency.

4. After SSM registration, you may approach the concerned sector Ministry /agency in case your business requires permit/licence.

5. Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA): MIDA is the Malaysian Government’s Principal Agency for the promotion of investment in the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia. It is a statutory body established in 1967 under MIDA Act. MIDA assists companies which intend to invest in the manufacturing and services sectors as well as facilitates the implementation of their projects. It provides information on the opportunities for investments and facilitates companies which are looking for joint venture partners. Senior representatives from key government agencies such as the Department of Labour, Immigration Department, Royal Malaysian Customs, Department of Environment, Tenaga Nasional Berhad and Telekom Malaysia Berhad are also stationed at MIDA’s headquarters in Kuala Lumpur to advise investors on government policies and procedures.  The contact person in MIDA, Kuala Lumpur is as follows:

  1. Mr. Armanyadi Mohamad Alias @ Ayit – Executive
    Foreign Investment Coordination Division, Level 19 MIDA Sentral
    No.5 Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur.
    Tel: +603 22673458 (Ext 3695), Fax: +603 22605488
  2. Mr.Arham Abd Rahman, Director, FDI Division, MIDA.
    Tel: +603-22673456, Email:

6. Investors can also contact MIDA’s Mumbai office, whose contact details are given below, for initial discussions and enquiries which coordinates with its Hqrs at Kuala Lumpur.

Mr.Sherulanuar Abd Karim
Consul (Investment)/Director
Consulate General of Malaysia (Investment Section)
MIDA, 81 & 87, 8th Floor, 3rd North Avenue, Maker Maxity
Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (E)
Mumbai 400 051, India.
Tel: (9122)26591155/1156
Fax: (9122) 26591154

7. Every foreign company which decides to register as a company in Malaysia, it will need to engage the services of a company secretary to help them complete the company registration process. Details of company secretaries can be obtained from:

The Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretariat and Administration:  
Bangunan MAICSA 
No.57, The Boulevard Mid Valley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra 59200
Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603 2282 9276
Fax: +603 2282 9281

8. The legal status of any Company Secretary with SSM can also be verified via email at or Tel: 03-77214000, Fax:03-7721 4001.