Under the Newspaper and Printing Presses Act, a licence is required to keep and use a press for the printing of documents.
Types of Licences
Printing Press Licence
Who is this for?
A Printing Press Licence is required for operating a press to print documents such as pamphlets, maps, charts, newspapers and magazines in Singapore.
A licence is not required if the press is used for the printing of invoices, name cards, bill heads, letterheads or only for your company’s usage.
No fees are required for a Printing Press Licence.
How to Apply
The owner of the press must obtain prior planning permission for the use of the premises as a printing press from the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore or any other relevant authority. After obtaining permission, a licence must be applied by one of the directors/partners or the sole proprietor of the printing press prior to the commencement of business.
The licence is not transferable. If there is a change of the holder of the licence or location as specified in the licence, a new licence application must be submitted. The holder of the licence must note that failure to comply with any condition, to which the licence issued is subjected to, could result in the licence being withdrawn.
Please submit the online application form to the Registrar of Newspapers.
It takes 3 working days to process and issue a Printing Press Licence.