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The Global Investor Program (GIP) is designed for wealthy and successful entrepreneurs

GIP is designed for wealthy and successful entrepreneurs

We will evaluate your profile on the eligibility for GIP

The Global Investor Program (GIP) is designed for wealthy and successful entrepreneurs who are interested in obtaining Permanent Residence (PR) status through starting up a business or investing in Singapore. We will evaluate your profile on the eligibility for GIP and assist you with the entire application process with the Economic Development Board (EDB) Singapore.

Why Live in Singapore as a PR?

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One of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world

Centre of business and commerce Political Stability

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Singapore is renowned amongst developed countries for it’s school system
World Class Education System

Singapore is renowned amongst developed countries for it’s school system. ‘Thinking Schools, Learning Nation’ which encourages creativity, innovation and lifelong learning has made Singapore’s education system to be a world leader.

Singapore is renowned amongst developed countries for it’s school system
Savings of up to 15% buyer’s stamp duty for property purchases with choices of properties under the Government’s control
Housing

Savings of up to 15% buyer’s stamp duty for property purchases with choices of properties under the Government’s control

Savings of up to 15% buyer’s stamp duty for property purchases with choices of properties under the Government’s control
Access to excellentGovernment healthcare at subsidized rates
Healthcare

Access to excellentGovernment healthcare at subsidized rates

Access to excellentGovernment healthcare at subsidized rates
No capital tax gains, no inheritance tax. Dividend and interest income exempt from personal income tax
Modest taxes

No capital tax gains, no inheritance tax. Dividend and interest income exempt from personal income tax. Property taxrelatively low. Rental income taxed at one's marginal tax rate

PRs get to enjoy the right to live in Singapore for the next 5 years and is allowed to leave and enter the country freely
Flexibility to live and enter Singapore freely

PRs get to enjoy the right to live in Singapore for the next 5 years and is allowed to leave and enter the country freely, without having to apply for separate Singapore visas to travel or to work.

Being a PR is the only path to obtain a Singapore passport (apart from being born to a Singapore Citizen parent)
Road to Citizenship

Being a PR is the only path to obtain a Singapore passport (apart from being born to a Singapore Citizen parent). One will be eligible to apply for Citizenship upon being a PR for at least 2 years.

Examples of
successful individuals
who have gotten
Singapore PR
through GIP

Zhao Yong,
Founder of Haidilao Hotpot
James Dyson,
Founder of Dyson
Eduardo Saverin,
One of the Co-Founders of Facebook

Qualifying Criteria

Profile Established Business Owners Next Generation Business Owners Founders of Fast Growth Companies Family Office Principals
To qualify
  1. At least 3 years of entrepreneurial and business track record
  2. You should currently run a company with annual turnover of at least S$200 million in the year before your application, and at least $200 million per year on average for the next 3 years, after your application
  3. If your company is privately held, you should have at least 30% shareholding, AND
  4. Your company must be engaged in 1 or more of the *approved industries
  1. Your immediate family should have at least 30% shareholding in the company
  2. Company's annual turnover at least S$ 500 million in the year before your application, and at least S$500 million per year on average for the next 3 years, after your application
  3. You must be in the management team of the company (C suite/Board of Directors); AND
  4. Your company must be engaged in 1 or more of the *approved industries
  1. You must be a founder and aslo one of the largest shareholders of a company with a valuation of at least S$500 million
  2. Your company must be invested into by reputable Venture Capital/Private Equity firms
  3. Your company must be engaged in 1 or more of the *approved industries
  1. You must possess at least 5 years of entrepreneurial investment, or management track record
  2. You must have net investible assets of at least S$200 milllion.

Note: Net Investible Assets include all financial assets, such as bank deposits, capital market products, collective investment schemes, premuims paid for life insurance policies and other investment products, exluding real estate.

Investment Options Option A, B, C Option C

#Investment Options

Option A:     Invest S$2.5 million in a new business entity or in the expansion of an existing business operation.

Option B:     Invest S$2.5 million in a GIP-approved fund that invests in Singapore-based companies.

Option C:     Invest S$2.5 million in a new or existing Singapore-based single family office having Assets- Under-Management (AUM) of at least S$200 million.

List of *approved industries for Option A, B, C

Under the GIP, you may invest in the following areas:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Alternative Energy
  • Automotive
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer Business
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Engineering Services
  • Healthcare
  • Family Office& Financial Services
  • Infocomm Products & Services
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Marine & Offshore Engineering
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Medical Technology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Natural Resources (e.g metals, mining, agri-commodities)
  • Safety & Security
  • Sports Business
  • Space
  • Shipping
  • Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
  • Precision Engineering
  • Professional Services (e.g consulting, design)
  • Arts Business
  • Visual Arts (e.g. auction houses, art logistics/storage)
  • Performing Arts

Steps For Processing GIP Application

1. Pay application fee of S$10,000 to EDB.
Within, 1 month, applicant submits completed GIP
Application Forms (both online and hardcopy) to EDB
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2. Applicant is invited for an interview with GIP
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3. If Applicant meets assessment criteria, the immigration and Checkpoints Authority will issue an Approval-in-Principal (AIP) status to Applicant. That will be valid for 6 months.
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4. Applicant makes necessary investment under the choosen investment option, within 6 months from date of AIP letter.
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5. Upon making the investment, Applicant provides evidence of investments made (Certified true copy of share certificates, bank statements and other legal documents. Then submits the Investment undertaking on the Terms and Conditions of the investment made.)
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6. When investments documents are verified by EDB, ICA will issue the Final Approval Letter
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7. Applicant must formalise his/her Permanent Residence status within 12 months from date of the Final Approval Letter
Permanent Residence for Your Family

Permanent Residence for Your Family

Permanent Residence for Your Family

In the GIP Scheme, you can also apply for permanent residence together with family members:

Your spouse and children below 21 years old are eligible to apply for PR together with your PR application.

3-year and 5-year options are available, provided business or investment criteria are met.

Your children who are above 21 years old and your parents may apply for the Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP)

Need help to apply for Permanent Residence through GIP?

Permanent Residence for Your Family

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