Singapore Global Investor Programme

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Talent Migration


The Global Investor Program (GIP) has been designed for investors and entrepreneurs who are interested in starting up a business or investing in Singapore and thereby receiving Singapore Permanent Residence (PR) status. It provides links to local business networks and more opportunities for business collaborations.

Applicants for the GIP are also required to make the following investments:

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

Option B: Invest at least S$2.5 million in a GIP fund.

Therefore, funds granted the GIP fund status would be eligible to raise capital from GIP applicants.

Application Process:

1. Interested funds will be required to undergo an independent fund rating exercise as well as a review by an independent panel as part of the comprehensive evaluation and selection process.

2. Funds which are approved will be issued a Letter of Offer with stipulated terms and conditions. Approved funds are expected to be listed on the Contact Singapore website with its summary rating report.

3. Approved funds will also be required to undergo ongoing surveillance rating to reaffirm its rating and ensure compliance for the next 2 years after its initial approval.

4. A non-refundable application fee is payable at the point of application and at the initiation of the surveillance rating.



60 months



24 Month(s)





P. Residency

6 Month(s)


Processing time

24 weeks




What are eligibility requirements for the Singapore Global Investor Programme?

5 Eligibility Requirements

  • You must possess at least 3 years of entrepreneurial and business track record and must produce audited financial statements of your company for the last 3 years.
  • The financial statements must be audited by an accredited audit firm.
  • You should submit the financial statements of your company with the highest turnover (must be at least S$50 million in the year immediately preceding your application, and at least S$50 million per annum on average for the three years immediately preceding your application).
  • If your company is privately-held, you should have at least 30% shareholding in the company.
  • In case of Option A investment, you must have a detailed business plan and fulfill the third year milestones outlined in your business plan.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Singapore Global Investor Programme?

8 Document Required

  • Undertaking on the Terms and Conditions of the Global Investor Programme.
  • Declaration form for Application of Global Investor Programme in Form A.
  • Declaration form for Proposed Investment Plan in Form B.
  • Payment details of Application fee in Form C (with hard copy of payment transaction slip attached).
  • Statutory Declaration Form.
  • Application for an Entry Permit to Enter Singapore – Form 4.
  • A print-out copy of the GIP E-application form submitted online.
  • Supporting documents according to investment options. Refer to the source of information link provided.

Talent Migration data for Singapore

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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