Singapore Global Investment Programme (GIP)
Residency by Investment

FOR BUSINESS OWNERS, INVESTORS
AND FAMILY OFFICES

Gaining Singapore Residency
by Investment

The Global Investor Programme (GIP) is a scheme initiated by the Singaporean government to attract global entrepreneurs and investors to invest and establish businesses in Singapore and gain Permanent Residency (PR).

Singapore is known for its efficient government, low taxes, and stability, making it an ideal destination for businesses seeking a stable and secure operating environment. It is also a popular residential destination, offering visitors a unique access to East and West cultures, world-class attractions, and a vibrant food scene. With its strategic location, modern infrastructure, and business-friendly policies, Singapore has become a top destination for investors, entrepreneurs, and professionals looking to tap into the opportunities of the Asia-Pacific region.

Qualifying Options

Three Pathways to Permanent Residency (PR)
(9-12 months)

Path ①
Business Expansion

S$10 million in either a new business entity or in expanding an existing business operation in Singapore.

Path ②
Investing Into Funds

S$25 million into a fund that has been approved by the Singapore EDB and invests in Singapore-based companies.

Path ③
Family Office

Establish a Single-Family Office based in Singapore with a AUM of S$200 million, out of which a minimum of S$50 million must be invested in prescribed categories.

Entities the VCC can play a role in

Business expansions, investment vehicles and family office funds

The VCC Structure

An Overview

Family Funds

Setup & Management

Private Equity
Funds

Setup & Management

Hedge Funds

Setup & Management

VCC Entities

660+ Nationwide

Private Equity &
Venture Capital →

33%

External Asset Managers
& Multi Family Offices →

28%

Hedge
Funds →

20%

Retail
Funds

14%

Others

5%


Employment Passes (EP) Guaranteed
by the Tax Schemes for VCCs

For license-managed VCCs

13O Resident Tax Exemption

13U Enhanced-Tier Tax Exemption

Tax residency

Fund must be tax resident of Singapore

Fund can be constituted in Singapore or overseas

Fund manager requirements

Requires a Singapore-based CMS licensed fund manager

Requires a Singapore-based CMS licensed fund manager with 3 investment professionals

AUM

No restrictions

Minimum fund size of SGD 50 million

Fund reporting requirement

Min. SGD 200,000 annual expenses

Min. SGD 200,000 annual local business spending

Employment Passes

One (1) for senior managers/owners and their immediate family dependents

Three (3) for senior managers/owners and their immediate family dependents

13O Resident Tax Exemption

One (1) for senior managers/owners and their immediate family dependents

Fund must be tax resident of Singapore

Requires a Singapore-based CMS licensed fund manager and fund administrator

No minimum AUM

Min. SGD 200,000 annual expenses

13U Enhanced-Tier Tax Exemption

Three (3) for senior managers/owners and their immediate family dependents

Fund can be constituted in Singapore or overseas

Requires a Singapore-based CMS licensed fund manager with 3 investment professionals & a fund administrator

Minimum fund size of SGD 50 million

Min. SGD 200,000 annual local business spending

VCC Setup & Timeline
To Residency

A Potential Pathway to Citizenship

ProcessEstimated Time
1) Setup your investment business, investment vehicles or family office structure through the VCC2-4 months
2) Apply for the 13O/U tax exemption, access 1/3 employment pass (EP) and for the immediate family dependents1-2 months
3) Apply for the Global Investor Programme (GIP) for permanent residency (PR)9-12 months
4) Apply for Singapore Citizenship after 2 years of permanent residency>2 years

World Class Destination

Work, Travel & Immigrate

The VCC opens opportunities for to access Singapore, opening pathways and opportunities for business and immigration. With its thriving financial sector and world-class infrastructure, Singapore is a hub for professionals and wealthy families from all over the world. Singapore offers a wide range of leisure activities and travel destinations, from stunning beaches and tropical islands to high-end shopping and exquisite dining.

A New Destination

Get connected with our service partner providers to inquire how you may start your VCC, gain residency and access Singapore — the preeminent financial hub of Asia
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