The Global Investor Programme (GIP) is a programme administered by the Economic Development Board (EDB) of Singapore, a government agency subsumed within the Ministry of Trade and Industry. It provides a fast track for global investors who are entrepreneurs and business owners of significant scale to obtain Permanent Resident (PR) status when they commit to invest in the growth of Singapore through various investment schemes.
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 fund3 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
1 You may also consolidate up to 2 of your businesses, all of which must only be engaged in one or more of the industries listed in Annex B, to meet the minimum turnover criteria.
2 If your company is publicly listed, you must be one of the largest individual shareholders.
3 Please download the updated list of GIP funds from EDB’s website at www.edb.gov.sg/gip
* Offshore assets can be qualified as part of the AUM requirement, provided at least S$50 million investible AUM has been transferred into and held in Singapore
(a) Aerospace Engineering
(b) Alternative Energy/ Clean Technology
(e) Consumer Business (e.g. flavors and fragrances, food ingredients, nutrition, home and personal care)
(h) Engineering Services
(j) Infocomm Products & Services
(k) Logistics & Supply Chain Management
(l) Marine & Offshore Engineering
(m) Media & Entertainment
(n) Medical Technology
(p) Natural Resources (e.g. metals, mining, agri-commodities)
(q) Safety & Security
(t) Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
(u) Precision Engineering
(v) Professional Services e.g. consulting, design
(w) Arts Businesses
– Visual arts businesses, e.g. auction houses, art logistics/storage
– Performing arts businesses
(x) Sports Businesses
(y) Family Office & Financial Services