Global Investor Programme (GIP)

Singapore Global Investor Programme (GIP)


The Singapore Global Investor Program (GIP) is a program initiated by the Singaporean government to attract high-net-worth individuals and entrepreneurs from around the world to invest in and contribute to the country’s economy. The GIP offers a pathway for eligible individuals and their families to obtain permanent residency in Singapore by making substantial investments in various sectors of the economy.


  Time to residency

12 to 15months

  Visa-free travel

193 countries and regions

   Passport rank

1st in the world

   Residency requirement

Reside at least two and a half years within five years


No taxation on capital gains or shareholder dividends

   Established time

Program launched in 2004


Application Requirements

As an investor who is interested in starting a business or investing in Singapore, one may apply for the Singapore Permanent Resident (PR) status through Singapore Global Investor Programme (GIP).  

There are 3 investment options available as part of the application criteria.
Option B: Invest SGD$25 million in a GIP-select fund that also invests in Singapore-based companies.
Option C: Establish a Singapore-based Single-Family Office with Assets-Under-Management (AUM) of at least SGD$200 million, where minimally SGD$50 million must be deployed in any of the 4 investment categories of :

(i) equities, REITS or business trusts listed on Singapore-approved exchanges;

(ii) qualifying debt securities listed on MAS’ enquiry system;

(iii) funds distributed by Singapore-licensed/registered managers or financial institutions; and

(iv) private equity investment in non-listed, Singapore-based operating companies.


Program Benefits

Eligible family members may be granted permanent residency upon the approval of the main applicant’s application.

Legal spouse and unmarried children below 21 years old can be included in the application as dependents.

Direct pathway to permanent residency in Singapore.

Ensuring financial security by making investment only after obtaining residency status.