A city-state in Asia that’s very small in size compared to its neighbours, but bigger than anyone else in many ways. Singapore was the first Asian country to sign a free trade agreement with the EU, just another driver that has led to steady economic growth over the medium term. Great living conditions and business opportunities have drawn expats to this small island for many years.
It’s known as a great place to do business and almost everybody speaks English, as it is one of the official languages. Business culture is very similar to western countries in Europe. Punctuality is important, exchanging business cards is part of protocol and trust is a big thing in doing business so invest time in relationships and networking.
Although Singapore is quite small and exploring the country’s splendour and beauty probably won’t take you very long, the country is surrounded by a wide variety of beautiful countries that all have a rich culture and amazing places to visit.
Singapore is a really modern place to live with the cost of living being similar to Western countries. Education, health care, infrastructure are all of the highest standards. There is a large expat community and you can find people from all over the world in Singapore.
Here are some of the ways that you can get residency in Singapore:
This work permit is for those that have a job offer in Singapore and are foreign professionals, managers and executives. Candidates need to earn at least $3,600 a month (approx USD2600) and have acceptable qualifications. The employer or agent needs to apply on behalf of the candidate. It is a 2 year work pass which can be renewed for periods of 3 years thereafter.
This is for eligible high-earning foreign professionals. It is not tied to an employer and offers greater flexibility for those who earn either:
Other Work Permits include
For the full list of all of the other work permits click here
Setup a company in Singapore
This requires at least one director whose ordinarily a resident in Singapore (i.e. usual place of residence is in Singapore). See here for more details.
You can apply for an Singapore EntrePass (the visa that entitles founders and entrepreneurs to Singapore residency) if you:
Through your Family
Youth Mobility Visa
Here are some of the ways you can get citizenship in Singapore:
The passport for Singapore allows you to travel to 164 countries without a visa.
Its global rank is 1.