July 6 2009 -
Singapore Immigration and Visas
Source - Ambler Collins
The Singapore economy is highly developed and successful. The business environment in the country is remarkably free of corruption and has turned into a global hub to attract talent to keep driving growth in the economy.
Visa options to Singapore includes Entrepreneur pass (Entrepass), Employment pass P & Q Pass, PEP ( Personalised Employment Pass ) which is like the UK Tier 1 Highly Skilled visa, EPEC and Global Investor program.
Singapore can best be described as a city-state and like many of the fabulous city-states of the past, the standard of life that it offers, is of the highest degree. Our view is that Singapore has positioned itself well to compete and attract the skills it needs to ensure Employers have the Human Resource needed to maintain its competitive position in the Asia Pacific crossroads.
Professional visas are issued to foreign professionals who hold acceptable degree, professional qualifications or specialist skills, who are seeking employment in Singapore.
If you are not a Singapore citizen, you must first secure a job offer in Singapore and then apply to the Ministry of Manpower - Singapore.
There are 750,000 expats in Singapore and the government tries to encourage Permanent Residence (PR) for those who are there long term. Permanent residents can get a five-year renewable pass that doesn’t depend on a sponsor employer. Details of permanent residency and citizenship can be found on the Contact Singapore website.
Mathew Collins, Director of AmblerCollins said " Contact Singapore and the Ministry of Manpower have done an excellent job by putting good Immigration and Taxation policies in place and this has been an attractive pull for professionals to look at the lifestyle options Singapore can offer. This has seen a flow of skilled professionals from London and the UK considering Singapore as an emigration destination."
If you have further enquiries on immigration to the UK, NZ, Australia, Singapore or the USA, please contact Ambler Collins and we will undertake a complimentary assessment of your eligibility. Email us at;
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