17 March 2021
Singapore

Singapore’s Global Investor Program (“GIP”) Scheme 新加坡全球商业投资者计划 (简称“GIP”)

An investor interested in starting up a business or investing in Singapore may apply for Permanent Resident (“PR”) status through the GIP Scheme. The GIP accords PR Status to investors with substantial business track records and successful entrepreneurial backgrounds who intend to drive their business and investment growth from Singapore. The government agency that administers the GIP is Contact Singapore.

有意在新加坡创业或进行投资的人士可通过全球商业投资者计划(简称“GIP”)申请新加坡永久居民身份(“PR”)。GIP为拥有丰富的商业记录及成功的创业背景,并有意从新加坡推动商业及投资增长的投资者提供PR资格。管理GIP的相关政府部门为联系新加坡部门。

This article sets out the following information on the GIP scheme:

  1. Eligibility to apply for GIP
  2. Assessment Criteria
  3. Other ancillary information

本文列出了有关GIP的以下信息:

  1. GIP的申请资格
  2. 评估标准
  3. 其他辅助信息

Section 1: Eligibility to apply for GIP GIP的申请资格)

An investor (“Applicant”) will be eligible to apply for the GIP if he falls within one of the following investor profiles. Applicants who fall within one of the following investor profiles, can choose from three investment options (see Section 1.2 – i.e. Option A, Option B, and Option C) in Singapore to qualify.

如果投资者(以下简称“申请人”)符合以下投资者类别之一,该申请人将有资格提交GIP申请。符合以下投资者类别之一的申请人可在三种投资方案(请参阅以下第1.2节中列出的方案A,B及C)中做出选择。

1.1 Investor Profile (投资者类别)

To qualify for the GIP, your profile as an investor must fall within the following investor profiles:

若要得到GIP的申请资格,申请人的投资者类别必须属于以下投资者类别:

Investor Profile
投资者类别
Eligibility criteria
资格标准
Investment Option
投资方案
Established Business Owners
资深企业主
  1. You must possess at least 3 years of entrepreneurial and business track record;申请人必须拥有至少三年的创业、经商经历;
  2. You should currently be running a company [1] with an annual turnover of at least S$200 million in the year immediately preceding your application, and at least S$200 million per annum on average for the three years immediately preceding your application;申请人目前必须经营一家公司,该公司在申请人提出申请的最近一年必须达到至少两亿新元的营业额,并在申请人提出申请的最近三年内平均达到每年至少两亿新元的营业额;
  3. If your company is privately-held[2], you should have at least 30% shareholding in the company; and若有关公司属于私人所有性质,那么申请人应持有该公司至少30%的股份;以及
  4. Your company must be engaged in one or more of the industries listed in the Schedule of this Memo.有关公司必须涉足附录所列的一个或多个行业。
Option A, or B or C
方案A、B或C
Next Generation Business Owner
下一代企业主
  1. Your immediate family should have at least 30% shareholding or is the largest shareholder in the company you use to qualify;申请人的直系亲属应持有申请人申报本计划所使用的公司至少30%的股份,或是最大股东;
  2. This company’s annual turnover must be at least S$500 million in the year immediately preceding your application, and at least S$500 million per annum on average for the three years immediately preceding your application有关公司于申请人提出申请的最近一年必须达到至少五亿新元的营业额,并于申请人提出申请的最近三年内平均达到每年至少五亿新元的营业额;
  3. You must be part of the management team of the company (e.g. C-suite / Board of Directors); and申请人必须是该公司管理团队的一份子(例如高级管理人员或董事会成员);以及
  4. Your company must be engaged in one or more of the industries listed in the Schedule of this Memo.有关公司必须涉足附录所列的一个或多个行业。
Option A, or B or C
方案A、B或C
Founders of Fast Growth Companies
快速增长企业创始人
  1. You must be a founder and one of the largest individual shareholders of a company with a valuation of at least S$500 million;申请人必须是一家估值不少于五亿新元的公司的创始人及最大个人股东之一;
  2. Your company must be invested into by reputable Venture Capital / Private Equity firms; and有关公司必须由信誉良好的风险投资/私募股权公司投资;以及
  3. Your company must be engaged in one or more of the industries listed in the Schedule of this Memo.有关公司必须涉足附录所列的一个或多个行业。
Option A, or B or C
方案A、B或C
Family Office Principals
家族理财办公室负责人
  1. You must possess at least 5 years of entrepreneurial, investment or management track record; and申请人必须拥有至少五年的创业、投资或管理经验;以及
  2. You must have Net Investible Assets[3] of at least S$200 million.申请人必须拥有至少两亿新元的可投资的资产净额。
Option C
方案C

 

1.2 Investment Options (投资方案)

Provided that the Applicant successfully qualifies under one of the above “investor profiles”, the Applicant may choose either of the following investment options under the GIP:

只要申请人符合上述“投资者类别”的标准并成功得到GIP的申请资格,申请人可以选择GIP下的投资方案之一:

Option A (方案A:Invest not less than S$2.5 million in a new business entity or in the expansion of an existing business operation;

投资不少于250万新元建立新商业实体或扩展现有商业运营;

Option B (方案B):Invest not less than S$2.5 million in a GIP fund[4] (i.e. Jungle Leaders I Pte. Ltd. and Phillip Ventures Enterprise Fund 6 Ltd.) that invests in Singapore-based companies; or

投资不少于250万新元于主要投资新加坡企业的全球商业投资者计划基金(即Jungle Leaders I Pte Ltd 及辉立企业创业基金6有限公司);或

Option C (方案C):Invest not less than S$2.5 million in a new or existing Singapore-based single Family Office (“FO”) having Assets-Under-Management (“AUM”)[5] of at least S$200 million.

投资不少于250万新元于在新加坡新成立或现有的单一家族办公室。该办公室必须管理至少两亿新元的资产。

 

Section 2: Assessment criteria for investment options (投资方案的评估标准)

Where an Applicant meets the above Section 1.1 – investor profiles and Section 1.2 investment options, the Applicant will be eligible to apply under the GIP. The Applicant’s investment option will be assessed based on information submitted in their application and as shared during their GIP interview. Depending on the investment option, Applicants will be assessed on the following:-

若申请人符合上述第1.1节 – 投资者类别及第1.2节 – 投资方案列出的标准,该申请人将有资格提交GIP申请。申请人的投资方案将根据其申请中提交的信息及其面试中共享的信息被进行评估。申请人将根据其选择的投资方案被进行评估,具体如下:

Investment option
投资方案
Assessment criteria
评估标准
Option A

方案A

  1. Applicants must submit a detailed 5-year business or investment plan with projected employment, expenditure and financial projections that will incur in the Option A company. The business plan will be assessed based on its feasibility, the Applicant’s role in growing the Option A company, the business activities and the creation of local jobs; an申请人必须提交一份详细的五年业务或投资计划,其中包括方案A公司的预计就业情况、支出及财务预测。该业务计划将根据其可行性、申请人在该方案A公司的发展中起的作用、业务活动及其创造的本地就业机会等被进行具体评估;并且
  2. The Applicant should also have at least 30% shareholding in the Option A company and must be part of the management team of the company (e.g. C-suite / Board of Directors); and申请人必须持有该方案A公司中至少30%的股份,也必须是该方案A公司管理团队的一份子(例如高级管理人员或董事会);以及
  3. The Option A company must be engaged in one or more of the industries listed in the Schedule of this Memo该方案A公司必须涉足附录所列的一个或多个行业。
Option B

方案B

  1. Applicants who apply for Option B will be assessed based on their future business or investment plans in Singapore. This may include specific details on proposed business activities, amount of investment, creation of local jobs, etc.申请方案B的申请人将根据其在新加坡的未来业务或投资计划被进行评估。具体评估细节会包括与拟议业务活动、投资额、创造本地就业机会等事项相关的详细信息。
Option C

方案C

  1. Applicants must submit a detailed 5-year business plan with projected employment and annual financial projections. The business plan will be assessed based on the Applicant’s role in his single family office, the functions of his family office, his proposed investment sectors, asset types and geographical focus.申请人必须提交一份详细的五年业务计划,其中包括预计创造本地就业情况及年度财务预测。具体业务计划将根据申请人于其单一家族办公室的职责、该家族办公室的职能、拟议的投资行业、资产类别及重点区域被进行评估。

 

Section 3: Other ancillary information(其他辅助信息)

Other key points to note under the GIP Scheme:

申请GIP时所应注意的其他关键问题,具体如下:

3.1 Applicant’s spouse and unmarried children below 21 years old as at the date of application submission are eligible to be included as dependents under the Applicant’s GIP application. Male dependents will be liable for National Service.

申请人的配偶及二十一岁以下的未婚子女能够在申请中被列为附属申请人。男性附属申请人则需服兵役。

3.2 Applicant’s parents and unmarried children who are 21 years old and above are not eligible to be included in the Applicant’s GIP application as dependents. However, they can apply for a Long Term Visit Pass (“LTVP”) which is tied to the validity of the Applicant’s REP.

申请人的父母及年满二十一岁以上的未婚子女不能在申请中被列为附属申请人。然而, 这些人可以申请长期探访证(LTVP),其有效期与申请人的再入境许可证(REP)的有效期挂钩。

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please feel free to reach out to Yap Lian Seng, Dr Qiu Yang or any director of ZICO Insights Law LLC.

如果您有任何疑问或需要任何更多的信息,请随时与叶麟盛律师,邱洋博士或任何其他智阔法律的董事联系。

 This alert is for general information only and is not a substitute for legal advice.

本文章仅是一般信息且不应被替代为法律意见。

[1] An Applicant is allowed to consolidate up to two of his businesses, all of which must only be engaged in one or more of the industries listed in the Schedule of this Memo, to meet the minimum turnover criteria.

申请人可以对最多两项业务进行合并以达到最低营业额标准,前述所有业务应涉足附录所列的一个或多个行业。

[2] If your company is publicly listed, you must be one of the largest individual shareholders.

如果有关公司是上市公司,申请人必须是最大的个人股东之一。

[3] Net Investible Assets include all financial assets, such as bank deposits, capital market products, collective investment schemes, premiums paid in respect of life insurance policies and other investment products, excluding real estate.

可投资资产包括所有金融资产,例如银行存款、资本市场产品、集体投资计划、就人寿保险保单支付的保费及其他投资产品,不包括房地产。

[4] A list of GIP funds is available on EDB’s website at https://www.edb.gov.sg/en/how-we-help/global-investor-programme-funds.html.

请浏览新加坡经济发展局网站https://www.edb.gov.sg/en/how-we-help/global-investor-programme-funds.html查看全球商业投资者计划基金列表。

[5] 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.

如果至少五千万新元的可投资管理资产已经转移到新加坡并在新加坡持有,离岸资产便可作为管理资产的一部分。