Singapore as a Leading Immigration Destination
Singapore is among the world’s most popular immigration and work destinations. It is a cosmopolitan city-state. In a recent survey, the country achieved a unique distinction of being the best city in the world to live in, for Asian expatriates. The nation is also among the world’s most successful commercial and business centers with a stable economy.
The country offers the best of lifestyle through excellent infrastructure, great food, entertainment and dependable transportation system. It is geographically well-located for residents from majority of the Asian countries. It is also a gateway to most of the ASEAN and Asia Pacific countries.
One of the most advanced, modern and hi-tech city-states in the world, the Singapore Government welcomes talent from across the world. Growth of the nation is planned around futuristic industries and areas like Clean Energy, Environmental and Water Technologies, Biomedical Sciences, apart from Interactive and Digital Media.
Low Taxation RatesPersonal and corporate taxation rates in the country are among the lowest in the world, thus leaving money for you to spend on self, family and lifestyle. For companies, less tax means more disposable funds for growth.
Friendly Investment RegimeThe government is pro-active in attracting investment and offers excellent incentives for businessmen and companies that establish their regional base there. Having a resident visa, and in due course, a citizenship entitles the holder to take advantage of various government schemes and incentives.
Visa Exempt Travels to Major Countries
The citizens and passport holders are exempted from visa requirements for some of the major countries in the world, including the US. According to the Henley Visa Restrictions Index 2006, Singapore stands at the 8th position when it comes to the freedom of travel that the citizens of a nation enjoy. Passport holders of the country enjoy visa free travels to 155 countries across the world. UK passport holders top this list with visa free travels to 166 countries.
Singapore Nationals Enjoy Great Benefits
There are several benefits of becoming a citizen of the nation - the ease of travelling with a Singapore passport and benefits in education, healthcare, housing and employment. There are certain disadvantages as well, like denouncing your home country citizenship and mandatory National Service for two years in certain cases.