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business relocation (which visa ?)

Post by sonicdragon » Fri, 25 May 2007 4:21 pm

Hello

Can anyone advise the best visa to apply for when relocating an existing business to Singapore. I will be moving 5 year old profitable business, of which I am the majority owner, from Hong Kong. I am British. I prefer not to have to produce a detailed business plan (which seems to be the requirement for the startup-oriented EntrePass, though I could do so if absolutely necessary). I intend to incorporate a new company in Singapore, and the business will initially employ 1 local staff, and after the initial move it would be expanded to 3 locals plus myself (as per current operations in HK). So perhaps the best route is to incorporate the company and then obtain an Employment Pass for me as director ?

We will also be moving with my wife and children, (my wife is Thai and works part time for the company), so they also need appropriate visas.

This must be a normal/common thing but I couldn't immediately see which visa was most appropriate.

Any advice would be much appreciated !

Thanks
SD

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