The Singapore government has just introduced a new category of work visa known as Tech.Pass Singapore Employment Visa. This category of visa is tailored to meet the need to develop a strong start up and business technopreneurs ecosystem in Singapore.
This new pass category is somewhat similar to the Personalised Employment Pass category which has been around for quite sometime. The aim is really to attract high income top tier talent from around the world to be in Singapore in order to create business and employment opportunities.
It is hoped that the holders of such a privilege work visa will bring with them not just the knowledge and networks, but also global business contacts and connections to further enhance the efforts to make Singapore the tech hub for the region and Asia.
Besides offering foreign tech talents the flexibility to work across different companies or set up their own business, the Tech.Pass work visa will also provide its holders the opportunities to invest in and serve on the board of directors of various Singapore companies, lead teams in Singapore or be a consultant or mentor in start-ups and universities here to groom Singaporean talent.