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Ticket to paradise: Special visas offered to foreigners in South-east Asia

With tropical weather and a largely low cost of living, South-east Asia is a popular destination for foreigners looking for a place to retire in or work remotely from. Countries are also making it more attractive for them to come by offering special visas.

South-east Asian countries are making it more attractive for foreigners to work or retire with special visas. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: PEXELS
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Who is eligible?

Those with a monthly gross salary of $30,000 and above from one employer. Applicants with no recent employment history in Singapore need to show they have worked, or will be working, for an established company with a market capitalisation of at least US$500 million (S$671 million) or an annual revenue of US$200 million. Those deemed to hold outstanding achievements in arts and culture, sports, and research and academia can qualify even if they do not meet the salary criterion.

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