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‘Significant Investor’ visa – a new pathway to Australia for migrant investors

The new ‘significant investor’ visa commenced on 24 November 2012, providing a new visa pathway to Australia for migrants who invest more than AUD $5 million in certain Australian investments. The visa is part of the Business Innovation and Investment Visa Program, which was introduced on 1 July 2012, and offers migrants who hold the investment in Australia for a minimum of four years (on a temporary visa) to become eligible for a permanent visa.

The new visa offers migrant investors an opportunity to obtain a permanent visa in Australia without having to meet a number of the usual restrictions applicable to most business and investment visas. For example, applicants do not have to satisfy the ‘points test’ – a test that allocates points to attributes such as level of education and study, extent of work experience etc. Further there are no upper age limit restrictions or English language requirements for applicants.

For more information on this visa or other migration advice, our immigration team can assist.

We provide specialist migration advice to skilled, business and investor migrants across all Australian States and
Territories, and worldwide. We also provide advice to employers in Australia wishing to sponsor skilled migrants in
their business.

For further information, please contact:

David Grace
Migration Agent No. 0742590
+61 7 3231 2421

Belinda Winter
Migration Agent No. 1280120
+61 7 3231 2498

Rebecca Liew
Migration Agent No. 1278746
+61 7 3231 2567