AUSTRALIA INVESTOR STREAM
The Australia residence by investment program has been running since 1992. It’s no secret that the Australia Investor program has been a very popular immigration path for wealthy foreigners. The Investor program was complemented by the Significant Investor in 2012 and Premium Investor options in 2015. The program provides a temporary residence that can be turned into a permanent residence after 1 to 4 years depending on the investment option. After 4 years of living in Australia and 12 months of permanent residence, you can apply for naturalisation. The Australian passport is one of the world’s best, with visa-free access to Europe and the U.S.
Australian Dollar (AUD)
|Investment amount||500,000 AUD in venture capital and growth private equity funds|
|Investment amount||1.5m AUD in approved managed funds|
|Investment amount||3m AUD in managed funds|
|Application fees||7,310 AUD + 9,795 AUD if no functional English spoken by the main applicant; 3,655 AUD + 4,890 AUD if no functional English for adult dependents; 1,830 AUD for minor dependents|
|Investment amount||15m AUD investment in a variety of bonds and securities|
|Application fees||8,770 AUD + 9,795 AUD if no functional English spoken by the main applicant; 4,385 AUD + 4,890 AUD if no functional English for adult dependents; 2,195 AUD for minor dependents|
Submit an Expression of Interest to the State or Territory you want to reside in. You will be contacted shortly with the nomination; you have 60 days to submit an application for the Investor visa.
Gather the required documents, submit the Investor visa application using Skill Select, and pay the application fees. The Australian Department of Home Affairs will review your application and make a decision.
Month 18 or 9 if choosing the Significant or Premium options
Home Affairs will send the applicant an invitation letter to finalize the investment. After confirmation that the investment has been made, Home Affairs grants a 4-year, 3-month investor visa.
- Significant and Premium investment option can help remove the age and business experience requirements
- Can apply for permanent residence after 4 years, or 1 year under the Premium option
- Investment can provide returns
- Interviews are rarely necessary
- Applicants can bring their children up to 22 years of age
- Provide a police report and be of good character
- Provide a medical certificate
- Possess adequate health insurance
- Prove a net worth of 2.25m AUD
- Possess at least 3 years of business experience
- Be under 55 years old unless the age requirement is waived by a state or a territory
- Live in the state or territory in which you are nominated
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