Australia Retirement visa

Retiring to Australia

“Solutions Designed Just For You”

More than ten thousand people applied to retire in Australia during 2019 alone. Since Australia abolished the “405” retirement visa, we have developed an alternative solution for retirees.

As part of Australia’s post-COVID recovery plan, they have priorities a wide range of Business, Innovation & Investment Visas providing Permanent Residency. For those eligible for a BIIP visa Australia offers a world-leading quality of life. 

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Emigrating to Australia over 45 years old

All those over 45 are no longer eligible for skilled worker visas. Once you reach 50 years old, even more visas become unattainable. However, there is still an opportunity to emigrate for all those over 45 years, with no upper age limit.

By becoming a shareholder in a compliant business, you may become eligible for Permanent Residency in Australia. Migration Investment programmes for Australia are the fastest growing area of immigration law as people come to realise Australian residency by investment is not just a desirable way to emigrate but, a vital part of many effective Australian immigration cases.

As members of the Migration Investment Council, we are well placed to assist in your Residency by Investment case. We assist our clients in locating the perfect business to meet their emigration requirements and manage the entire process. Cases are currently completed within 12-24 months. However, we can arrange for you to apply onshore, which means you can remain in Australia until your Permanent Residency is approved.

In other words, you can be living in Australia in just a few months from now.

Our most popular permanent “retirement” visa:

Allowing our clients to retire with easy – by providing permanent residency on arrival.  Complete our enquiry form to receive your guide and to arrange a consultation with one of our senior migration consultants.

Qualifying criteria:

The conditions:

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With our retirement visa – you can purchase your perfect home on arrival

As a permanent resident of Australia on arrival, you will be free to buy any property you wish free from the foreign investment prohibitions currently enforced by the FIRB.

Purchasing a property can often act as a useful economic entry point for people who are looking to retire in Australia as opposed to being forced to rent due to foreign investment restrictions imposed on those who only hold temporary residence.

Healthcare is important

Life expectancy in Australia is higher than in many countries and the health and social care facilities on offer are of an excellent standard. However, retirees should always remember that while they will be entitled to any government or medical benefits during their retirement in Australia this can be limited.

Therefore, they may wish to secure their own fully-comprehensive insurance policy. We partner with leading Australian medical insurance providers to provide such medical cover as required.

Practical Considerations When Emigrating to Australia

Make sure you fully understand what your financial situation is before you begin your emigration case to retire in Australia. You need to address what to do with your pension, what your tax liability is and whether you are entitled to any benefits. Here’s how…

  • Acquire an estimate of your state pension so that you can work out how much you will have to live on each month.
  • Ask HM Revenue and Customs for information on your tax liability on any income over your UK personal allowance. Be mindful of the fact that UK tax payable from abroad can vary quite significantly from country to country.
  • Seek independent tax advice about the benefits of offshore banking – it could make a big difference to your savings.

Australia has one of the worlds most socially and politically relaxed climates

According to a survey in association with YouGov, around 27% of ex-pats cite a better climate as the main reason for moving abroad – far more than the average of 12% for other countries.

Australia is a stable, safe country with low levels of crime. It has a thriving ex-pat community, and many are retired – with 14% classifying themselves as retired. One-third are aged over 55, and many are drawn to Australia due to its relaxed culture. Accordingly, 43% moved to Australia to improve their quality of life.

Housing, healthcare and the cost of living are all attractive if you’re planning to retire to Australia. 

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