Please note that the 188c Significant Investor Visa for A$5 million will be revoked shortly. To emigrate as an investor, 188a and 188b will remain available.
Direct foreign investment in exchange for Permanent Residency benefits both Australia and the investor. That is an important point to note as Australia welcomes those migrants providing the most significant financial investment with the slightest scrutiny.
The Australian Federal Government prioritises all Business, Innovation and Investment visas, enabling investors to emigrate within months. However, the 188c visa for a A$5m investment option is currently being processed within a few months.
The minimum requirement is AUD$5 million (held for the duration of the provisional visa). to comprise of:
The fund managers selected to assist in managing the investment must satisfy the Department of Home Affairs criteria as follows:
Before accepting direct foreign investments, the Australian investment company conducts:
On our how-to-invest page, we provided a comprehensive guide on how to invest for the 188c visa stream. An alternative to investing A$5m via a CIF is to support the lesser A$1.5m in our tailored investment solution. It offers a lower-cost, no-risk, fixed-returns alternative.
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Each year, the Australian federal and state governments review the 188 visa programme to ensure it delivers the best possible outcomes for Australia. Where deemed necessary changes are introduced without advanced notice. State governments open and close the investor visa stream within their respective jurisdictions as deem necessary to meet the local economic objectives.
That said, once an investor secures an invitation to emigrate (State Nomination), any future changes to the emigration policy will not affect their case.