Today, Immigration by investment has become the fastest-growing area of Australian emigration law, as it is now the preferred route for those unwilling or able to emigrate as skilled emigrants.
Over the past 20 years, Australian emigration law has become ever more restrictive. Fortunately, they continue to welcome entrepreneurs and investors.
For over 20 years, Sterling has specialised in winning cases by providing emigration solutions that work hand in hand with leading Australian investment firms to provide our clients with Permanent Residency in Australia.
We are delighted to be able to offer an innovative pathway to Australian Permanent Residency with an investment of $1.5m.
Offers a complete pathway to Permanent Residency in Australia. Our tailored scheme enables investors to secure compliant shares for $500k while securely investing $1m for a fixed 7.5% return.
Designed to attract overseas investors across Australia. Thereby offering local economies access to direct foreign investment.
The scheme offers a pathway to permanent residency for all investors, their spouses and dependent children. After five years, your family may be eligible for Australian Citizenship.
Due to high demand and a limited quota, less than 50 places remain on this scheme for 2023/24. However, that means there are still opportunities available.
While the investor Scheme provides many benefits. We can often build a winning case for our clients to be recognised as global talent. This stream offers Permanent Residency on arrival.
Our Australian team strive to source the necessary accreditation to enable our clients to be recognised as ‘globally talented’ while working alongside the Australian businesses and investment community to demonstrate our client’s ability and commitment to enhancing the local economy.
Australia views the Global Talent Scheme as a competitive recruitment process, only selecting those they believe will add the most significant value to their economy. We are delighted to have an excellent track record of winning these places for our clients. Therefore, we would consider this an alternative to the Investor visa, where appropriate.
To explore your options, complete our assessment form to receive your free guide and to arrange a conversation with one of our friendly experts.
In most cases, investors must demonstrate their previous business or investment experience. As a standardised test, Australia created the following points system where a pass mark of 65 is required.
It is important to note; each state has discretion when awarding points and nominating the investor for an invitation to emigrate.
The minimum requirement:
Previous business owner or experience within the senior management team of a Plc. is required to own a business in Australia for emigration purposes.
Those deemed to have experience in more sophisticated business arrangements may be eligible for further points.
Registered Trademark used in the business for over 1 year
Owned and managed a formal joint venture for over 1 year
Patent or registered design used in the business for over 1 year
Owned a business within the past 5-years that:
Ownership in a business that:
Ownership interest in a company that secured +50% of turnover from exports
They may include your assets, your partner or combined in each of the preceding two fiscal years immediately before the time of invitation.
Assets Net Value
Under 55 years of age, unless the nominating state or territory certifies that you will make an exceptional economic benefit. We have discovered with a persuasive argument there is flexibility around the cut off age.
Age in Years
18 - 24
25 - 32
33 - 39
40 - 44
44 - 54
55 and over
Those holding an Irish, British, New Zealand, Canadian or USA passport automatically secure the points for vocational English. For additional points, you may sit an exam to demonstrate you are proficient in English.
Standard of English
A person may use a trade certificate or academic qualifications to secure points for education.
Trade certificate, diploma or bachelor degree
A bachelor degree in business, science or technology
Additional points are awarded for experience as a business owner.
From 4 to 7 years (Within the last 5-years)
Over 7 years (Within the last 8-years)
Where a business aligns with a state social or economic plans the State may elect to offer a special endorsement. This endorsement provides additional points.
The proposed business is of unique and important benefit to the State or Territory where the business is located.
Your dependents are not required to complete an English language test. It may be helpful in a few cases if the investor completes an English test.
Australian Financial Services Regulators strictly oversee all companies offering investment and financial services. For emigration purposes, The Department of Home Affairs will only accept Compliant Investments held by regulated fund managers.
You must be physically present in Australia for at least 2 years in the 3 years immediately before you apply for Permanent Residency. You may extend your visa for up to two years to accommodate this requirement.
The Investor points table does require a potential investor to secure 65 points. However, there are two options where points are not required to qualify.
State Government also has discretion on who they invite to invest and emigrate to their given State or Territories.
Over 55’s are limited in their options. However, a degree of discretion may be applied by the State government if they deem the case warrants approval even if the person is over 55 yrs.
State Nomination is also referred to as an invitation to emigrate. The timeline varied from a few weeks to several months. Depending on quotas and availability at the time of filing.
Each state government has its timeframe to assess cases and places available.
Your visa starts the next time you enter Australia after receiving your visa approval. You can delay your arrival for up to one year before you must activate your visa.
The company Invested in:
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.