Emigration by investment from $1.5m - Recommended

Today, Immigration by investment has become the fastest-growing area of Australian emigration law, as it is now the preferred route for those not willing or able to emigrate as skilled migrants as emigration laws become ever more restrictive.

For over 20 years, we have been winning cases by tailoring our emigration solutions to match our client’s requirements.

We are delighted to be able to offer a pathway to Australian Permanent Residency by investment from $1.5m.

Australia investor visa 188a

Our Investment Visa Scheme

Our $1.5m emigration solution enables investors to secure shares in a compliant business for $500k while also securely investing $1m for a fixed return of $75K per annum.

The Cost

Let us take the worst-case scenario for a moment. Assuming the business is worthless after four years, the fund has still provided a fixed return of A$75K per year, while the A$1m is protected.

Therefore, the cost of emigrating is A$125K, plus emigration fees, for you and your family.


There are less than 50 places remaining. To explore your options, complete our assessment form to receive your free guide and to arrange a conversation with one of our friendly experts.

The Benefits

Designed to attract experienced business people to invest in compliant businesses across Australia. Thereby offering the local economy access to direct foreign investment.

  • $500k for shares in a business
  • $1m into a fixed-interest account
  • Work, live, study and retire
  • An excellent standard of living
  • World-class education and healthcare
  • Includes your spouse and children
  • Apply for Permanent Residency after 4-years
  • Visa approval within a few months
  • Continued support post-arrival
  • No tax on worldwide income for initial 4-years

The scheme offers a pathway to permanent residency for investors, their spouses and dependent children.  After five years, your family may be eligible for Australian Citizenship.

Discover your options

1) Previous Business Experience
The minimum requirement:
  • Shareholdings in a business with a turnover of at least AUD 750,000 for at least two of the last four fiscal years.

Previous business owner or experience within the senior management team of a Plc. is required to own a business in Australia for emigration purposes.

Business Turnover


AUD 750,000+


AUD 1.25m+


AUD 1.75m+


AUD 2.5m+


2) Business Innovation qualifications or experience

Those deemed to have experience in more sophisticated business arrangements may be eligible for further points.  

Business Qualifactions


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:

  • Achieved an increase in turnover above 20% for three consecutive years; and
  • In at least one of those years employed at least ten full-time staff or the equivalent in Part-time staff


Ownership in a business that:

  • Received a Government grant of at least AUD 10,000 for early phase start-up, product commercialisation, business development or expansion


  • Venture Capital funding of at least AUD 100,000 for early phase start-up, product commercialisation, business development or expansion. (Within the last 4-years)


Ownership interest in a company that secured +50% of turnover from exports


3) Net personal and business assets

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


AUD 1.25m+


AUD 1.75m+


AUD 2.25m+


AUD 2.75m+


4) Age

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


5) English Language

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






6) Educational qualifications

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


7) Business Ownership Experience

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)


8) Special Endorsements

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.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is an English test mandatory?

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. 

Is the Investment Firm regulated?

Australian Financial Services Regulators maintain strict oversight of 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.

How long am I required to be onshore for PR?

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.

Is 65 points a mandatory 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.

Can I be an investor if I'm over 55?

Over 55's are limited to becoming Significant Investors. This requires a minimum investment of A$5m.

How quickly can I secure a State Nomination?

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 own timeframe to assess cases and places available.

When will my visa start?

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.

Executive summary

  • Age – below 55 years (exemptions may apply)
  • Business experience
  • Accademic qualifications
  • English language competency
  • The net worth of the individual and their spouse

The company Invested in:

  • Does not pose a risk to the Australian Tax Office
  • To be maintained for four years
  • Proven trading records
  • Employs or will employ resident Australians
  • Endorsed by the local business and financial community
  • Was not established primarily for emigration purposes
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Our principles are the basis of how we work:

  • We offer our services only if we feel we can be of genuine assistance. Without exception.
  • To present all our clients with highly professional and personal service.
  • Employ a rigorous and efficient approach to finding the best solutions available at all times.
  • To base all our business on honesty, integrity and high ethical standards. Without compromise.

Flexibility & Control

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.