Significant Investor Visa

A total of 1,228 visas have been granted so far under SIV 1 and 2

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The Significant Investor Visa program saw a rush of applications last year prior to the change in complying investment requirements which came into effect on 1 July 2015. 

Figures recently released to 31 January 2016 show 340 SIV1 visas have been granted from the backlog, and 6 under the new SIV2 rules. Continue reading A total of 1,228 visas have been granted so far under SIV 1 and 2

Significant Investor Visa seminar held in Hong Kong – speaker presentations and contact details

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Many in the migration industry are still coming to grips with the new Significant Investor Visa (SIV) requirements. From 1 July, 2015 applicants are required to invest a portion of their complying investment into Venture Capital (VC) and small public company shares. Speakers from the January 2016 Think Global “Invest in Australia” mission spoke to around 50 local industry participants including members of Austcham Hong Kong and Macau. 

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SIV Update: 1,075 visas granted under SIV1

Quarterly graph of new SIV applications - Expat Advisors Community
*Quarterly graph of new SIV applications

When changes to the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) investment framework were announced earlier in the year, there was a flurry of applications before the 24th April deadline. More than 300 visas have been granted, an increase of 43%, under SIV1 since the last official update to March 2015.

Update to SIV1

The total number of visas granted under SIV1 stands at 1,075 to 31 October, 2015. Victoria has attracted 60% of the applications which is a testament to the state governments marketing of the program on the ground in China. Continue reading SIV Update: 1,075 visas granted under SIV1