Significant Investor Visa

Will the changes to the 457 Visa stream impact on SIV?

A major overhaul of the Employer Sponsored visa known as the 457 was announced by the Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday afternoon on Facebook. 
What is the 457 program and what changes have been announced?

The 457 Visa pathway is designed to attract foreign workers to Australia to fill local skills shortages. The four-year Employer Sponsored visa also enables workers to apply for permanent residency in Australia. Continue reading Will the changes to the 457 Visa stream impact on SIV?

1,746 SIV Applications granted, including 136 under SIV2

Whilst there was concern that the rate of applications was slowing down with the changes in the complying investment regime from 1 July 2015, there is still strong interest in Australia’s Significant Investor Visa (SIV) Business and Innovation Visa program.

In the first year, as migration agents and potential applicants got used to the new investment regime, there were only 24 visas granted.  However in the eight months to 28 February 2017 there have been a further 112 visas approved taking the total number of SIV2’s to 136. Continue reading 1,746 SIV Applications granted, including 136 under SIV2

Chinese migration, investment and integration – 3 May event

Chinese integration and investment in Australia is the focus of the next BasisPoint Significant Investor Visa (SIV) event. It provides a leadership platform for the Chinese-Australian sector to discuss Chinese investments and integration in Australia.

Guest speakers will share insights on:

  • The impact of recent Chinese SIV, high-net-worth and business migrants on investment and consumption in Australia
  • How future generations of Chinese-Australians will evolve and participate in Australian society
  • Assimilation within Australia as Australia engages further with Asia
  • Lessons for recent Chinese migrants from European migrant success stories.

Continue reading Chinese migration, investment and integration – 3 May event

Significant Investor Visa (SIV) stats to 31 July, 2016

australia-passport_mapThe change in complying investments to the  mandated $500,000 Venture Capital (VC) and $1.5M allocation to small company shares had initially slowed the rate of applications under the new Significant Investor Visa regime. However, there are currently almost 200 invitations still being processed which alone would result in almost $100M into the VC sector and $900M into other complying managed funds.

Continue reading Significant Investor Visa (SIV) stats to 31 July, 2016

Consulting Service to SIV industry

SIV logoHave you received enquiries for the Significant Investor Visa program from valued connections?  Would you like the capability to deal with Chinese clients but are unsure what is required?

Download our SIV Consulting Service flyer here. 

Moving to Australia

For anyone considering moving to another country, either now or in the future, there are many lifestyle and financial issues to consider. For financial planners, fund managers and other professionals considering working with Significant Investor Visa (SIV) applicants, it’s not just about a $5,000,000 investment, they need to integrate with other professionals starting with migration.

A registered migration agent or lawyer can determine the most appropriate business, innovation or investment visa pathway for the family’s circumstances and future needs. The SIV/888 visa is just one option.  Continue reading Consulting Service to SIV industry