Significant Investor Visa

No wonder so many people want to live in Australia

SYDNEY STOCKSydney has been ranked the 10th best city in the world for the second year in a row, and number one in Australia.

The Mercer 2015 Quality of Living Survey analysed dozens of living standard factors including crime, health, water sanitation, climate, infrastructure, transport, political stability and ease of communication for 230 cities around the world. Continue reading No wonder so many people want to live in Australia

Significant Investor Visa – more focus on funding venture capital and emerging companies

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For those assisting clients assisting with Significant Investor Visa (SIV) applications, have a look at the article in The Australian newspaper today “Rich migrants told to put funds to work.”

The Austrade consultation paper on last years proposed changes to SIV the and the introduction of a Premium Investor Visa (PIV) category is due for release today, following feedback from the Financial Services Council and other industry participants.

Austrade suggests 20 per cent of an SIV investor’s $5m should be placed into early stage, growth capital investments through government-approved venture capital funds and 30 per cent must be invested in managed funds investing in ASX-listed emerging companies.

It has already been mooted that investing into government bonds does not necessarily add to the economic prosperity of Australia, and with concerns on rising property prices a ban on using SIV funds for property acquisition is not surprising.

However, requiring SIV Applicants to allocate a large proportion of their complying funds into higher risk investments that are likely to exceed the personal risk profiles of many individuals, means it  will be essential that potential investment migrants get the appropriate information and advice about their options.

Check out the article here.

 

SIV Booklet: Smooth Road to Travel-China to Australia

cover-SIV-BookletA guide to navigating the Australian financial services and migration landscape

This booklet compiled by Stacey Martin and members of Expat Advisors Community provides a comprehensive guide to assist  Significant Investor Visa (SIV) applicants on their journey from applying for the visa, investing in Australia, and ultimately relocating to enjoy Australia’s enviable lifestyle.

It has recently been updated for the new Significant Investor Visa investment framework from 1 July, 2015 which includes mandated investment into venture capital and small companies in line with the Australian Governments innovation agenda.

Click here to download: Smooth Road to Travel China and Australia_July version

 

Wealthy Chinese set course for Australia – AFR July 2014

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Meet the Chinese billionaires with Australia in their sights – following are excepts from article in the Financial Review which can be read in full here.

Significant Investor Visa (SIV) Immigrants are required to put the $5 million into government bonds or complying funds that invest in assets such as infrastructure, real estate and agribusiness, for four years. The initial visa requires residency of at least 40 days a year over the period, after which permanent residency can be granted. Continue reading Wealthy Chinese set course for Australia – AFR July 2014