Significant Investor Visa

Smooth Road to Travel – China to Australia

Have you got your copy of "Smooth Road to Travel - China to Australia?"
Have you got your copy of “Smooth Road to Travel – China to Australia?”
Almost 700 visas have been granted since the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) program was established just over two years ago. Almost 90% of applicants are from mainland China. With no English language requirement, understanding Australia’s financial services landscape can be challenging.

Our dual language SIV educational booklet, “Smooth Road to Travel – China to Australia,” provides potential migrants and inbound investors with an overview of Australia’s financial, professional and lifestyle services. Continue reading Smooth Road to Travel – China to Australia

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.