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Changes to Significant Investor Visa Program

As of July 1 2015, certain changes to the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) stream of the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) that were announced in October 2014 have come into effect. It is useful firstly to outline what has stayed the same and hasn’t changed in relation…

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Attention Investors – New Premium Investor Visa Announced

On 14 October 2014, the Australian Government released the findings of a review into the Business Innovation and Investment Programme, which covers the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188). Already containing three streams (Business Innovation, Investor, and Significant Investor), the subclass 188 visa is designed to cater for…

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Minister for Immigration Scott Morrison set to streamline the 188 Significant Investor Visa Program

The Minister for Immigration Scott Morrison MP made a speech at the Migration Institute of Australia this Monday 21st October in which he discussed how the coalition government will be approaching the migration portfolio in the years ahead. The Minister singled out the 188 Significant Investor visa as a priority…

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Does bankruptcy affect your Australian Visa application?

A regularly question we receive from prospective migration is; “does being declared bankrupt affect my visa application?”. The answer depends on the visa subclass you are applying for. In all visa applications you will be asked character questions and as bankruptcy is not a criminal offence it therefore won’t affect…

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Queensland Announce Significant Investor Stream 188 Visa Criteria

This information should also be read in conjunction with our previous blog on the Significant Investor Visa. Steven Koch, Executive Director of the Skills and Employment of the Department of Education, Training and Employment (DETE) has provided further information about the eligibility criteria for applicants looking to apply for a…

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Significant Investor Visa – How it works

The Australian Government has recently announced eagerly awaited information on how the new significant investor visa will work. It is expected the visa will commence on the 24 November 2012. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship have provided the following guidelines; The significant investor visa will be part of the…

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