Premium Investor Stream 

This provisional visa is for people who are nominated by the CEO of Austrade and who invest at least AUD15 million in Australian investments and/or philanthropic contributions.

About Premium Investor Stream

The Premium Investor visa is a 4-year visa for people willing to make an AUD 15 million investment in Australia. It is one of the streams within the Subclass 188 Business Innovation and Investment visa. This is a 4-year temporary visa. Once you have maintained an investment in Australia for 1 year, you can apply for permanent residence through the Business Innovation & Investment (Residence) Subclass 888 visa.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for 188 visa under this stream, You must make a complying investment of at least AUD15 million in any of the following options:

  • Australian government or semi-government bond or notes

  • Possess a high level of management skills to undertake a qualifying business activity

  • State or territory approved philanthropic contribution

  • Australian exchange listed entity issued corporate bonds or the investment grated rated bonds by an AFS licensed debt rating agency

  • You must have a genuine intention to continue business and investment activity in Australia after the validity of your 188 visa expires.

  • You and your partner must not have found in unacceptable business or investment activities

  • Achieve at least 65 in the point-test

  • Be committed to continuing business and investment in Australia once the original investment is matured

  • Have been involved directly for at least 3 years in managing one or more qualifying businesses or eligible investments

  • Make a designated investment of at least AUD 1.5 million in a state or territory government for at least 4 years from the date of issue

  • Have had no participation or association with unacceptable activities in Australia

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