Australia is one of the top 5 countries which provide citizenship by investment. The emerging middle class in India and China have made overseas investments pour since the last 5 years. As this number increases it won’t be long before the government makes getting permanent residency through investment stricter. If you are NOT an Australian resident or citizen but would like to invest in a property or start a business in Australia, refer to all the information you need to know about immigration to Australia through business and property investment.
BUSINESS INVESTMENT AUSTRALIA
The department of immigration and border protection has a number of Business visas. Some are suitable for investors, some for existing business owners and others for entrepreneurs.
Business Innovation and Investment Visa Subclass 188
This most common business visa – it has multiple streams and is usually valid for 4 years, after which the applicant can apply for a PERMANENT VISA (subclass 888).
The 5 main streams of this visa are:
What are the specific requirements for each stream of the visa?
Business Innovation Stream:
The visa holder must have been in Australia for at least 2 of the last 4 years.
Significant Investor Stream
What are the benefits for the visa?
TOP reasons why people chose Australia over other countries:
Australia has basic health insurance covered by the government (Medicare)
Australia has been ranked as the second-best country in the world for its quality of life by a UN report that assessed economic, education and life-expectancy data. Australia experiences all weathers in moderation and doesn’t have any major extremities.
Government covered education with Education loans for higher education for all permanent residents and citizens.
Australia has very low unemployment rate (approx. 6%) and a very high return on investment.