澳洲的商務 / 投資移民簽證
Australian business / investment migration visas
There are a few categories of Australian business / investment migration visas, such as:
- Business innovation, 188A
- Investor, 188B (A$1.5M investment visa)
- Significant investor, 188C (A$5M significant investment visa)
- Business talent, 132
Most of these visas require the applicant to be experienced in business/investment before applying for the visas. The applicant’s business turnover, business assets and/or investment portfolio in the past few years are also required to meet certain thresholds. The value of the applicant’s net assets, their sources, history of accumulation and transferability to Australia are also important.
188A, 188B and 188C are temporary visas. 132 is a permanent visa. 132 visa can be cancelled if the visa holder does not fulfil the commitment to conduct business in Australia within three years of visa grant.
All categories require nomination. State/territory is the usual nominator. There are eight states/territories. In addition to the Commonwealth’s Migration Regulation criteria, each state/territory prescribes their own nomination criteria.
When granted, the 188A visa holder can reside in Australia to own and to manage Australian business for achieving the business results required to meet the 888A permanent visa requirements.
For a 188B visa holder to apply for 888B permanent visa, the investment requirement is to have held an A$1.5M “designated investment” in Australia for at least four years. The residence requirement is a cumulative presence in Australia of at least two years while holding the 188B visa.
For a 188C visa holder to apply for 888C permanent visa, the investment requirement is to have held an A$5M “complying significant investment” in Australia for at least four years. One of the ways to satisfy the residence requirement is a cumulative presence in Australia of at least 160 days while holding the 188C visa.
Extensive, both historical and up-to-date documental evidence is required. Need to be well planned. Applicants should be mindful that 888 permanent visas are not automatic outcomes but need to be applied for after holding 188 temporary visas and fulfilling the permanent visa requirements. To achieve the best outcome, applicants should work together diligently with their migration advisers. In practice, the preparation of a business/investment visa case requires knowledge in both migration law and in accounting.
Disclaimer: the above information is general information. It does not include all aspects of Migration Law. It does not constitute legal advice or migration advice for you to rely on. Each case has its own circumstances/merits that distinguish it from another case. Professional advice should be sought case by case.