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Premium Investor Stream

The Premium Investor stream (Visa 188) is intended for investors who wish to invest at least AUD$15 million in a business and/or investment activities in Australia after the temporary visa period has expired.

The premium investor stream is followed by the nomination of Australian Trade and Investment Commission or Austrade on behalf of the Australian government only.

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
  • Australian proprietary limited companies
  • Australian securities exchange listed assets
  • Deferred annuities issued by Australian registered life companies
  • All the income earned from the complying investment in Australia must be subjected to tax under Australian taxation law
  • You, your partner or both combined must have a combined net assets of at least AUD15 million that are lawfully acquired and available to use to make the complying investment in Australia
  • You and your partner along with the dependant family members (aged 18) must provide assurance of not bringing any action against the Commonwealth for any loss with reference to the complying investment
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