The Department of Immigration & Border Patrol (DIBP) have recently released some updated statistics about the Significant Investor visa (SIV) programme for the programme year 1 July, 2015 to January 31, 2016.
The SIV programme is a pathway to provide for significant migrant investment into Australia under the Business Innovation and Investment visa programme.
As of 31 January 2016:
· 1228 SIV visas have been granted from the commencement of the programme on 24 November 2012.
· AUD 6.140 billion has been invested in Complying Investments.
The statistics indicate there has been an increase in SIV applications lodged in recent months. Looking forward interest is expected to grow globally, including applicants from the UK and Europe.
If you would like some assistance, have a general query or would like an introduction to advisers that can assist with planning, preparing and lodging a SIV then please get in touch with us.