About Significant Investment Visa (Visa 188C)

The Australian Department of Immigration issued a 5 million Australian dollar immigrant visa for a major investor on November 24, 2012.

In order to further increase the contribution of investment to the Australian economy, the Australian Immigration Bureau made major reforms to the investment product requirements of this visa on July 1, 2015. This visa belongs to one of the Australian business innovation and investment immigration visa categories, mainly for high-net-worth individuals such as successful businessmen or investors.

On July 1, 2021, the Immigration Bureau once again carried out major reforms for the 188 visa! Currently, only about 200 families get this visa each year. With its rich experience and professional skills, AMRC has helped hundreds of successful people and their families successfully obtain such visas.

Visa 188C benefits

  • Applicants and family can come to live, study, work and do business in Australia while the visa is issued
  • Applicants’ children are exempt from tuition fees for grades 1 through 12 if they attend public school
  • Enter Australia freely while Visa is valid
  • Opportunity to apply for 888C Visa if all conditions are met
  • To enjoy profits depending on the investment sector and the commitment level of the Investment Fund

Visa 188C requirements

  1. Nominated by a state or territory government
  2. Applicants or/and wife/husband must have total net assets 5,000,000 AUD legal minimum
  3. Complying Investment of 5,000,000 AUD for no less than 4 years:
    • 500,000 AUD (10%) in venture capital funds or investment funds Australian private development funds that invest in small companies and start-up companies
    • 1,500,000 AUD (30%) to the legal fund manager or the investment company listed on the emerging companies on the Australian Stock Exchange
    • 3,000,000 AUD (60%) invested in managed funds or unit LICs that have invested in assets such as other listed companies on the ASX, corporate bonds, or revenues, the money and real estate in Australia

From Visa 188C to Visa 888C

Conditions for applicants

  1. Maintain investments in 4 years term of Visa 188C
  2. Settle in Australia for no less than 160 days during a period of 4 years as the principal applicant
  3. Settle in Australia not less than 180 days per year for a period of 4 years as a dependent of applicant

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