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Premium Investor Visa Regulation

Migration Amendment (Investor Visas) Regulation 2015 – F2015L00963: Migration Amendment (Investor Visas) Regulation 2015 amends the Migration Regulations 1994 to create a new Premium Investor stream visa, that:
  • Requires an investment of $15,000,000 and provides access to permanent residence after 12 months
  • Amends what types of investments are acceptable for the various investment visa streams,
  • Specifies additional or changes in investment requirements as Austrade monitors the market
  • Also amends the existing Significant Investor, Business Innovation and Investor visa streams.

The Instrument includes definitions of complying significant and premium investments, switching periods and philanthropic contribution requirements.

The visa application charges for the Premium Investor visa will be:

  • Base application charge: $8410
  • Additional applicant charge over 18: $4205
  • Additional applicant charge under 18: $2105

This Select Instrument commences on 1 July 2015 

Australian values statement for PIC 4019 -1 July 2015.

Migration Regulations 1994 – Approval of Australian Values Statement for Public Interest Criterion 4019 – 2015 – IMMI 15/065
– F2015L00896 –Approval of Australian Values Statement for Public Interest Criterion 4019 specifies two Australian values statements for Australian visa applications.  
Schedule A of the Instrument provides the wording of the values statement for the grant of the following visa subclasses: 100; 101; 103; 114; 115; 116; 124; 132; 143; 151; 160; 161; 162; 163; 164; 165; 173; 186; 187; 188; 189; 190; 200; 201; 202; 203; 204; 300; 309; 476; 489; 785; 790; 800; 801; 802; 804; 814; 820; 826; 835; 836; 838; 852; 858; 864; 866; 884; 887; 888; 890; 891; 892; or 893;

Schedule B of the Instrument provides the values statement for the grant of the following visa subclasses: 401; 402; 403; 405; 410; 411; 415; 416; 417; 418; 419; 420; 421; 422; 423; 426; 427; 428; 442; 445; 457; 461; 462; 470; 485; 570; 571; 572; 573; 574; 575; 576; 580; or 787.

This Instrument revokes IMMI 12/081 (F2012L02214) and commences on 1 July 2015.