Significant Investor visa (SIV) statistics

​The SIV program is a pathway to provide for significant migrant investment into Australia under the Business Innovation and Investment visa program.

You must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect and be nominated by a state or territory government or Austrade before being invited to apply for this visa.

The table below shows statistics from 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2017.

ItemTotal
EOI submitted through SkillSelect206
Invitations to apply for a SIV issued as a result of applicants being nominated by a state or territory government180
Primary applications lodged165
Primary visas granted (subject to regulations post 1 July 2015)72
Primary visas granted (subject to regulations prior to 1 July 2015)8

As of 31 December 2017:

  • 1919 SIV visas have been granted from the commencement of the program
    24 November 2012.
    • 1643(subject to regulations prior 1 July 2015)
    • 276 (subject to regulations post to 1 July 2015)
  • AUD9.595 billion has been invested in Complying Investments.

The table below shows government sponsor distribution of the SIV for primary applicants.

Significant Investor visa: Government sponsor distribution from 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2017.

StateEOI submitted through SkillSelectInvitationApplications lodgedVisas granted (application lodged prior to 1 July 2015)Visas granted (application lodged on or after 1 July 2015)
Any< 5N/AN/AN/AN/A
Austrade< 50<50< 5
ACT< 50000
NSW877976< 532
NT00000
QLD2317 16 0< 5
SA< 5< 5< 5< 50
TAS< 5< 5< 500
VIC847864< 536
WA< 5< 5< 50< 5
Total206180165872

The table below shows the distribution of primary visa applications and visa grants for the top five source countries/regions from the commencement of the program from 24 November 2012 to 31 December 2017 for the SIV.

Applicants for top five source countries/regionsPercentage of total visa applicationsGrants for top five source countries/regionsPercentage of total visas granted
China88.7 China87.1
Hong Kong3.2Hong Kong3.2
Malaysia1.1Malaysia 1.5
South Africa0.8South Africa 1.2
Macao0.8Vietnam0.9

June 2017 SIV statistics

The table below shows statistics from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017.

ItemTotal
EOI submitted through SkillSelect531
Invitations to apply for a SIV issued as a result of applicants being nominated by a state or territory government494
Primary applications lodged438
Primary visas granted (subject to regulations post 1 July 2015)180
Primary visas granted (subject to regulations prior to 1 July 2015)225

As of 30 June 2017:

  • 1839 SIV visas have been granted from the commencement of the program 24 November 2012.
    • 1635 (subject to regulations prior 1 July 2015)
    • 204 (subject to regulations post to 1 July 2015)
  • AUD9.195billion has been invested in Complying Investments.

The table below shows government sponsor distribution of the SIV.

Significant Investor visa: Government sponsor distribution from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017.

StateEOI submitted through SkillSelectInvitationApplications lodgedVisas granted(application lodged prior to 1 July 2015)Visas granted(application lodged on or after 1 July 2015)
Any8N/AN/AN/AN/A
Austrade75< 50< 5
ACT50000
NSW2031991815562
NT< 50000
Qld.4035266< 5
SA119710< 5
Tas.00< 500
Vic.248241215150109
WA85< 5< 5< 5
Total531494438225180

The table below shows the distribution of primary visa applications and visa grants for the top five source countries/regions from the commencement of the program from 24 November 2012 to 30 June 2017 for the SIV.

Applicants – top five source countries/regionsPercentage of total visa applicationsGrants – top five source countries/regionsPercentage of total visas granted
China89.3China87.7
Hong Kong3.2Hong Kong3.0
Malaysia1.1Malaysia1.5
South Africa0.8South Africa1.2
Vietnam0.7Vietnam0.9

June 2016 SIV statistics

The table below shows statistics from 1 July 2015 to 30 June​ 2016.

ItemTotal
EOI submitted through SkillSelect328
Invitations to apply for a SIV issued as a result of applicants being nominated by a state or territory government257
Primary applications lodged213
Primary visas granted (subject to regulations post 1 July 2015)24
Primary visas granted (subject to regulations prior to 1 July 2015)528

As of 30 June 2016:

  • 1434 SIV visas have been granted from the commencement of the program on 24 November 2012.
  • AUD7.170 billion has been invested in Complying Investments.

The table below shows government sponsor distribution of the SIV.

Significant Investor visa: Government sponsor distribution from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016

StateEOI submitted through SkillSelectInvitationApplications lodgedVisas granted (application lodged prior to 1 July 2015)Visas granted (application lodged on or after 1 July 2015)
Any9N/AN/AN/AN/A
Austrade9550< 5
ACT< 500< 50
NSW10386671577
NT00000
Qld.800270
SA< 5< 5< 580
Tas.< 5< 50< 50
Vic.19216113832315
WA< 5< 5< 5110
Total32825721352824

The table below shows the distribution of primary visa applications and visa grants for the top five source countries/regions from the commencement of the program from 24 November 2012 to 30 June 2016 for the SIV.

Applicants for top five source countries/regionsPercentage of total visa applicationsGrants for top five source countries/regionsPercentage of total visas granted
China90.0China88.1
Hong Kong3.1Hong Kong2.6
Malaysia1.2Malaysia1.7
South Africa0.8South Africa1.3
Vietnam0.6Vietnam0.9

June 2015 SIV statistics

The table below shows statistics since commencement of the SIV on 24 November 2012 until 30 June 2015.

ItemTotal
Primary applications lodged2573
Primary visas granted879

As of 30 June 2015:

  • 75 per cent of primary visa applications have been on hand for less than three months. The service standard for the Business Innovation and Investment visa is 6-9 months.
  • AUD4.395 billion has been invested in Complying Investments.

The table below shows the state and territory distribution of the SIV.

Significant Investor visa: State and territory distribution from 24 November 2012 to 30 June 2015

StateApplications lodgedVisas granted
AnyN/AN/A
ACT< 50
NSW734282
NT00
Qld.11945
SA6217
Tas.< 50
Vic.1584506
WA6829
Total2573879

The table below shows the distribution of primary visa applications and visa grants for the top five source countries/regions from the commencement of the program from 24 November 2012 to 29 February 2016 for the SIV.

Applicants for top five source countries/regionsPercentage of total visa applicationsGrants for top five source countries/regionsPercentage of total visas granted
China90.1China87.9
Hong Kong3.1Hong Kong2.8
Malaysia1.2Malaysia1.7
South Africa0.7South Africa1.3
Vietnam0.6Japan0.9