Investor visa include:
- At least AUD500,000 in eligible Australian venture capital or growth private equity fund(s) investing in start-up and small private companies. Note the Government expects to increase this to $1million for new applications within two years as the market responds;
- At least AUD1.5 million in an eligible managed fund(s) or Listed Investment Companies (LICs) that invest in emerging companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX); and,
- A 'balancing investment' of up to AUD3 million in fund(s) or LICs that invest in a combination of eligible assets that include other ASX listed companies, eligible Australian corporate bonds or notes, annuities and real property in Australia (subject to the 10% limit on residential real estate).
Visa applicants may change between complying investments, provided they continue to meet the proportions outlined above and meet specified reinvestment requirements.
You might want to seek independent legal advice in relation to ensuring that an investment made for the purpose of this stream is a 'complying significant investment'.
It is your responsibility to ensure your investment options comply.
For more information on complying significant investments, see Australian Trade Commission.