You must have a total of at least three years experience of direct involvement in managing one or more qualifying business or eligible investments;
For at least one of the five fiscal years immediately before the application is made:
You must have maintained direct involvement in either managing a qualifying business in which you (or you and your spouse together) had an ownership interest of at least 10% of the total value of the business; or
You must have maintained direct involvement in managing your (or your and your spouse's combined) eligible investments, the total value of which was at least A$1,500,000;
For the two fiscal years immediately preceding the application, the net value of your (or your and your spouse's combined) assets must have been at least A$2,250,000;
Neither you or your spouse should have a history of involvement in business or investment activities that are not generally acceptable in Australia;
You must have notified the appropriate regional authority of a state or territory of your business history and intentions to develop a business in that State or Territory;
You must have a realistic commitment to continue to maintain a business or investment activity in Australia after the Designated Investment has matured;
You must have signed a declaration that you understand your obligations as the holder of this type of visa.
If you are able to obtain sponsorship from an appropriate regional authority of
a State/Territory government, then your application would fall under the
State/Territory Sponsored Investor (Provisional) category, and in addition to
the above, you would have to meet the following requirements:
You would have to show that you have been sponsored by an appropriate regional authority of a State or Territory government;
In reference to point 3 above, the total value of your (or your and your spouse's) eligible investments in which you maintained direct involvement would have to be A$750,000
In reference to point 4 above, the net value of your (or your and your spouse's) assets for the two fiscal years preceding the application would have to be at least A$1,125,000;
In reference to point 6 above, at the time of visa grant you must have made a Designated Investment of A$750,000
In reference to point 7 above, you must be aged less than 55 years at the time you apply or you are proposing to establish or participate in a business that your sponsoring State or Territory has determined is of exceptional economic benefit to that State or Territory
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If you feel that you meet the above requirements to make an application under
either one of these categories as an Investor, please contact our London office
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discuss your case.