The Australia Business Innovation & Investment Programme
PROGRAM TYPE: Residence
TOTAL INVESTMENT RAISED: US$10 billion +
TOP APPLICANT NATIONALITY: Chinese
See the official website of the government entity responsible for processing applications to the program.
Statistics on this program
Recent articles about this program
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