Australia

BIIP Investors Streams

In a nutshell, Australia has three options for those who would qualify for residency in the country through a passive investment: The Investor, Significant Investor, and Premium Investor streams, three Golden Visas that each have their own timelines and financial requirements.

Together with the Business Innovation and Entrepreneur streams (both of which are Active Investor Visas), the three Investor streams make up Australia’s Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP). 

 

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Program at a glance

Program TypeGolden Visa Program
Time to citizenship5 years
Time to permanent residency1, 3, or 4 years (depending on stream)
Minimum investmentAUD 2,5 million
Physical presence requirementNone at temporary stage
Application processing time1-2 years
Citizenship grants visa-free travel to184 destinations, including Schengen countries and the United States
Contribution types availableDonation, Fund Investment, Business Investment, Bond Investment, Securities Investment

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Direct Citizenship Programs

Programs that offer citizenship within months in exchange for investments or donations, with minor/no physical presence requirements.

Semi-Direct Citizenship Programs

Programs that offer citizenship in exchange for investments following a 1-2 year period, with minor/no physical presence requirements.

Independent Means Visas

Programs that offer residence permits within months to those who can demonstrate income or personal wealth above a certain level, usually requiring that the holder not take up employment locally.

Active Investor Visas

Programs that offer residence permits within months to those who physically relocate to start and/or run a business. Startup and entrepreneur visas fall under this category.

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