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). 



Program at a glance

Program TypeGolden Visa Program
Time to citizenship4 years
Time to permanent residency3 years
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 availableFund Investment

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