Premium Investor stream (188D)

Our experienced team can assist you with your subclass 188D visa application – from lodging the initial Expression of Interest, to completing the visa application, and everything between.

Eligibility Requirements

The Premium Investor stream is by nomination of Austrade on behalf of the Australian government only.

You must make a complying investment of at least AUD15 million in any of the following options:

  • Australian securities exchange listed assets;
  • Australian government or semi-government bonds or notes;
  • Corporate bonds or notes issued by an Australian exchange listed entity (or wholly owned subsidiary of the Australian listed entity) or investment grade rated Australian corporate bonds or notes rated by an AFS-licensed debt rating agency.
  • Australian proprietary limited companies;
  • Real property in Australia excluding residential property;
  • Deferred annuities issued by Australian registered life companies; or
  • State or territory government approved philanthropic contribution.

In addition to making a complying investment, the following criteria must also be met:

  • you must have a genuine and realistic commitment to continue your business and investment activity in Australia after the conclusion of your provisional visa;
  • you and/or your partner (spouse or de facto) must have net assets of at least AUD15 million that are legally acquired, unencumbered, and available to be used to make the complying investment in Australia; and
  • you and your partner must not have been involved in unacceptable business or investment activities.

You, your partner and other family members aged 18 years or over must agree not to bring any action against the Commonwealth for any loss relating to your complying investment.

Income that you earn from your complying investment in Australia is subject to tax under Australian taxation law.