The Significant Investor Visa (SIV) is an investment program sponsored by the Australian government that offers a pathway to permanent Australian residency. Overseas-based entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals can qualify for permanent residency by making complying investments in areas that are expected to benefit the Australian economy.
To comply, investments must:
● be provided by an Australian Financial Services (AFS) licensed manager domiciled in Australia
● have a Declaration Form 1413 available which provides proof of a fund’s complying status
● can be made through a ‘fund of fund’ or an Investor Directed Portfolio Service (IDPS) into complying managed funds.
The investment period is four years and applicants must invest at least $5 million into three streams of complying investments:
● Balancing Investment
● Emerging Companies
● Venture Capital and Growth Private Equity Funds
When applying, the onus is on investors to prove the funds in which they are investing are compliant.
Copia SIV Funds
ECP Growth Companies Fund
OC Premium Small Companies Fund
OC Micro-Cap Fund