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Investor Retirement Visa

Frank LanzaHow about spending your retirement in Australia! It is as close to paradise as you can get!

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship offers to those who wish to retire in Australia the Investor Retirement visa (Subclass 410). If you do not have dependants and have sufficient funds and income, then this visa if for you.

If allows an applicant to come to Australia for up to four (4) years with their partner and even work up to 40 hours a fortnight, should they wish to do so. Read more »

Queensland welcomes Business Investors

Frank LanzaQueensland welcomes Business Investors and facilitates their entry into Australia by sponsoring them under the following visas:

Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188) visa

The subclass 188 is a state sponsored provisional visa with no minimum English requirement. It is valid for 4 years.┬áThis visa is a pathway to the Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) (subclass 888) visa. Read more »

New Visa for Investors

Frank LanzaEarlier this year, the Department of Immigration implemented a revamped system for business and investment migration to Australia. Know as the ‘Business Innovation and Investment program‘, this system caters for people who have demonstrated experience and success in business overseas. The program is designed to attract business people and increase economic growth and innovation in Australia. Read more »

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS)

Frank LanzaProcessing Times

The lead up to the legislative changes of 1 July 2012 saw an unprecedented number of applications. As a result, the expected waiting times have become longer. In June, the Immigration Department went from having four months of processing work on-hand to nine months. Clients who lodged an application in June should expect to wait for nine months for their case to be allocated. Read more »

Changes to the RSMS visa program that will take place after 1st July 2012

Frank LanzaAs probably everyone knows by now, legislative changes have taken place on 1st July this year. Those changes will make significant changes to the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa.

It is still too early to fully appreciate the changes. In fact a recent seminar held by the Immigration Department to advise and inform Migration Agents in relation to the changes was not that informative at all. The information given is no different than what is already available on line at http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/skilled-workers/_pdf/skilled-migration-diagrams.pdf. Read more »