June 2018 SIV statistics

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​The Significant Investor visa (SIV) program is a pathway to provide for significant migrant investment into Australia under the Business Innovation and Investment visa program.

You must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect and be nominated by a state or territory government or Austrade before being invited to apply for this visa.

The table below shows statistics – 1 July 2017 – 30 June 2018.

Item Total
Expressions of Interest (EOI) submitted through SkillSelect 461
Invitations to apply for a SIV issued as a result of applicants being nominated by a state or territory government 402
Primary applications lodged 341
Primary visas granted (subject to regulations post 1 July 2015) 174
Primary visas granted (subject to regulations prior to 1 July 2015) 9

As of 30 June 2018:

  • 2022 SIV visas have been granted from the commencement of the program
    24 November 2012.

    • 1644 (subject to regulations prior 1 July 2015)
    • 378 (subject to regulations post to 1 July 2015)
  • AUD10.110 billion has been invested in Complying Investments.

The table below shows government sponsor distribution of the SIV for primary applicants.

Significant Investor visa: Government sponsor distribution
1 July 2017 – 30 June 2018.

State Expressions of Interest (EOI) submitted through SkillSelect Invitations Applications lodged Visas granted
(application lodged prior to 1 July 2015)
Visas granted
(application lodged on or after 1 July 2015)
Any 10 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Austrade 6 < 5 < 5 0 < 5
ACT < 5 < 5 < 5 0 0
NSW 192 179 149 < 5 76
NT 0 0 0 0 0
QLD 38 33 34 0 10
SA 7 7 < 5 < 5 < 5
TAS < 5 < 5 < 5 0 0
VIC 191 165 140 6 81
WA 11 11 9 0 5
Total 461 402 341 9 174

The table below shows the distribution of primary visa applications and visa grants for the top five source countries/regions from the commencement of the program – 24 November 2012 – 30 June 2018 for the SIV.

Applicants – top five source countries Percentage of total visa applications Grants – top five source countries Percentage of total visas granted
China 88.2 China 87
Hong Kong 3.4 Hong Kong 3.2
Malaysia 1.2 Malaysia 1.5
South Africa 0.9 South Africa 1.3
Vietnam 0.9 Vietnam 0.9

See original report here