What is the residence requirement?

​​To be granted a permanent Significant Investor visa, either the primary visa holder must be resident in Australia for at least 40 days for every year or part year that they have held a provisional Significant Investor visa. Or the spouse or de facto partner of the primary visa holder must be resident in Australia for at least 180 days for every year or part year that they have held a provisional Significant Investor visa.

The residence period does not need to be met per year but can be met cumulatively over the time the primary visa holder held the provisional visa.

There is no residency requirement under the Premium Investor visa. The visa holders are still required to comply with the 'first entry date'​ requirement which only applies to those applicants who are outside Australia at the time of the visa grant.

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