Significant Investor visa statistics

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

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 from 1 July 2016 to 31 May 2017.

ItemTotal
Expressions of Interest (EOI) submitted through SkillSelect464
Invitations to apply for a SIV issued as a result of applicants being nominated by a state or territory government422
Primary applications lodged 360
Primary visas granted (subject to regulations post 1 July 2015)169
Primary visas granted (subject to regulations prior to 1 July 2015)221

As of 31 May 2017:

  • 1824 SIV visas have been granted from the commencement of the programme on 24 November 2012.
      • 1631 (subject to regulations prior to 1 July 2015)
      • 193 (subject to regulations post 1 July 2015)

  • AUD 9.120 billion has been invested in Complying Investments.

The table below shows government sponsor distribution of the SIV.

Significant Investor visa: Government sponsor distribution - 1 July 2016 to 31 May 2017.

StateExpressions of Interest (EOI) submitted through SkillSelectInvitation

Applications lodged

Visas granted
(application lodged prior to 1 July 2015)
Visas granted
(application lodged on or after 1 July 2015)
AnyN/AN/AN/AN/A
Austrade7 570<5
ACT5 0000
NSW1641621365358
NT<5 0000
QLD 34 24185<5
SA1096100
TAS 0 0<500
VIC227218189149 104
WA 8 <5<5<5<5
Total 464422360221169

The table below shows the distribution of primary visa applications and visa grants for the top five source countries from the commencement of the programme - 24 November 2012 - 31 May 2017 for the SIV.

Applicants for top
five source countries
Percentage of total
visa applications
Grants for top
five source countries
Percentage of total
visas granted
China89.3China87.9
Hong Kong3.2Hong Kong2.9
Malaysia1.2Malaysia1.4
South Africa0.8South Africa1.2
Vietnam0.7Vietnam0.9

June 2016 SIV statistics

The table below shows statistics from 1 July 2015 to 30 June​ 2016.

ItemTotal
Expressions of Interest (EOI) submitted through SkillSelect328
Invitations to apply for a SIV issued as a result of applicants being nominated by a state or territory government257
Primary applications lodged 213
Primary visas granted (subject to regulations post 1 July 2015)24
Primary visas granted (subject to regulations prior to 1 July 2015)528

As of 30 June 2016:

  • 1434 SIV visas have been granted from the commencement of the programme on 24 November 2012.
  • AUD 7.170 billion has been invested in Complying Investments.

The table below shows government sponsor distribution of the SIV.

Significant Investor visa: Government sponsor distribution - 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016

StateExpressions of Interest (EOI) submitted through SkillSelectInvitation

Applications lodged

Visas granted
(application lodged prior to 1 July 2015)
Visas granted
(application lodged on or after 1 July 2015)
Any9N/AN/AN/AN/A
Austrade9550<5
ACT<5 00<50
NSW10386671577
NT0 0000
Qld800270
SA<5<5<580
Tas.<5<50<50
Vic.19216113832315
WA <5 <5<5110
Total328257 21352824

The table below shows the distribution of primary visa applications and visa grants for the top five source countries from the commencement of the programme - 24 November 2012 - 30 June 2016 for the SIV.

Applicants for top
five source countries
Percentage of total
visa applications
Grants for top
five source countries
Percentage of total
visas granted
China90.0China88.1
Hong Kong3.1Hong Kong2.6
Malaysia1.2Malaysia1.7
South Africa0.8South Africa1.3
Vietnam0.6Vietnam0.9

June 2015 SIV statistics

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

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

The table below shows statistics since commencement of the SIV on 24 November 2012 until 30 June 2015.

ItemTotal
Primary applications lodged 2573
Primary visas granted 879

As of 30 June 2015:

  • 75 per cent of primary visa applications have been on hand for less than three months. The service standard for the Business Innovation and Investment visa is 6-9 months.
  • AUD 4.395 billion has been invested in Complying Investments.

The table below shows the state and territory distribution of the SIV.

Significant Investor visa: State and territory distribution - 24 November 2012 - 30 June 2015

StateApplications lodgedVisas granted
AnyN/AN/A
ACT<50
NSW734282
NT00
Qld11945
SA6217
Tas.<50
Vic.1584506
WA6829
Total2573879

The table below shows the distribution of primary visa applications and visa grants for the top five source countries from the commencement of the programme - 24 November 2012-29 February 2016 for the SIV.

Applicants for top
five source countries
Percentage of total
visa applications
Grants for top
five source countries
Percentage of total
visas granted
China90.1China87.9
Hong Kong3.1Hong Kong2.8
Malaysia1.2Malaysia1.7
South Africa0.7South Africa1.3
Vietnam0.6Japan0.9