The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has announced that new Significant Visa (SIV) applications will be suspended from 24 April 2015 to 30 June 2015. The suspension of new applications is to facilitate changes to the complying investment framework.
What Does This Mean?
Current SIV applicants who have received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) and lodged their visa applications will not be affected by the suspension and any new rules introduced after or during the suspension. With changes upcoming it is best to lodge your SIV application as soon as possible if you have received an ITA.
While you can still submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the SIV uptill 23 April 2015, no further ITAs will be issued until after 1 July 2015.
More updates to follow...
This information is accurate on the 7 April 2015
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