Australia offers numerous routes to permanent residency, with skilled and sponsored visas being some of the more popular ones for many migrants seeking to live in the Land Down Under.
Businesslive reports a surge in the number of South Africans inquiring about emigration since the onset of COVID-19. Doctors, lawyers, farmers, engineers and entrepreneurs are reportedly among those seeking improved employment and lifestyle options outside of South Africa.
Australia is one of the preferred destinations for South African emigrants, accounting for the largest number of South African expats after the United Kingdom (UK).
The Australian government introduced a Premium Investor Scheme in 2015. Nine different visa options were available to applicants who wished to enter Australia under the country’s Business Innovation and Investment Programme.
The government has recently announced that it will simplify the Australian Business Innovation and Investment Programme by reducing the number of visa options available under the programme to just four visa streams from 1 July.
Sam Hopwood, consultant for Sable International which handles migration to Australia, states that this development will enable simpler and clearer pathways to Australian residency, as quoted in Businesstech…