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Investor Visa: Settle Abroad With Your Family

The Investment or Business Visa is offered by countries to encourage people with a proven business track record and a genuine intent in developing a business overseas to invest in their country. This can be either a new business venture or buying an existing overseas business. Australia and Canada have an Immigrant Investor Program that is a rank above similar programs offered by other countries. The USP of such programs in these countries are that they offer the option of having an alternate residency status while continuing to manage already existing business. The Immigrant Investor Program seeks to attract potential immigrant investors who have enough personal net worth and managerial experience. A qualifying business under this program is any business except for those that operate with the purpose of gaining interest or capital gains. Every country that offers an Investment or Business Visa has its own set of requirements and eligibility criteria. Talk to Y-Axis today for more information.

Benefits Of Settling Abroad As An Entrepreneur

The permanent residency programs for investors and entrepreneurs are typically designed to offer individual as well as business benefits. The best such immigration programs offer benefits like:

  • Access to high standard of living
  • Access to healthcare and education
  • Settle with your dependants
  • Access to international opportunities
  • Favourable investment policies (varies by country)
  • Travel benefits allowing you to conduct business globally
  • Fast track to citizenship

Eligibility For Entrepreneurs & Investors

Eligibility For Entrepreneurs, Investors visas

Different countries have different criteria to assess applicant eligibility. Broadly, the assessment criteria are:

  • Availability of funds to invest overseas
  • Prior business profile
  • Proficiency in English or local languages
  • Business credentials & banking history
  • Health & conduct evaluation
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Startup visa program

Under Canada’s startup visa program, candidates can come to Canada on a work permit which is sponsored by their Canada based investor and then apply for a PR visa once their business is established in the country.

This program encourages immigrant entrepreneurs to develop their startups in Canada. Successful applicants can tie-up with private sector investors in Canada to receive help on funding and guidance on running their business. The three types of private sector investors they can approach are:

  1. Venture capital fund
  2. Business incubator
  3. Angel investor

 Eligibility requirements for visa applicants are:

  • Have proof that the business has the required support from a designated entity in the form of a Commitment Certificate and Letter of Support
  • Have a qualifying business
  • Have the required proficiency in English or French
  • Have completed at least one year of post-secondary education
  • Have enough funds to settle in Canada and support dependent family members
  • Must clear the medical tests and security requirements

Australia’s Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa

The Entrepreneur stream in this visa category allows you to own and manage a business in Australia or conduct a business or investment activity entrepreneurial activity in Australia.

Eligibility requirements

  • Have a proposal for entrepreneurial activity in Australia
  • Have at least AUD200,000 funding agreement to undertake business in Australia
  • Have a business plan for a startup
  • Have competent skills in the English language
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FAQ
How much money do you need for an investor visa?

The investment amount for an Investor Visa majorly depends on the country that you are investing in. Different countries have different eligibility criteria for an applicant’s eligibility. Some countries have different eligibility criteria as per the state you are investing in, like Canada.

For an Investor Visa under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program, the minimum investment amount is CAD $200,000. You also need to have a personal net worth of at least CAD $600,000.

For the province of Manitoba in Canada, you need to invest at least CAD $250,000 if you wish to set up your business in the Manitoba Capital Region. To set up a business elsewhere in Manitoba, you need to make a minimum investment of at least CAD $150,000. You also need to have a personal net worth of CAD $500,000.

Minimum £50,000 in investment funds will be required to apply for a UK Innovator visa if an individual intends setting up a new business. 

Thus, the investment amount differs as per the country as well as the visa category.

What is Graduate Entrepreneur Visa?

International students in the UK who have a viable business idea may apply for the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa. This visa allows the Visa holder to set up their own business in the UK. Thus, successful applicants are allowed to extend their stay in the UK to set up one or more than one business in the UK.

You can apply for the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa if:

  1. You are not a citizen of any country in the EEA (European Economic Area) or Switzerland
  2. You should have graduated from an educational institution in the UK and should be officially endorsed for having a viable business plan
  3. You meet all the other eligibility requirements

However, the UK will not accept any new applications for the Graduate Entrepreneur Visa from 6th July 2019.

The Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa is being replaced by the Start-up Visa.

This visa category exclusively caters to entrepreneurs with high potential who are starting a business for the first time.

The application for this visa can be submitted three months before your intended date of travel to the UK. Other eligibility requirements include:

  • Are not a citizen of the EEA and Switzerland
  • Wish to set up a business in the UK
  • The business idea must be endorsed by a higher education institute in the UK or a business organization that supports UK entrepreneurs
  • No requirement for an initial investment
  • Applicant must be at least 18 years old
  • Applicant must fulfill English language requirements
  • Applicants must have enough funds to support their stay in the UK
What are the documents required for investor visa?

The requirements of an Investor Visa differ from country to country. Hence the documents needed will also depend on the country that you are applying for.

The documents required also depend on the Visa category that you apply for.

For example, the document checklist for the UK Innovator Visa is different from the Sole Representative Visa of the UK. For the newly announced Start-Up Visa of the UK, you need an “endorsement letter” from an authorized entity in the UK. Such an endorsement letter is not needed for Innovator Visa or the Sole Representative Visa.

Similarly, the document checklist for the various Investor Visas in different provinces of Canada is different.

It is highly recommended to consult an Immigration Expert while applying for an Investor Visa to get the right guidance. Not only will the Expert be able to explain to you the whole process but also guide you on all the supporting documents required.

What are the benefits of starting or expanding a business in another country?

Business owners or entrepreneurs wishing to start a business in another country are aware of the benefits.

Expanding their business overseas helps them to explore untapped markets or sell their products and services which will be unique in the new market.

They can make use of the attractive options such as tax cuts and loans offered by foreign countries to encourage businesses from outside to be set up in their country.

Some countries offer a better business environment in comparison to the home country of the business owners or entrepreneurs.

Expansion of the business to other countries promotes better brand visibility and improves recognition of the business.

What is the Graduate Entrepreneur visa?

The Tier 1 Startup Visa has replaced the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur visa program. This visa category exclusively caters to entrepreneurs with high potential who are starting a business for the first time.

The application for this visa can be submitted three months before your intended date of travel to the UK. Other eligibility requirements include:

  • Are not a citizen of the EEA and Switzerland
  • Wish to set up a business in the UK
  • Business idea must be endorsed by a higher education institute in the UK or a business organization that supports UK entrepreneurs
  • No requirement for an initial investment
  • Applicant must be at least 18 years old
  • Applicant must fulfil English language requirements
  • Applicants must have enough funds to support their stay in the UK

Staying in the UK

  • You can stay for up to two years on this visa and can bring your spouse or partner and unmarried children under the age of 18 to stay with you
  • You can do work outside your business for funding your stay
  • You cannot extend your visa after two years, but you can apply for the innovator visa to extend your stay and develop your business.
How much money do you need for an investor visa?

The investment visa for an investor visa will vary depending on the country and the visa category you are applying for. The Australian Golden visa requires an investment of AUD 5 million. Details of investment of other business visas in Australia:

  1. Investor stream- For this, you will require at least AUD 1.5 million in an Australian state or territory and maintain your business and investment activity in Australia.
  2. Significant investor stream- People willing to invest at least AUD 5 million in Australian investments can apply for this visa. They must be nominated by an Australian State or Territory government agency or Austrade.

As for Canada’s startup visa program, startup owners who succeed in getting through this program must be able to get the minimum required investment. If it is from a venture capital fund, the minimum investment should be $200,000. If the investment is from an angel investor group, the investment should be at least $75,000. Applicants must be accepted by a designated business incubator as a member of the business incubator program.

What are the eligibility requirements for the investor visa?

Eligibility requirements again are based on the country and the type of investor visa you are applying for.

For instance, if you are applying for the Subclass 188 investor visa for Australia, you must qualify for either one of the three visa sub-categories:

  • Business Innovation
  • Business Investment

Classification as a significant investor.

The investor must be below 55 years when submitting the application. They should have a detailed plan for the business or be willing to invest in an existing business in Australia. They should have at least 65 points which are based on various factors that include age, education, previous business activities, and investment experience.

If you are applying for the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP), you must be above 21 years, your net worth must be at least CAD 600,000. You must be willing to make a minimum investment of CAD 150,000 to establish your business in the province.

You must have at least three years’ experience in running a business or 5 years of experience in a senior management role. You must have an intention to settle in Nova Scotia.

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