CLOSURE OF MALAYSIA MY SECOND HOME (MM2H) CENTRE

CLOSURE OF MALAYSIA MY SECOND HOME (MM2H) CENTRE

Please be informed that Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) Centre, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture will cease its operation starting 1st July 2020. The MM2H Immigration Unit will be transferred to the Immigration Department of Malaysia Headquarter starting 6th July 2020. Therefore, any Immigration related issues may be pursue directly with the Immigration Department of Malaysia at its headquarter. The address is as follow:

Visa, Pass and Permit Division
Immigration Department of Malaysia
No. 15, Level 1 & 5 (Podium)
Persiaran Perdana, Presint 2,
62550, Putrajaya

Contact Number : 03-8880 1555 (Immigration Call Centre)
Email : mm2h@imi.gov.my

Due to the closure of the Centre, all new submission WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
Thank you.

MM2H Centre
Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture
Date : 29 June 2020

2019 – 2020 新财年移民配额变化 2019-2020 Migration Program Planning Levels

【2019 – 2020 新财年移民配额变化】

2019-2020 Migration Program Planning Levels

签证类型 Stream and Category 2018-19 2019-20 变化
技术类别

Skill Stream

雇主担保 Employer Sponsored 48,250 30,000 -38%
独立技术 Skilled Independent 43,990 18,652 -58%
     技术类雇主担保 Skilled Employer Sponsored 23,000 新增
     工作签证 Skilled Work Regional 9,000
州担保 State / Territory Nominated 28,850 14,000
商业创新及投资类别 Business Innovation & Investment Program 7,260 24,968 -13%
全球商业天才类别 Global Talent 6,862 -5%
境外杰出人才类别 Distinguished Talent 200 5,000 0%
技术类合计 Skill Total 128,550 200 -15%
亲属移民类别

Family Stream

配偶 Partner 47,825 108,682 -17%
父母 Parent 8,675 39,799 -15%
其他亲属类别 Other Family 900 7,371 -38%
亲属移民共计 Family Total 57,400 562 -17%
特殊类别 Special Eligibility 565 47,732 -58%
儿童签证 Child (estimate; not subject to a ceiling) 3,485 236 -4%
合计 Total 190,000 3,350 -16%

 

偏远地区雇主担保 Skilled Employer Sponsored

偏远地区工作 Skilled Work Regional

技术移民类 Skill Stream(108682)

  • 联邦雇主担保 Employer Sponsored
  • 独立技术移民 Skilled Independent
    • 偏远地区雇主担保 Skilled Employer Sponsored
    • 偏远地区工作 Skilled Work Regional
    • 偏远地区州政府担保 State/ Territory Nominated
  • 商业创新及投资移民 Business Innovation & Investment Program
  • 全球商业天才 Global Talent
  • 杰出技术人才 Distinguished Talent

 

亲属移民 Family Stream

  • 配偶移民 Partner
  • 父母移民 Parent
  • 其他亲属类 Other Family
  • 特殊签证类 Special Eligibility
  • 子女 Child

 

澳大利亚技术移民 (独立技术移民 SC189,偏远地区州政府担保移民)

澳洲技术移民签证是依靠申请人的学历、工作经验/专业技能、语言成绩等自身综合能力提出申请,通过打分测试达到最低分数标准之后提交意愿书 (EOI),并获得移民局邀请后递交申请的移民签证类别,其中SC189, SC190赋予签证持有者在澳永居。SC489是一个4年的临时签证,签证持有人在满足要求后可以申请SC887永居签证。

技术移民签证类别,申请人需要满足几项必要条件才能够提交相应的意愿书,这包括:

  • 申请人年龄在提交申请时年龄在45岁以下
  • 申请人至少有雅思四个6分或其他被认证的英语考试成绩
  • 申请人必须提名澳洲独立技术移民职业列表上的相关职业并通过职业评估。(通过相关的职业提名的职业评估通常对申请人有英语成绩,学历,工作经验的相关要求)212 MLTSSL (189,190,489 relative), 215 STSOL (190, 189), 77 ROL (189,190,489)
  • 申请人至少可以获得65分的技术移民分数。其中偏远地区州政府担保SC190会获得5分州担保分, SC489 会获得10分州担保加分。
  • 澳洲技术移民打分体系是建立在技术移民的基本要求之上,申请人获得移民粉丝取决于申请人的年龄,学历,工作经验等因素。澳洲技术移民加分方式有多种途径可选,雅思4个7分,报读 Professional Year职业年和NATTI翻译,申请州政府担保,工作经验加分,配偶职业技能加分等。

 

188A,B 签证申请基本条件

  • 需要获得EOI邀请 (be invited to apply)
  • 有州政府担保
  • 年龄小于55周岁 (除非得到州政府豁免)
  • 评分达到65分
  • 成功的商业或投资历史

188A 商业创新类别的额外要求:

  • 申请人(或与配偶合计)拥有的家庭总资产不少于80万澳币,这些资产都是通过合法途径获得并且能够在发签的2年之内转达到澳大利亚;
  • 过去4个财政年中至少有2年,一夜年营业额不低于50万澳币;
  • 营业额年增长率低于40万的公司,占用至少51%的股份;
  • 营业额年增长率高于40万的公司,占有至少30%的股份;
  • 如果是上市公司 (publicly-listed company),占有至少10%的股份
  • 成功的经营背景;
  • 申请人在获批188A签证后,登录澳洲并满足相关要求和可以提交888A永居签证申请。

188B投资类别的额外要求:

  • 申请人(或与配偶合计),过去2个财政年中拥有的净资产不少于225万澳币;
  • 3年以上良好的管理生意或投资经验;
  • 近5个财政年中至少有1年,在企业中占有10%以上的股份或者管理150万澳币以上的投资;
  • 申请人持续商业行为的承诺,申请人承诺在政府指定投资期满以后仍持续操作生意或进行投资管理;
  • 申请人在获批188B签证后,登录澳洲并满足相关要求和可以提交888B永居签证申请。

澳洲188C投资移民(重大投资临时签证)

  • 要求申请人至少投资500万澳币到澳洲,没有年龄限制,没有英语要求,无需打分。该签证还大幅减少了居住要求,申请人只需在持有188C临居签证的4年中,在澳大利亚住满160天;
  • 申请人在获批188C签证后,登录澳洲并满足相关要求和可以提交888C永居签证申请。

Visa Information on: BUSINESS VISA AS IN AUSTRALIA

Visa Information on: BUSINESS VISA AS IN AUSTRALIA

Subclass 188 Visa – Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional)

This is a temporary visa valid for 4 years on grant. This visa allows 188 holders time to meet the criteria of, and apply for, a subclass 888 permanent residence visa.

The subclass 188 visa has five types of Eligibility Streams:

  1. The Business Innovation Stream (points-tested) – for people who want to own and manage a new or existing business in Australia.
  2. The Investor Stream (points-tested) – for people who want to make a designated investment in an Australia state or territory.
  3. Significant Investor Visa (SIV) Stream – for people who want to invest at least AUD 5 million into complying investments in Australia.
  4. Premium Investor (PIV) Stream – for people who want to invest at least AUD 15 million into complying investments in Australia (Note: This visa will be available at the invitation of the Australian Government only, with potential recipients to be nominated by Austrade).
  5. Entrepreneur Stream – for entrepreneurs with innovative ideas and financial backing from a third party.

 

(1) STREAM A: BUSINESS INNOVATION

Criteria (1) THE BUSINESS INNOVATION STREAM (188 PROVISIONAL) VISA
Objective For people who want to own and manage a new or existing business in Australia.
Age Less than 55 at the time of invitation
Points Score (currently 65 points) on the Innovation Points Test – at the time of invitation.
State/Territory Nomination Nominated by State or Territory Government.
Skill Select Expression of Interest and Invitation by Dept. of Home Affairs to apply.
Net Assets (business & personal) Applicant and/or spouse must have AUD$800,000 legally acquired and can be legally transferred to Australia within 2 years of the visa being granted.
Annual Turnover For at least 2 out of 4 fiscal years before invitation, applicant’s main business/es overseas must have annual turnover of at least AUD$500,000.
Ownership Interest overseas ·         At least 51%, if the business has turnover of less than AUD400,000 per year

·         At least 30% if the business has turnover of AUD400,000 or more per year OR

·         At least 10% if the business is a publicity-listed company.

Successful Business Career You must have an overall successful business career.
Management Role Overseas business For at least 2 out of 4 fiscal years before invitation, applicant has spent at least 50% of time in management role in business that provides professional, technical or trade services.
Genuine Business Commitment To establish or participate in active management of qualifying business in Australia and maintain substantial ownership interest.
Unacceptable Business Activity Neither applicant nor spouse has history of unacceptable business activities.
English Functional English (IELTS average score of: 4.5 minimum) or pay 2nd Visa Application Charge (VAC) for you & any accompanying family member aged 18 years and above.
Validity of visa If you applied before 1 July 2015 – 4 years

If you applied after 1 July 2015 – 4 years and 3 months

4 years – possible extension if Extension criteria are met.

(2) STREAM B: INVESTOR

Criteria (2) THE INVESTOR STREAM (188 PROVISIONAL) VISA
Objective For people who want to make a designated investment in an Australian state or territory and want to maintain business and investment activity in Australia after the original investment has matured.
Age Less than 55 at the time of invitation.
Points Test Score (currently 65 points) on the Innovation Points Test – at the time of invitation.
State/Territory Nomination Nominated by State of Territory Government.
Skill Select Expression of Interest and Invitation by Dept. of Home Affairs to apply.
Management Skill Overall successful record in relation to eligible investments* or qualifying business activity.
Direct Involvement Have at least 3 years’ experience of direct involvement in managing one or more qualifying businesses/ or eligible investments.
Commitment Have a genuine and realistic commitment to continuing your business and investment has matured.
Additional Requirements For at least one of the 5 fiscal years before invitation, applicant must have directly managed one of the following activities:

·         Eligible investments that total at least AUD$1.5 million; or

·         A qualifying business in which you owned at least 10% of the total value of the business.

Net Assets – business and personal Applicant and/spouse have at least AUD$2.25 million for the 2 fiscal years immediately before the invitation.

 

These assets are lawfully acquired and available for transfer to Australia within 2 years after the grant of this visa.

Designated Investment After entering Australia, you must maintain your designated investment for at least 4 years.
Source of Funds (for Designated Investment) 1.       Unencumbered; and

2.       Accumulated from applicant’s and/or spouse:

·         Qualifying business/es; and or

·         Eligible investment activities/

Unacceptable Business Activity Neither applicant nor spouse has history of unacceptable business activities.
Business Obligations after visa grant After entering Australia, you must maintain your designated investment in state bonds for at least 4 years.
English Functional English (IELTS 4.5) or pay 2nd Visa Application Charge (VAC) for you & any accompanying family member aged 18 years and above.
Residence Requirement Applicant must reside for at least 2 years in the nominating State.
Validity of visa 4 years and 3 months

No extension is available.

* ‘Eligible Investment’ that you had been involved with must be producing a return in the form of Income or Capital Gain, and not for personal use. (own residential cannot be counted)

Eligible investments include ownership:

  • In a business, or
  • Cash on deposit, or
  • Stock or bond, or
  • Real estate (not family home), or
  • Gold or silver bullion, or
  • Loan to a business if a person makes it for the purpose of producing an income or capital gain.

Designated Investment’ is investment in State or Territory government issued bonds.

(3) STREAM C: SIV (SIGNIFICANT INVESTOR STREAM)

Criteria (3) THE SIGNIFICANT INVESTOR STREAM (SIV 188 PROVISIONAL) VISA
Objective For those who want to invest at least AUD$5 million into complying investments in Australia
Age No age limit
Points Not applicable
State/Territory Nomination Nominated by State or Territory Government OR Austrade.
SkillSelect Expression of Interest and Invitation by Dept. of Home Affairs to apply.
Investment Must invest AUD$5 million in Complying Investments in Australia.
Commitment Committed to hold Complying Investments for 4 years.
Source of Funds ·         Applicant and/spouse have assets of at least AUD$5 million that:

·         Have been legally acquired,

·         Are unencumbered,

·         And are available to be used to make the ‘Complying Investment’ in Australia.

Special forms 1412 and 1423 must be signed
Unacceptable Business Activity Neither applicant nor spouse has history of unacceptable business activities.
English Functional English (IELTS 4.5) or pay 2nd Visa Application Charge (VAC) for you & any accompanying family member aged 18 years and above.
Residence Requirement Applicant must live in Australia for at least 40 days per year (160 days calculated cumulatively over 4 years), OR your spouse must live for at least 180 days (720 days calculated cumulatively over 4 years).
Validity of visa If you applied before 1 July 2015 – years

If you applied after 1 July 2015 – 4 years and 3 months

Possible extension if Extension criteria are met

A subclass 188 SIV holder may be able to apply for up to two extensions if the below criteria can be met.

Complying Investment for SIV:

You must make a complying significant investment of at least AUD 5 million over four years in the following proportions distributed across with:

  • 10% – min. AUD 500,000 million in venture capital with growth private equity funds which invest in start-ups and small private companies.
  • 30% – min. AUD 1.5 million in approved managed funds investing in emerging companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
  • 60% – min. a ‘balancing investment’ of at least AUD 3 million in managed funds that may be invested in a range of assets, including ASX-listed companies, Australian corporate bonds or notes, annuities and commercial real estate.

Advantages of the SIV 188 visa:

  • No upper age limit,
  • No English Language requirement,
  • No Points Tests
  • Provides for at least 2 Extensions – of 2 years each (if extension requirements are met)
  • Lower residence requirement (40 days per year for main applicant or 180 days for spouse) to apply for the 888 Permanent visa.

 

(4) STREAM D: PREMIUM INVESTORS STREAM (PIV)

Criteria (4) THE PREMIUM INVESTOR STREAM (PIV 188 PROVISIONAL) VISA
Objective For people who want to invest at least AUD 15 million into complying investments in Australia
Age No age limit
Points Not applicable
State/Territory Nomination Nominated by Austrade only.
Investment Must invest AUD$15 million in Complying Investments in Australia.
Commitment Committed to hold Complying Investments for 12 months.
Source of Funds ·         Applicant and/spouse have assets of at least AUD$15 million that:

·         Have been legally acquired,

·         Are unencumbered,

·         And are available to be used to make the ‘Complying Investment’ in Australia.

Special forms 1412 and 1423 must be signed
Unacceptable Business Activity Neither applicant nor spouse has history of unacceptable business activities.
English Functional English (IELTS 4.5) or pay 2nd Visa Application Charge (VAC) for you & any accompanying family member aged 18 years and above.
Validity of visa 4 years and 3 months, no extension available

Advantages of PIV 188 visa:

  • No residence requirement
  • Fast-track 12 months pathway to permanent residency

 

(5) STREAM E: ENTREPRENEUR

Criteria (5) THE ENTREPRENEUR STREAM (188 PROVISIONAL) VISA
Objective For entrepreneur with innovative ideas and financial backing from a third party.
Age Less than 55 at the time of invitation
Points Not applicable.
State/Territory Nomination Nominated by State or Territory Government.
SkillSelect Expression of Interest and Invitation by Dept. of Home Affairs to apply.
Commitment Be undertaking or proposing to undertake a ‘complying entrepreneur activity’ (see below) in Australia and have a genuine intention to continue this activity.
Complying entrepreneur activity A complying entrepreneur activity is an activity that relates to an innovative idea that will lead that will lead to the commercialization of a product or service in Australia, or the development of an enterprise or business in Australia.

This activity must NOT relate to any of the following excluded categories:

·         Residential real estate

·         Labour hire

·         Purchase of an existing enterprise or a franchise in Australia.

All of the following requirements must be met:

·         You have one or more legally enforceable agreements to receive funding with a total of at least AUD 200,000 from one of the following entitles:

a)       Commonwealth Government agency

b)      State or Territory Government

c)       Publicly Funded Research Organisation

d)      Investor registered as an Australian Venture Capital

Limited Partnership or Early State Venture Capital

Limited Partnership (AVCAL type membership)

e)      Specified Higher Education Provider

·         Under the agreement at least 10% of the funding must be payable to the entrepreneurial entity within 12 months of the day the activity starts to be undertaken in Australia;

·         You held at least 30% share ownership in your entrepreneurial entity when you entered into the agreement.

·         You have a business plan for the entrepreneurial entity noting how your innovative idea will lead to the commercialization of a product or service in Australia, or the development of an enterprise or business in Australia.

English Competent level (minimum IELTS score 6.0 for each of the 4 bands;

OR passport from Ireland, UK, USA, Canada, NZ)

Validity of visa 4 years and 3 months

Key Issues to note:

  • How best to manage the Expression of Interest (Eol) application process;
  • How to seek State Nomination – given that each State/Territory governments have their own nomination criteria, and invitation by DIBP to apply for this visa is contingent upon State/Territory government nomination.
  • How to prove that source of funds for investments
  1. Have been lawfully acquired.
  2. Are unencumbered , and
  3. How to provide documentary evidence regarding the source of these funds.
  • How quickly the funds for investments can be transferred to Australia when requested by Dept. of Home Affairs prior to the 188 visa grant – when currency restrictions are in place for sme countries.
  • How best to manage your investments in Australia so that you continue to meet the various investment criteria for the entire period of at least 4 years whilst holding your 188 visa and before you apply for your 888 Permanent Visa.

In summary:

The Business Innovation and Investor visas are highly complex visa categories. In the case of the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) and premium Investor Visa (PIV) Streams – both the 188 and 888 stages involve many third-party stake holders – including the States/Territory governments, Austrade, migration and financial advisors as well as the Department of Immigration. The challenge is for potential applicants to carefully identify experienced and ethical professionals who are able to plan and manage your visa applications and your Australian investments in a holistic manner in order to achieve the best outcome – i.e. permanent residence status in Australia and strong financial returns from your investments.

The reverse could be that you fail to obtain permanent residency and suffer financial losses at the end of 4 years (or 12 months, in the case of the PIV)! For these reason, we recommend that only expert registered Australian migration professionals and financial advisors should be used to safeguard your interests.