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Does Australia limit immigration from any countries?

I am from the Middle East and am interested in Australia’s investor immigration programs. I am a model citizen here but am wondering if Australia limits immigration from certain places like the United States and other countries do. Are there any limitations I should be aware of?

  • Neil E Hitchcock & Associates
    February 18, 2019

    Australia’s migration policy doesn’t discriminate against people of any background. All visa applications are very carefully checked for correctness and truthfulness. Health and character checks are also conducted on all visa applicants. If the application is found to be genuine and meet the legal requirements, visas should be granted.

  • Quentin Kuo Law + Immigration
    February 15, 2019

    To my knowledge, Australia does not exclude any person from the investor visas. The limitation of the program is more about: whether you can provide adequate evidence according to AU requirements; whether you can meet application deadlines; whether you can satisfy different authorities and English, health and character exams. Thought the above may sound easy on each of its own merit, the complexity is multiplied if you are not familiar with the AU legal system. Hence, it is highly advised for you to use a registered migration agent or an immigration lawyer for your application.

  • ANZ Migration
    February 14, 2019

    Australia does not have restrictions or quotas by country for visa programs. There are some specific visas that are made available to certain countries through bi-lateral agreements, such as working holiday visas, and some requirements for visas, such as employee-related visas, that are affected by inter-country agreements like free trade agreements. These serve to make additional options available rather than enforce restrictions. There are character and security background checks performed for most visa applications and these often can delay processing for citizens of "higher risk" countries such as Iran, but this delays only and does not affect eligibility (assuming there are no adverse findings).

  • Global MigrationSolutions
    February 14, 2019

    No, Australia doesn't set limitations on migrants from each country. Certain high-risk countries are subject to thorough background checks.

  • Regis Legal
    February 16, 2019

    Australia's migration assessment is merit- and eligibility-based, but they may have a cap for certain types of visas and total intake of immigrants per year. To the best of my knowledge, their quota system is not allocated based on per country. It is based on type of visa category per year.