Once the applicant has provided evidence that they held complying significant investments of a total value of at least AUD5 000 000 at the time of the decision, it is irrelevant whether the value of the investments subsequently changes when exposed to the market.
If the applicant does not switch between complying significant investments, they are required to maintain the AUD5 000 000 amount invested including any capital gains or reductions for the duration of the visa.
If the applicant does switch between complying significant investments, they are required to fulfill the same mandatory proportions of complying significant investments
If a venture capital investment is realized, the realized investment can go into any other complying significant investments
If the value of the complying significant investment has decreased as a result of market exposure, the total sum reinvested in other complying significant investments must be at least the amount initially invested minus the amount lost.
Dividends paid to the applicant are considered acceptable investment earnings