Global Enterprises Group has been made aware that there will be changes to the residency requirements for the permanent SIV (subclass 888) from 1 July 2015, which will require the following residency:
The primary applicant to reside in Australia for 40 days per year
The secondary applicant (spouse) to reside in Australia for 180 days per year.
There will be no residency requirement for all other secondary applicants. This residency requirement will be per year and be calculated cumulatively over the four year period of the provisional visa, i.e. 160 days over four years for a primary applicant or 720 days over four years for the secondary applicant (spouse). At the time of writing this notice, we are unsure if there will be any possibility for the combination of residency between primary and secondary applicants.