Vic: updated bond booklet

Victoria: updated TCV Designated investment bond booklet for visa subclasses 188 (business innovation and investment) and 405 (investor retirement)

The Live in Melbourne’s website includes the following announcement:

The Treasury Corporation of Victoria (TCV) has released an updated version of its Designated bond booklet for the following visa subclasses: 

  • Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) – Investor Stream; and
  • Investor Retirement (subclass 405) visa.

Below is a summary of the major changes in the updated booklet that take effect on 11 February 2019:

  1. Designated bond applicants must not send their funds to TCV’s bank account until TCV has received and approved all required application documentation.
  2. The TCV registry (Computershare) will inform the bond applicants/applicant’s agent when their application forms are approved, and they can transfer their funds. 
  3. The applicants must ensure the bank account(s) used for sending the funds to TCV and the number of funds transfers match the details provided in their application form. 
  4. No more than a maximum of 5 separate funds transfers into the TCV bank account will be accepted.
  5. All applicants will be required to provide a summary of their career history. 
  6. Agents and applicants are required to commence using the new application forms no later than 11 February 2019.

For further information, please refer to the Treasury Corporation of Victoriaexternal link website. 

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Sergio Zanotti Stagliorio is a Registered Migration Agent (MARN 1461003). He is the owner of Target Migration in Sydney. He can be reached at

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