The Migrant Innovation Northern Territory (MINT) program is an initiative owned and managed by Paspalis Investment Management Pty Ltd.
The MINT program assists overseas nationals who have demonstrated their commitment to supporting the NT’s innovation ecosystem by investing in Paspalis Funds that invest in to venture capital projects which provide an economic benefit to the Northern Territory innovation ecosystem.
If you are interested in receiving more information about MINT including how to apply to enter the program and frequently asked questions please forward your information below and we would be more than happy to assist you.
The MINT program is currently open.
The MINT program seeks to:
- Raise start-up capital for the Northern Territory innovation ecosystem providing support for growth companies at the Darwin Innovation Hub
- Leverage visa programs managed by the Northern Territory Government
- Maintain the integrity of the Northern Territory Government Nomination programs.
- Support Nominations of those genuine applicants that will not only benefit the Northern Territory through the introduction of venture capital, but also through a population increase, filling skills shortages and undertaking business activities of benefit to the Northern Territory.
- Ensure that local Northern Territorians are not disadvantaged through the Nomination of skilled migrants.
To be eligible for Northern Territory Government nomination MINT program participants must meet the following criteria:
- demonstrate they will live in the Northern Territory (i.e. will reside in the Northern Territory) and meet the standard genuine intention criteria put in place for all applicants;
- demonstrate they have a clear understanding of what the criteria are and what their obligations are;
- have sufficient funds of their own for settlement;
- provide fulsome and accurate applications;
- must disclose all relevant information;
- not have Links to Other Regions of Australia, unless they also have Strong Links to the Northern Territory;
- if they do not have Strong Links to the Northern Territory they may only be eligible for a provisional visa.
- meet Australian Government threshold criteria; and
- submit Nomination applications though the relevant application process within 2 months of signing an agreement with Paspalis Group.
Skilled migration specific criteria
- meet Australian Government threshold criteria for the relevant visa;
- be nominated for an occupation on the relevant Northern Territory skilled occupation list AND on the relevant Australian Government occupation list; and
- must not be an International Student, unless they have Strong Links to the Northern Territory
How to access MINT
If you’re interested in accessing the MINT program follow these steps:
Contact Paspalis directly or an approved migration professional (see panel agents below).
MINT PROGRAM APPLICATIONS MUST BE MADE EITHER TO PASPALIS OR THROUGH AN APPROVED MIGRATION PANEL AGENT. SEE APPROVED LIST BELOW
Panel Agents and Lawyers
How to become a Panel Agent / Lawyer
Applications to become a Panel Agent/ Lawyer is currently closed and may be open again at the end of financial year.
Please check this website closer to the end of financial year date for more information.
MINT Program Manager
Our MINT Program Manager is available at +618 8943 0600 or email@example.com to facilitate further questions about the program.
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