Business & Investor Visas

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If you wish to start a business or invest in Australia, you can obtain a visa to facilitate this and you may then qualify for permanent residency once your business interests have been established in Australia.

There are a variety of Australian work visas that business people can obtain for themselves or their employees, including:

Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) Subclass 188 Visa

This is a 4-year provisional visa available to business owners and investors.

Significant Investor Subclass 188 Visa

This is a 4-year provisional visa for people willing to make a $5 million investment in Australia.

Business Visitor Visas

If you wish to visit Australia for 3 months or less to attend business meetings or to explore business opportunities, you may be interested in applying for a business visitor visa.

Business Talent (Migrant) Visa

Business Talent (Migrant) visas are granted to people with an overall successful business career as the owner of a business or people with Venture Capital funding in Australia. There is no need to apply for a provisional visa before applying for this permanent visa.

Business Innovation and Investment (Residence) Subclass 888 Visa

This is the permanent stage of the Subclass 188 Provisional Business Innovation and Investment. It requires applicants to have established business operations in Australia or to have maintained an investment in bonds.

Our service for business migration include:

  • Advice on business visa requirements
  • Preparing business visa application
  • Explaining your obligations and rights as a business visa holder
  • Finding suitable staff to work in your business (see Recruitment for Businesses), if requested
  • Helping you bring your partner and family to Australia, if requested.

Have you been managing and/or owning one or more businesses and can demonstrate significant net assets as well as funds to invest?

The Government offers migration pathways to foreigners willing and able to make investments in Australia as part of the Business Innovation and Investment program. It’s a great way to grow and diversify your business while living the Australian dream!

Here is an overview of available visa types and streams:

1) Business Talent (Permanent) Visa:

This Visa has 2 streams:

  1. Significant Business History stream
  2. Venture Capital Entrepreneur stream

2) Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) Visa:

This Visa has 5 streams:

  1. Business Innovation stream
  2. Investor stream
  3. Significant Investor stream
  4. Premium Investor stream
  5. Entrepreneur stream

Our service for investor visa applicants include:

  • Advice on visa requirements and eligibility (e.g. net assets, amount and type of eligible investments)
  • Advice on the application process, fees and time frames
  • Preparing visa application
  • Explaining your obligations and rights as an investor visa holder
  • Helping you bring your partner to Australia as an investor visa holder, if requested
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