Business Migration

To be eligible for this visa you must demonstrate that:

  • You have a good command of the English language
  • You are under the age of 45
  • Commitment to engage in genuine business activities in Australia.
  • Demonstrate a successful business career or genuine investment in Australia.

There is no points test, but you must satisfy the basic criteria set by the Australian
government. Applicants whom have secured a sponsorship by the Australian state
or territory will receive priority processing.

There are four different categories for business visa:

  1. Business owner visa
    Applicants who run and own a business overseas can apply for this visa. Successful applicants will be a granted a 4 year Business Owner provisional visa. Applicants who have secured a sponsorship by the state or territory apply under the Sponsored owner business visa.
  2. Investor Visa
    Business investors who are willing to invest a specified amount into an Australian Government scheme for a fixed term can apply for this visa.
    Successful applicants are granted a Investor Provisional Visa. You must maintain your investment for a minimum period of 4 years and continue to hold an Investor visa, after this provisional visa applicants may be eligible for a permanent residence investor visa.
  3. Senior Executive Visa
    Applicants who have demonstrated experience at a senior level and are employed by major international companies can apply for the senior executive visa. Successful applicants will be granted a 4 year provisional visa.
    After successfully demonstrating the operation of a business in Australia for at least two years, the applicant may be eligible to apply for a permanent residence visa.
  4. Established Business Visa
    Applicants who invest in an established Australian business may be eligible to apply under the Established Business Visa.
  5. Employer Sponsored Visa
    There are four categories to the Employer Sponsored Visa:

    1. Invest Australia Support Skills (IASS)
      This scheme is designed by the Australian government to encourage international firms to choose from selected locations within Australia to bring their specialist employees and the key managerial staff to assist operate their business.
    2. Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS)
      This scheme is designed by the Australian government to fulfill the needs of employers in regional areas, whom are unable to fulfill vacancies due to shortage of skill shortage in the Australian labor market.
    3. Labor Agreements (LA)
      This scheme is designed by the Australian government for employers to hire overseas skilled workers on a temporary or permanent basis.
    4. Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS)
      This scheme is designed by the Australian government for employers, to recruit highly skilled overseas workers on a permanent or temporary basis.

Investing in Australia

There are more than 97.6 million shares changing hands in the Australian share market daily, worth around $14.6 million. Australian equity markets are ranked second in Asia-Pacific region.

As a business owner or investor you may be eligible to get help through a number of different services from either federal or state government business advisories.

Australian governments have an investment agency which assists and promotes Australia as a competitive location to invest and offers incentives to investors. www.investaustralia.gov.au

Australian government’s trade agency assists businesses establish relationships and trade with Australian businesses and helps expand its export market throughout the world.www.austrade.gov.au

States

Victoria

www.business.vic.gov.au

Queensland

www.sd.qld.gov.au

Western Australia

www.sbdc.com.au

South Australia

www.immigration.sa.gov.au

Tasmania

www.development.tas.gov.au

Northern Territory

www.nt.gov.au

Australian Capital Territory

www.business.act.gov.au

New South Wales

www.business.nsw.gov.au

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