BUSINESS VISAS

Immigration to Australia, and especially under the Business and Investment Visa categories, is a complex process that requires the specialist advice and services of Immigration Lawyers and Migration Agents.  Suffolk-Law will guide and support clients on various visa applications with a complete end-to-end service. We focus on solutions for business persons that wish to migrate to Australia under business visas skills (provisional) and business talent (migrant) visas.

 

As a guideline, some of the main Business Visa Streams are:

01.

THE BUSINESS INNOVATION STREAM

This stream is for applicants that want to own and manage a new or existing business in Australia. Some of the obligations and requirements are:

  • Be under 55 years of age.

  • Score at least 65 on the points test.

  • For two out of the four fiscal years immediately before you are invited to apply, have had an ownership interest in an established business or businesses that had at least AUD 500,000 turnover in each of those years.

  • Own at least 30% share in your business / businesses. 

  • If your nominated main business provides professional, technical or trade services, you must have spent no more than half your time providing those services, as opposed to general management of the business.

  • You and your partner combined must have total net business and personal assets of at least AUD 800,000 that are lawfully acquired and available for legal transfer to Australia within two years of the visa being granted.

These visas are for people who have a successful business or investment career, and have a genuine and realistic commitment to be involved in investing or business in Australia.

 

Benefits:

 

  1. The business innovation and investment visas are the first step towards being granted a permanent Business Skills visa.

  2. This type of visa focuses on company turnover and is flexible with investment options.

  3. With this visa you can travel in and out of Australia any number of times as long as the visa is valid, have your family accompany you to Australia (they will have access to work and study rights) and establish a pathway to permanent residence.

 

General Requirements:

Apart from above, there are various other requirements that must be met (depending on the visa type) such as:

  • Genuinely wish to own, and maintain a major management role in, a business in Australia.

  • Meet the additional criteria for the stream in which you apply.

  • You and your family members must meet the health and character requirements.

  • You must be invited to apply for the visa.

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