Investor (Subclass 891) visa and State Sponsored Investor (Subclass 893) visa

Publish Date: Nov 04, 2012

The Investor (Subclass 891) visa

The Investor (Subclass 891) visa is not subject to the new Skillselect arrangements.

People who seek to qualify for an Investor (Subclass 891) visa must prove that:

  • they have lived in Australia as the holder of a subclass 162 visa for least 2 years in the 4 years immediately before they apply for an Investor (Subclass 891) visa
  • they will continue to invest in Australia if they are granted permanent residence
  • they have held the designated investment for 4 years.

Even though the criteria attached to this visa appear to be straightforward, it is very important that you provide acceptable evidence of your investment activities in Australia.

Our expert immigration and commercial lawyers can provide you with detailed advice about the evidence you should provide when applying for an Investor (Subclass 891) visa.

State Sponsored Investor (Subclass 893) visa

The State Sponsored Investor (Subclass 893) visa is not subject to the new Skillselect arrangements.

People who seek to qualify for a Sponsored Investor (Subclass 893) visa must prove that:

  • they have lived in Australia as the holder of a subclass 165 visa for at least 2 years in the 4 years immediately before they apply for an Investor (Subclass 893) visa
  • they will continue to invest in Australia if they are granted permanent residence
  • they have held the designated investment for 4 years
  • they are sponsored by a State or Territory Government.

Even though the criteria attached to this visa appear to be straightforward, it is very important that you provide acceptable evidence of your investment activities in Australia.

Our expert immigration and commercial lawyers can provide you with complete advice about whether or not you can qualify for a Sponsored Investor (Subclass 893) visa and evidence that you will need to put forward in support of your application, including the application to the State or Territory government.

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