If you are looking to establish or develop a business in Australia or to invest in an Australian state or territory, you may be able to obtain a visa to live in and manage your business or investment in Australia on a temporary or permanent basis. The available visas for you are:
Ordinarily you must first hold a Provisional Business Innovation or Investment visa in order to qualify for a permanent residency visa on the basis of your business or investment ability. Some exceptions apply, including that you may be eligible for the Business Talent (subclass 132) permanent visa. On the other hand, the Investor Retirement visa (subclass 405) is a temporary visa only, but the investment that it requires you to make in Australia is not as significant compared to the other types of business investor visas.
The requirements for a business migration visa are complex. For example, you must be nominated or sponsored by an Australian State or Territory in order to be eligible for a business migration visa, and the requirements for nomination or sponsorship vary from government to government as well as for each type of visa. Given the complexities and the levels of investments that you need to make for a business migration visa, we strongly recommend that you seek legal advice for your application.
Craddock Murray Neumann Lawyers has more than 25 years of experience in immigration and commercial law. This enables us to provide you with comprehensive legal advice about your migration options as well as the most advantageous ways to structure your business and investment in Australia so as to succeed in your activities, and to transition to Australian permanent residency. Our team of highly experienced Immigration Lawyers and Registered Migration Agents can advise you on which visa is best suited to your circumstances, facilitate the application process and enable you to obtain a successful outcome with your business migration.
This page provides a summary of business migration visas as at May 2015. Australian immigration law is complex and it changes regularly. We strongly recommend that you contact us to discuss business migration visas and consult with one of our Immigration Lawyers and Registered Migration Agents.