Business Skills Provisional Visa and
Business Skills Residence Visas
Owning a business or investing in Australia
Business migration can be a preferred choice for people wishing to buy or start a business or business people seeking to invest in Australia.
Working for oneself, a goal for so many people can be one of the most rewarding ways of earning a living. The prospect of starting a new life overseas also motivates many migrants to consider this highly lucrative option. If you too are considering starting or buying a business in Australia, we can advise on the options available to you and help in several key ways.
State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner (Provisional)
Who can apply:
Business people who have held an ownership interest in a company that for 2 of the last 4 years had a turnover of at least A$300,000.
What it entitles you to:
Four year provisional visa that can lead to permanent residency.
Terms & Conditions:
Applicants must be aged less than 55. They must be able to demonstrate that they have at least four years' successful business experience in a senior management role in a business or businesses in which they have an ownership interest; that their business and personal assets have a net value of at least $250,000 and that they have adequate assets to finance the new venture and to support themselves whilst the business is being established; they must also demonstrate that they have carefully researched the market and must submit a detailed business plan. They must obtain sponsorship from the appropriate regional authority of a State or Territory government.
The proposal must be shown to offer benefit to Australia. Once the business has been successfully established, a permanent visa may be applied for. Business migration requires detailed research and highly specialised advice. We can provide a comprehensive service in this area, having helped many business migrants successfully establish businesses in Australia. The rules relating to business visas change often and so it is vital that you first receive up to the minute advice on the correct category or sub category under which to apply.
If you have had direct involvement in managing one or more businesses or involvement in managing investments and have funds to invest in Australia of A$750,000 or A$1,500,000 then there is a route to permanent residence. Whichever of the above is your preferred route we have our own in house specialists who are highly experienced in preparing both your business plan and your visa application. They can explain what options are available, depending on the level of business experience you have. Perhaps it may be best to buy an existing business, rather than starting a new business from scratch. Doing business in Australia is usually far less restrictive than in the UK. There seems to be less red tape, which has taken a stranglehold of business in the UK.
For an eligibility assessment and for further information (UK Residents)
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For further information (IRL Residents)