Business Visa Australia: An Overview

Business Visa Australia: An Overview

Business Visa

Planning to visit Australia for business?

Australia provides a low-risk and safe environment to do business.

It has one of the most well-regulated and transparent business environments in the world which makes it easier to do business in Australia than any other country. Business visa Australia lets you visit, stay and do business in Australia.


Here are some reasons why you can do business in Australia:

  • Australia's regulatory framework and political stability provides security and confidence to businessmen and investors
  • It has one of the most well-regulated business environments
  • Australia is ranked tenth for ease of doing business and third on the Index of Economic Freedom
  • It provides a safe and low-risk investment environment
  • The country supports globally important, world-class R&D opportunities
  • It has a strong economic liaison with the fast growing Asia-Pacific market, bringing in lucrative business opportunities
  • Australia's talent pool is one of the most diverse and skilled in the world

Eligibility for Business Visa

You may be eligible for business migration Australia if you:
  • have been sponsored or nominated by a state or territory government agency and are invited to apply by the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection
  • have submitted an Expression of Interest through SkillSelect

Business Visa Options

There are different visa options available for business migrants and investors in Australia.

The business visa subclass 188 is for people seeking to own and manage a new or existing business in Australia or to invest in Australia. This visa has four streams:

  • Business innovation: It is for people having business skills and want to develop and manage a new or existing business
  • Investor stream: This visa is for people seeking to make an investment of at least AUD1.5 million in a state or territory government agency and maintain business or investment activities
  • Significant investor stream: It is designed for people who want to make significant investments in Australia for at least AUD5 million
  • Premium Investor stream: It is for people who want to make premium investments of at least AUD15 million in Australia

This business innovation visa lets you develop or manage a new or existing business and make designated investments, travel in and out of the country until your visa is valid, sponsor your family members to come to Australia, and apply for Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888).

It is a permanent residence visa offered to business people who have been sponsored by an Australian state or territory government agency. It has two streams:

  • Significant Business History Stream: This visa is for high-calibre business owners who want to do business in Australia
  • Venture Capital Entrepreneur Stream: It is for business people who have obtained venture capital funding from a member of the Australian Venture Capital Association Limited

To be eligible for business talent visa, you must be nominated by a state or territory government agency or are invited to apply by the minister of immigration. You must also either have

  • personal assets and net business of at least AUD1.5 million and annual business turnover of at least AUD3 million if you want to apply for visa in the Significant Business History stream
  • have sourced at least AUD1 million in venture capital funding to start development and commercialisation of a high-value business in Australia if you want to apply for a visa in the Venture Capital Entrepreneur System

This visa lets you stay and work in Australia indefinitely and also apply for Australian citizenship if you are eligible of it.

This is a temporary visa designed for self-funded retirees who have no dependents and wish to live in Australia during their years of retirement. You may be eligible for retirement visa if you:

  • are 55 years or older
  • meet income requirements
  • have no dependents
  • are capable of making significant long term financial investment in Australia
Business visas are most complex and you need a professional immigration agent to help you with expert legal advice, application procedure and whether you meet all criteria for business visa Australia.
Contact XL Migration and Education Services for reliable business visa help.

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