The Business Skills visa class encourages successful business people to settle permanently in Australia and develop new or existing businesses.
Business owners, senior executives and investors can apply for a visa under the Business Skills category at one of the three Business Skills Processing Centres.
The current business skills regime has a two-stage arrangement. Business Migrants are granted a Business Skills (Provisional) visa for four years (a temporary visa) and, after establishing the required level of business or maintaining their eligible investment, they are eligible to make an application for a Business Skills (Residence) visa (a permanent visa).
A direct permanent residence category is available for high-calibre business migrants sponsored by State/Territory governments. This is known as the Business Talent visa
- Business Talent (Migrant) Visa - Subclass 132
There below Provisional Visa categories, which last for four years can be converted subject to successful performance in Australia, to Permanent Residency Visas:
- State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner (Provisional) Category - Sub class 163
- State/Territory Sponsored Senior Executive (Provisional) Category - Sub class 164
- Business Owner (Provisional) Category - Sub class 160
- State/Territory Sponsored Investor (Provisional) Category - Sub class 165
All of these visas may be applied for either whilst you are in Australia or outside of Australia.
Most of the subclasses require sponsorship by a State or Territory Government. This can become confusing and complicated, Migration Matters will is able to assist you with all processes required as part of the application package to ensure the correct visa application is made.