Visa to Australia is a speciality arm of the Pacific Center Group based out of Airlie Beach in Queensland far North. We are a Registered Australian Migration Agency (MARN 0743766), whose team is comprised of dedicated, highly-qualified and experienced Australian Visa and immigration specialists.

How to apply for business visa to Australia?

Business visas has 5 pathways deepening on your situation. It includes Business Innovation stream, Investor stream, Significant Investor stream and Business Innovation Extension stream. Main deference in those 5 business visa streams is in amount of required assets, type of financing and your business experience.

188 (Business Innovation and Investment ) visa stream allows you to own and manage a business in Australia. To be eligible for this visa you must operate a new or existing business in Australia, and be nominated by an Australian state or territory. You must submit an EOI, but nominated by a state/territory and be invited to apply for the visa.

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  • Work visa conditions
  • How long you can stay on work visa
  • Requirements to apply for employer sponsored visa
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Australia has a thriving import and export industry and opportunities for entrepreneurial activities and business developments that continue to thrive as Australia’s diverse, multicultural population continues to grow each year. Australia has healthy trade relationships with Eastern and Western countries. It is a mutually respected trade partner throughout the Asia Pacific region, playing a significant role in East and West trade relations. People who wish to do business in or start up a business in Australia will require an Australian Business Visa.

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The business Innovation and Investment Visa (subclass 188) is a visa which allows applicants to own and manage a busines in Australia. To be eligible for this visa you operate a new or existing business in Australia, and be nominated by an Australian state or territory.

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This provisional visa requires you to invest at least AUD1.5 million in an Australian State or Territory and maintain business or investment activity in Australia.

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The significant investor (sub class 188visa is a provisional visa, valid for four years that has a pathway to permanent residency.

The Premium Investor stream is for investors who want to invest at least AUD$15 million into an Australian ‘complying premium institution’ and continue business and/or investment activity in Australia after the period of their provisional visa.

This provisional visa lets you carry out entrepreneurial activities in Australia.

This provisional visa lets holders of the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) in the Business Innovation stream extend their stay in Australia for 2 more years

This provisional visa lets holders of a Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) Significant Investor stream holders extend their stay in Australia for up to 4 more years.

This visa allows you to establish a new or develop an existing business in Australia.

The Domestic Worker (Temporary) Executive visa (subclass 427) is closed to new applications. You cannot apply for this visa.

This visa allows you to come to Australia to do specific types of work on a short-term, temporary basis. Domestic work for executives stream of 408 visa.

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Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa

Australian Business visas come under the heading of Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa.

Under this heading, there are several subtypes of business visa that have different criteria and expiration periods. This can make navigation of the Australian Business visa process complicated, especially if English is not your dominant language.

There are seven main subtypes of Australian Business Visa. You must choose your enterprise’s correct visa if you wish to have a successful application.

The business visa team here at Visa to Australia are experts in all aspects of the Business visa subtypes and their processes. They can assist you throughout the entire application process, ensuring you have the very best chance of having your visa granted.

Below we will provide a brief overview of the main Australian Business Visa subtypes, which will include information such as:

  • Expiation periods
  • Minimum application fee
  • Estimated processing times
  • Scope of operations per visa subtype
  • Asset requirements

We will also provide a basic outline of the criteria you must meet to be a successful applicant.

There are also visas offering extensions to the Business Innovation stream and the Significant Investor stream visas. 

The Business Innovation Extension stream and Significant Investor Extension stream are provisional visas that can extend the length of your stay and offer more opportunities to expand your operations and apply for the related Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visas. 

To learn more about these Australian Business extension visas, contact our office, or click on the government links provided.

  • Stay four-years and three-months
  • AUD$9,455 minimum application fee
  • No standard processing time

This provisional visa allows you to:

To be a successful applicant, you must:

  • Be an Austrade nominee
  • Have received an invitation for this visa
  • Invest a minimum of AUD$15-million in Australian investments, philanthropic contributions or both.
  • Prove you have a genuine interest in holding the asset throughout the visa period. (Philanthropic investments excluded)

To get a full rundown on the Premium Investor stream visa, contact out business visa specialists, or follow this link to immi.homeaffairs.gov.au.

  • Stay four-years and three-months
  • AUD$9,455 minimum application fee
  • No standard processing time

This provisional visa allows you to:

To be a successful applicant, you must:

  • Be an Austrade nominee
  • Have received an invitation for this visa
  • Invest a minimum of AUD$15-million in Australian investments, philanthropic contributions or both.
  • Prove you have a genuine interest in holding the asset throughout the visa period. (Philanthropic investments excluded)

To get a full rundown on the Premium Investor stream visa, contact out business visa specialists, or follow this link to immi.homeaffairs.gov.au.

  • Stay up to four years and three months
  • AUD$5375 minimum application cost
  • No standard processing times

The Business Innovation Stream visa allows you to: 

  • Operate a new or existing business Australia wide.
  • Will let you bring eligible family members with you to Australia. 
  • Provides the opportunity to later apply for a Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa.

For a successful application, you must:

  • Score 65 or higher on your points test.
  • Provide proof of business success (annual turnover etc.)
  • You, your partner or both collectively have a combined net business worth, or combined personal asset worth, of at least AUD$800,0000.

For more information about the Business Innovation Stream Australian visa, Contact one of our consultants or head over to immi.homeaffairs.gov.au

  • Stay up to four years and three months
  • AUD$5375 minimum application cost
  • No standard processing times

The Business Innovation Stream visa allows you to: 

  • Operate a new or existing business Australia wide.
  • Will let you bring eligible family members with you to Australia. 
  • Provides the opportunity to later apply for a Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa.

For a successful application, you must:

  • Score 65 or higher on your points test.
  • Provide proof of business success (annual turnover etc.)
  • You, your partner or both collectively have a combined net business worth, or combined personal asset worth, of at least AUD$800,0000.

For more information about the Business Innovation Stream Australian visa, Contact one of our consultants or head over to immi.homeaffairs.gov.au

    • Stay up to four years and three months
    • AUD$7880 minimum application fee
    • No standard processing times

    A Significant Investor Stream visa allows you to:

    • Operate a new or existing business Australia wide.
    • Permits you to bring eligible family members with you to Australia.
    • Provides the opportunity to later apply for a Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa if specific criteria are met.

    To be approved, you must:

    • Be invited to apply for a Significant Investor Stream visa.
    • Have been nominated by an Australian State or Territory agency, or Austrade
    • Invest a minimum of AUD$5-million.
    •  Meet specific requirements and prove that you have a genuine intention of holding that investment for at least four years.
    • Prove that you have a genuine interest in living in your government agency nominee’s State or Territory.

    To discover more about the Significant Investor Stream visa, you can contact one of our friendly staff via phone or email, or read more at immi.homeaffairs.gov.au.

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Pacific Center offers professional services to business talents, successful managers or investors to obtain permanent residency in Australia. We can assist in obtaining suitable visa allowing setting up and running a business .

We work with business brokers who can assist in acquiring going concerns and business assets or properties. We also cooperate with accountants , business and financial advisers to ensure you can get in house assistance.

Our business is member of CCIQ ( Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland) and Polish Chamber of Commerce.

There are 2 pathways for Business Skills entry to Australia:

  • Provisional Visa holder with eligibility for permanent residence after establishing a business or investment  in Australia.
  • Direct Permanent Residence for high caliber business applicants sponsored by a State/Territory government.

The Business Skills Program is divided into 5 categories:

Business Owner category for owners or part-owners of a business;
Senior Executive category for senior executive employees of major businesses;
Investor category for investors/business people willing to invest in Australia; and
Business Talent category for high-caliber business people who have sponsorship from a State/Territory government
Entrepreneurs – anyone who has an innovative, entrepreneurial idea or concept, or is working on an innovative early-stage business ideally with a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and some demonstrable traction or market fit, and wants to develop this idea or concept and build their business

Australia’s Northern Territory (NT) Government targets genuine, high calibre applicants who are willing to invest and do business in the NT. The prime factor considered for approval of NT nomination is the long-term benefit to the NT economy.
Nomination criteria will change from time to time to reflect the NT’s emerging needs.

Australia’s Northern Territory (NT) nomination is available on all categories of provisional and permanent Business Innovation and Investment visas including:

Business Innovation
Business Investor
Business Talent
Significant Investor.

The guidelines for Northern Territory nomination Significant Investor visa stream are covered in a separate page.
The Australian Government allocates a limited number of Business Innovation and Investment nominations to the NT.
There may be times when applicants are eligible for NT Government nomination, but are unable to be nominated.

https://theterritory.com.au/migrate/migrate-for-business/northern-territory-nomination-business-innovation-and-investment-visa

Department of Home Affairs’ Points Test
Applicants must score at least 80 on the Department of Home Affairs’ points test in SkillSelect. This score must not include points awarded for State/ Territory nomination. This is a Victorian Government minimum requirement.

Business activity
Applicants must propose to engage in eligible business activity. An eligible business can be almost any commercial endeavour. However, some activities may be excluded unless otherwise agreed to in writing. Exclusions include:

small scale property development
small scale freight forwarding and warehousing
commodity and scrap metal export
passive investment.
Benefit to Victoria
Applicants must show how their eligible business will make a contribution to the Victorian economy and that they will be responsible for the day-to-day operation and overall strategic direction of the business.

Employees
Applicants must agree to employ at least 1 full time employee in their main business for a minimum of 12 months within the 24 months prior to lodging their nomination application for the Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888). The eligible employee must work at least 30 hours per week consecutively within the 12 month period.

Eligible employee must:

be an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or holder of a valid New Zealand passport and;
not be a member of your family.

https://liveinmelbourne.vic.gov.au/migrate/business-investor-visas/188-business-innovation-stream

If you have a successful background in owning or managing a business or investments, and you would like to engage in business or investment activity in Western Australia, you may qualify for the Business Migration Program.

The majority of business people will first enter Western Australia on a four year Provisional Business Visa. After successfully managing a business or investment here, you may be eligible to apply for a Permanent Business Visa.

https://www.businessmigration.wa.gov.au/business-migration

You may also want to check support offered for small;l businesses in Western Australia

https://www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/

Australia’s Northern Territory (NT) Government targets genuine, high calibre applicants who are willing to invest and do business in the NT. The prime factor considered for approval of NT nomination is the long-term benefit to the NT economy.
Nomination criteria will change from time to time to reflect the NT’s emerging needs.

Australia’s Northern Territory (NT) nomination is available on all categories of provisional and permanent Business Innovation and Investment visas including:

Business Innovation
Business Investor
Business Talent
Significant Investor.

The guidelines for Northern Territory nomination Significant Investor visa stream are covered in a separate page.
The Australian Government allocates a limited number of Business Innovation and Investment nominations to the NT.
There may be times when applicants are eligible for NT Government nomination, but are unable to be nominated.

https://theterritory.com.au/migrate/migrate-for-business/northern-territory-nomination-business-innovation-and-investment-visa

The Business Migration Program aims to attract people with a demonstrated record of business or investment activity who want to operate and invest in a business in Tasmania.

The Tasmanian Government actively supports the establishment and relocation of businesses to the state. It recognises the significant contribution business and skilled migrants make to Tasmania’s economic growth and cultural diversity.

Tasmania has a diverse economy with a reputation for world-class food and beverage production and a booming and award winning tourism industry among a number of key industries.

Aquaculture and Agriculture
Minerals and mining industry
Forestry and timber
Antarctic and marine science
Information and communications technology
Creative industry

Business Innovation and Investor Program subclass 188/888 visa

If you are a successful business person and want to establish a business in Tasmania, manage a new or existing business, or invest in Tasmania, you can apply for a Business Innovation and Investor program visa, subclass 188. This is a two-stage visa program which provides a pathway to permanent residency on a subclass 888 visa.Business

Talent subclass 132 visa

Business Talent subclass 132 visa provides immediate permanent residency for high-calibre business owners. It is designed for successful business people who aim to have a major management role in establishing or developing a business in Tasmania, or for people who have obtained at least AUD$1 million in funding from an Australian venture capital firm to be used in a Tasmanian project. Applicants must be less than 55 years of age (unless approved by the Tasmanian Government if your proposed business will be of exceptional benefit to Tasmania).

https://www.migration.tas.gov.au/business_migrants/subclass_188_-_business_innovation_and_investor_program

I come from the UK and over 10 years ago, I decided to invest in a wedding business in Airlie Beach. I contacted Piotr to find out what my visa options were. It took us some time and a lot of planning & preparations. We had to meet many different requirements such as getting approval from local and federal bodies. However, I must admit Piotr guided me perfectly through it. He got me in to contact with the local council, employers organisations, accountants & licensing body. He attended meetings with me to ensure we got a positive outcome not only for my visa but also for my business! This was very important most of those organisations didn’t have a clue about immigration requirements. Finally, it was all done. Now my business is thriving, and my family is happily settled in the beautiful Whitsundays! We couldn’t be happier.

Claire from UK

In 2017 I purchased an air conditioning business in Queensland. I was in working in a similar business in Zimbabwe prior to this. With my wife & two young children, we decided to move to Australia, and this was when we started looking for a suitable business to buy. Piotr recommended this particular business to us and we contacted a broker. Piotr checked all documents for us, helped with meeting local requirements and made sure all was good to apply for the investment visa. We took over the business with all staff, contracts and commitments and we built it to what it is today. It was great working with Piotr & his team. The process was very demanding but it went very smoothly & fast for us.

Ian
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