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These temporary visas are for business people to establish a business in Australia, manage a new or existing business or invest in Australia. Except the Subclass 405 – Investor Retirement visa, all of these business visas offer a pathway to permanent residence in Australia.
Investor (Provisional) (Subclass 162)
For people who have a genuine and realistic commitment to be involved in business or investing in Australia. Applicants must be able to show proof of a successful business or investment career.
- State/Territory Sponsored Investor (Provisional) (Subclass 165)
For people who have a genuine and realistic commitment to be involved in business or investing in Australia. Applicants must be sponsored by a state or territory of Australia and be able to show proof of a successful business or investment career.
- Investor Retirement Visa (Subclass 405)
For people aged 55 years or older who can make a significant long term financial investment in Australia. This is not a pathway to a permanent visa.
Business Development – Permanent Visas
These permanent visas are for people who have established the required level of business in Australia while holding a provisional visa. High-calibre business people are also eligible for a direct permanent residence visa.
Investor (Residence) (Subclass 891)
For people who hold an Investor (provisional) visa and have maintained their designated Australian investment(s) for a minimum of four years. Applicants must have resided in Australia for a minimum of two of the last four years.
- State/Territory Sponsored Investor (Residence) (Subclass 893)
For people who have a genuine commitment to maintain business and investment activity in Australia. Applicants must hold an Investor (provisional) visa and be sponsored by a state/territory authority. Proof of a successful overall business or investment activities is required. Applicants must also possess significant net assets to invest in a designated investment in Australia for a period of four years.