Business visas supporting investment, innovation and business growth
The Australian Government understands there is much to be learned and gained from assisting highly skilled individuals, enterprising business people and investors to settle in Australia.
Specifically, under the Business Innovation and Investment visa program, entrepreneurs and business owners with a proven track record who meet certain criteria can obtain permanent residency, enabling them to contribute to national innovation and economic development.
The program is designed to:
- Generate employment
- Grow exports from Australian goods and services
- Increase production, competition and commercial activity
- Forge stronger links with international markets
- Enable business migrants to integrate more broadly across Australia.
Depending on the needs, circumstances, and financial means of a business or individual, there are three visas available in the Business innovation and Investment Program, namely:
Australia's Global Talent Visa program is aimed at highly skilled individuals and is designed to grow Australia's innovation and tech economies. It is intended for applicants in future-focused target sectors including AgTech, Space and Advanced Manufacturing, FinTech, Energy and Mining Technology, MedTech, Cyber Security, and Quantum Information, Advanced Digital, Data Science and ICT.
This visa has no age limit or investment prerequisite, which makes it an attractive option for very experienced professionals and entrepreneurs. To qualify, applicants require an internationally recognised, prominent in their field, and able to provide evidence of outstanding achievements. This is a prioritised visa program, and successful applicants can obtain fast-tracked permanent residence for the whole family within weeks. Places are also available to internationally recognised PhD students who can demonstrate their exceptional talent.
This is a temporary visa which allows you to own and manage a business in Australia, invest, and undertake entrepreneurial activity.
A permanent residency visa for people who continue to own, manage and invest in business.
The Entrepreneur stream of the Business Innovation and Investment visa is for entrepreneurs with committed funding to develop and commercialise their innovative ideas in Australia.
The Investor and Significant Investor migration streams are a channel through which high net worth individuals can migrate to Australia on a temporary or permanent visa through investment.
Drawing on our commercial knowledge and strategic planning experience, we assist clients to move or retire here. We’re also able to highlight the legitimate study or work pathways family members can take, which fall within the scope of this visa.
As with every visa application we work on, one of our Australian visa specialists will complete an eligibility assessment and assist with preparation and submission of your expression of interest. If successful, we’ll also work with you to prepare and lodge your visa application. You can be confident we’ll be with you every step of the way.