How to Get an Australia Business Visa

Basic Eligibility for Australia Business visa

  • be nominated by an Australian state or territory government agency
  • be invited to apply for the visa
  • have the required funding or assets

Types of Australia business visa

  1. Significant Business History stream
This visa is for experienced business owners, to operate a new or existing business in Australia.

You must have:

  • a net value of at least AUD1.5 million (lawfully acquired)
  • an annual business turnover of at least AUD3 million for at least 2 of the 4 fiscal years immediately before you are invited to apply

a total net assets of at least AUD400,000 as the ownership interest in one or more qualifying businesses for least 2 of the 4 fiscal years immediately before you are invited to apply

2. Venture Capital Entrepreneur stream

This visa is for people who have sourced venture capital funding from a member of the Australian Investment Council (AIC) (formerly known as the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL)).

With this visa, you can

  • establish a new or develop an existing business in Australia
  • stay in Australia permanently
  • bring family members with you
  • have funding of at least AUD1 million from an Australian venture capital firm
  • be nominated by an Australian state or territory government
  • be invited to apply

 

Who Can Apply?

  • Professionals and other skilled workers seeking work or business in Australia

How to Apply?

 

How to Apply?

  • Getting a visa for Australia as a U.S. Passport holder is INCREDIBLY simple.  I’ll explain the simple process below:
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If You Hold a United States Passport
  • Most U.S. passport holders traveling to Australia for tourism or business purposes for less than 90 days can obtain an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA).
  • In order to applyclick on the button that says “Apply for ETA” in the upper left of this page here
  1. Complete the Online Application.
  2. Enter the passport and travel information for each traveler.
  3. After you submit payment, your application will be processed instantly and linked to your passport number.
  4. That’s it my friend!  Your ETA status will be confirmed by email within a few minutes.
OR 
Follow the steps as instructed on the link to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship website

Click here to go to the relevant page on the Department of Immigration and Citizenship website.

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