This visa is for people who have a successful business or investment career, and have a genuine and realistic commitment to be involved in investing or business in Australia. This visa is also the first step towards being granted a permanent Business Skills visa.
Who is this visa for?
This visa is for investors/business people from overseas who are willing to invest funds in a designated investment in Australia for four (4) years, and are less than 45 years of age.
How much will this visa cost?
You must pay a non-refundable visa charge when you lodge your visa application.
What does this visa let me do?
With this visa you can:
make a designated investment
travel in and out of Australia any number of times as long as the visa is valid
have your family accompany you to Australia. They will have access to work and study rights
establish a pathway to permanent residence.
This visa is a temporary visa, and the first step towards being granted a permanent Business Skills visa. You must be outside Australia when this visa is granted.
Exception: Secondary applicants may be in Australia when their visa is granted if they are on a student visa.
You may be eligible for a permanent Business Skills visa after holding this visa for a minimum of two years. To be eligible for a permanent Business Skills visa you must meet all the obligations of this visa and additional requirements of the permanent Business Skills visa you apply for. Meeting these requirements may take you longer than two years.
After two years you may be eligible to apply for one of the following visas:
State/Territory Sponsored Investor (residence)
State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner (residence)
Business Owner (residence)
Visa validity period
This visa is valid for four years from date you first enter Australia on this visa. Your first entry to Australia must be made before the ‘entry expiry date’ which will be specified in your visa grant notification. For secondary applicants who are in Australia when their visa is granted validity will be four years from the date of grant.
The following people may be included in your application:
your or your partner’s dependent children
other dependent relatives living with you.
With this visa you are unable to access Medicare, the Australian Government medical expenses and hospital care scheme.
Private Health Insurance is available to you, but it is not a requirement for the grant of this visa.
With this visa you are unable to access family assistance.
With this visa you are unable to access social security payments.
Investor (provisional) visa definitions
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