Procedure for Business Migration

We summarise the following common procedure for business migration on the basis of our experience:

 

FIRST STAGE – Temporary or Provisional visas

If you are holding a Subclass 457 visa or Business Provisional Visas (Subclass 160-165 visas):

pay a visit to Australia at least for once whether holding tourist visa or business visitor visa (for application for Subclass 163, 164,165, require business visit);
liaise with a medium or large size of Australian company to be the sponsor (for application for Subclass 457 only); OR invest in a small business (say, value less than AUD250,000 in value) – like a restaurant, 7-Eleven store, or even a property development company. 163, 164, 165 may not require to buy business prior to applying for provisional visa;
for application for subclass 457 – do Australian business owner sponsorship application; for application for subclass 160-165 – draft business proposal;
for application for subclass 457 – do Australian business owner nomination application; for application for subclass 163-165 – do state government sponsorship application
submit visa applications;
for application for subclass 457 – DIAC conduct telephone investigation or site visit; for application for subclass 163-165 – DIAC conduct interview in Hong Kong
undertake health examination
obtain visa(s)
 

SECOND STAGE – Permanent Resident visas

seek our professional advice on the most suitable business plan for next step of PR visa application
meet DIAC criteria in 18 months (for subclass 457 visa holders) or 2 years (for Subclass 160-165 visa holders). We will monitor the progress of the business activity every 6 months
submit PR visa application
may attend the interview with DIAC officer
obtain the visa(s)