As the visa application process is complex, it is best to not hire a qualified professional. You may make mistakes when applying for a visa. There are many steps involved. These can be costly and not something you want to do.
Australia offers investors a unique combination of solid economic performance, a highly skilled labour force, and close ties to fast-growing international markets. Many investment migration agents have been trained and are registered with MARA, the Migration Agents Regulation Authority.
The provisional Business Investment Visa (often referred to as SC188B) is for successful business investors applicants are eligible to be awarded points if they have a demonstrated history of business or investment experience for various specified periods of time.
This provisional visa requires you to invest at least AUD2.5 million in an Australian State or Territory and maintain business or investment activity in Australia. You can lodge this visa whilst in Australia and/or outside Australia.
This visa allows you to do the following:
- Carry out business and investment activity in Australia
- Travel to, enter and remain in Australia for the validity of your visa grant i.e. 5 years plus
- Bring eligible dependent members of your family unit only with you
- Apply for a permanent Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888B) Investment stream
Main applicants must meet a minimum threshold of 65 points to be considered for an Invitation for Expression of Interest. Meeting the key criteria above only provides you with base points. Your points may increase if your investment supporting evidence can demonstrate higher turnover, asset value and years of investment experience.