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Main Eligibility

  • Significant Business History stream
  • Requires invitation to apply for the visa
  • Be less than 55 years old (exemption applies)
  • Has overall a successful business career
  • Ownership of at least AUD400,000 in one or more established main businesses with at least AUD3,000,000 annual turnover for at least 2 of last 4 fiscal years
  • Has at least AUD1,500,000 business and personal assets
  • Commitment to establish or participate in a qualifying business in Australia

Main Conditions

  • For offshore applicants, first entry must be made before the date specified by the Minister

Did you know?

  • There is also a Venture Capital Entrepreneur stream. If you like to know about this stream, contact us for more detail.
  • Unlike Subclass 188 visas, Business Talent visa is a permanent visa

Additional Information

StayThis is a permanent visa
CostAUD7,855 for primary applicant
AUD3,930 for additional applicant over 18 years
AUD1,960 for additional applicant under 18 years
Processing TimeSignificant Business History stream:
75% of applications: Processing times are not available
90% of applications: Processing times are not available

Venture Capital Entrepreneur stream
75% of applications: Processing times are not available
90% of applications: Processing times are not available

Health Requirement

You and your family members may be required to take a health examinations to meet the health requirement to show that you are free from any disease or condition that is:

  • a significant healthcare and community service cost to the Australian community
  • likely to limit the access of Australian citizens and permanent residents to healthcare and community services that are in short supply by placing demand on those services.

Your health examination will include the standard medical examination. Additional tests (such as TB Screen test, chest x-ray, and HIV test) will be required by different age groups. In some circumstances, you may be required to take additional tests such as: hepatitis B and C test, syphilis test, HIV test, and tests that address your specific health risks.

Character Requirement

You must be of good character and pass the character test. There are a number of circumstances where you may not pass the character test. For example, if you have a substantial criminal record. A substantial criminal record means if you have been:

  • sentenced to death or imprisonment for life
  • sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 12 months or more
  • sentenced to two or more terms of imprisonment (even if served concurrently) where the total is 12 months or more
  • found by a court to not be fit to plead in relation to an offence but found to have committed the offence and detained in a facility or institution

You may be required to obtain one or more documents to prove your character, such as: a police certificate, Form 80, character statutory declaration, military certificate, or a letter of good conduct from an employer.

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