AMS Migration Services
The Specialists in Australian Migration
Business Skills Migration
Australia's Business Skills Migration programme provides a number of visa options for highly-skilled business owners, investors and senior executives.
Business Skills Visa Programme Summary
The program encourages successful business people to settle permanently in Australia and develop a new or existing businesses.
Business owners, senior executives and investors can apply for a visa under the Business Skills category at one of the three Business Skills Processing Centres.
Under the two-stage arrangements introduced on 1 March 2003, business migrants are granted a Business Skills (Provisional) visa for four years and, after establishing the requisite level of business in Australia or maintaining their eligible investment, are eligible to make an application for a Business Skills (Residence) visa.
A direct permanent residence in Australia category will still be available for high-calibre business migrants sponsored by State/Territory governments. This is known as the Business Talent visa.
Business Skills Visa Programme Categories
The Business Skills program is divided into four categories:
In addition, the Business Skills program also has two categories for persons who are in Australia on temporary visas, other than the Business Skills (Provisional) visas:
- Business Owner category: for owners or part-owners of a business;
- Senior Executive category: for senior executive employees of major businesses;
- Investor category: for investors/business people willing to invest in Australia;
- Business Talent category: for high-calibre business people who have sponsorship from an Australian State/Territory government.
All of the visas (both Provisional and Residence) in the Business Skills programme have different complex sets of criteria to be met in order to be eligible. This is where the expertise of AMS Migration Services will be invaluable to help guide you through the entire process. We have intimate first hand knowledge of business migration because it was under this category that I migrated to Australia from the UK myself.
- Established Business in Australia - for people temporarily in Australia who are owners or part owners of a business; and
- Regional Established Business in Australia category - for people temporarily in Australia who are owners or part owners of a business in a designated area of Australia.
The requirements that have to be met in order for a Business Skills visa application to be successful can be eased if State Government sponsorship is obtained. The services provided by AMS Migration Services include handling an application for sponsorship on your behalf.
We can also provide a service for the professional production of your business plans which are an essential requirement for the application process
What Do I Do Next?
The next step you need to take towards realising your dream of business migration to Australia is to go to our free assessment page, complete the questionnaire as fully as possible, and I will send you, free of charge, an assessment of your eligibility for an Australian Business Skills visa, or any other type of Australian visa. Included in the assessment will be details of costs, our professional fees, and what to do next.