In order to start and run a business in Australia as a non-resident, a specific business visa will be necessary pursuant to Australia’s immigration law .
However, a nomination by a state or territory government is required.
How to be nominated:
1️⃣ An expression of interest must be submitted through the Department of Home Affairs’ SkillSelect website;
2️⃣ Wait or contact a state or territory government to enquire whether there has been an invite to apply for a visa; and
3️⃣ Apply for this visa only if there has been an invitation.
This type of visa is suitable for non-residents wanting to set up and manage a new or existing business in Australia who have been nominated by a state or territory government agency to apply for the visa.
This type of visa is suitable for non-residents who have the required funding or assets and have been nominated by a state or territory government agency to apply for the visa.
 ‘Start a business as a non-citizen’, Business.gov.au (Web Page, As at 24 June 2020);
 ‘Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) Visa’, Immigration and citizenship (Web Page);
 ‘Business Talent (Permanent) Visa’, Immigration and citizenship (Web Page).
The above summary of Australian Business Visa was prepared by Ivy San | Virtual Intern, Blue Ocean Law Group℠.
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