This visitor visa allows holders to enter Australia as many time as they wish for up to a year. The holder cannot ,however, stay in Australia for more that three month in each visit. You cannot apply for this visa while you are in Australia. 

 

Business people can apply for this visa to enter Australia to take part in business discussions or negotiations, participate in seminars, conferences or trade exhibitions. The holder of this visa cannot engage in paid emoployemnt in Australia, provide services to organization in australia or sell good or services to the public in Australia.

 

This visa is available only to passport holders from the following countries:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If applicants wish to stay in Australia for a longer period, they should apply for another visa, such as a Visitor visa (subclass 600). 

 

Applications can be lodged in one of the following ways: 

 

  • at the nearest immigration office outside Australia 

  • with a travel agent, airline or specialist service provider; or 

  • apply online directly through the DIBP website if the applicant is the holder of a passport from one of the following countries:

    • Brunei – Darussalam 

    • Canada 

    • Hong Kong 

    • Japan 

    • Malaysia 

    • Singapore 

    • South Korea

    • United States 

If you are a European passport holders, you can apply online for an eVisitor visa, rather than an ETA. See bellow .

Australian Business Visas Program offers a veraity of visas, each one has its unique requirements. Some can be processed in a matter of days or weeks and others have more complex criteria and require months for preparing and processing the visa apllication. In choosing the business visa that most suit you, you need to be clear about the purpose and the length of you intended stay in Australia, e.g.,whether the purpose of your travel is to participate in a conference or negotiate a business agreement, to engage in short term ot longe term paid work or to run a business or investment in Australia. If your intended travel to Australian is to engage in an ongoing employment you need to explore your visa options among Employer Sponsored Visa options 

 

The visa types bellow are arranged in term of the length of stay in Australia:   

 

Please contact us if you are a holder of any of the last five visas and would like to recieved information regading extending your visas or to find out more about your other visa options.

Business Visas 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Business Innovation and Investment (permanent) visa (subclass 888):

This permanent visa can only be applied for after holding Business Innovation and Inverstement (provisional) Visa (subclass 188) for certain period of time. It allows you to live and work in Australia indifitley and enable you to apply for Australian citizenship.   

 

Visa Requirements:

You might be able to apply for this visa if:

  • you are the primary visa holder of a provisional Business Innovation and Investment visa (subclass 188) and have met all the requirements of your Business Innovation and Investment visa in the stream in which you first applied; or

  •  you are the secondary visa holder who is the spouse or de facto partner of a provisional Business Innovation and Investment visa (subclass 188) holder in the Investor or Business Innovation stream and can meet all the primary criteria requirements of  the permanent Business Innovation and Investment visa in the relevant stream; or

  •  you hold a Special Category visa (subclass 444) or a Business (Long stay) visa (subclass 457IE) and have met the requirements of the business innovation stream; and

  •  you and your partner have not been involved in any unacceptable business or investment activities.  

  • In addition:

    • you and your partner have a satisfactory record of complying with Commonwealth laws, and of each State or Territory in which you operate a business and employ employees in the business, relating to your business,

    •  you have been nominated by an Australian state or territory or by Austrade on behalf of the Australian government,

    •  you and all your family members meet health and character requirements – you do not need to prove this again if you have already done this for the provisional Business Innovation and Investment visa (subclass 188),

    • have a realistic commitment to maintain business or investment activities in Australia.  

    • Other requirements depend on the stream in which you held your provisional Business Innovation and Investment visa (subclass 188).

 

Requirements for Business Innovation stream:

If you are applying for the Business Innovation stream, you must have been in Australia and held one of the following three visas for at least one year in the two years immediately before you apply:

  • a Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) in the Business Innovation stream or the Business Innovation Extension stream

  • a Special Category visa (subclass 444)

  • a Business (Long Stay) visa (subclass 457IE)

In addition,

  • you must be able to show ongoing busine ss involvement,

  • meet certain financial requirements,

  • and have a history of employing Australian workers.

Ongoing business involvement:

You must be able to show that you (or you and your partner together) have:

  • had an ownership interest (and continue to have an ownership interest) and a direct and continuous management role in an actively operating main business (or main businesses) in Australia for the two years immediately before you apply.

  • had an annual turnover of at least AUD300 000 from the main business (or businesses) in the 12 months before you apply. (A nominating state or territory might agree to waive the requirement to show an annual turnover of AUD300 000 if you live and operate business in a specified regional area of Australia)

  • owned at least one of the following percentages of the main business (or main businesses) in Australia in the year immediately before you apply:

51 per cent of a business with a turnover of less than AUD400 000 per year

30 per cent of a business with a turnover of AUD400 000 or more per year

10 per cent of a publicly listed company

  • obtained an Australian Business Number for each of your main businesses

  • submitted Business Activity Statements to the Australian Taxation Office for the two years immediately before you apply

  • not acquired the ownership in your main business (or two main businesses) from a person who was an applicant for, or a holder of, a permanent Business Innovation and Investment visa (subclass 888) or a permanent business skills visa (in subclasses 890, 891, 892 or 893), unless you and that person had a joint interest in the main business for at least one year before you lodge your application for this visa.

  • You (or your partner, or you and your partner together) must also demonstrate that you have achieved at least two of the following requirements:

    • a net value of business assets of at least AUD200 000 in your nominated main business (or two main businesses) in Australia throughout the year immediately before you apply

    • a net value of personal and business assets of at least AUD600 000 in Australia throughout the year immediately before you apply

    • employed at least the equivalent of two full-time employees in your main business (or main businesses), throughout the year immediately before you apply who are:

◦ Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, or holders of valid New Zealand passports

◦ not your family members.

 

Requirements for Investor stream:

  • If you are applying for this visa in the Investor stream, you must have been in Australia and held your provisional visa in the Investor stream for at least two of the four years immediately before you apply.

  • In addition, you (or you and your partner combined) must have held a designated investment with an Australian state or territory for at least four years.

  • If you applied for your provisional visa (subclass 188) in the Investor stream prior to 1 July 2015, you are eligible to apply for a subclass 888 visa after holding your provisional visa for 3 years and 11 months. If you applied for your provisional visa after 1 July 2015, you are required to hold your provisional visa for at least 4 years prior to applying for a subclass 888 visa.

 

Requirements for Significant Investor stream:

If you are applying for a permanent visa (subclass 888) in the Significant Investor stream, you must have held at the time of application:

  • a provisional visa (subclass 188) in the Significant Investor stream or in the Significant Investor Extension stream.

  • You must have been in Australia as the holder of a provisional visa (subclass 188) in the Significant Investor stream or the Significant Investor extension stream for at least 40 days per year (calculated cumulatively) for the period of time you have held your provisional visa(s), or your spouse has been in Australia for at least 180 days per year (calculated cumulatively) on the basis of the period of time the primary applicant has held their provisional visa(s). 

  • In addition, you (or you and your partner combined) must have:

    • held complying investments continuously for at least 4 years while holding your Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188).

    • operated a qualifying business under the private Australian company in which you have made a direct complying investment if applicable.

    • Note that the rules in force at the time you applied for you original subclass 188 visa in the Significant Investor stream will apply to you when your application for a subclass 888 visa is assessed. 

    • If you applied for your provisional visa (subclass 188) in the Significant Investor stream prior to 1 July 2015, you are eligible to apply for a subclass 888 visa after holding your provisional visa for 3 years and 11 months. If you applied for your provisional visa after 1 July 2015, you are required to hold your provisional visa for at least 4 years prior to applying for a subclass 888 visa. 

 

Requirements for Premium Investor stream:

If you are applying for a permanent visa (subclass 888) in the Premium Investor stream,

  • you must have held a provisional visa (subclass 188) in the Premium Investor stream at the time of application and be nominated by the Commonwealth government.

  • You must have held your provisional visa for a minimum of 1 year.

  • You (or you and your partner combined) must have held complying premium investments continuously for at least 1 year, and for the entire time you have held your Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188).

 

Your rights under visa visa:

This is a permanent residence visa. It lets you and any family members who have also been granted this visa:

  • travel to and from Australia for five years from the date the visa is granted (after that time, you will need a resident return visa or another visa to return to Australia).

  • sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence

  • apply for Australian citizenship (if you are eligible)

  • enrol in Medicare, Australia's scheme for health-related care and expenses

  • work and study in Australia

  • stay in Australia indefinitely

Business Innovation and Investment (provisional) visa (subclass 188):

This is a four-year temprorary (providional) visa that can be a pathway to premanent visa subclass 888. You cannot apply directely to this visa but rather you must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect and be nominated by a state or territory government or Austrade on behalf of the Australian government before being invited to apply for this visa.

 

You may subimit and expression of interest for this visa under one of the following four streams:

  • Business Innovation stream: for people with business skills who want to establish, develop and manage a new or existing business in Australia. Applicants must be nominated by a state or territory government. 

  • Investor stream: for people who want to make a designated investment of at least AUD1.5million in an Australian state or territory and maintain business and investment activity in Australia. Applicants must be nominated by a state or territory government. 

  • Significant Investor stream: for people who are willing to invest at least AUD5million into complying significant investments in Australia and want to maintain business and investment activity in Australia. Applicants can be nominated by a state or territory government or Austrade on behalf of the Australian government. 

  • Premium Investor stream: for people who are willing to invest at least AUD15million into complying premium investments in Australia and want to maintain business and investment activity in Australia. Applicants must be nominated by Austrade on behalf of the Australian government.

 

Visa Requirements:

Requirement for Business Innovation stream:

You must:

  • be under 55 years of age, although a state or territory can waive this requirement if your proposed business will be of exceptional economic benefit to the nominating state or territory.

  • score at least 65 on the points test

  • for two out of the four fiscal years immediately before you are invited to apply, have had an ownership interest in an established business or businesses that had at least AUD500 000 turnover in each of those years 

  • own at least one of the following percentage of your nominated main business: 

51 per cent, if the business has a turnover of less than AUD400 000 per year 

30 per cent, if the business has a turnover of AUD400 000 or more per year

10 per cent, if the business is a publicly listed company

  • have an overall successful business career

  • have a genuine desire to continuously own and maintain a management role in a business in Australia.

  • If your nominated main business provides professional, technical or trade services, you must have spent no more than half your time providing those services, as opposed to general management of the business.

  • At the time of invitation, you, your partner, or you and your partner combined must have total net business and personal assets of at least AUD800 000 that are lawfully acquired and available for legal transfer to Australia within two years of the visa being granted.

 

Requirements for Investor stream:

You must:

  • be under 55 years of age, although a state or territory can waive this requirement if your proposed investment will be of exceptional economic benefit to the nominating state or territory

  • score at least 65 on the points test

  • have a high level of management skill in relation to the eligible investment or qualifying business activity

  • have at least three years' experience of direct involvement in managing one or more qualifying businesses or eligible investments

  • have an overall successful record of eligible investment or qualifying business activity

  • have a genuine and realistic commitment to continuing your business and investment activity in Australia after the original investment has matured

  • have a genuine intention to live for at least two years in the state or territory in which you have made a designated investment.

  • You, your partner, or you and your partner combined must:

    • for at least one of the five fiscal years immediately before you are invited to apply, have directly managed one of the following: 

      • a qualifying business in which you, your partner or you and your partner combined had at least 10 per cent ownership interest, or

      • eligible investments owned by you, your partner or you and your partner combined of at least AUD1.5million.

    • during the two fiscal years immediately before you are invited to apply, have legally acquired net business, investment and personal assets of at least AUD2.25 million that are available for legal transfer to Australia within two years of the visa being granted 

    • make a designated investment of at least AUD1.5 million in a state or territory government security using unencumbered funds accumulated from qualifying businesses or eligible investments and be prepared to hold that investment for at least four years from date of issue in your nominating state or territory 

 

Requirements for Significant Investor stream:

You must have a genuine and realistic commitment to:

  • reside in the state or territory whose government agency nominated you,

  • continue your business and investment activity in Australia after the conclusion of your provisional visa,

  • live in Australia for at least 40 days per year (calculated cumulatively) for the duration of your provisional visa, or your spouse to live for at least 180 days per year (calculated cumulatively) for the duration of your provisional visa.

  • You, your partner, or you and your partner combined must have net assets of at least AUD5 million that are legally acquired, unencumbered, and available to be used to make the complying investment in Australia.

  • You, your partner and other family members aged at least 18 must agree not to bring any action against the Commonwealth for any loss relating to your complying investment.

Income that you earn from your complying investment in Australia is subject to tax under Australian taxation law.

 

You must also make a complying investment or a complying significant investment of at least AUD5 million over four years.

 

Complying Significant Investments for applications made after 1 July 2015

You must make a complying significant investment of at least AUD5 million over four years in the following proportions:

  • At least AUD500 000 in venture capital and growth private equity funds which invest in start-ups and small private companies. 

  • At least AUD1.5 million in approved managed funds investing in emerging companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.

  • A ‘balancing investment’ of at least AUD3 million in managed funds that may invest in a range of assets, including ASX-listed companies, Australian corporate bonds or notes, annuities and commercial real estate.

Direct investment in residential real estate will continue to be prohibited and indirect investment in residential property through managed funds will now be strictly limited.

Investments must not be used as security or collateral for a loan.

More detailed information about complying significant investments is available at Austrade.

 

Complying Investments for applications made prior to 1 July 2015:

You must make a complying investment of at least AUD5 million in any of the following options, in any proportion, and hold that investment continuously for at least four years:

  • Commonwealth, state or territory government bonds

  • Eligible managed funds - that are limited to investing in any or all of the following Australian assets:  

◦ infrastructure projects in Australia

◦ cash held by Australian deposit-taking institutions

◦ bonds issued by the Commonwealth Government or a State or Territory government

◦ bonds, equity, hybrids or other corporate debt in companies and trusts listed or expected to be listed within 12 months on any Australian stock exchange

◦ bonds or term deposits issued by Australian financial institutions

◦ real property in Australia

◦ Australian agribusiness

◦ annuities issued by an Australian registered life company in accordance with section 9 or 12A of the Life Insurance Act 1995

◦ loans secured by mortgages over the investments listed above

◦ derivatives used for portfolio management and non-speculative purposes which constitute no more than 20 per cent of the total value of the managed fund

◦ other managed funds that invest in the investments listed above

  • direct investment into private Australian companies - in which you have an ownership interest.  The company needs to operate a qualifying business if you intend to apply for and meet the criteria for a Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888) in the Significant Investor stream.

 

Requirements for Premium Investor Stream:

The Premium Investor stream is by invitation of Austrade on behalf of the Australian government only. You must make a complying investment of at least AUD15 million in any of the following options:

  • Australian securities exchange listed assets.

  • Australian government or semi-government bonds or notes.

  • Corporate bonds or notes issued by an Australian exchange listed entity (or wholly owned subsidiary of the Australian listed entity) or investment grade rated Australian corporate bonds or notes rated by an AFS licenced debt rating agency.

  • Australian proprietary limited companies.

  • Real property in Australia excluding residential property.

  • Deferred annuities issued by Australian registered life companies.

  • State or territory government approved philanthropic contribution. 

  • You must also have a genuine and realistic commitment to continue your business and investment activity in Australia after the conclusion of your provisional visa.

  • You, your partner (spouse or de facto), or you and your partner combined must have net assets of at least AUD15 million that are legally acquired, unencumbered, and available to be used to make the complying investment in Australia.

  • You, your partner and other family members aged at least 18 must agree not to bring any action against the Commonwealth for any loss relating to your complying investment.

Income that you earn from your complying investment in Australia is subject to tax under Australian taxation law.

 

Your rights under visa visa:

  • establish a new or develop an existing business and/or invest in Australia, make a designated investment with an Australian state or territory government or make and maintain complying investments in Australia

  • travel in and out of Australia for the life of your visa

  • bring family members with you to Australia

  • seek permanent residence by applying for a Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888).

 

Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132):

This permanent visa allows business people to establish a new or develop an existing business in Australia. 

The Business talent visa has two streams:

  • Significant Business History stream: for high-calibre business owners or part-owners who want to do business in Australia.

  • Venture Capital Entrepreneur stream: for people who have sourced venture capital funding from a member of the Australian Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL). 

 

Visa Requirements:

You might be able to get this visa if you are nominated by a state or territory government agency and are invited to apply by the Immigration Department.

 

Requiremnts for Significant Business History stream:

You, your partner, or you and your partner combined must have all of the following:

  • a total net assets of at least AUD400 000 as the ownership interest in one or more qualifying businesses for least two of the four fiscal years immediately before you are invited to apply and if the qualifying business(es) was a publicly listed company, a shareholding of at least 10 per cent of the total issued capital 

  • net business and personal assets of at least AUD1.5 million that are legally acquired and can be transferred to Australia within two years after the visa is granted 

  • a total annual turnover of at least AUD3 million in one or more of your main businesses in at least two of the four fiscal years immediately before you are invited to apply

  • ownership of at least:

51 per cent of a business with turnover of less than AUD400 000 per year

30 per cent of a business with turnover of more than AUD400 000 per year, or

10 per cent of a publicly listed company

  • an overall successful business career

  • no involvement in unacceptable business activities

  • a genuine desire to own and maintain a management role in a business in Australia.

  • You must also be younger than 55 years of age. This age rquirement can be waived if your proposed busniness is seen, by a local givernment, to be of exceptional economice benifite to the region where it will operate.

 

Requirement for Venture Capital Entrepreneur stream:

  • You must have received at least AUD1 million in funding from an Australian venture capital firm.

  • You must have entered into a formal agreement with the venture capital firm for the funding.

  • The funding must be for the start-up, product commercialisation or business development of a promising high-value business idea.

  • The venture capital firm must be a member of the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL).

 

Australian Venture Capital Association Limited is the leading industry association which represents and promotes the long-term interests of the private equity and venture capital industries in Australia. The funding could be provided for early phase start-up, product commercialisation, or business development and expansion of a high value business idea in Australia.

 

The venture capital entrepreneur stream has been introduced because it is perceived that Australia has an innovation-driven economy with pioneering scientific research institutions and world class research and development facilities, and the venture capital industry has a good track record of commercialising world-class products and services. The venture capital entrepreneur stream will be a channel for bringing foreign entrepreneurial expertise to Australia’s national innovation system.

 

Your rights under visa visa:

This is a permanent residence visa. It lets you and any family members who have also been granted this visa:

  • stay in Australia indefinitely

  • work and study in Australia

  • enrol in Medicare, Australia's scheme for health-related care and expenses

  • apply for Australian citizenship (if you are eligible)

  • sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence

  • travel to and from Australia for five years from the date the visa is granted (after that time, you will need a resident return visa or another visa to return to Australia).

Investor retirement Visa (subclass 405):

This temporary visa is for self-funded retirees who have no dependents and want to live in Australia during their retirement years.

 

Visa Requirements: 

You might be eligible for this visa if you meet the following requirements:

  • Age: you must be 55 years of age or older, your partner can be at any age.

  • Sponsorship: you must be sponsored by state or territory government in Australia 

  • Family: you must have no dependents family members other than your partner 

  • Assest: You must have assets (or if you have a partner, your combined assets) valued at least AUD750 000. Or if you intend to live in regional Australia you must have assets (or if you have a partner, your combined assets) valued at least AUD500 000.

    • The assets must be cabable of and available for,  transfer to Australia 

    • All assets listed must be held for two years before lodging your application, unless they are related to superannuation, pension and/or inheritance.

    • If you are intending to sell assets for your move to Australia, we recommend that you wait until after your visa is granted.

    • If you need to sell assets to meet visa requirements, you should carefully consider whether you will be able to finance your ongoing stay in Australia. The assets are in addition to the funds required to make the designated investment.

    • This asset test only applies to new Investor Retirement visa (subclass 405) applications. If you choose to reapply for your visa you do not need to meet the assets test again

  • Designated Investement: You must have made a designated investment of at least AUD750 000 in your name (or in the names of you and your partner), in the state or territory in which you have been sponsored. The funds for the designated investment are in addition to your asset requirements. If you intend to live in regional Australia you must have made a designated investment of at least AUD500 000 in your name (or in the name of you and your partner) in the state or territory in which you have been sponsored. A designated investment must be maintained for the duration of the Investor Retirement visa (subclass 405). The amount of the designated investment decreases by AUD250 000 the first time you reapply for the visa and then remains constant thereafter. If you reapply for your Investor Retirement visa (subclass 405) a designated investment of AUD500 000 must be made and maintained. If you live in regional Australia a designated investment of AUD250 000 must be maintained 

  • Income: You (or combined with your partner) must have access to a minimum net income of AUD65 000 per year. If you intend to live in regional Australia you (or combined with your partner) must have access to a minimum net income of AUD50 000 per year. This income test applies each time you apply for an Investor Retirement visa (subclass 405). If you choose to reapply for your visa you will need to show that your net income still meets this requirement.

  • Health Insurence: You must have evidence that you and your partner hold an adequate health insurance package for the period of your intended stay in Australia.

For health insurance to be considered adequate, it must:

-   be fully comprehensive

-   provide coverage that is at least equivalent to Medicare (including coverage of 85 per cent of costs for       hospital, emergency,       and general practitioner services)

-   provide coverage for pharmaceuticals.

It is preferable that the policy is with an Australian insurer; however alternative arrangements that meet the above requirements can be accepted. Alternative arrangements, with an overseas insurer, will need individual detailed examination of the insurance policy and may result in processing delays.

If you do not maintain adequate health insurance it may result in the refusal of future visa applications.

 

Your rights under this visa:

This is a temporary visa. It allows you to:

  • have your partner (who has also been granted this visa) accompany you to Australia.

  • travel to and remain in Australia for four years from the date the visa is granted – after that time you will need another visa

  • work in Australia for up to 40 hours per fortnight

 

APEC Business Travel Card:

The APEC Business Travel card (ABTC) is an arrangement to facilitate the streamlined entry of business people from participating economies. The Travel card is valid for 5 years, enabling lawful stay in Australia of either 2 months or 3 months after each entry. APEC Card holders enjoy pre-cleared and fast-tracked entry facilities at points of entry.

 

The 18 APEC economies currently participating in the APEC Business Travel Card scheme are: 

 

Australia                                      Brunei Darussalam                     Chile                                Hong Kong (China)                     Indonesia 

People's Republic of China         The Philippines                           Malaysia                          Mexico                                          Peru 

Japan                                           Republic of Korea                       New Zealand                   Papua New Guinea                     Singapore

Chinese Taipei                            Thailand                                      Vietnam 

 

Temporary work (short stay activity) subclass 400 visa: 

The Temporary work (short stay activity) subclass 400 visa allows people to enter Australia and engage in business activities that include providing work and services to Australian organisation. This visa lets the holder to enter Australia to do short-term, highly specialised, non-ongoing work; or participate in an event or events on a non-ongoing basis at the invitation of an Australian organisation. 

Under this visa the holder can usually stay in Australia for up to three months. But if it is required, and the need can be substantiated, a stay of up to six months can be considered in some cases. This visa usually allows one entry but multible entries can sometime be granted.  If the applicant intends to visit Australia on ongoing basis, even on short term, will be required to apply for the 457 visa. 

 

Requirements:

You might be eligible for this visa if you are outside Australia and you:

  • have specialised skills, knowledge or experience that can assist Australian business

  • have been invited to participate in an event by an organisation in Australia

 

Your rights under this visa:

 Under this visa you can:

  • stay in Australia while your visa is valid (generally up to three months, but may allow up to six months in limited circumstances)

  • bring your family with you to Australia if you included them in your visa application

  • do the work or activity for which you were granted the visa, which will usually be either: 

    • short-term, highly specialised, non-ongoing work

    • participation in non-ongoing cultural or social activities at the invitation of an Australian organisation.

 

You might be allowed to enter only once. If so, you will need to apply for a new visa if you want to return to Australia again after you leave. Alternatively you might be able to travel to and from Australia as many times as you want while your visa is valid. If you need to make a number of return visits during the stay period you must state that clearly on the visa application form, including the reason why you need to make the return visits to Australia. Your visa will only be valid during the period of stay that you have been granted, and this will commence from the date of your first entry into Australia. Re-entering Australia does not start a new period of stay. 

eVisitor (subclass 651): 

This is visitor visa that allow holders to enter Australia as many time as they wish for up to a year. The holder cannot ,however, stay in Australia for more that three month in each visit.

 

Business people can apply for this visa to enter Australia to take part in business discussions or negotiations, participate in seminars, conferences or trade exhibitions. The holder of this visa cannot engage in paid emoployemnt in Australia, provide services to organization in australia or sell good or services to the public in Australia.

 

This visa is available only to passport holders (citizens) of the European Union Member States:

 

Andorra                        Austria                      Belgium                      Bulgaria                           Cyprus                                    Czech Republic

Denmark                      Estonia                     Finland                        France                              Germany Greece                  Hungary

Iceland                          Ireland                     Italy                              Latvia                               Liechtenstein                         Lithuania

Luxembourg                Malta                        Monaco                       Netherlands                   Norway                                   Poland   

Portugal                       Romania                   San Marino                 Slovakia                          Slovenia                                  Spain

Sweden                        Switzerland              United Kingdom        Vatican City (Holy See).

 

An eVisitor application can only be lodged online via the DIBP website and while the applicant is outside Australia.

 

Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601):

Visitor visa (subclass 600) Business Stream: 

This is a short term visitor visa that can be granted for up to 3 months, 6 months or 12 months. You can apply for this visa as:

  • a vistor for turisim purpose

  • to visit a family member(s) in Australia  

  • on a tour with a registered travel agent from the People’s Republic of China.

  • for business visitor activities 

 

Business people can apply for this visa to enter Australia to take part in business discussions or negotiations, participate in seminars, conferences or trade exhibitions. The holder of this visa cannot engage in paid emoployemnt in Australia, provide services to organization in australia or sell good or services to the public in Australia.

 

You can apply for this visa at your nearst Australian immigration office outside Australia. Passposrt holders of certain countires can lodge online visa applications. You can apply for this visa while you are in Australia too. In Australia, all passport holders can apply online for a Visitor visa extension.

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