State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner visa – Australia Visa: How to apply and obtain, Procedure, Documents required?

What is a state/Territory Sponsored Business Owner visa?

This visa is intended for individuals who own and run a business in Australia. It entitles you to remain in Australia indefinitely. You must have a qualifying visa granted on a specific basis in order to apply as a primary applicant.

Features of State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner visa

  • stay in Australia indefinitely
  • In Australia, you can work and study.
  • enroll in Medicare, Australia’s universal healthcare system
  • Sponsor your relatives visit to Australia.
  • For five years, I traveled to and from Australia.
  • Become an Australian citizen if you are eligible.

Who are eligible?

  • You must hold an eligible visa.
  • have spent at least 12 months in Australia on that visa in the two years preceding the application, while holding this visa.
  • having owned and operated a business in Australia for at least two years prior to making the application.
  • You must have owned and continue to hold a stake in one or more actively operating major firms in Australia.
  • The regional authority in the state or territory where you run your business must sponsor you.
  • There is no age limit for this visa
  • You must meet our health requirements, and any family members who apply with you may be required to do so as well, depending on their circumstances. You may not have to go through medicals again in some cases.
  • You and any family members over the age of 16 who apply for the visa with you must meet our character requirements. Family members who are not traveling with you to Australia must also meet the requirements.
  • Sign the Australian Values Declaration.
  • If you or any family members (including those who do not apply for the visa with you) owe money to the Australian Government, you must have paid it back or made arrangements to pay it back.
  • If you have had a visa revoked or refused while in Australia, you may not be eligible for this visa.

Procedure to apply

Postal address

Adelaide Business Skills Processing Centre
Department of Immigration and Border Protection
GPO Box 2399
Adelaide SA 5001

Courier address

Adelaide Business Skills Processing Centre
Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Level 4
70 Franklin Street
Adelaide SA 5001

  • We will notify you once your application has been received. Examine what you can and must do after you apply.

How long you can stay?

  • This is a long-term visa. It allows you to remain in Australia indefinitely. This visa has a travel component that expires 5 years after the visa is granted.

What is the cost?

  • The main applicant must pay AUD2,570 for the visa.

What is the processing time?

  • We evaluate applications on an individual basis, and actual processing times may differ due to particular circumstances.


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