…the very first thing you could see are classic Business visas, which include a significant amount for investment, assets and business revenue, business skills, and experience of candidate. One more point made the process complicated is innovative business ideas for the entrepreneur stream.
But there is a simpler and more affordable option with state / territory nomination under Skilled stream. Regional Provisional skilled visa SC 491 offers small business owners an alternative pathway with state nomination process, where primary applicant still requires to have an occupation from eligible list of occupations. The application can only be lodged / approved in the State / Territory that supports this program.
Only 4 Australian states announced this visa option: Tasmania, Queensland, South Australia, Australian Capital Territory (with 190 visa option for ACT only).
!!! You can check your eligibility or contact us to discuss your migration matter !!!
To apply for this visa, you have to submit an EOI/ROI in selected state you are eligible to apply for the nomination. After nomination is granted, you should lodge all visa documents within 60 days.
This is Provisional visa that allows you to work and live in a regional part of selected state for five years. It is also a pathway to permanent residency. You should meet criteria to be eligible for the SC 191 Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa: lived in region and earned minimum income of $53,900 for at least three years. Overall turnaround to transit to permanent residency can be 5-7 years.
I would recommend maximum age to start this pathway is 40, as cut off age is 44 inclusive.
Please note, no recycling business allowed for this program! State / Territories warned that new business ideas / new directions are very welcomed, but not buying the business that was used in the past to satisfy Small Business Owner visa criteria.
At this moment we are waiting for this visa for my clients who applied in Tasmania with our POST PAYMENT special offer for state sponsorship candidates!
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