Clear filters
Sectors
Investment types
Clear filters

Business immigration and visas

Business immigration

    Migrating to South Australia

    • Visa requirement: state government nomination

      If you are a successful business owner or investor, you can apply for a state nominated business visa in South Australia. All business visas require state government nomination.

    • Find a visa

      If you want to spend time working in Australia you will need a work visa, the type of visa you may get will depend on how long you want to stay, it is likely that you will need to have an occupation that is on a skills shortage list.

    • Exploratory visit

      People applying for a state-nominated visa under the business and investor program, you are invited to visit South Australia first.

    • Business Migrant Support Services

      The South Australian Government wants you to settle easily and be successful in your investment and business activities.

    • How to migrate for business

      Opportunities for investment and offers a range of business advantages for migrants.

    • Find a migration agent

      Migration agents can help with choosing the right visa type for your individual circumstances and then help with the application process.

    • Using a migration agent

      If you decide to get help with your migration application from a migration agent, please make sure that the agent is registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA).

    • Interpreting and translating services

      The Interpreting and Translating Centre (ITC) is a South Australian Government agency employing qualified translators and interpreters experienced in most of the community and commercial languages of South Australia.

    • Migrating and working in South Australia

      Immigration SA can assist if you are considering permanently moving to our state as a skilled or business migrant.

    Working in South Australia

    • Business travel card

      The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Card (ABTC) provides business people faster and easier entry to economies of the Asia-Pacific region.

    • Business travel card - Foreign

      Information is for foreign applicants who hold or have applied for an ABTC in their home economy.

Visa types - investor and entrepreneur

    Bring your team to South Australia

    • Visas for employer-sponsored workers

      The Australian Government provides visas for businesses to sponsor and employ skilled workers who have recognised qualifications and skills or experience in particular occupations required in Australia.

    • Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa (subclass 482)

      This visa is for people who own and manage a business in Australia and allows you to stay in Australia indefinitely.

    • Permanent: Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186)

      This visa lets skilled workers, who are nominated by their employer, live and work in Australia permanently.

    • Skilled employer sponsored regional (provisional) visa (subclass 494)

      Enables regional employers to address identified labour shortages within their region by sponsoring skilled workers where employers can’t source an appropriately skilled Australian worker.

    Business migration visas

    • Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188)

      This visa enables you to own and manage a business, conduct business and investment activity or undertake an entrepreneurial activity in Australia.

    • Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888)

      For entrepreneurs, investors and business owners to continue their activity in Australia.

    • State or Territory Sponsored Investor (subclass 893)

      This is a permanent resident visa for subclass State/Territory Sponsored Investor (Provisional) visa (subclass 165) holders and who have held a designated investment of AUD750,000 for 4 years.

    • Investor visa (subclass 891)

      This visa is for people who undertake business and investment activities in Australia. It allows you to stay in Australia indefinitely. To apply as a primary applicant, you must have a qualifying visa granted on a particular basis.

    Business owner visa

    • Business owner visa (subclass 890)

      This visa is for people who own and manage a business in Australia. It allows you to stay in Australia indefinitely. To apply as a primary applicant, you must have a qualifying visa granted on a particular basis

    • State or Territory Sponsored Business Owner visa (subclass 892)

      This visa is for people who own and manage a business in Australia. It allows you to stay in Australia indefinitely. To apply as a primary applicant, you must have a qualifying visa granted on a particular basis.

    Business talent visa

    • Business talent (permanent) visa (subclass 132)

      This visa enables you to establish a new or develop an existing business in Australia.

    • Venture Capital Entrepreneur stream - Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132)

      This visa is for people who have sourced venture capital funding from a member of the Australian Investment Council (AIC) (formerly known as the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL)).

    • Significant Business History stream - Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132)

      This visa is for experienced business owners, to operate a new or existing business in Australia.

    • Business visitor stream (subclass 600)

      This visa stream enables you to visit Australia for business reasons.

    Other visa types

    • Global Talent Independent program (GTI)

      A streamlined, priority visa pathway for highly skilled individuals to work and live permanently in Australia.

    • Supporting Innovation in South Australia (SISA) visa

      A new visa arrangement designed to attract foreign entrepreneurs to take forward innovative ideas and launch seed stage startups.

    • Significant investor stream business innovation and investment (provisional) visa (subclass 188)

      Provisional visa for people who invest at least $5 million in Australian investments.

    • Entrepreneurs supporting innovation in South Australia visa

      Foreign entrepreneurs and investors with an innovative idea and supporting business plan can apply for a temporary visa to take forward their venture in Australia.

Back to investor tool