Business Innovation extension stream

Provide the documents in this section only if you are applying for this visa under the Business Innovation extension stream.

  • evidence of business ownership for at least the two years immediately before the application was made, such as:
    • full company extract or certificate of incorporation
    • shareholder certificate lodged with the Company Registrar, showing your share of capital annual return of the business
    • memorandum and articles of association
    • certificate of business registration, business licence or business names extract for the business
    • franchise agreement, company registrar, or share transfer documents
    • partnership agreements between all partners
    • if your business is a trust: full trust deed and amendments (including the names of all trustees and beneficiaries at the time the trust was formed)
  • Evidence that you have participated in the day-to-day management of the main business for at least the two years immediately before the application was made, such as business contracts, minutes of meetings and documents initiated or authorised by you. The evidence needs to demonstrate your involvement in decisions about the management of all or substantial part of the business and responsibility for such areas as strategic management, recruitment, price structure, business profitability and expenditure.
  • business registration certificate or licence for your main business
  • evidence of your ownership or share of ownership of the main business, such as:
    • evidence of purchase
    • share registers, company registers, or share transfer documents
    • historical company extracts
    • annual returns of directors and shareholders
    • partnership, trust or franchise agreements.
  • a one-page organisational chart showing your position in the business, staff attribution, management reporting lines and functional responsibilities
  • photos of business premises and business activities (maximum six photos).
  • if a publicly listed company operates any of your qualifying businesses: evidence that you, your partner or you and your partner combined own at least 10 per cent of the issued shares of the publicly listed company.