Applicant documents

If you are older than 18 years of age, you must sign an Australian Values Statement to confirm that you will respect the Australian way of life and obey Australian laws. The statement is included in the visa application form. We recommend that you read the Life in Australia book, or have it explained to you, before you sign the statement.

Forms

  • Form 47BU - Application for Business Skills (permanent) visa (589 kB PDF)
  • Form 949 - State/Territory sponsorship: Business Skills class (115 kB PDF).
  • Form 80 - Personal particulars for assessment including character assessment (386KB PDF).

Designated investment

  • Evidence you have held continuously for at least 4 years, in your name or your partner's name, your Designated Investment of at least AUD750 000 made for the purpose of being granted a State/Territory Sponsored Investor (Provisional) visa (subclass 165). If the investment has already matured then the evidence can be in the form of:
    • written or emailed confirmation from the Treasury Corporation
    • bank statements confirming repayment of the amount.

Sponsorship

  • Evidence that the sponsorship has been ongoing and has not been withdrawn. Evidence of withdrawal may include written advice.

Residence requirement

  • You will need to have been resident in the state or territory of your sponsor as a State/Territory Sponsored Investor (Provisional) visa (subclass 165) holder for a total of at least two years in the four years immediately prior to the visa application. The two-year period in Australia does not need to be continuous.
  • Evidence to prove where you have resided could include:
    • ownership of residential property
    • residential address
    • rental receipts
    • utilities accounts such as electricity, gas, telephone
    • correspondence addressed to the applicant.

Business or investment record and history

  • Overview of your business or investment activities in Australia. Please provide a short summary of any activities undertaken in Australia in addition to holding the Designated Investment.

Commitment to business and/or your investment activity

  • A one-page summary of your proposed business or investment intentions in Australia in the long term
  • Include any investigation undertaken into the Australian business or investment operating environment.

Your identity

Provide evidence of your identity

Your relationships

  • For members of your family unit included in the application who are 18 years of age or older and is not your partner:
    • Form 47a - Details of child or other dependent family member aged 18 years or over (238KB PDF).​
  • For each member of your family unit who is not the holder of a Business Skills (Provisional) visa (subclasses 160-165) provide:
    • evidence of dependency if aged 18 or over (such as evidence of current studies)
    • certified copy of adoption or birth certificate or the family book, showing names of both parents or adoptive parents
    • certified copy of the marriage certificate (if applicable).
  • For each person included in the application who is 16 years of age or older:
    • Form 80 - Personal particulars for assessment including character assessment (373KB PDF).

Your children

    If you want to bring a child younger than 18 years of age with you to Australia, and that child’s other parent is not included in the application: documentary evidence that you have the legal right to bring that child to Australia, such as:

    • certified copies of official legal documents, such as a court-issued parental responsibility (custody), access or guardianship order
    • statutory declaration (80 kB pdf) giving their permission
    • Form 1229 - Consent form to grant an Australian visa to a child under the age of 18 years (125 kB pdf). If you use Form 1229 or a statutory declaration, you will have to attach a certified copy of the other parent’s government-issued identification document (such as a passport or driver's licence) with their photograph and signature.
  • For each person included in the application who is 16 years of age or older:
    • Form 80 - Personal particulars for assessment including character assessment (373KB PDF).