State or Territory Sponsored Investor visa (subclass 893):
Unless you are applying as a family member, you must get sponsorship from the regional authority in the state or territory in which you have lived for at least two years in the four years immediately prior to visa application.
To do this you must complete the sponsorship form:
Send the completed form to the appropriate state or territory authority.
A representative will sign, stamp and send it back to you. You must include this completed form with your visa application.
You need a valid passport or other travel document for this State or Territory Sponsored Investor visa. If you plan to get a new passport, you should do so before applying for your visa. If you get a new passport after you have lodged your application, give the details of your new passport to one of the department of immigration and border protection offices.
The visa application charges are listed in Fees and charges.
You might have to pay other costs, such as the costs of health assessments, police certificates, or any other certificates or tests. You are responsible for making the necessary arrangements.
Members of your family unit might be eligible for this State or Territory Sponsored Investor visa if you are the primary holder of a State/Territory Sponsored Investor (Provisional) visa (subclass 165).
You, or your spouse or de facto partner together must:
You must meet certain health requirements. The results are usually valid for 12 months. Do not arrange a health examination until we ask you to.
This also applies to all the members of your family unit included in your application, whether they are migrating or not.
You must meet certain character requirements. You must be prepared to provide a police certificate from each country you have lived in for 12 months or more during the past 10 years after you turned 16 years of age. Do not arrange for police certificates until we ask you to.
This also applies to all members of your family unit in the application who are 16 years of age or older.
This also applies to all members of your family unit listed in your application whether they are migrating or not.
You must have no outstanding debts to the Australian Government or have arranged to repay any outstanding debts to the Australian Government before this State or Territory Sponsored Investor visa can be granted.
You might be asked to provide biometrics (a scientific form of identification) as part of the application. Countries and visa subclasses included in the biometrics program has more information.
You can include the following people in your visa application at the time of lodgement:
For detailed information regarding who you can include in your application see including family members in your application.
The application must include documentary evidence of their relationship to you.
Members of your family unit can also apply separately until your visa has been decided.
This information explains what you need to do to apply for a State/Territory Sponsored Investor (subclass 893) visa.
You must be in Australia when you lodge your application. Your family can be in or outside Australia.
You need to provide documents to prove the claims you make in the application. The documents are listed in the Document checklist.
Some documents could take some time to obtain. You should have them ready when you lodge the application to reduce any delays in processing.
To apply you must complete:
Lodge your application with the Adelaide office in South Australia – attention Adelaide Business Skills Processing Centre. Provide all relevant documents.
Email enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org ;
You can pay by credit card, debit card, bank cheque or money order made payable to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
There is more information to help you prepare your application, such as certifying and translating documents into English, communicating with us, using a migration agent, authorising another person to receive information from us, and receiving assistance with your application.
If you need help with your application, contact the Adelaide office in South Australia – attention Adelaide Business Skills Processing Centre.
After you have lodged your application and documents, we will let you know that we have received your information.
We have visa processing times for each visa.
Your application could take longer if you need character or health checks (including x-rays), if you need to provide more information, or if your application is incomplete.
If you apply for this State or Territory Sponsored Investor visa in Australia, you would be able to get a Bridging visa that allows you to stay in the country lawfully while your application is processed. If you are given a Bridging visa A, you can apply for Bridging visa B to travel outside Australia while you wait for a decision.
You can provide more information to us, at any time until a decision is made on the application. If you want to correct information you provided, use:
We could also ask you for more information. You will have to respond by a set date. After that date, we can make a decision about your application using the information that we have.
If another person gives the department of immigration and border protection information that could result in you being refused a visa, we will usually give you the opportunity to comment on the information.
You might also be interviewed. If you are asked to attend an interview in person, bring your passport or other identification and any requested documents to the interview.
You must tell the department of immigration and border protectionif your circumstances change. This includes a new residential address, a new passport, or a pregnancy, birth, divorce, separation, marriage, de facto relationship or death in your family.
You can use the following forms:
If you do not provide the department of immigration and border protection with the details of any new passport issued to you, you could experience significant delays at the airport and may be denied permission to board your plane.
You can withdraw the application at any time before we make a decision about it. To do this, send the department of immigration and border protection a letter or email to ask for the withdrawal. Your request must include your full name and date of birth. You should also include the number we gave you when you applied, if you know it – this could be a file reference number, client ID, or a Transaction Reference Number.
If you are 18 years of age or older, you must sign the letter of withdrawal or send a separate email or letter.
If the visa is granted, we will let you know:
You will not have a visa label placed in your passport.
If the visa is not granted, we will let you know:
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.
This State or Territory Sponsored Investor visa allows you to manage your business and investment activities in Australia.
This is a permanent residence visa. It lets you and any family members who have also been granted this State or Territory Sponsored Investor visa to:
You and your family are not able to access social security payments.
You may qualify for a Special Benefit payment from Centrelink if you suffer a major change of circumstances that is beyond your control.
You and your family must comply with all visa conditions and Australian laws. You should fulfil your business obligations.
Source: The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Please visit www.border.gov.au to get updated information.