Investor Visa Subclass 891

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Investor Visa Subclass 891: What this Investor visa lets you do

This is a permanent residence visa. It lets you and any family members who have also been granted this Investor visa :

  • stay in Australia indefinitely
  • work and study in Australia
  • enrol in Medicare,Australia’s scheme for health-related care and expenses
  • apply for Australian citizenship (if you are eligible)
  • sponsor  eligible relatives for permanent residence
  • travel to and from Australia for five years from the date the visa is granted (after that time, you will need a resident return  visa or another visa to return to Australia).

Investor Visa Subclass 891: Before you apply

Before you apply,  notify the business development agency in the state or territory in which you, or your family member,  intend to continue your investment activity.

To do this, complete the notification form:

  • Form 927State/Territory notification: Business Skills class (55 kB PDF).

Send the completed form to the appropriate state or territory authority. You can notify more than one authority.

A representative will sign, stamp and send it back to you. Include this completed form with your visa application.

Your passport

You need a valid passport or other travel document for this 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.

Investor Visa Subclass 891: Cost

The visa application charges are listed in Fees and charges.

Other costs

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.

Investor Visa Subclass 891: Who could get  this Investor visa

You might be able to get this Investor visa if:

  • you are the primary holder of an Investor (Provisional) (subclass 162) visa
  • you lived in Australia for a total of at least  two years in the past of the four years immediately before you apply, while holding an Investor (Provisional) visa (subclass 162)
  • you and all your family members meet health and character requirements
  • you meet business requirements.

Your family might be eligible for this Investor visa if you are the primary holder of an Investor (Provisional)  visa  (subclass 162).

Investor Visa Subclass 891: Business requirements

To meet the business requirements for an Investor visa (subclass 891) you  (or your  relevant family members)  must show:

  • you, or you and your spouse or de facto partner together,  have held  continuously for at least 4 years, in your name or your partner’s name,  your designated investment in Australia of AUD1 500 000   (made for the purpose of  being granted an  Investor (Provisional)  visa  (subclass 162)
  • you have a realistic commitment to continue a business or investment activity in Australia
  • you or your partner have never been involved in unacceptable business or investment activities.

Investor Visa Subclass 891: Health requirements

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.

Investor Visa Subclass 891: Character requirements

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 applies to you and all members of your family unit listed in your application, whether they are migrating or not. ​​

Debts to the Australian Government

You must have no outstanding debts to the Australian Government or have arranged to repay any outstanding debts to the Australian Government before this Investor visa can be granted.

This also applies to all  members of your family  unit  listed in your application whether they are migrating or not.

Investor Visa Subclass 891: Biometrics

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.

Investor Visa Subclass 891: Including family in your application

You can include the following people in your visa application at the time of lodgement:

  • your partner
  • your child/step-child or your partner’s child/step-child.

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 must be able to show that they meet health and character requirements.​

Members of your family unit can apply separately until your visa has been decided.

Investor Visa Subclass 891: How to apply

This information explains what you need to do to apply for an Investor visa (subclass 891).

You must be in Australia when you lodge your application. Your family can be in or outside Australia.

Investor Visa Subclass 891: Prepare your documents

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.

Investor Visa Subclass 891: Lodge your application by mail or in person

To apply you must complete:

  • Form 47BU Application for a Business Skills (permanent) visa (933 kB PDF).

Lodge your application with the Adelaide office  in South Australia – attention  Adelaide Business Skills Processing Centre. Provide all relevant documents.

Email enquiries:  [email protected]

You can pay by credit card, debit card, bank cheque or money order made payable to the  Department of Home Affairs (www.homeaffairs.gov.au).

Investor Visa Subclass 891: More information

Please refer to preparing your application, for information on:

  • certifying and translating documents into English
  • communicating with the department of immigration and border protection
  • using a migration agent
  • authorising another person to receive information from the department of immigration and border protection
  • 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.

Investor Visa Subclass 891: After you have applied

After you have lodged your application and documents, we will acknowledge  that we have received your information.

Wait for a decision

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.

In Australia:

If you apply for this 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.

Investor Visa Subclass 891: Provide more information

You can provide more information to the department of immigration and border protection , at any time until a decision is made on the application.  If you want to correct information you provided, use:

  • Form 1023 –  Notification of incorrect answer(s) (99KB PDF)

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.

Investor Visa Subclass 891: Report changes in your circumstances

You must tell the department of immigration and border protection if 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.

Please report changes in your circumstances via ImmiAccount. If you are not able to use ImmiAccount, you can use the following forms:

  • Form 929 – Change of address and/or passport details (86KB PDF) – if you move to a new address or change your passport
  • Form 1022 – Notification of changes in circumstances (77KB PDF) – if there are other changes in your circumstances.

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.​​

Investor Visa Subclass 891: Withdrawing your application

​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 your file reference number, client ID, or a Transaction Reference Number.

​​​All applicants 18 years of age or older, wishing to withdraw, must sign the request for withdrawal.​​​​​​

Investor Visa Subclass 891: Visa decision

If the visa is granted, we will let you know:

  • when you can use the visa
  • the visa grant number
  • any conditions attached to the visa.​

If the visa is not granted, we will let you know:

  • why the visa was refused
  • your review rights (if any). Where applicable, your sponsor can apply for the decision to be reviewed
  • the time limit for lodging an  appeal.

Investor Visa Subclass 891: Document checklist

You need to provide documents to support your application for this Investor visa. We can make a decision using the information you provide when you lodge your application. It is in your interest to provide as much information as possible with your application.

Provide certified copies of original documents. Do not include original documents unless we specifically ask for them. Police certificates should be original documents. Documents not in English must be accompanied by accredited English translations.

Use this checklist to make sure your application is complete.

Investor Visa Subclass 891: Forms

  • Form 47BUApplication for Business Skills (permanent) visa  (589 kB PDF)
  • Form 927State/Territory notification: Business Skills class  (55 kB PDF)

Investor Visa Subclass 891: Charges

  • Pay the visa application charge.

Investor Visa Subclass 891: Designated investment

  • Evidence you have held  continuously for at least  four years, in your name or your partner’s name,  the designated investment  made for the purpose of  being granted an  Investor (Provisional)  visa  (subclass 162). If the investment has already matured, the evidence can be in the form of:
    • written or emailed confirmation from the Treasury Corporation
    • bank statements confirming repayment of the amount.

Residence requirement

  • You need to have been a resident in Australia as an Investor (Provisional) visa (subclass 162) holder for a total of at least two years in the four years immediately before the visa application. The two-year period in Australia does not need to be continuous.
  • Evidence to prove where you have resided could include:
    • o ownership of residential property
    • o residential address
    • o rental receipts
    • o utilities accounts such as electricity, gas, telephone
    • o 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.

Investor Visa Subclass 891: Your identity

  • Certified copies of the biographical pages of the current passports or travel documents of all people included in the application (these are the pages with the holder’s photo and personal details and the issue/expiry dates).
  • One recent passport sized photograph (45  mm  x  35  mm) of each person included in the application.
    • These photographs should be of the head and shoulders only against a plain background.
    • Print the name of the person on the back of the photograph.
  • If your name has changed or the name of anyone included in your application has changed: a certified copy of evidence of the name change.
  • If anyone included in the application has served in the armed forces of any country: certified copies of their military service record or discharge papers.
  • An AFP National Police Check for you and each member of your family unit aged 17 years or over (whether applying or not) who, in the last 10 years, has been in Australia for 12 months or more since turning 16
  • Police clearances for you and each member of your family unit aged 17 years and over (whether applying or not); from each country where, in the last 10 years, that person has lived for 12 months or more since turning 16.

Investor Visa Subclass 891: Your relationships

  • For any member of your family unit included in the application who is 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 (238  kB PDF).​
  • For each member of your family unit (child) 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 member of your family unit (child) included in the application who is 16 years of age or older:
    • Form 80 – Personal particulars for assessment including character assessment (373KB PDF).

Investor Visa Subclass 891: 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.

Investor Visa Subclass 891: What this Investor visa lets you do

This Investor visa  allows you to manage your business and investment activities in Australia.

You can use Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) for free to check your visa details and entitlements.

You and your family are not able to access social security payments.

You can qualify for a Special Benefit payment from Centrelink if you suffer a major change of circumstances that is beyond your control.

Your obligations

You and your family must comply with all visa conditions and Australian laws.

Source: The Australian Department of Home Affairs (www.homeaffairs.gov.au). Please visit www.border.gov.au to get updated information.

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