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 :
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:
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.
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.
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.
You might be able to get this Investor visa if:
Your family might be eligible for this Investor visa if you are the primary holder of an Investor (Provisional) visa (subclass 162).
To meet the business requirements for an Investor visa (subclass 891) you (or your relevant family members) must show:
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 applies to you and all members of your family unit listed in your application, whether they are migrating or not. â€‹â€‹
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.
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.â€‹â€‹
Members of your family unit must be able to show that they meet health and character requirements.â€‹
Members of your family unit can apply separately until your visa has been decided.
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.
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: [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).
Please refer to preparing your application, for information on:
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 acknowledge 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 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 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:
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 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:
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.â€‹â€‹
â€‹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.
â€‹â€‹â€‹All applicants 18 years of age or older, wishing to withdraw, must sign the request for withdrawal.â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹
If the visa is granted, we will let you know:
If the visa is not granted, we will let you know:
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.
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.
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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