State or Territory Sponsored Investor Visa Subclass 893

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State or Territory Sponsored Investor Visa Subclass 893: What this State or Territory Sponsored Investor visa lets you do

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:

  • 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).

State or Territory Sponsored Investor Visa Subclass 893: Before you apply

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:

  • Form 949 State/Territory Sponsorship – Business Skills Class (145KB PDF).

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.

Your passport

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.

State or Territory Sponsored Investor Visa Subclass 893: 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.

Who could get this State or Territory Sponsored Investor visa

You can apply 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 are sponsored by a state or territory authority
  • you lived in Australia for at least two of the four years immediately before you apply
  • you have a genuine and realistic commitment to continue to maintain business or investment activities in Australia
  • you and your partner have never been involved in unacceptable business activities
  • you and all your family members meet health and character requirements
  • you meet business requirements
  • neither you nor your spouse or de facto partner have ever been involved in unacceptable business activities
  • you met all the conditions of your provisional visa.

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).

State or Territory Sponsored Investor Visa Subclass 893: Business requirements

You, or your spouse or de facto partner together  must:

  • 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).
  • have a genuine and realistic commitment to continue a business or investment activity in Australia.

State or Territory Sponsored Investor Visa Subclass 893: 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.

State or Territory Sponsored Investor Visa Subclass 893: 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 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.

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 State or Territory Sponsored Investor visa can be granted.

State or Territory Sponsored Investor Visa Subclass 893: 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.

State or Territory Sponsored Investor Visa Subclass 893: 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 also apply separately until your visa has been decided.

State or Territory Sponsored Investor Visa Subclass 893: How to apply

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.

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.

Lodge your application by post or in person

To apply you must complete:

  • Form 47BU Application for a Business Skills (permanent) visa (589KB PDF)
  • Form 949State/Territory sponsorship: Business Skills class (115KB 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).

State or Territory Sponsored Investor Visa Subclass 893: More information

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.

State or Territory Sponsored Investor Visa Subclass 893: After you have applied

After you have lodged your application and documents, we will let you know 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 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.

Provide more information

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:

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

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.

You can use the following forms:

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

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 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.

State or Territory Sponsored Investor Visa Subclass 893: 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.

You will not have a visa label  placed in your passport.

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.

State or Territory Sponsored Investor Visa Subclass 893: Document checklist

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.

State or Territory Sponsored Investor Visa Subclass 893: Forms

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

State or Territory Sponsored Investor Visa Subclass 893: Charges

State or Territory Sponsored Investor Visa Subclass 893: 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.

State or Territory Sponsored Investor Visa Subclass 893: Sponsorship

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

State or Territory Sponsored Investor Visa Subclass 893: 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.

State or Territory Sponsored Investor Visa Subclass 893: 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.

State or Territory Sponsored Investor Visa Subclass 893: 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).

State or Territory Sponsored Investor Visa Subclass 893: 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 (80KB PDF) giving their permission
    • Form 1229 Consent form to grant an Australian visa to a child under the age of 18 years (125KB 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).

What this State or Territory Sponsored Investor visa lets you do

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:

  • 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).

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.

State or Territory Sponsored Investor Visa Subclass 893: Your obligations

You and your family must comply with all visa conditions and Australian laws. You should fulfil your business obligations.

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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