Australia has one of the strongest and most
stable economies in the Asia-Pacific region.
The business visa program is here to assist
Australian businesses grow by obtaining knowledge
and skills from overseas which they have not
been able to obtain in the local market.
Visitor visas for business purposes are intended
for genuine business visitors seeking short-term
entry to Australia for a stay of up to 3 months
to undertake business activites such as official
visits, meetings, training, building inspections
or equipment installation. The applicant's spouse
and dependents may also visit Australia with
This visa does not permit the applicant to engage
in work that might otherwise be carried out
by an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
This visa category has two
parts, the business sponsorship application
and the sponsored employee application. Business
sponsorship allows employers to sponsor a specified
number of temporary business entrants within
a two year period. Employers must demonstrate
to the department that they can satisfy the
sponsorship criteria, including their ability
to comply with undertakings in relation to the
approved number of sponsored employees. A business
sponsorship is valid for either two years or
until the approved number of positions is filled,
whichever occurs earlier.
Sponsored employees may stay
in Australia for the length of the visa validity
period which cannot exceed four years. The applicant's
spouse and dependents may also accompany the
applicant to Australia for the period of employment.
The temporary employee's visa
does not expire when the business sponsorship
Businesses which do not have
a formal operating base or representation in
Australia may apply to bring employees to Australia
to establish subsidiary branches in Australia,
agency distributorships or a joint venture.
Employees may also come to Australia to fulfil
obligations relating to a contract or other
business activity in Australia.
This visa class is similar
to the temporary business sponsorship (long
term) visa. The overseas employer, or a person
with legal authority to act on their behalf,
must complete the business sponsorship application
and must make sponsorship undertakings. An employee
nomination application is also required. The
business sponsorship is valid for two years
or until the requested number of employees nominations
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