South Australia has unprecedented opportunities for investment and offers a range of business advantages for migrants.

With two decades of uninterrupted growth, strong links to the Asia-Pacific region and a robust, resilient knowledge based economy - South Australia is the ideal investment destination.

How to migrate for business

A step-by-step guide:


First consider an exploratory visit to South Australia.


Assess and choose the best visa for your situation and understand it's criteria.


Start the application process.

Lodge an expression of interest (EOI) through the Federal Immigration Department's Skill Select.

Record your EOI reference number.


Apply for state nomination with Immigration SA.

Ensure you have your EOI number ready.


When you receive your invitation, lodge your visa application using an ImmiAccount with the Federal Immigration Department within 60 days.


Once you have arrived:

In this section

Why South Australia

Find out what we can offer the people who choose to live here.


State nomination

State nomination enables state governments to attract successful business owners and investors to the state


Business visa options

Options available to business people considering migration to South Australia for business purposes.


Exploratory visit

People applying for a state-nominated visa under the business and investor program, you are invited to visit South Australia first.


Business Migrant Support services

Newly-arrived business migrants must meet with an adviser from Immigration SA within two months of arrival.