Business Migrants

Please refer to the Application Fees page for further information.

Yes. Visit the Department of Home Affairs website and ensure you understand the requirements for your visa or speak to your registered migration agent. For state nomination criteria, it depends on the visa. Please check on the specific visa page for more information on this.

Skilled & Business Migration will not provide state nomination if you are the holder of one of these visas based on a nomination from another jurisdiction, unless the state or territory that nominated you originally has agreed to release you. Evidence will be required. State nomination will be dependent on a successful application.

Yes. Whether you're a start-up or an established business there are licenses and regulations that you need to abide by.

For further information please visit the Department for Industry, Innovation and Science website or

No. You are not required to use a registered migration agent or legal practitioner to lodge an application for either state nomination or a visa.

Visit the Immigration Assistance page for further information.

If you are applying for subclass 188, 888, 892, 893 or 405, you will need state nomination first.

The assessment of ITAs is a highly competitive process and your ITA may remain in the pipeline for up to 10 months.  ITA applications are assessed throughout the program year with several invitation rounds.  All ITAs are finalised by the end of each program year, which is 30 June every year.   

If you decide to withdraw your ITA, please contact us through the Skilled & Business Migration portal.

You will need to withdraw your current application and submit a new application. Please send your request by submitting an online enquiry through the Skilled & Business Migration portal. Application fees for State Nomination are non-refundable.

You will need to seek approval from Skilled & Business Migration in order to change your business plan. Failure to obtain approval will result in an application for the subclass 888 endorsement being refused. Please contact us through the Skilled & Business Migration portal for further instructions regarding this process.