When you have made the decision to move to Australia and/or invest in an Australian business, it can get frustrating if you are unsure on how long your visa application will take to process. This is when using a registered migration agent will come in handy.
Using a migration agent will give you the best possible option of having your application processed quickly and efficiently and allowing the processing times to fall within the recommended period that the Department of Immigration and Border Protection implies.
As per the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, the current processing times are:
Business Skills (subclass 132, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 845, 846) (Lodged on or before June 30th 2012)
Lodged within Australia: Low Risk – 11 months High Risk – 22 months
Lodged outside of Australia: Low Risk – 9 months High Risk – 28 months
Business Skills (subclass 890, 891, 892, 893)
Lodged within Australia: Low Risk – 17 months High Risk – 17 months
Lodged outside of Australia: Low Risk – 20 months High Risk – 20 months
Business Innovation and Investment (subclass 132, 188 and 888)
Lodged within Australia: Low Risk – 9 months High Risk – 9 months
Lodged outside of Australia: Low Risk – 9 months High Risk – 9 months
Migration agents can assist in making sure that your application is completed correctly, you have supplied all relevant documentation, you are applying for the correct visa and your business visa application to Australia has the best possible chance of being approved. A registered migration agent will also have more avenues available to contact the Immigration Department and handle any issues which may arise.
If you would like to speak with one of our team about the business and investment visa opportunities available, contact our Brisbane based head office today.