Permanent business visas

Due to COVID-19 we are currently conducting all interviews with clients by telephone. If you have an appointment with our staff, or intend to make one, please contact us on businessmigration@smallbusiness.wa.gov.au to arrange the appointment by telephone.

The following permanent business visas require nomination from the Government of Western Australia. The Business Migration Centre (BMC) is responsible for approving State nomination on behalf of the Government of Western Australia:

  • Visa 888 Business Innovation and Investment -  Business Innovation Stream
  • Visa 888 Business Innovation and Investment -  Investor Stream
  • Visa 888 Business Innovation and Investment - Significant Investor Stream

If you wish to apply for the following visas please contact us. 

  • Visa 892 State Sponsored Business Owner
  • Visa 893 State Sponsored Investor

To be eligible for State nomination for these visas you must meet the Department of Home Affairs criteria.

You must also meet the State nomination criteria as advised in the State nomination policy guidelines.

How to apply

Step 1

Lodge an online application for State nomination with the Business Migration Centre (BMC). A fee of $AUD750 applies to all permanent visa nomination applications. Please note, this is not refundable if an application is refused or withdrawn. You will be required to pay the fee at the end of the online application process.

Step 2

If you are selected for State nomination the Business Migration Centre will endorse and return your State nomination form (Form 1414).

Before proceeding please ensure you have read all the requirements of the 888 visa criteria at the Department of Home Affairs website, where you can also find details of all Australian migration programs.

Once you start your application, you can save it as you progress and return to it later. If you are completing the application on behalf of someone else, please ensure you save the application before submitting it so the applicant can personally complete the Applicant Declaration.

You will be required to attach documents throughout the application, please ensure any documents not in English are translated, and a copy of both the original and translated versions are included. Please do not include any personal information such as birth certificates, tax file numbers etc.

Due to upload limitations, please only provide the relevant pages addressing the criteria and not the full document.

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