Permanent business visas

Please note that from 1 July 2020 all applications for State nomination must be lodged through our new online application system. Applications received by email or in hard copy after this date will not be processed.

All State nomination places from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) for Western Australia have now been allocated. We are not accepting any new applications for subclasses 188 or 132 until further notice.

Due to COVID-19 we are conducting all interviews with clients by telephone. Personal appointments will also be replaced by telephone interviews at the Western Australian Government Trade Office in Shanghai until further notice.

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.

Permanent business visas are granted to high calibre business migrants or holders of provisional business visas who have successfully managed a business or investment in Western Australia.

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

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

  • Visa 132 Business Talent - Venture Capital Stream
  • Visa 892 State Sponsored Business Owner
  • Visa 893 State Sponsored Investor

If you have already reached 55 years of age and you wish to apply for the 132 Business Talent visa, you must read the State nomination guidelines before applying for State nomination.

The fee for all State nomination applications is AUD$750. Please note, this is not refundable if an application is refused or withdrawn.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.

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