|This visa is a temporary visa, and the first step towards being granted a permanent Business Skills visa. You must be outside Australia when this visa is granted, unless you held a student visa at the time you applied.You may be eligible for a permanent Business Skills visa after holding this visa for a minimum of two (2) years. To be eligible for a permanent Business Skills visa you must meet all the obligations of this visa and additional requirements of the permanent Business Skills visa you apply for. Meeting these requirements may take you longer than two (2) years.After two (2) years you may be eligible to apply for one of the following visas:
- Business Owner (residence)
- State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner (residence)
Visa validity period
This visa is valid for four years.
If the visa is granted while you are:
- in Australia (Student visa holders only), it is valid from the date of grant
- outside Australia, it is valid from the entry expiry date on your visa label.
The following people may be included in your application:
With this visa you are unable to access Medicare, the Australian Government medical expenses and hospital care scheme.
Private Health Insurance is available to you, but it is not a requirement for the grant of this visa.
- your spouse
- your or your spouse's dependent children
- other dependent relatives living with you.
With this visa you are unable to access family assistance.
With this visa you are unable to access social security payments.
Business Owner (provisional) visa definitions
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