Business Owner (Subclass 890)

Business Owner (Subclass 890)

This visa is for people who own and manage a business in Australia. It allows you to stay in Australia indefinitely. To apply as a primary applicant, you must have a qualifying visa granted on a particular basis.


890 Business Owner Visa Details:

Stay period  Permanent
What you can do with this visa 
  • Continue to own and operate a business in Australia;
  • Sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence;
  • Apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible.
Requirements     Must:

  • Hold an eligible visa;
  • Have lived in Australian on that visa for at least 12 months in the 2 years immediately before the application is made while holding this visa,
  • Have owned and operated a business in Australia for at least 2 years immediately before the application is made.

    Main Applicant:

  • From $2.275 AUD.

    Sub Applicant:

  • Over 18 years of age: AU $1,135.00;
  • Under 18 years of age: AU $570.00.
Conditions  Not marry before first entry.
Processing times  Unavailable due to low volume of applications.

(Note: above fees are subject to the final fee charged by the Australian Immigration Department)

890 Eligible Visa includes:

  1. You hold a visa in any of the following visa subclasses:
    • Business Owner (Provisional) visa (subclass 160);
    • Senior Executive (Provisional) visa (subclass 161);
    • Investor (Provisional) visa (subclass 162);
    • State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner (Provisional) visa (subclass 163);
    • State/Territory Sponsored Senior Executive (Provisional) visa (subclass 164);
    • State/Territory Sponsored Investor (Provisional) visa (subclass 165).
  2. Your current visa was granted to you on the basis that you, or your partner, or your former partner satisfied the primary criteria for the grant of that visa.