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UK Business - visa options

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Hi All,

I work for a UK company operating in the IT software industry. They have an increased amount of interest from Australian and NZ clients wanting to purchase their product and have sold to several large companies already. They are struggling, however, to support the product or build on sales without someone experienced on the ground. They are aware that I am looking to emigrate to Australia and would like to somehow send me over there to setup a new branch of the business and run the sales and implementation projects over that side of the world. I have product and industry knowledge in the specialist area they operate in and so far they have not been able to employ anyone in Australia that is qualified to do the job (tried and failed).

My question is - what, if any, are my options to obtain a visa? 

key facts:

- I'm senior but not yet director level

- The company has no Australian business setup yet

- The company has a significant investor/shareholder in the form of an Australian company (could be a 482 sponsor?)

- My skills are on the MLTSSL




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I would advise you / the company speak to a migration agent. Though the safest way for yourself would be to obtain a independent skilled visa. 

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You've already got this information on another thread.  You've got two options: the TSS visa, which is not recommended for a family, and the independent skilled visa.  There isn't anything else. 

The ideal would be for you to get your 189 visa and secure a job offer from your company, preferably with some relocation costs thrown in. That way you get the best of all worlds -  security and freedom and the assurance of a job as well. 

Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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It depends from what viewpoint you look at the situation and how quickly you need to be in Australia. 

From a business viewpoint:

  • The overseas company sponsors you for a TSS visa which would allow you to come to Australia and set up an Australian operation;
  • Once the Australian operation is established and actively operating, it takes over the sponsorship of your TSS visa;
  • Depending on your occupation, in time, the Australian business sponsors you for Permanent Residency.

You may also have independent visa options which could alleviate the need for business sponsorship, although this would take more time, so it depends on how quickly the overseas operation wants you to start in Australia.

A professional assessment of your specific situation and the business needs would be advisable.

Raul T Senise

Registered Migration Agent

MARN 0636699


"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."



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