408 Temporary Activities Visa – Entrepreneur Stream
What is it?
The 408 visa is a temporary activities visa.
It is designed for special activities that are generally not defined under typical employer/employee arrangements.
Types of visa streams within the 408 visa category include such activities as sporting, religious, humanitarian or disaster and emergency assistance (for example fire fighting during the Summer bush fire season).
The entrepreneur stream of the 408 visa is a special ‘pilot’ program introduced through the South Australian government.
It is a pilot program as it is being trialled for rollout across the country if the Department of Home Affairs considers the experiment a success.
The purpose of the visa is to allow for entrepreneurial, innovative or start up business ideas to be implemented by non-residents in the state of South Australia.
Although the visa relates to business start-ups, it is not granted to applicants with business proposals not considered to be entrepreneurial or innovative.
Business proposals rejected by the South Australian government include (but not limited to)
- Real estate / property development
- Retail business
- Import / export
- Generally available ‘off the shelf’ business models
To be considered eligible for state nomination the venture concept must be new, cutting edge, innovative, employing new technologies, new processes or patentable practices that will deliver value to the state of South Australia.
408 Temporary Activities Visa – Application Process
Things to note
To apply for the 408 Temporary Activities visa under the Entrepreneurship Stream there is a two stage process.
1. Nomination Application to South Australian government
2. Once nomination is granted, application for the visa.
The nomination application is the most critical stage of the visa application process.
Failure to obtain nomination means in-eligibilty for the visa.
How we can help – Nomination Application
We have assisted a number of clients to successfully obtain nominations for this visa.
Our service is unique, in that we combine the experience of a senior migration agent and a former Goldman Sachs investment banker to deliver quality, migration compliant proposals for the nomination application.
Our comprehensive proposals include
- Proposal – The Pitch
- Detailed business plan
- Applicant profile
- Financial plan
- Customised elements of the plan to address questions of ‘innovative’ characteristics and 'benefits to Australia'
Our formula has been immensely successful to date.
To enquire as to whether we can assist you, simply contact us with your details and basic pitch. We will soon be in touch.
WHAT WE DO...
We offer a variety of service inclusions to our 408, 132 and 188 Business and Investment Visa clients
Some of our successful 408, 132 and 188 state nominations
Optimizing your business migration proposal!
From business and strategic planning, market research, benefit to country propistions, we cover it all.
GET IN TOUCH...
To arrange a consultation or workshop, send us a message.