Small Business Owner 491 Visa (QLD)

Our experienced team can assist you with your Small Business Owner visa application - from lodging the initial Expression of Interest, to completing the visa application, and everything between.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements of Department of Home Affairs  

  • Under 45 years old 
  • Obtain 65 points, including 5 points of state nomination  
  • Satisfied Skill Assessment criteria  
  • Have at least ‘proficient’ English language level (IELTS 6.0) 
  • Own 100% of the company's shares 
  • To apply for the Permanent Resident visa (visa 191), applicant must have minimum income of AUD $53,900 per year as set out by Department of Home Affairs.  

Requirements of Queensland  

  • The occupation needs to be in the LIN 19/051 list (Queensland’s list of occupations). 
  • Have a degree in business or business experience by demonstrating the ability to successfully run a small business in Queensland. 
  • Live in a sparsely populated area of Queensland for at least 6 months before applying for state nomination.  
  • Invest a minimum of AUD $100,000 in a business in a sparsely populated area of ​​Queensland. Business registration license, financial statements must be in the name of the main applicant. 
  • The business must have been operated for at least 6 months and the business owner must run the business at least 35 hours/week. 
  • The business must have at least 1 Australian citizen, who is not a family member, working at least 20 hours/week 
  • Have enough capital to operate the business and sustain the applicant’s family in Australia. 


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