It is a condition of some business and investment visas that you must undertake a physical exploratory visit to South Australia, or be eligible for a virtual exploratory visit, before applying for state nomination.

If you are applying for either of the following visas, the main applicant must fulfil the exploratory visit requirements prior to application:

 

Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa - subclass 188

  • Business Innovation stream
  • Entrepreneur stream

Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132)

  • Significant Business History stream
  • Venture Capital Entrepreneur stream

Physical Exploratory Visit The physical exploratory visit must meet the following minimum requirements:

1. Is undertaken no more than 12 months prior to the date of application for State nomination, and the duration of stay in South Australia is at least 3 nights. One of the following must be provided as evidence:

  • Airline boarding passes for both the arrival and departure to and from South Australia
  • Receipt(s) for accommodation in South Australia

2. Includes one face-to-face meeting with Skilled & Business Migration, and at least two other face-to-face meetings meeting or site visits.

  • For the 188 Business Innovation stream, one meeting must relate to the proposed business activity, and the other to an alternative qualifying business activity or an alternative product if exporting.
  • For the 188 Entrepreneur stream, both meetings should relate to the proposed entrepreneurial activity.
  • For the 132 Significant Business History stream, one meeting must relate to the proposed  business activity, and the other meeting relate to an alternative qualifying business activity or an alternative  product if exporting.
  • For the 132 Venture Capital Entrepreneur stream, both meetings should relate to the proposed entrepreneurial activity.

You will be required to provided information about these meetings or site visits in the online application form, including the date, contact person and outcomes.  

Virtual Exploratory Visit The virtual exploratory visit is available to clients under one of these circumstances:

  • You are unable to travel due to a COVID-19 related travel restriction, and agree to undertake a physical exploratory visit within six months of travel restrictions being lifted and prior to your visa being granted.
  • You were reused a visitor visa by the Department of Home Affairs, and it was not due to a character or health reason. You must provide a copy of the visa outcome letter in your online application.

The virtual exploratory visit can be conducted by video or voice call, and must meet the following minimum requirements:

1. Is undertaken no more than 6 months prior to the date of application for State nomination.

2. Includes one telephone meeting with Skilled & Business Migration, and at least two other telephone or video meetings that adhere to the requirements below:

  • For the 188 Business Innovation stream, one meeting must relate to the proposed business activity, and the other to an alternative qualifying business activity or an alternative product if exporting.
  • For the 188 Entrepreneur stream, both meetings should relate to the proposed entrepreneurial activity.
  • For the 132 Significant Business History stream, one meeting must relate to the proposed  business activity, and the other meeting relate to an alternative qualifying business activity or an alternative  product if exporting.
  • For the 132 Venture Capital Entrepreneur stream, both meetings should relate to the proposed entrepreneurial activity.

You will be required to provide information about these virtual meetings in the online application form, including the date, contact person and outcomes.

You must confirm that you have sufficient financial resources to support yourself and dependents to settle in South Australia and understand it is your responsibility to determine the cost of living in South Australia.

Evidence of financial capacity is not required. However, Skilled & Business Migration reserves the right to seek additional information or evidence at a later stage if necessary.