International Buyers

Visas for International Buyers

Finn Franchise Brokers specialise in helping international buyers who want to buy a franchise business in Australia. We are well versed in the requirements of the various visas and as the biggest seller of franchises in Australia, we have a continual stream of overseas buyers contacting us looking to buy a franchise that will suit them. Our strong database of such buyers allows us to contact them via our general and specific email campaigns.

All business migrants to Australia need to meet certain selection criteria. Business migrants are also expected to have operated their own business in their country of origin, or at least have held senior management positions. Under federal law, a minimum investment of A$500,000 into an Australian business must be made. State governments do offer sponsored visa programs which effectively halve this investment commitment, with the condition that applicants must settle and operate a business in the sponsoring state. This sponsorship program suits franchise business sales with the entry costs generally starting at around A$250,000.

Subclass 132 Visa

Talent

(Permanent)

This visa allows you to establish or develop a business. Applicant must be invited by either state or territory government as well as be under the age of 55 to apply for this permanent visa.

Subclass 188 Visa

Innovation and Investment

(Provisional)

This visa allows you to own and manage, or invest in, a new or existing business in Australia. A points-tested provisional visa wherein applicants must be nominated by either state or territory government, be under the age of 55 (at time of invitation), and score at least 65 points on the Innovation Points Test .

Subclass 888 Visa

Innovation and Investment

(Permanent)

This visa allows you to continue to own and manage, or invest in, a business in Australia permanently. Applicants must hold a subclass 188 Visa (Provisional), have met all the requirements of that visa, and be nominated by either state or territory government.

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