The State/Territory Sponsored Investor visa (subclass 893) is a permanent residence visa. In order to lodge a valid visa application to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection you must receive state sponsorship support.
You can apply for this visa if you already hold a State/Territory Sponsored Investor (provisional) visa (subclass 165).
To find out if you are eligible, read the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s (DIBP) visa criteria for the State/Territory Sponsored Investor visa (subclass 893)
To be eligible for visa sponsorship by the state of Victoria, you will need to:
You should also read the state sponsorship conditions and assessment criteria on this page.
Once you are confident you can meet the relevant requirements, you can apply for Victorian visa sponsorship.
Follow the steps below to apply for Victorian state sponsorship of your visa application.
If you experience technical difficulties with your online application, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Processing times can vary. Applicants can expect an outcome within four weeks from the time your complete application is lodged for state sponsorship.
If further clarification is required regarding your application, additional information may be requested.
You and your agent will be notified of the outcome of your visa sponsorship application by email.
Sponsorship support by the Victorian Government is conditional and subject to formal acceptance and acknowledgement by the applicant of the following:
Without express written consent from the Victorian Government, failure to comply with the above conditions may result in the withdrawal of Victorian Government support for the applicant’s visa.
When you apply for Victorian visa state sponsorship, your application is assessed against a number of criteria. We apply the criteria below across all applications.
Applicants are required to meet the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) requirements.
Applicants holding a provisional visa sponsored by the state of Victoria must demonstrate that they have met the sponsorship eligibility conditions they agreed to at the time of accepting provisional sponsorship.
The designated investment of at least A$750 000 must have been held in Victoria continuously for at least four years, however the application for state sponsorship can be accepted up to eight weeks prior to that date.
The applicant must have resided in Victoria for a total of at least two years in the four years immediately before they make their sponsorship application.
For further information or assistance with your application for Victorian visa sponsorship please contact:
Telephone: +61 3 9651 9756