Business Immigration

We have professional immigration lawyers to plan your visa application path. In the field of immigration, we provide not only visa services but also more reasonable and appropriate life planning options. Regardless of whether you are a business owner or an individual, we will treat you equally and sincerely provide immigration advice and related services, including possible follow-up issues. We are also willing to discuss with you enthusiastically.

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Business Immigration

Owning a business or investing in Australia can provide highly skilled individuals with the opportunity to live and work in the country. With the Business Skills program, the Australian government aims to encourage entrepreneurialism and innovation and provide a clear pathway to permanent residence

There are two possible pathways for business skills entry into Australia – the direct entry Business Talent (Migrant) visa and the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa – and QMP is able to assist you with both.

Our dedicated team can also assist you with any application for Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) approval for the purchase of any real estate or business investment within Australia.

At Auslaw Partners, our team of migration and immigration experts understand the complexity of immigrating to Australia and will work closely with you by developing a detailed ‘roadmap’ or pathway to achieving your permanent residency, Australian citizenship or whatever your immigration goals may entail. We understand that immigrating to Australia can be stressful and that it can be extremely challenging to navigate through the complex Australian immigration and visa application system in the absence of trusted advisors.

Our team provides practical and clear advice from the commencement of the visa application process to save you the unnecessary expense and delay of having to either appeal a visa refusal or re-lodge an application, whether overseas or onshore in Australia.

Our team of expert immigration lawyers have experience in all facets of migration law, specialising in:

    • Temporary & Permanent Work Visas/Employer Sponsored Migration;
    • Family & Partner/Spouse/De Facto Visas;
    • Investor & Business Visas;
    • Skilled Visas;
    • Visa Cancellations & Review Applications to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal;
    • Waivers of Re-entry Bans; and
    • Citizenship and Resident Return Visas

With offices in both Australia and China, we are able to offer a seamless immigration service to our clients without the limitation of distance, language and cultural barriers.

Key service areas:

    • Australian immigration advice
    • Visa application service
    • Specialising in business innovation & investment visas (188/888):
    • Business innovation & investment
    • Investor
    • Significant Investor (SIV)
    • Premium Investor (PIV)
    • Business talent visas (132)
    • Significant business history
    • Venture capital entrepreneur

Auslaw Partners prides itself on its business migration services, complementing the firm’s commercial, corporate and property law divisions. If you want to establish or develop a business in Australia or make an investment in an Australian state or territory, there are certain visas which may be available to you which allow you to live in Australia on a temporary or permanent basis, provided that you manage a business in Australia or maintain a complying investment.

At Auslaw Partners, our expert immigration lawyers specialise in the following:

    • Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) Visa (subclass 188) including the following streams:
    • Investor Stream
    • Significant Investor Stream
    • Premium Investor Stream
    • Business Innovation Stream
    • Entrepreneur Stream
    • Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) Visa (subclass 888) including the following streams:
    • Investor Stream
    • Significant Investor Stream
    • Premium Investor Stream
    • Business Innovation Stream
    • Entrepreneur Stream
      • Business Talent (Permanent) Visa (subclass 132) including the following streams:
    • Venture Capital Entrepreneur Stream
    • Significant Business History Stream
    • Investor Retirement Visa (subclass 405)
    • Visitor Visa – Business Visitor Stream (subclass 600)

Our migration team work closely with other advisors within our firm to ensure all financial aspects of our client’s migration process is considered including international taxation issues, as well as the investment and business advice required for business innovation and investment visas.

Our migration lawyers are also family, business and tax lawyers and work closely with the wider Auslaw Partners team including employment, commercial and property teams to provide a seamless support to business and individuals.

We can assist both sponsors and applicants to ensure compliance with their obligations under the migration law and wider legislative requirements.  Our migration agents offer clients with a holistic solution to their needs by providing practical advice and assistance in all aspects of migration, commercial and business law.

We can assist you in the following migration areas:

    • Business Skills Visas
    • Skilled Visas
    • Employer Sponsored Visas – Permanent and Temporary
    • Student Visas
    • Spouse/Family Visas
    • Citizenship
    • Visa Cancellations
    • Merits Review and Judicial Appeals
    • Refugee applications

We provide proactive advice to our clients to help them avoid violating immigration laws and regulations. Our lawyers provide risk assessment and compliance reviews on immigration-related regulations and policies to limit exposure prior to a merger and acquisition. Beyond offering prospective guidance, our lawyers are well-equipped to help clients respond to Form I-9 audits and penalty determinations. We counsel on:

    • Document retention related to H-1B employment and labor certification recruitment
    • Company compliance manuals and policies
    • Documentation of employment eligibility
    • Preparation for unannounced visa petition immigration verification audits
    • Appeals of penalty determinations
    • E-Verify compliance issues and the use of the Image program
    • Merger and acquisition challenges in the Form I-9 context

Our lawyers also provide training for human resources staff and legal departments to help them gain an understanding of the immigration process, address compliance issues, and develop internal compliance programs. We also keep them up-to-date on the latest changes in immigration laws and what those changes mean for them on a daily basis.

Our team is renowned for offering strategic advice for employers who must navigate complex regulatory regimes in order to attract and retain their top talent.

The team comprises highly experienced individuals in all our offices across Europe and Asia working together to facilitate international relocations and cross-border advisory, as well as ensuring continuity of client care.

We provide expertise in all the following for businesses:

Global Mobility

Auslaw Partners is one of the few law firms with a dedicated global mobility practice. Rather than focussing on a particular part of an international move, we recognise that mobility is a holistic issue for business and a project does not necessarily end with the granting of a visa.

Our Business Immigration Team sits within our International HR Services group, with lawyers and specialists able to advise across all elements of a global mobility project, including drafting appropriate contractual documentation, employee incentives and benefits and expatriate management issues such as disciplinary, grievance and performance issues with a mobility/immigration angle.

Strategic Advisory

We offer bespoke surgery services for employers who need assistance to address complicated immigration queries at all stages of people planning, talent management and succession planning.

We have expertise in advising companies on how Government regulations are enforced in practice and our capabilities also include horizon scanning for potential immigration issues arising due to corporate restructuring and advisory work for due diligence enquiries in acquisitions and de-mergers.

Auslaw Partners has experience of assisting clients with bespoke risk management strategy to ensure that company HR practices are geared to prevent illegal working while meeting broader immigration obligations. Our mock audit provides an unbiased assessment of your HR systems, providing you with specific action points to identify and control your risk factors.

We handle all types of business immigration matters. Our corporate clients range from large corporate powerhouses to SMEs to start-ups, covering a range of sectors including technology, manufacturing, retail, financial, sports, pharma and film.

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