Subclass 891:
Investor Visa

Subclass 891 visa is designed for people who undertake business and/or investment activities in Australia. It allows the holder to stay in Australia indefinitely To be eligible, the primary applicant must hold one of the qualifying visas.

Transitory Visa

It is important to note this is a transitory visa which is no longer widely used by people with the same or similar credentials, because the qualifying visas have been repealed.


The primary applicant must be in Australia at the time they apply for an Investor Visa (Subclass 891), whilst the secondary applicants may be in or outside Australia. Other eligibility criteria include:

  • Residence:
  • The primary applicant must have lived in Australia as the holder of a Subclass 162 – Investor (Provisional) Visa for a total period of at least 2 years within the 4 years immediately preceding the application submission. The 2 year period does not have to be continuous.

  • Business Practices:
  • The primary applicant must have no history of unacceptable business activities.

  • Investment Assets:
  • The primary applicant and his or her married spouse together, must have held continuously for at least 4 years, in their names, the designated investment of $1,500,000. This investment was made for the purpose of satisfying the requirements for the granting of Subclass 162 visas.

  • Investment Endeavours:
  • The primary applicant must have a genuine and realistic commitment to continue a business investment activity in Australia.

    Public Interest Criteria

    4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005, 4007, 4009, 4010, 4015, 4015, 4019, 4020 and 4021.

    Visa Conditions

    Condition 8515: The holder of the visa must not marry or enter into a de facto relationship before entering Australia.

    Application Charges

    Applications charges are payable in 2 instalments.

    First instalment:

  • Base application charge: $2,450
  • Additional applicant charge for an applicant who is at least 18: $1,225
  • Additional applicant charge for an applicant who is less than 18: $615
  • Second Instalment:

    Additional applicants who do not demonstrate functional English: $4,890. For more  information contact Visa Plan

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