Australian Business Visa – 5 biggest mistakes leading to a refusal



Obtaining an Australian business visa can be a complex and time-consuming process. However, with the right preparation, attention to detail and knowledge of the process will likely lead to successful outcomes. Unfortunately, many applicants make costly mistakes that can lead to their application being rejected. In this article, we will discuss the five biggest mistakes made on Australian business visa applications.

  1. No sufficient evidence showing business ties to Australia. One of the key requirements for obtaining an Australian business visa is demonstrating that the applicant has strong ties to Australia. This can include evidence of business connections, such as contracts or agreements with Australian companies, or evidence of investment in Australian businesses. Without sufficient evidence showing your business ties to Australia, it is likely you will not have a positive outcome.
  2. Not providing adequate financial evidence. Another critical requirement for an Australian business visa is demonstrating that the applicant has the financial means to support themselves and their business while in Australia. This can include evidence of savings, investments, or income from a foreign business. Without sufficient financial evidence, the application may be rejected.
  3. Not providing evidence of English language proficiency. While not a requirement for all business visas, some visa categories require applicants to demonstrate their proficiency in English. This can include providing test results from an approved English language test, such as the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Without evidence of English language proficiency, you may not have a successful application.
  4. Not providing adequate health and character evidence. All applicants for an Australian business visa are required to undergo a health and character assessment. This includes providing evidence of good health and no criminal history. It is imperative that you provide adequate health and character evidence, as this could lead to a refusal.
  5. Not providing a detailed business plan. In order to demonstrate that the applicant has a genuine intention to engage in business activities in Australia, a detailed business plan is required. This should include information on the type of business, the market, and the applicant’s business experience and qualifications. Without a detailed business plan, the application is likely to be unsuccessful.


In conclusion, obtaining an Australian business visa requires careful preparation and attention to detail. By avoiding these common mistakes, applicants can increase their chances of a successful application. At NB Migration Law, we have a long history of successfully obtaining positive outcomes for our business clients. Reach out to our friendly staff today to discuss your eligibility through our free consultation service.


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