How do I lodge an application?

If you have been nominated through SkillSelect by a State or Territory or Austrade for a Significant Investor visa and you meet other mandatory criteria, you will receive an invitation to make an application for a Significant Investor visa.

You will have 60 days to lodge your visa application using the Department’s electronic lodgement system. If you have not lodged an online application within this time you can contact your nominating State or Territory government who can nominate you again. You will then be sent another invitation and you will have a further 60 days to lodge your online application. If you receive two consecutive invitations in SkillSelect but do not lodge a valid visa application as a result of either invitation, your Expression of Interest will be removed from the SkillSelect database. You will have to formally resubmit an Expression of Interest to be considered for future invitation rounds.

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