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Non-resident Starting Small Business?

Discussion in 'Immigration Law Forum' started by dtferenc, 29 June 2015.

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  1. dtferenc

    dtferenc Member

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    I am a Canadian citizen looking to start a small business/start-up in Australia; specifically Western Australia. What kind of Visa's and licenses would I have to apply and be approved for before I can start doing business. The business would not be real estate related.

    Thank you for your help
     
  2. John R

    John R Well-Known Member

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    Hi @dtferenc,
    To better understand your question:
    1. What visa are you on? (e.g. tourist visa)
    2. Are you starting this business with anyone else? (e.g. an Australian resident or citizen)
    3. What business structure are you considering? (e.g. sole trader, company, etc.)
    4. What industry is the business in? This may dictate industry specific requirements that require a local resident or citizen to at least be a director of the proposed business' company, etc.
     
  3. dtferenc

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    Hi @John R

    1. I am currently not residing in Australia and have not applied for a Visa yet.
    2. I would be starting a business with 2 other Canadian citizens who currently do not have Australian visa's.
    3. The business structure would be a company or if it was not feasible a partnership.
    4. The industry would be selling equipment to large commercial businesses.

    Thank you for your help.

    Cheers.
     

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