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Sponsored Business Visitor Visas - 459

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Sponsored Business Visitor Visas - 459

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									                                       > Sponsored Business
                                         Visitor Visas - 459
                                       Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has partnered with the
                                       Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) as a sponsor for short stay
                                       business visitors to Queensland*.
                                       Essentially, this service is designed to streamline short stay business visitor visa
                                       applications with applications processed within approximately 3 to 5 working days.

                                       Who can apply?
                                       This service is available to local Queensland companies (members and non
                                       members) seeking to invite business representatives from abroad, as well as
                                       foreign business visitors wishing to visit Queensland for a period of up to
                                       three months.
                                       Visitors wishing to visit Queensland for business purposes are able to
                                       contact CCIQ to assist in obtaining a sponsored business visitor visa (short
                                       stay).
                                       Potential applicants wishing to use this service will be considered based on
                                       the following criteria:
                                       > Satisfy DIAC’s requirements under subclass 459 (see form 1238).
                                       > Can demonstrate a genuine reason for travelling to Australia for
                                            business purposes.
                                       > Completed application forms and lodgement of administration and
                                            processing fees.
                                       > In all cases a bond is required to be lodged.
                                       Applicants wishing to visit Australia for the following purposes need only
                                       apply for visa 459:
                                       > study tour
                                       > conferences
                                       > trade exhibitions
                                       > exploration of trade and investment opportunities.                                                                                          For further information contact
                                       How much will this visa cost?                                                                                                                 Chamber of Commerce &
                                                                                                                                                                                     Industry Queensland on:
                                       This service is subject to the following processing and lodgement fee and is
                                       payable to Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland upon lodgement                                                                           t > +61 7 3842 2244
                                       of application:                                                                                                                               e > intl@cciq.com.au
                                       >       Member: $895.00 inc GST                                                                                                               a > Industry House
                                       >       Standard: $1,295.00 inc GST                                                                                                               375 Wickham Terrace
                                                                                                                                                                                         Spring Hill Q 4000
                                       This fee is payable on lodgement of form 1235 and does not guarantee
                                       applicants with a visa. Application is subject to bond at the discretion of
                                       CCIQ, as well as all DIAC checks where appropriate.
                                       Discounts for group processing (5 or more applications) will be considered
                                       at the discretion of CCIQ.
* Applicants may also visit other parts of Australia other than Queensland during their stay.

DISCLAIMER: Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland, including its directors, servants and agents, will not accept any responsibility or liability for any loss of a security bond that
may be requested by the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs or Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland. Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland will not
accept any responsibility or liability for any loss or damage of whatever nature suffered to a person or corporation seeking to rely on any information, advice, or opinion provided by the
directors, servants or agents of Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland.



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