Important – Please read this information carefully before you complete your application. Once you have completed your application we strongly advise that you keep a copy for your
Who should use this form?
Genuine business visitors seeking short-term entry to Australia of up to 3 months for purposes such as: official visits, to attend meetings, conferences, business negotiations, exploratory visits,
undertaking training or building inspections
If you want to apply for a Sponsored Business Visitor (Short Stay) visa you will need to complete form 1238, and your sponsor will need to complete form 1235
Your personal attributes and business background should be relevant to the nature of your proposed business in Australia
There should be a demonstrated need for you to be in Australia for business purposes
You must have adequate funds for your personal support during your stay in Australia; and
You must not undertake work that could have an adverse impact on the employment or training opportunities of Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents
If you are coming to Australia for one of the following purposes you are required to complete a different application form:
a tourist, to work, a religious worker, an entertainer, a medical practitioner, for medical treatment, to attend primary or
secondary school, to engage in a course leading to a degree, diploma, trade certificate or formal award
Business (Short Stay)
This is an application for a single or multiple entry visa which provides for a stay of up to 3 months on each arrival. As the
travel validity date can vary, you should check the travel validity date on your visa label or visa grant letter.
An application for a Business (Short Stay) visa can only be made outside Australia.
How to apply
Applications for a Business (Short Stay) visa can be made at an Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate using this form. Service Delivery Partners (SDP) provide visa application services
in some countries. For more detailed information and to check if an SDP is available in your country, check the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (the department) website