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Guide to supporting documents

Find information about the documents needed to submit along with your online application form, specific to your visa subclass.

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A new way to apply

You can now apply for NSW nomination online.

A list of documents you can provide as supporting evidence with your online application is provided below, specific to your visa subclass.

You cannot edit your application after submitting, and you cannot save and resume your application. 

Mandatory documents

Several documents are mandatory for all applicants to provide at the time you apply for NSW nomination. These documents are marked with an asterisk (*). 

The following documents are mandatory if they are applicable to your circumstance:

  • Department of Home Affairs' decision record for previous visa refusals. You must provide the decision record with your application if you have previously had a visa refused or cancelled by the Department of Home Affairs.
  • Letter of release by other state or territory. If you were nominated by another state or territory for your Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) or Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132), you must provide a letter of release from that state or territory to eligible for NSW nomination for the Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888), or seek NSW support in the Department of Home Affairs survey of your Business Talent visa (subclass 132), respectively.  
     

Document size limit

The total file size of all attached supporting documents cannot exceed 35MB. This is a total file size and not the per document limit. 

If you need to reduce the total size of your supporting documents, we suggest:

  • Attaching documents in PDF format only
  • Attaching only the sections of lengthy documents with key information. For example, property valuations often include many pages of photos of the property, which we do not require for our assessment.
     

Overseas financial statements and property valuations

Applying for NSW nomination


You can provide financial statements that have been prepared in your, or your business’, home country to demonstrate your business’ turnover when applying for NSW nomination. Likewise, you can provide a property valuation that has been undertaken by a firm in your home country to demonstrate your net property assets when applying for NSW nomination.

If you have obtained the types of documents required for your visa application (see details below), we encourage you to submit your application for NSW nomination promptly after obtaining these. This will ensure that if your application is successful, we are able to nominate you before these documents expire for the purpose of submitting your visa application.

In urgent cases, where these documents will expire within our processing time, you may contact our office and we will endeavour to assess your application before the deadline.

Applying for your visa to the Department of Home Affairs


When applying for your visa to the Department of Home Affairs, there will be requirements for the types of documents you can provide in your application. You can find this information on the Department of Home Affairs’ web page for the visa you are applying for. If you are applying from China, Macau, Hong Kong or Taiwan please refer to the document checklist from the Australian Consulate-General Hong Kong.
 

Certified documents or colour scans

Supporting documents must be certified black and white copies, or colour scans of the original document.
 

Translations

Non-English documents must be accompanied by an English translation certified by a translator. You may not necessarily need to have the full document translated. Translations of the key pages to demonstrate your eligibility can be sufficient.

If you are applying from:

  • Within Australia, the translator must be accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI), or
  • Outside Australia, the translator should be qualified and endorse the translated document with their full name, details of their qualification and contact details.
     

Documents for each visa subclass

Mandatory documents are marked with an asterisk (*).

New business and investor migrants

Your details

  • Passport bio-data page*
  • Birth certificate
  • National identity card

Your net personal and / or business assets

  • Bank statements / balances
  • Share certificates
  • Certificates of property title
  • Special Purpose Report on investment activity
  • Property valuation
  • Loan statements
  • Financial statements
  • Capital verification report

Your business career

  • Resume 
  • Statement outlining your successful business career*
  • Organisation chart showing your role in your currently business*

Ownership of your main business(es)

  • Capital verification report
  • Special purpose report
  • Evidence of ownership / share certificate*
  • Business registration / license*
  • Deed agreements

Turnover over your main business(es)

  • Financial statements (including profit and loss statement and balance sheet)*
  • Special purpose report
     

Your details

  • Passport bio-data page*
  • Birth certificate
  • National identity card

Your net personal and / or business assets

  • Bank statements / balances
  • Share certificates
  • Certificates of property title
  • Property valuation
  • Loan statements
  • Financial statements
  • Capital verification report

Your background as an investor or business owner

  • Resume
  • Summary of business / investment history*
  • Evidence of business ownership
  • Evidence of investment ownership
  • Evidence of direct management of business or investments

Your details

  • Passport bio-data page*
  • Birth certificate
  • National identity card

Your career / background

  • Summary of your career / background*

Proposed complying investments

  • Fund fact sheet
  • Information on the proposed portfolio
  • Prospectus

Proposed or actual additional investments in NSW (if applicable)

  • Information on additional or actual investments in NSW (if applicable)

Your details

  • Passport bio-data page*
  • Birth certificate
  • National identity card

Your available funds for living and settlement in NSW

  • Statement of estimated annual income in NSW
  • Bank statements / balances
  • Share certificates
  • Certificate of property title and property valuations
  • Loan statements
  • Capital verification report

Business proposal

  • Business plan with supporting evidence*

Funding agreement

  • Third party funding agreement*

Your details

  • Passport bio-data page*
  • Birth certificate
  • National identity card

Your net personal and business assets

  • Bank statements / balances
  • Share certificates
  • Certificates of property title
  • Property valuation
  • Loan statements
  • Financial statements
  • Capital verification report

Your business career

  • Resume 
  • Organisation chart showing your role in your currently business*

Ownership of your main business(es)

  • Capital verification report
  • Special purpose report
  • Evidence of ownership / share certificate*
  • Business registration / license*
  • Deed agreements

Turnover over your main business(es)

  • Financial statements (including profit and loss statement and balance sheet)*
  • Special purpose report

Your business plan

  • Business plan* 
  • Supporting evidence
     

Returning business and investor migrants

Your details

  • Passport bio-data page*
  • Birth certificate
  • National identity card

Your net personal and / or business assets

  • Bank statements / balances
  • Share certificates
  • Certificates of property title
  • Property valuation
  • Loan statements
  • Financial statements
  • Capital verification report

Your main business(es) in NSW

  • Summary of your business activity in NSW*
  • Business registration / ABN documents*
  • Last eight Business Activity Statements submitted to the ATO for each main business*
  • ASIC historical extract*
  • Evidence of active involvement in management of business*
  • Financial statements*

Evidence of employees (if applicable)

  • PAYG summaries*
  • Payment Summaries
  • Employment Contracts*
  • Superannuation payments*
  • Australian or New Zealand passport
  • Visa grant letter – permanent residence
  • Birth certificate
  • Citizenship certificate

Department of Home Affairs’ Form 1414

  • Form 1414 that you will submit to the Department of Home Affairs*

Your details

  • Passport bio-data page*
  • Birth certificate
  • National identity card

Your net personal and / or business assets

  • Bank statements / balances
  • Share certificates
  • Certificates of property title
  • Property valuation
  • Loan statements
  • Financial statements
  • Capital verification report

Your investment in NSW Waratah Bonds

  • Certificate of Inscription issued by NSW Treasury Corporation*
  • Most recent periodic statement from NSW Treasury Corporation*

Your other investment or business activity in NSW

  • Statement describing your business / investment activity in NSW
  • Evidence that demonstrates your business / investment activity in NSW

Department of Home Affairs’ Form 1414

  • Form 1414 that you will submit to the Department of Home Affairs*

Your details

  • Passport bio-data page*
  • Birth certificate
  • National identity card

Your complying investments to date

  • Certificate of Inscription issued by NSW Treasury Corporation
  • Most recent periodic statement from NSW Treasury Corporation
  • Statement from fund manager
  • Bank statement, financial document or other relevant statement to demonstrate the investment has been held
  • Shareholder certificate
  • Historical company extract from ASIC
  • Financial statements showing your investment in an Australian Proprietary Company

Department of Home Affairs’ Form 1413D*

  • Form 1413D that you will submit to the Department of Home Affairs*

Department of Home Affairs’ Form 1414

  • Form 1414 that you will submit to the Department of Home Affairs*

If you were nominated by another state or territory

  • Evidence of original state / territory nomination
  • Letter of release from original state / territory

1.    Evidence of my investment in NSW Waratah Bonds

  • Certificate of Inscription issued by NSW Treasury Corporation
  • Most recent periodic statement from NSW Treasury Corporation

or


2.    Investment activity in NSW of A$1.5 million

  • Statement describing your investment activity in NSW
  • Evidence that demonstrates your investment activity in NSW

and


3.     My established residency in NSW

  • Statement outlining your residence in NSW
  • Tenancy agreement
  • Purchase of your home
  • Enrolment of your children in NSW schools

and


4.    My commitment to further invest in NSW

  • Statement outlining your further investment or business activity in NSW and how this will benefit NSW economy.

Department of Home Affairs’ Form 1413*

  • Form 1413 that you will submit to the Department of Home Affairs*

Department of Home Affairs’ Form 1414

  • Form 1414 that you will submit to the Department of Home Affairs*

Your details

  • Passport bio-data page*
  • Birth certificate
  • National identity card

Evidence of your complying investments to date

  • Statement from fund manager(s)*
  • Most recent payment(s) or investment statement(s) from your fund manager(s)*

Department of Home Affairs’ Form 1413D*

  • Form 1413D that you will submit to the Department of Home Affairs*

Department of Home Affairs’ Form 1414

  • Form 1414 that you will submit to the Department of Home Affairs*

Your details

  • Passport bio-data page*
  • Birth certificate
  • National identity card

Your business / entrepreneurial entity in NSW

  • Financial statements*
  • ASIC historical extract*
  • Funding from approved entity*
  • Evidence of employees

Success factors

  • Filing of provisional patent 
  • Ongoing funding or investment received
  • Standard or innovation patent
  • Partnership with a university
  • Sale of entrepreneurial entity for at least A$2 million

Department of Home Affairs’ Form 1414

  • Form 1414 that you will submit to the Department of Home Affairs*

Your details

  • Passport bio-data page*
  • Birth certificate
  • National identity card

Your net personal and / or business assets

  • Bank statements / balances
  • Share certificates
  • Certificates of property title
  • Property valuation
  • Loan statements
  • Financial statements
  • Capital verification report

Your main business(es) in NSW

  • Summary of your business activity in NSW*
  • Business registration / ABN documents*
  • Business Activity Statements submitted to the ATO for each main business*
  • ASIC historical extract*
  • Evidence of active involvement in management of business*

Evidence of employees (if applicable)

  • PAYG summaries*
  • Payment Summaries
  • Employment Contracts*
  • Superannuation payments*
  • Australian or New Zealand passport
  • Visa grant letter – permanent residence
  • Birth certificate
  • Citizenship certificate

Department of Home Affairs’ Form 1010

  • Form 1010 that you will submit to the Department of Home Affairs*

Your details

  • Passport bio-data page*
  • Birth certificate
  • National identity card

Your net personal and / or business assets

  • Bank statements / balances
  • Share certificates
  • Certificates of property title
  • Property valuation
  • Loan statements
  • Financial statements
  • Capital verification report

Your main business(es) in NSW

  • Business registration / ABN documents*
  • Last eight Business Activity Statements submitted to the ATO for each main business*
  • ASIC historical extract*
  • Evidence of active involvement in management of business*
  • Financial statements*

Department of Home Affairs’ Form 1414

  • Form 1414 that you will submit to the Department of Home Affairs*

Your details

  • Passport bio-data page*
  • Birth certificate
  • National identity card

Your complying investments to date

  • Certificate of Inscription issued by NSW Treasury Corporation
  • Most recent periodic statement from NSW Treasury Corporation
  • Statement from fund manager
  • Bank statement, financial document or other relevant statement to demonstrate the investment has been held
  • Shareholder certificate
  • ASIC historical extract
  • Financial statements showing your investment in an Australian Proprietary Company

Department of Home Affairs’ Form 1413D*

  • Form 1413D that you will submit to the Department of Home Affairs*

Department of Home Affairs’ Form 1414

  • Form 1414 that you will submit to the Department of Home Affairs*

If you were nominated by another state or territory

  • •Evidence of original state / territory nomination
  • Letter of release from original state / territory

1.    Evidence of my investment in NSW Waratah Bonds

  • Certificate of Inscription issued by NSW Treasury Corporation
  • Most recent periodic statement from NSW Treasury Corporation

or

2.    Investment activity in NSW of A$1.5 million

  • Statement describing your investment activity in NSW
  • •Evidence that demonstrates your investment activity in NSW

and


3.     My established residency in NSW

  • Statement outlining your residence in NSW
  • Tenancy agreement
  • Purchase of your home
  • Enrolment of your children in NSW schools

and


4.    My commitment to further invest in NSW

  • Statement outlining your further investment or business activity in NSW and how this will benefit NSW economy.

Your details

  • Passport bio-data page*
  • Birth certificate
  • National identity card

Evidence of your complying investments to date

  • Statement from fund manager(s)*
  • Most recent payment(s) or investment statement(s) from your fund manager(s)*

Form 1413D that you will submit to the Department of Home Affairs*

  • Form 1413D that you will submit to the Department of Home Affairs*

Department of Home Affairs’ Form 1414

  • Form 1414 that you will submit to the Department of Home Affairs*

Your details

  • Passport bio-data page*
  • Birth certificate
  • National identity card

Your investments to date

  • Certificate of Inscription issued by NSW Treasury Corporation*
  • Most recent periodic statement from NSW Treasury Corporation*
  • Other investments in NSW (if applicable)

Department of Home Affairs' Form 1249

  • Form 1249 that you will submit to the Department of Home Affairs*
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