Opening a company branch
I needed some suggestions. I am an ICT professional with over 7 years of experience in developing healthcare software applications. I have recently immigrated to Australia from Pakistan. I wanted my previous employer, a renowned healthcare IT company, to open an office in Australia. My employer used to develop complicated software applications for clinics/hospitals in the US. Since the healthcare market in Australia is catching up to the one in the US, I thought it would be a good time to have really advanced healthcare applications available for healthcare industry in Australia. To market my idea, I also convinced my directors that they would be able to gain Permanent Resident status should the company open up here in Australia. Now I am not so sure though. There are some questions I need to find answers to.
1) If you open a branch of an existing company (like my previous employers who were registered in US and Pakistan), what benefit, if any, do the stakeholders (directors) get?
2) What visa would be suitable? 188?
3) I understand Melbourne and Sydney might be the best place to start such a venture? Any suggestions?