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Hello,

This is my first post in the forum. I'm a self-employed software developer currently working in the US as the sole proprietor.

I would like to know if it is possible to self-Sponsorship on a 482 visa (TSS visa) to open a software consultancy in Australia and if possible, then what are the requirements (i.e. how much the capital is required etc)?

Any information about good immigration lawyer is also appreciated that can help in the situation.
 

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For a 482 you must be nominated by an approved business for an approved occupation and 482 is valid for only 1 to 4 years, depending on the stream.

For a 'business' visa you need megabucks and the immigration department haunts you.

May I suggest that you consult a registered migration agent for advice about possible visa strategies?

Any of the RMAs who regularly post on this forum could advise you correctly.
 

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and note:

Labour Market Testing is a mandatory requirement for all eligible occupations for the sc482 visa unless an international trade obligation applies.

This would probably sink the ship if nothing else does.
 

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Russell,
Thank you so much for your answer. Can I have a consultation with you about the issue and how much that will be charged? At the moment, I will look for info and the requirements. I'm not American citizen for your information and work/ live in NYC.

My background: I have an MSc in engineering degree but not in CS. I don't have the megabucks for a 'business' visa at the moment unfortunately and look for alternative ways to business and possibly immigrate to Australia.
 

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Consultation

If you go to my website: pinoyau.com and use the contact form I shall let you know what I need to see to undertake a preliminary assessment of your case. This would cost you nothing.
 

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Wow, this is very kind of you.
If a prospective visa applicant has no prospect of success (9 out of 10) I am not inclined to charge them for the bad news. Other registered migration agents adopt a similar policy.

In the usual course of events a RMA will not lodge an application that does not have at least reasonable prospects of success, so at least a preliminary assessment is needed. If a detailed assessment, or advice or representation is undertaken, fees apply.
 
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