Working with migration agents

Meet with us

The NSW Migration Services team works closely with migration agents and industry and we will be pleased to meet with you and your clients to provide information on the NSW Business & Investor migration program.

This meeting is designed to discuss aspects of the NSW requirements for nomination that you wish to explore further and not intended to discuss business intentions or obtain pre-approval of business proposals.

Email us

To arrange a meeting, please email us.

Please contact us at least one week before your preferred meeting date so we can make sure we can meet at the time most convenient to you.

Invite us to your onshore events

If you are holding a client information event in Sydney and NSW, our Business & Skilled Migration representatives can attend and provide a presentation on the NSW Business & Investor Migration Program.

Contact us to arrange for us to be there.

Certificates of invitation

We offer 'Certificates of invitation' to potential NSW Business or Investor migrants who have not yet applied for NSW nomination for their preferred visa. The preconditions for us to provide a certificate are:

  1. The certificate is only for the prospective primary visa applicant.
  2. We have met with the prospective applicant - either in person, through teleconference or videoconference.
  3. The prospective applicant is represented by a registered migration agent.
  4. The migration agent has advised that they:
    1. have done a preliminary assessment of the prospective applicant’s circumstances
    2. are reasonably satisfied that the prospective applicant will meet the requirements of the visa that they are interested in.

Our certificates are a goodwill gesture and demonstrate our commitment to facilitating eligible applicants through our Business & Investor Migration program. However, the certificate is not a 'pre-approval' of an application.

The application process remains the same. In order to be nominated by NSW, all applicants need to submit a full and properly evidenced application that demonstrates that they meet NSW nomination requirements of the visa that they will apply for.

2016-17 Industry engagement

The NSW Business & Skilled Migration program is committed to supporting business, investor and skilled migration to the state and positioning NSW as a globally competitive destination for high-calibre business, entrepreneur, investor and skilled migrants.

In order to demonstrate the benefits of moving to Sydney and NSW, we intend to actively engage with our stakeholders, including potential applicants and nominees, migration agents and migration industry representatives, through a planned calendar of events.

Proposed events calendar

We are currently in the process of planning the events calendar for the 2016-17 financial year, including potential international roadshows. We will be promoting our events and how our stakeholders can participate via our website and migration e-newsletter.

We welcome your recommendation on international migration events for us to consider. Please email us at

More information

To keep up-to-date with the latest migration information subscribe to our migration e-newsletter and check the visa and migration section of the department website regularly.

Your questions answered

You can find information on our Business & Investor program on Business migration to NSW.

Information on our Skilled program is available on Skilled nominated and Skilled regional nominated pages.

If you have specific questions, you can also contact us.