SME Gets DFAT Approval for Standard Business Sponsorship Status



Local IP and Corporate Services Firm Secures Standard Business Sponsorship in Australia** —

**Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea** – VAI IP COMMERCIAL, a leading intellectual property and corporate services firm, is thrilled to announce that its submission for Standard Business Sponsorship – Australia, has been approved by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

The approval comes at a pivotal time as the Australian Government introduces the new Pacific Engagement Visa and expedites visa processing to just seven days.

VAI IP COMMERCIAL’s successful submission to DFAT as an Overseas-Based Business for Sponsorship was processed and approved within an impressive seven-day timeframe. This strategic move allows the firm to extend its operations into Australia by establishing a new branch dedicated to serving its Australian and New Zealand clients more effectively.

The Standard Business Sponsorship enables VAI IP COMMERCIAL to nominate and send skilled employees, along with their families, to Australia on skilled visas. Additionally, employees have the option to apply for permanent residency after two years of service with the firm.

Firm Principal, Mea Vai, highlighted the significance of the sponsorship, noting, “Establishing a base in Australia allows us to better serve our Australian clients, who make up 70% of our client base. We are now in a position to send skilled staff to Australia, providing them with an opportunity to experience the lifestyle there. Moreover, the possibility of pursuing permanent residency is a substantial benefit for our team members.”

Operating for the past five years, VAI IP COMMERCIAL has experienced significant growth. Recognition as a Standard Business Sponsor by the Australian Government through DFAT marks a pivotal milestone and opens up further business opportunities from Australia.

The scope of this expansion is not limited to serving Australian clients. As Mea Vai elaborates,

“We can assist PNG companies looking to expand into Australia, whether it involves protecting their brands or offering corporate business guidance.”

Addressing the steps involved in setting up the Australian branch, Mea Vai stated, “We’re coordinating closely with our Australian counterparts on various corporate tasks and anticipate commencing operations later this year. While administrative tasks are extensive, this is indeed an exciting time for the firm and for me personally.”

For more information or to get in touch with VAI IP COMMERCIAL regarding intellectual property or corporate services, please email [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]).

— **Media Contact:**

Mea Vai
VAI IP COMMERCIAL [email protected]

— ### About VAI IP COMMERCIAL VAI IP COMMERCIAL is a premier intellectual property and corporate services firm with a strong presence in Papua New Guinea and plans for expansion into Australia. The firm specializes in providing tailored solutions for brand protection and corporate business guidance, fostering growth and innovation for clients across the Pacific Islands and beyond. — # # #


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