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Business Innovation and Investment Visas (Subclass 188)

Business Innovation and Investment Visas (Subclass 188)

NB: The Business Innovation and Investment, (Provisional) Subclass 188 Visa programme has been temporarily suspended until further notice, and the following information is provided for general and historical information purposes only. 

This provisional visa is designed for business owners and investors with a successful track record overseas who are interested in investing in, or establishing new or existing businesses in Australia. Valid for five years, it offers a route to permanent residence via the Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) (subclass 888) Visa.

Key Features:

  • State or Territory Nominated visa category (all streams)
  • Initiating or enhancing businesses in Australia, investing in Australian managed investment schemes, 
  • Opportunity to travel in and out of Australia.
  • Includes provisions for family members to accompany the main applicant.
  • Pathway to permanent residence through the Subclass 888 Visa.
  • Business Innovation Stream

    Tailored for individuals looking to manage and develop a new or existing business in Australia.

      • Must be involved directly in the business operations.
  • Investor Stream

    For those investing a minimum of AUD2.5 million into a complying Australian Managed Investment Scheme.

  • Significant Investor Stream

    Designed for investors willing to invest at least AUD5 million into a complying Australian Managed Investment Scheme.

  • Business Innovation Extension Stream

    Allows (legacy) Business Innovation stream visa holders to extend their stay to continue developing their business for up to 2 additional years.

  • Significant Investor Extension Stream

    For (legacy) Significant Investor stream visa holders, offering an extension for up to 4 additional years.

  • Entrepreneur Stream

    For individuals with a third party funding agreement to carry out entrepreneurial activities. Unlike other 188 Visa streams, Competent English must be demonstrated.

  • Common Criteria

    • Nomination by a State or Territory or Austrade.
    • Meeting investment requirements specific to each stream, and an intention to meet the criteria for the corresponding permanent visa
    • For family inclusion, meeting health and character requirements is mandatory.

    The visa facilitates establishing or expanding business ventures, investment opportunities, and entrepreneurial activities in Australia, providing a gateway for business talent to contribute to the Australian economy.

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