Please note that from 1 July all applications for State nomination must be lodged through our new online application system. Applications received by email or in hard copy after this date will not be processed. Personal appointments will also be replaced by telephone interviews at the Western Australian Government Trade Office in Shanghai until further notice. If you have an appointment with our staff, or intend to make one, please contact us on businessmigration smallbusiness.
Business Innovation and Investment visa (subclass 188)
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The Australian Business Visa is a class of Australian visas that provide the applicant temporary residence in Australia. This visa also allows you to own and manage a business in Australia as well as undertake entrepreneurial activity in Australia. Like all Australian visas, the Australian Business visas require you to meet specified criteria before you can qualify. Once you have fulfilled these criteria and have commenced residence under the temporary business visa class, you may be eligible to apply for the Business Innovation and Investment Permanent visa subclass Award of the subclass visa will give you permanent residency in Australia which makes the Business Visa an attractive option as it represents a pathway to Australian PR.
Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) Visa | 188 visa
The Business Innovation and Investment visas are a group of temporary Skilled visas which are designed to allow successful business owners to invest in either a new or existing business in Australia. These include; the Business Innovation stream, the Investor stream, the Significant Investor stream, the Premium Investor stream, and the Entrepreneur stream. This class of visas are points test based visa and is only open to applicants upon being nominated by a state or territory government, or Austrade on behalf of the Australian Government.
You must be nominated by a state or territory government. For all individuals nominated by the Victorian Government for a Business Innovation and Investment Provisional visa subclass prior to this date, please refer to the nomination obligations submitted as part of the provisional application. The Department of Home Affairs specifies who these third party funding bodies can be. The entrepreneurial activity must relate to an innovative idea that is proposed to lead to the commercialisation of a new or improved product or service or the development of a new enterprise of business.