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Business Innovation and Investment visas (subclass 188 / subclass 888)

 

1. Business Innovation stream

This provisional visa is for people with business skills. It lets you operate a new or existing business in Australia.

Basic requirements:

  • Be nominated

  • Have business ownership

  • Own personal and business assets of at least AUD800,000

  • Score at least 65 on the points test

  • Have a successful business career

  • Be under 55

  • Have functional English

 

With this visa, you can:

  • stay in Australia permanently

  • work and study in Australia

  • enrol in Australia's public health care scheme, Medicare

  • sponsor your relatives to come to Australia

  • travel to and from Australia for 5 years

  • if eligible apply for Australian citizenship

2. Investor stream

This visa requires you to invest at least AUD1.5 million in an Australian State or Territory.

Basic Requirements:

  • Be nominated

  • Own and manage business and personal assets and investments

  • Have the right experience

  • Score at least 65 on the points test

  • Intend to live in a specific State or Territory

  • Be under 55

  • Have functional English

 

With this visa, you can:

  • stay in Australia permanently

  • work and study in Australia

  • enrol in Australia's public health care scheme, Medicare

  • sponsor your relatives to come to Australia

  • travel to and from Australia for 5 years

  • if eligible apply for Australian citizenship

3. Significant Investor stream

 

This visa is for people who invest at least AUD5 million in Australian investments that meet certain requirements and maintain investment activity in Australia.

Basic requirements:

  • Be nominated

  • Be able to invest at least AUD5 million

 

With this visa, you can:

  • stay in Australia permanently

  • work and study in Australia

  • enrol in Australia's public health care scheme, Medicare

  • sponsor your relatives to come to Australia

  • travel to and from Australia for 5 years

  • if eligible apply for Australian citizenship

4. Premium Investor stream

 

This visa is for people who are nominated by Austrade and who invest at least AUD15 million in Australian investments and/or philanthropic contributions.

Basic requirements:

  • Be nominated

  • Receive an invitation to apply

  • Make a complying premium investment of at least AUD15 million

  • Have net assets of at least AUD15 million

 

With this visa, you can:

  • stay in Australia permanently

  • work and study in Australia

  • enrol in Australia's public health care scheme, Medicare

  • sponsor your relatives to come to Australia

  • travel to and from Australia for 5 years

  • if eligible apply for Australian citizenship

5. Entrepreneur stream

 

This visa lets you carry out entrepreneurial activities in Australia.

 

Receive an invitation to apply:  

First, you must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). If an Australian State or Territory government agency accepts your EOI and nominates you, we will invite you to apply for this visa.

  • Be nominated

  • Be under 55

  • Have a complying entrepreneur activity

  • Receive funding from an approved entity

  • Have competent English

Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132)

This visa is for experienced business owners, to operate a new or existing business in Australia.

 

Basic requirements:

  • Be nominated

  • Have business acumen and ambition

  • Own a substantial part of the business

  • Have total net assets worth AUD1.5 million or more in a business

  • Have annual turnover of AUD3 million or more in a business

  • Have total personal net assets worth AUD400,000 or more

  • Have functional English language

  • You must be younger than 55 years of age, although a state or territory can waive this requirement if your proposed business will be of exceptional economic benefit to the region where it will operate.