business visas


Some of the business visa options available include:

Subclass 188 Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) Visa

This visa enables business owners and investors to manage, conduct business and investment activity and undertake entrepreneurial activity within Australia. Prior to lodging the application, visa applicants are required to submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) and must be invited to apply by either a nominating state or territory government, or by Austrade on behalf of the Australian government. There are five streams under which to apply:

  • Business Innovation stream

  • Investor stream

  • Significant Invest stream

  • Premium Investor stream

  • Entrepreneur stream

Each of the subclass 188 streams have specific requirements which must be met, and it is our role to assist to ensure that all criterion are satisfied.

Subclass 888 Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) Visa

Once a business owner or investor has held the subclass 188 provisional visa and have met the requirements and conditions upon which the provision visa was granted, they may be eligible to apply for the permanent residency to remain in Australian indefinitely, and continue to own, manage, and conduct business and investment activities in Australia. Again, state or territory sponsorship is necessary for this visa. This visa is specifically designed for those with proven business acumen and skill throughout the provisional subclass 188 stage.

Subclass 132 Business Talent (Permanent) Visa

This visa allows business owners to establish new or develop an existing business in Australia. Designed to promote business in Australia, there are two stream under which an application can be made. Significant Business History stream are for high-caliber business owners who hold at least $1.5 million AUD of net business and personal assets and have an annual business turnover of at least $3 million AUD. The Venture Capital Entrepreneur stream are for those who have sourced venture capital funding from a member of an Australian Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL) for at least $1 million AUD for the purpose of commercializing and developing a high-value business idea in Australia.


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