Business Innovation and Investment Visa (Subclass 188)

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Do you have successful business or investment career? 

This visa is for people who have a successful business or investment career, and have a genuine and realistic commitment to be involved in investing or business in Australia.


5 Business Visa Streams

The business innovation and investment visa is also the first step towards being granted a permanent Business Skills visa.

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Business Innovation Stream

For people with business skills who want to establish, develop and manage a new or existing business in Australia. Applicants must be nominated by a state or territory government..



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  • for two out of the four fiscal years immediately before you are invited to apply, have had an ownership interest in an established business or businesses that had at least AUD$500,000 turnover in each of those years

  • own at least one of the following percentage of your nominated main business: (a) 51 per cent, if the business has a turnover of less than AUD400,000 per year; or (b) 30 per cent, if the business has a turnover of AUD$400,000 or more per year; or (c) 10 per cent, if the business is a publicly listed company.

  • have an overall successful business career

  • have a genuine desire to continuously own and maintain a management role in a business in Australia.

  • If your nominated main business provides professional, technical or trade services, you must have spent no more than half your time providing those services, as opposed to general management of the business.

  • At the time of invitation, you, your partner, or you and your partner combined must have total net business and personal assets of at least AUD$800,000 that are lawfully acquired and available for legal transfer to Australia within two years of the visa being granted

  • You and your partner must have had no involvement in unacceptable business or investment activities.

                                                                           OTHER STREAMS:

Investor Stream

For people who want to make a designated investment of at least AUD $ 1.5 million

Premium Investor stream

for people who are willing to invest at least AUD$15million

Entrepreneur stream

To undertake a complying entrepreneur activity that is proposed to lead to either the commercialisation of a product or service in Australia 

Significant Investor stream

for people who are willing to invest at least AUD$5million

Business Innovation - Investor - Significant Investor Streams

Business Innovation

Starter package

$ 300,000  

  Buy Business
  • Points: Required 65 
  • Age < 55
  • Running Business of Turnover $500,000 2/4 Years
  • Assets required $800000 - (You + Spouse)



$ 1.5 Million  

  • Points: Required 65
  • Age < 55
  • 3 years of business or investment experience
  • Assets required $2.25 Million (You + Spouse)

Significant Investor

Ultimate package

$ 5 Million

  • Points: not applicable
  • Age: ANY
  • Business or Investment experience not required
  • Assets required $5 Million (You + Spouse)

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