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Subclass 188 business visa pathway to the subclass 888 permanent resident visa

Australian business visas are suitable for anyone wanting to establish their business and family in Australia, or to relocate some of their business interests in Australia. With these visas, you actively manage your business interests in Australia.

The subclass 188 business innovation visa is a pathway to the subclass 888 permanent resident visa for skilled business owners and entrepreneurs with a proven track record wanting to establish a base in Australia.

The subclass 132 business talent visa is a permanent visa to live in Australia. There is the Significant Business History Stream and the Venture Capital Entrepreneur Stream.  Compared to the EB-5 Visa of the USA, there is no annual quota limiting the number of Australian business visas available.

Business Innovation Visa

  • have net AUD$800,000 for business in Australia
  • have State or Territory nomination and pass the points test
  • visa is for 4 years and 3 months
  • during the 4 years and 3 months, directly and continuously manage your Australian business for at least 2 years.
  • meet all other business and residence requirements to qualify for a subclass 888 permanent resident visa.

Business Talent Visa​

  • business ownership with recent history of turnover of AUD$3M per year.
  • have net AUD1.5M or more for transfer to Australia
  • meet State or Territory criteria for business investment or business investment in a regional area
  • the subclass 132 permanent resident visa includes family members
  • have at least AUD$1M funding from an Australian venture capital firm.
  • the subclass 132 permanent resident visa includes family members

Your next steps:

Assessment and documentation

Apply for nomination

EOI invitation to apply

Invest ‘clean’ funds

Police certificates/good character

Pass medical examination