The Business and Investor Visa stream allows individuals with experience in business management or potential investors to move and settle in Australia permanently.
The Business Visa category of Australia is an ideal option for investors and those looking to buy or establish a business in Australia. There are many visa types available under this visa category:
There are many visa types available under this visa category:
The Business Innovation Stream Subclass 188A Visa is a temporary visa for applicants planning to establish a new business in Australia or buy an existing Australian business. The applicant must be willing to settle in Australia and ready to undertake a role in running the business.
Investor Stream Subclass 188B Visa is a temporary visa for applicants ready to take an ongoing investment activity in Australia. To be eligible under this visa category, the applicant must invest AUD1.5m into Government bonds for four years.
The Significant Investor Stream Subclass 188C Visa is for potential investors who want to settle in Australia. The applicant must make an investment of at least 5 million AUD in Australia and intend to maintain the investment after the original investment made by them matures. Those eligible under this category get a temporary visa for Australia.
The Entrepreneur Stream subclass 188E Visa gives temporary visa to applicants willing to invest AUD1.5m into government bonds for four years.
Under this visa category, business owners or part-owners can apply for Permanent Residency. To be eligible, the applicant must be willing to do business in Australia and ready to invest AUD1.5m to AUD5m or higher.
This subclass gives Permanent Residency visa to entrepreneurs with sourced venture capital funding of at least $AU1m from a member of The Private Equity Australian Venture Capital Association Limited.
To be eligible for an Australian business visa, the applicant must:
Before making any formal application for a business visa, you must apply for a state nomination. To apply for state nomination, you can follow the following three-step process:
Lodge your Expression of Interest through Skill Select and choose your preferred Australian state for the nomination.
Submit an official application for the state or territory by registering as a user and then completing the application process. You may need to submit the following documents:
If you propose to undertake export or eCommerce activity, you may have to provide the following evidence:
In the final step, if you are nominated by your chosen state, lodge a formal visa application. You will receive an invitation by Skill Select to submit an official application for your visa. You will have to respond to the request within 60 days of receiving the nomination.