Business Visa

Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 188)

With the Business Innovation and Investment Visa – also known as Business Visa or 188 Visa – Australia offers opportunities to companies, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and investors looking to create, grow, operate or participate in new or existing Australian businesses and markets. 

The Business Visa offers 5 streams to stay for at least 4 years upon nomination by an Australian State or Territory Government Agency, with options of extension and pathways from the 188 Visa to a Permanent Residency (PR), in eligible cases.

Business Innovation Stream – Requires total net business and personal assets of at least AUD800,000

Investor Stream – Requires net assets of at least AUD2.25 million and to invest at least AUD1.5 million 

Significant Investor Stream – Requires an investment of at least AUD5 million

Premium Investor Stream – Requires an investment of at least AUD15 million and being nominated by Austrade

Entrepreneur Stream – Requires funding agreement with a third party of at least AUD200,000

Processing Times: Vary 

188 visa requirements

In order to submit a valid 188 Visa application, you must:

  1. be nominated and invited to apply
  2. demonstrate the corresponding assets
  3. score at least 65 visa points
  4. be under 55 years of age
  5. meet the language requirement
  6. have the right experience
  7. not have history of involvement in unacceptable activities

Due to the multiple conditions and documentation requirements of the Australian 188 Visa, Borderless Migration recommends discussing your specific circumstances with our migration agents and lawyers in Sydney, who will answer all your questions and will assist you through the entire Business Visa application process. 
Contact us or visit our Bankstown office