Business & Investment Migration

For migrants that have a history of success in a business in which they have a significant equity interest or successful management of personal investments and want to settle in Australia and develop business or undertake investment activity in Australia.

Australia offers a Business Migration Program that encourages successful business people and investors to settle in Australia for business or investment purposes.

There are a number of different options available depending on your age, skills, business or investment experience and financial resources.

Business

Visa Subclasses

Business and Innovation Provisional visas (subclass 188)

These visas are for people who want to own and manage a new or existing business in Australia, or to invest in either an Australian state or territory Treasury Bonds or a complying investment portfolio. You must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect and be nominated by a state or territory government or Austrade on behalf of the Australian government before being invited to apply for this visa.

Business Talent visas (subclass 132)

This is the only business visa which results in permanent residence from the outset. It is intended for entrepreneurs with a successful business career who will establish a new or become involved in an existing business in Australia. Applicants for the subclass 132 visa must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect and be nominated by a state or territory government before being invited to apply for this visa.

Business and Innovation Permanent visas (subclass 888)

The 888 visa categories provide a pathway specifically for applicants who have held Business or Investment Provisional Visas, subclass 188 for the specified period fit me and met the criteria under one of the following streams:

  • Established or become actively vinolved in a new or existing business in Australia that meets the specified financial criteria; or
  • Maintained an investment of $1,500,000 in State Treasury Bonds for 4 years and physically lived in the nominating state for at least 2 of the 4 year visa validity period; or
  • Maintained an investment of $5 million in a Complying Investment Portfolio for at least 4 years (or longer if provisional visa extended) and met the residence requirements of the Significant Investor visa category.

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Our team look forward to discussing your eligibility and visa options with you. Feel free to contact us or provide your details and we will contact you.
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