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Subclass 188 C

Subclass 188 C

Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188)

Significant Investor stream

This provisional visa (4 years) requires you to make complying significant investment of at least $5,000,000 for 4 years. 

To be eligible:

  • You must make a “complying investment” of at least AUD$5,000,000 and have a genuine intention to hold that investment for at least 4 years.
  • The “complying investment” must be invested in the following proportions:
    • at least AUD$500,000 in venture capital and growth private equity funds which invest in start-ups and small private companies.
    • at least AUD$1,500,000 in approved managed funds. The managed funds must invest in emerging companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
    • a ‘balancing investment’ of at least AUD$3,000,000 in managed funds.
  • You must not use investments as security or collateral for a loan.
  • No age limit.
  • No minimum English requirement (but have to pay higher application fee).
  • You must be nominated by a State or Territory.

You may convert to a PERMANENT VISA if you have satisfied the requirements for Subclass 888C – Significant Investor stream.


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