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Subclass 188A

Subclass 188A

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

Business Innovation stream

This provisional visa (4 years) that requires you to operate a new or existing business in Australia.

To be eligible:

  • Point Tested – You must score at least 65 points  (based on your age, English competency, qualification, total net assets, business or investment experience, etc).
  • You and/or your partner combined must have total net business and personal assets of at least AUD$800,000. Your funds must be available to transfer to Australia within 2 years from visa grant
  • Your current “Qualifying Business(es)” must, for 2 out of last 4 years, have:
    • Annual Business Turnover of at least AUD$500,000
    • Your ownership interest in the business must be at least:
      • 51%, of the total value of the business if the business has a turnover of less than AUD$400,000 per year
      • 30%, of the total value of the business  if the business has a turnover of AUD$400,000 or more per year, or
      • 10%, of the total value of the business if the business is operated by a publicly listed company.
  • If your business provides professional, technical or trade services, you must have spent less than half your time providing those services, rather than general management of the business.
  • Age limit of 55 y.o. (can be waived by State)
  • 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 888A – Business Innovation stream.


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