I Want to Start a Business or Invest in Australia
There are different types of business visas, depending on whether you wish to establish or buy into an existing business in Australia or apply as an investor.
Business Innovation Stream
Subclass 188 (Provisional)
This Visa is designed for people who have an ownership interest in a business in their home country would like to establish a new or develop an existing business in Australia.
subclass 188 (provisional)
This Visa is designed for people who want to make a designated investment of at least AUD 1.5 million in an Australian State or Territory Bond and are prepared to maintain business or investment activity in Australia
Significant Investor Stream
Subclass 188 (Provisional)
This Visa designed for people who are prepared to invest at least AUD 5 million into complying investments in Australia and don’t wish to maintain other business and Investment activity in Australia. There are no minimum English requirement and is valid for 4 years before PR can be applied for with limited time required to be spent in Australia.
Business Innovation and Investment Visa
Subclass 888 (Permanent)
This Visa is designed for people who hold a provisional Business Innovation or Investment visa (subclass 188) and have met the requirements of that visa in the stream in which they first applied.
Business Talent Visa
Subclass 132 (Permanent)
The visa is designed for people who have an ownership interest in a large business overseas and are nominated by an Australian state or territory government agency.
Business Visas are complex. Please contact our team of registered migration experts for immediate advice and assistance.
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Frequently asked questions
Immigrations regulations and policy are constantly changing for students applying for a visa in Australia. Read here what is trending now and what our clients are asking us.
Now the 457 visas are no longer available, what are my options?
In March 2018,457 visas were abolished and replaced with the completely new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa, Subclass 482.
The new TSS visa programme has two streams of occupations – short-term (STSOL) and long-term (MLTSSL) Only occupations on the MLTSSL list can apply for PR after 3 years. There are a bunch of other changes. Please visit Employer Sponsorship Visas to find out more.
What are the Transitional Arrangements if I held a 457 visa or applied for a 457 visa prior to 18th April 2017
If you held, or had applied for, a Subclass 457 visa as at April 18, 2017 then you can still meet transitional arrangements.
Temporary Residence Transition requirements which apply
- Occupation list requirements will not apply
- The age requirement will remain at less than 50 years of age with existing age exemptions still available, and
- The minimum period an applicant is required to have been employed in their nominated occupation as the holder of a subclass 457 or TSS visa will remain at two years.
New requirements apply (e.g. new age requirements and three -year transitional period on a temporary visa).
Resident Return Visas – What are my Options?
Living in Australia for at least two years (can be accumulative) in the last 5 years prior to lodging your visa you will automatically be granted a new 5 -year Permanent Residence Visa.
If you have spent less than 2 years in Australia, then you may be eligible for a one-year RRV. You would need to present ties you have to Australia such as employment, investment, family or business ties.
Speak to us how best to present your RRV application and what to do in the lag time between lodgement and assessment.
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