To come to Australia to conduct short or long term business, you will need to acquire a Business Visa, even if you are considering setting up a new business.

The Department of Home Affairs is responsible for Business Visas in Australia. Your eligibility may be dependent on your ownership of an overseas business, personal assets and annual business turnover. 

If you have business skills and want to set up and manage a new or existing business in Australia, the Provisional Business Innovation and Investment visa might be for you. Our Business Visa specialists can assist you in making the right decision.

Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) (Subclass 188)

PROVIDESProvisional Residency

This business visa provides a way to own and manage an Australian business. It can be used to conduct business and investment activity in Australia. It can also be used to undertake entrepreneurial activity.  This visa also contains a number of streams with varying conditions and eligibility requirements.  Click below to learn more, and contact us for professional advice and assistance.

The stream for applicants with business skills, this pathway allows visa holders to operate a new or existing business in Australia, and reside for up to 5 years. A pathway to permanent residency may be available.

The Investor stream requires a designated investment of at least A$2.5m, and nomination by an Australian State or Territory government. It allows a stay of up to 5 years.

If you’re able to invest at least A$5 million in Australian investments that meet key requirements, and maintain investment activity in Australia. Reside for up to 5 years. Can be extended for up to 4 years.

This stream requires you to be nominated by an Australian State/Territory government agency. It provides residency for up to 5 years.

Let's talk visa streams

When considering an application under this visa subclass, professional assistance is essential. Our team includes business visa experts who can discuss in detail.

Business Innovation & Investment (Permanent) (Subclass 888)

PROVIDESPermanent Residency

The subclass 888 requires applicants to hold a relevant stream of the provisional 188 (above) for at least 3 years and be nominated by a State or Territory government agency.  Permanent residency is available upon a successful application.

Making it permanent

Qualifying for permanent Australian residency under a business visa subclass is no small task. We can help you to make sense of it.