Business Innovation Stream – Subclass 188A Visa
April 14, 2020

About Subclass 188 A 

The Business Innovation and Investment Visa or Subclass 188A is a temporary visa for people who want to own or manage an existing business in Australia. This visa is valid for 4 years with a permanent residency pathway through the subclass 888 visa. 

Am I Eligible?  

To qualify for this visa, you must meet the following requirements:  

  • Under 55 years old unless exempted by the nominating state or territory  
  • Net personal and business assets of at least AUD$ 800 000 
  • Have an overall successful career in business  
  • You must own a business with a turnover of at least AUD$ 500 000 for at least 2 of the last 4 fiscal years.  
  • You must score a minimum of 65 points in the points test 
  • Obtain state nomination 


What Are My Benefits?  

  • Pathway to Permanent residency  
  • Can bring family members to Australia  
  • Exit and re-enter Australia so long as visa is valid 

Our Process 

  1. Assessment
    We will check that all eligibility requirements are met, and you have sufficient evidence to support your claim
  2. Expression of Interest (EOI)
    We will indicate your intention to apply for this visa and the state you want to go to 
  3. State nomination
    We will need to obtain a state nomination approval before we can lodge your visa application 
  4. Visa application
    We have 60 days to lodge the visa once we received the state nomination approval 


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