Investor Stream (Provisional) – Subclass 188B Visa
April 14, 2020

About Subclass 188 B 

A subclass 188B is a provisional visa for people with an investment background who invest at least $1.5 million AUD into an Australian state government bond for 4 years. 

There is a straightforward pathway to Permanent residency after the investment matures in 4 years 


Am I Eligible?  

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

1)     Be below 55 years of age at time of invitation 

2)     Have net assets of at least AUD 2.25 million 

3)     Have a high level of management skill in relation to one of the following activities for at least 1 of the 5 fiscal years prior to invitation: 

–       Maintained direct involvement in a qualifying business (Ownership interest of at least 10%) OR 

–       Maintained direct involvement in eligible investments (net value of at least AUD 1.5 million 

4)     Have at least 3 years of experience of direct involvement in managing one or more qualifying businesses or eligible investments 

5)     Obtain a nomination (sponsorship) by a State/Territorial Government 

6)     Obtain at least 65 points on the Points Test 


What Are My Benefits?  

  • Stay in Australia for up to 4 years and 3 months 
  • Perform business/investment activities 
  • Include eligible family members with you 
  • PR pathway (subclass 888 visa) 
  • Multiple entries (Depart and re-enter Australia for as many times as you want) 

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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