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Business Innovation Visa - Subclass 188 A

This visa will enable you to own and operate a new or existing business in Australia. A State or Territory agency must nominate you. It is a four-year temporary residence visa, and you may qualify to apply for a permanent residence visa (888) after two years.

Applicants must meet the points test pass mark of 65, but State and Territory agencies may require a higher point score to nominate you. Victoria currently seeks a minimum of 80 points. Points award for total personal and business assets, education level, English skills, years of business experience and business turnover.

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We are very experienced in assisting clients in working through all the requirements and steps to gain this visa.

  • Firstly, we would assess as to whether you appear to meet the essential requirements and your possible point score. Next, we seek your advice as to which state or territory you would hope to live in and discuss the type of business you may wish to engage in when you arrive in Australia. We have a sound appreciation of business opportunities in Australia and can assist you in the formalities of establishing your business in Australia.
  • Once we have an understanding of your requirements, we assist in preparing and submitting a nomination to the state or territory you choose and go on to complete and lodge your visa application.
  • Once meeting the requirements for lodging a permanent visa after two years (or a later date if necessary), we can go on to prepare and lodge your permanent resident visa, subclass 888.

If you are planning to apply for a Business Innovation Visa, book an appointment with one of our registered migration agents.

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Frequently asked questions

Do I get a FREE consultation?

Yes. Your first consultation with our registered migration agent is free.

How long does it take to get a booking confirmation?

On average it may take between 3 hours to 24 hours to get a booking confirmation on weekdays.

Any request received on weekends and public holidays will be confirmed on the next business day.

Am I going to get advice from a registered migration agent?

Yes. All our migration agents advisors are registered with OMARA - Australia's Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority and abide by the migration agents' code of conduct.

How can I get a status update on my application process?

Your case officer will keep you informed of any progress on your visa application through emails and phone calls.

Note: The Visa Office will not respond to requests for a status update. They will only contact us if they require more information, such as medical checks and police checks. Otherwise, we need to wait until we hear anything back from the Visa Office.

If you would like to discuss an urgent matter with your case officer then, please click here and fill in the primary applicant's contact details and your case officer will get in touch with you shortly.