Anyone who wishes to apply for this visa MUST first be nominated by an Australian State or Territory or Austrade (Premium Investor stream applicants may only be nominated by Austrade) AND then be invited to lodge an application by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).
In order to qualify for State/Territory or Austrade nomination and an invitation to apply for this visa, you must lodge an ‘Expression of Interest’ (EOI), which sets out how you meet the relevant requirements.
How we can help
EmblemConsult can advise on your eligibility for the visa and the visa requirements and assist with all stages of your Business Innovation and Investment visa application to the Australian government as well as your application to transition to permanent residency.
The first step that we will take is to conduct an initial assessment of your eligibility for this visa. This involves reviewing your personal circumstances (including experience, qualifications, English language and net assets), as well as the details of your business(es) and/or investments, to establish whether or not you are likely to meet the relevant requirements of one of the above streams.
We will then provide you with informed and comprehensive advice about your ability to meet the minimum standards (including State/Territory or Austrade nomination) that the DIBP requires migrants to fulfil in order to qualify for an invitation to apply for this visa.
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Business Innovation & Investment Visa Subclass 188
What is a Business Innovation & Investment Visa Subclass 188?
The provisional Business Innovation & Investment visa provides a pathway to permanent residency for business people who want to own and manage a business in Australia, or make an investment here. If you wish to apply for this visa, which is valid for up to four years, you must first lodge an Expression of Interest. If this is successful, and you are nominated by a State or Territory, you will be invited to lodge an application for this visa.
There are FOUR different streams under which an applicant may qualify for this visa: