Business Visa to Australia

Are you a business person? Looking to a business and investment?

The favorable chances that business owners and investors can have in Australia are because of the government policies. The Australian government provides opportunities to business people and business migrants, entrepreneurs, investors and employers so that they may profit from the modern infrastructure and other facilities of the country.

Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132)

The Business Talent visa (subclass 132) is a permanent residence visa for business people who are nominated by an Australian state or territory government agency.

To be able to get this visa you need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect and then be invited to apply.

You can be in or outside Australia when you apply and when the visa is decided. This visa allows you to establish a new or develop an existing business in Australia. It has two streams:

Significant Business History stream: For high-calibre business owners or part-owners who want to do business in Australia.

Venture Capital Entrepreneur stream: For people who have sourced venture capital funding from a member of the Australian Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL).​

Requirements

You might be able to get this visa if you are nominated by a state or territory government agency and are invited to apply by the minister.

You must also either:

  • Have net business and personal assets of at least AUD1.5 million and an annual business turnover of at least AUD3 million if you intend to apply for the visa in the Significant Business History stream, or
  • Have obtained at least AUD1 million in venture capital funding to start the commercialisation and development of a high-value business idea in Australia if you intend to apply for the visa in the Venture Capital Entrepreneur stream.

Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188)

This visa is for people who want to own and manage a new or existing business in Australia, or to invest in Australia.

Requirements

  • You might be able to get this visa if you are nominated by a state or territory government or Australian agency and are invited to apply by the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection.
  • The Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) is part of the Business Innovation and Investment Programme.
  • You must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect and be nominated by a state or territory government or Austrade on behalf of the Australian government before being invited to apply for this visa.

The visa includes four streams:

Business Innovation stream: For people with business skills who want to establish, develop and manage a new or existing business in Australia. Applicants must be nominated by a state or territory government.

Investor stream: For people who want to make a designated investment of at least AUD1.5million in an Australian state or territory and maintain business and investment activity in Australia. Applicants must be nominated by a state or territory government.

Significant Investor stream: For people who are willing to invest at least AUD5million into complying significant investments in Australia and want to maintain business and investment activity in Australia. Applicants can be nominated by a state or territory government or Austrade on behalf of the Australian government.

Premium Investor stream: For people who are willing to invest at least AUD15million into complying premium investments in Australia and want to maintain business and investment activity in Australia. Applicants must be nominated by Austrade on behalf of the Australian government.

Holding this visa is the first stage before becoming eligible to qualify for a Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888).

Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888)

This visa allows you to continue to own and manage a business in Australia (the Business Innovation stream) and to continue business and investment activity in Australia (the Investor stream, the Significant Investor stream and the Premium Investor stream).

Requirements

  • You might be able to get this visa if you are nominated by a state or territory or the Australian government and
  • Hold a provisional Business Innovation and Investment visa (subclass 188) and have met the requirements of that visa in the stream in which you first applied or hold a Special Category visa (subclass 444) and have met the requirements of the business innovation stream.

Business Owner visa (subclass 890)

This is a permanent residence visa. You will be able to travel in and out of Australia for five years.

Requirements

  • Hold one of the required provisional business visas.
  • Managed your business in Australia for the past two years.

State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner visa (subclass 892)

This is a permanent residence visa. You will be able to stay in Australia for five years.

Requirements

  • Hold a qualifying provisional visa
  • Are sponsored by a state or territory authority.