Investor Stream

This provisional visa requires you to invest at least AUD 1.5 million in an Australian State or Territory and maintain business or investment activity in Australia.

About Investor Stream

A provisional visa for those who are willing to make a designated investment of at least A$1.5 million in an Australian state or territory and maintain business and investment activity in Australia. You must be nominated by a state or territory government.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for 188 visa under the business innovation stream, you must:

  • Be under 55 years of age (this requirement can be waived if the proposed investment provides an outstanding economic benefit to the nominating state or territory).

  • Possess a high level of management skills to undertake a qualifying business activity

  • Have a genuine intention to stay for at least 2 years in the state or territory under which the designated investment has been made

  • Have a combined ownership interest (with your partner) of at least 10% in a qualifying business OR eligible investment of at least AUD 1.5 million owned by you for at least one of the five fiscal years

  • Have legally attained investment, net business and personal assets of at least AUD 2.25 million for legal transfer to Australia within two years of visa being granted

To be eligible for 188 visa under the business innovation stream, you must:

  • Achieve at least 65 in the point-test

  • Be committed to continuing business and investment in Australia once the original investment is matured

  • Have been involved directly for at least 3 years in managing one or more qualifying businesses or eligible investments

  • Make a designated investment of at least AUD 1.5 million in a state or territory government for at least 4 years from the date of issue

  • Have had no participation or association with unacceptable activities in Australia

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