Business Innovation and Investment (Subclass 188) visas are for people who want to invest in and manage a business in Australia. There are three streams of subclass 188 visas:
188A: This stream is for people who want to invest in a new or existing business in Australia. You must have a business plan that is likely to be successful in Australia, and you must invest at least AUD 500,000.
188B: This stream is for people who want to invest in a business in a regional area of Australia. You must have a business plan that is likely to be successful in the regional area, and you must invest at least AUD 400,000.
188C: This stream is for people who want to invest in a government-approved fund. You must invest at least AUD 1.5 million in the fund.
Once you have been granted a Subclass 188 visa, you will be eligible to apply for a permanent visa (Subclass 888). To be eligible for a Subclass 888 visa, you must have met certain requirements, such as:
You must have maintained your investment in Australia.
You must have created or maintained jobs in Australia.
You must have contributed to the Australian economy.
If you are interested in applying for a Business Innovation and Investment (Subclass 188) visa, you should speak to an immigration lawyer, which is us, or a registered migration agent to discuss your specific circumstances. We will be able to help you assess your eligibility for a business migration visa and to prepare your application.
|Subclass||Investment amount||Regional area requirement|
|188C||AUD 1.5 million||No|
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