The Business Innovation and Investment Program allows high net worth individuals, business owners or investors to establish a business or invest in Australia so as to contribute to the growth of Australia’s economy.

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Business Innovation and Investment Program 

Business Innovation stream

Subclass 188A visa

The applicant (and their partner, or the applicant and their partner combined) must have:

  • Total assets of at least AUD800,000 that have been legally acquired and can be legally transferred to Australia within two years of the visa being granted

  • Owned at least 30% of a business (or 10% of a listed company) with annual turnover of at least AUD500,000 (in one or more business) in at least two of the four fiscal years immediately before the applicant is invited to apply

  • An overall successful business career and meet the Point Test

Investor stream

Subclass 188B visa

The applicant (and their partner, or the applicant and their partner combined) must have:

  • A net value of at least AUD2.25 million 

  • An overall successful record of eligible investment or qualifying business activity 

  • A high level of management skill in relation to eligible investments and/ or qualifying business activity

  • At least three years’ experience of direct involvement in managing one or more qualifying businesses or eligible investments

  • Make the government-approve designated investment before a visa can be granted

Significant Investor stream

Subclass 188C visa

The applicant (or the applicant’s partner, or the applicant and the applicant’s partner combined) must have:

  • A genuine and realistic commitment to reside in the nominating State or Territory

  • Make a complying investment or a complying significant investment of at least AUD5 million over four year 

  • A complying significant investment must be made in the following proportions:

  1. ​At least AUD500,000 in venture capital and growth private equity funds which invest in start-ups and small private companies

  2. At least AUD1.5 million in approved managed funds investing in emerging companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange

  3. A ‘balancing investment’ of at least AUD3 million in managed funds that may invest in a range of assets, including ASX-listed companies, Australian corporate bonds or notes, annuities and commercial real estate

Business Talent (Permanent) visa

Subclass 132 visa

The state or territory nominated permanent visa has two streams: 


  • The significant business history stream is intended for high-calibre business owners or part owners of a business who have a genuine and realistic commitment to manage a new or existing business in Australia. The requirements of this stream will remain the same as that of the current Business Talent visa.

  • The venture capital entrepreneur stream is intended to facilitate the entry of migrant entrepreneurs with a high-potential business idea.  Migrant entrepreneurs must have sourced at least AUD1 million in venture capital funding through a member of the Australian Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL). AVCAL is the leading industry association that represents and promotes the long-term interests of the private equity and venture capital industries in Australia. The funding should be provided for early phase start-up, product commercialisation, or business development and expansion.

Melbourne Office
Level 14, 333 Collins St, Melbourne, VIC 3000


P: +61 421 957 624

Sydney Office

Level 32, 200 George St,

Sydney NSW 2000

P: +61 421 957 624


Vietnam Office
Bitexco Financial Tower
7, 2 Hai Trieu, Ben Nghe 
District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Hotline: +84 708 091 771


China Office
China Central Place
Level 9, 79 Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 




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