HOW TO APPLY FOR A BUSINESS VISA TO AUSTRALIA?

Business visas have 7 pathways to deepening your situation. It includes the Business Innovation stream, Investor stream, Significant Investor stream and Business Innovation Extension stream. The main difference in those 5 business visa streams is value of required assets, type of financing and your business experience.

188 (Business Innovation and Investment ) visa stream allows you to own and manage a business in Australia. To be eligible for this visa you must operate a new or existing business in Australia, and be nominated by an Australian state or territory. You must submit an EOI, but be nominated by a state/territory and be invited to apply for the visa.

188 visa lead to permanent visa for Business people- visa 888.

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AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS VISAS

Australia has a thriving import and export industry and opportunities for entrepreneurial activities and business developments that continue to thrive as Australia’s diverse, multicultural population continues to grow each year. Australia has healthy trade relationships with Eastern and Western countries. It is a mutually respected trade partner throughout the Asia Pacific region, playing a significant role in East and West trade relations. People who wish to do business in or start up a business in Australia will require an Australian Business Visa.

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Each visa category has a number of subclasses. Those subclasses respond to your different situations.

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This provisional visa is for people with business skills. It lets you operate a new or existing business in Australia.

  • You must operate a new or existing business in Australia.
  • You must be nominated by an Australian State or Territory government agency.

This provisional visa requires you to invest at least AUD2.5 million in Australian investments that meet certain requirements and maintain business or investment activity in Australia.

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​You must invest AUD1.5 million in an Australian State or Territory.
  • You must be nominated by an Australian  State or Territory government agency.

This provisional visa is for people who invest at least AUD5 million in Australian investments that meet certain requirements and maintain investment activity in Australia.

  • You must invest at least AUD5 million in complying with significant investments in Australia.
  • You must be nominated by an Australian State or Territory government agency or Austrade.

188 provisional visa lets holders of a Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) in the Business Innovation stream extend their stay in Australia.Stay in Australia for up to 6, 7 or 8 years after the date of grant of the original Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (Subclass 188) in the Business Innovation stream .

  • Extend your stay for up to 2 more years. This means you can stay in Australia for a total of 6 years from the date of grant of your Subclass 188 visa in the Business Innovation stream.
  • You can only have held 1 Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188).
  • You must hold a Subclass 188 visa in the Business Innovation stream.
  • You must have held your Subclass 188 visa in the Business Innovation stream for at least 3 years.
  • You must be nominated by an Australian State or Territory government agency.

This provisional visa lets holders of a Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) Significant Investor stream holders extend their stay in Australia for up to 4 more years.

  • Extend your stay for up to 4 more years. This means you can stay in Australia for a total of 8 years from the date of grant of your Subclass 188 visa in the Significant Investor stream.
  • You must hold a Subclass 188 visa in the Significant Investor stream for at least 3 years, or a Subclass 188 visa in the Significant Investor Extension stream.
  • You cannot have held more than 1 Subclass 188 visa in the Significant Investor Extension stream.
  • You must be nominated by an Australian State or Territory government agency or Austrade.

188 provisional visa is for people who are nominated by Austrade and who invest at least AUD15 million in Australian investments and/or philanthropic contributions. Allowed for stay up to 4 years and 3 months.

  • ​​​​You must invest AUD15 million in Australian investments and/or philanthropic contributions that meet certain requirements.
  • You must be nominated by Austrade. 

For startup and early-stage entrepreneurs who have been endorsed to develop their concepts and been nominated by a State or Territory government agency. Stay in Australia for up to 5 years.

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​You must have a funding agreement with a third party to carry out entrepreneurial activities.
  • You must first be nominated by an Australian State or Territory government agency.

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Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa state requirments

Australian Business visas come under the heading of Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa. To apply for subclass 1888- Business visa, you must first be nominated by an Australian State or Territory government agency. Each state and territory has its own requirements which are listed below.

Pacific Center offers professional services to business talents, successful managers or investors to obtain permanent residency in Australia. We can assist in obtaining suitable visa allowing setting up and running a business .

We work with business brokers who can assist in acquiring going concerns and business assets or properties. We also cooperate with accountants , business and financial advisers to ensure you can get in house assistance.

Our business is member of CCIQ ( Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland) and Polish Chamber of Commerce.

The Queensland State Migration Program is closed and will remain closed until further notice.

The new Queensland business nomination criteria is currently being finalised and will be available towards the end of July 2021 and will be published on the homepage of our website at this time.

This new criteria announcement will coincide with the launch of our new website, and name, Migration Queensland.

From then on – ‘Business and Skilled Migration Queensland’ will be known as ‘Migration Queensland’.

If you have been nominated by BSMQ for a 188 visa prior to 1 July 2021, you will be subject to current 188 criteria. However, you are able to submit your visa application to Home Affairs after this date, as long as it meets the normal 60-day requirement.

When the Migration Queensland program 2021-22 opens in late July, you will be subject to the new subclass 188 criteria.

Thank you for your interest in the Queensland State Nomination migration program and we look forward to updating you further in the coming weeks.

https://migration.qld.gov.au/business-visa-options/

Department of Home Affairs’ Points Test
Applicants must score at least 80 on the Department of Home Affairs’ points test in SkillSelect. This score must not include points awarded for State/ Territory nomination. This is a Victorian Government minimum requirement.

Business activity
Applicants must propose to engage in eligible business activity. An eligible business can be almost any commercial endeavour. However, some activities may be excluded unless otherwise agreed to in writing. Exclusions include:

small scale property development
small scale freight forwarding and warehousing
commodity and scrap metal export
passive investment.
Benefit to Victoria
Applicants must show how their eligible business will make a contribution to the Victorian economy and that they will be responsible for the day-to-day operation and overall strategic direction of the business.

Employees
Applicants must agree to employ at least 1 full time employee in their main business for a minimum of 12 months within the 24 months prior to lodging their nomination application for the Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888). The eligible employee must work at least 30 hours per week consecutively within the 12 month period.

Eligible employee must:

be an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or holder of a valid New Zealand passport and;
not be a member of your family.

https://liveinmelbourne.vic.gov.au/migrate/business-investor-visas/188-business-innovation-stream

If you have a successful background in owning or managing a business or investments, and you would like to engage in business or investment activity in Western Australia, you may qualify for the Business Migration Program.

The majority of business people will first enter Western Australia on a four year Provisional Business Visa. After successfully managing a business or investment here, you may be eligible to apply for a Permanent Business Visa.

https://www.businessmigration.wa.gov.au/business-migration

You may also want to check support offered for small;l businesses in Western Australia

https://www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/

Australia’s Northern Territory (NT) Government targets genuine, high calibre applicants who are willing to invest and do business in the NT. The prime factor considered for approval of NT nomination is the long-term benefit to the NT economy.
Nomination criteria will change from time to time to reflect the NT’s emerging needs.

Australia’s Northern Territory (NT) nomination is available on all categories of provisional and permanent Business Innovation and Investment visas including:

Business Innovation
Business Investor
Business Talent
Significant Investor.

The guidelines for Northern Territory nomination Significant Investor visa stream are covered in a separate page.
The Australian Government allocates a limited number of Business Innovation and Investment nominations to the NT.
There may be times when applicants are eligible for NT Government nomination, but are unable to be nominated.

https://theterritory.com.au/migrate/migrate-for-business/northern-territory-nomination-business-innovation-and-investment-visa

The Business Migration Program aims to attract people with a demonstrated record of business or investment activity who want to operate and invest in a business in Tasmania.

The Tasmanian Government actively supports the establishment and relocation of businesses to the state. It recognises the significant contribution business and skilled migrants make to Tasmania’s economic growth and cultural diversity.

Tasmania has a diverse economy with a reputation for world-class food and beverage production and a booming and award winning tourism industry among a number of key industries.

Aquaculture and Agriculture
Minerals and mining industry
Forestry and timber
Antarctic and marine science
Information and communications technology
Creative industry

Business Innovation and Investor Program subclass 188/888 visa

If you are a successful business person and want to establish a business in Tasmania, manage a new or existing business, or invest in Tasmania, you can apply for a Business Innovation and Investor program visa, subclass 188. This is a two-stage visa program which provides a pathway to permanent residency on a subclass 888 visa.Business

Talent subclass 132 visa

Business Talent subclass 132 visa provides immediate permanent residency for high-calibre business owners. It is designed for successful business people who aim to have a major management role in establishing or developing a business in Tasmania, or for people who have obtained at least AUD$1 million in funding from an Australian venture capital firm to be used in a Tasmanian project. Applicants must be less than 55 years of age (unless approved by the Tasmanian Government if your proposed business will be of exceptional benefit to Tasmania).

https://www.migration.tas.gov.au/business_migrants/subclass_188_-_business_innovation_and_investor_program