Are you considering conducting business activities in Australia? If so, you’ll likely need to obtain a business visa. Also referred to as an entrepreneur visa or investor visa, this special permission enables individuals from other countries to engage in various business endeavours within Australia’s borders. Whether exploring trade opportunities, establishing your own company, or investing in Australian enterprises, the business visa is the gateway to these ventures. From professionals to executives and corporate travellers, different types of business visas cater to diverse needs. Let’s delve into the details of business visas and understand their significance in facilitating international business activities.


  • Business Innovation Stream
  • Investor Stream
  • Significant Investor Stream
  • Business Innovation
  • Extension stream

Visa to Australia is a specialized Pacific Center Group division headquartered in Airlie Beach, Queensland, Far North. As a Registered Australian Migration Agency (MARN 0743766), our team comprises dedicated, seasoned, highly qualified Australian Visa and immigration specialists.


Pacific Center provides tailored services to business talents, accomplished managers, and investors seeking permanent residency in Australia. Our expertise is facilitating the acquisition of suitable visas that allow for establishing and operating businesses within the country.

We collaborate with proficient business brokers who aid in acquiring ongoing businesses, assets, or properties, ensuring a smooth transition. Our partnerships include seasoned accountants, business advisors, and financial experts, offering comprehensive in-house support to streamline your business.

We stand proudly as one of Australia’s premier immigration and visa agencies. As a Registered Australian Migration Agency (MARN 0743766), we specialize in every facet of the visa application journey. For over two decades, our mission has been to assist individuals, like yourself, in navigating the intricacies of visa applications to facilitate living, working, traveling, and studying in Australia.


Business Innovation Stream: This visa is for individuals with business skills, allowing them to operate new or existing businesses in Australia. Applicants must be nominated by an Australian State or Territory government agency.
Investor Stream: For those willing to invest a minimum of AUD 2.5 million in Australian investments meeting specific criteria and maintaining business or investment activity. Nomination by an Australian State or Territory government agency is mandatory.
Significant Investor Stream: This visa requires a minimum investment of AUD 5 million in Australian investments and maintaining investment activity. Nomination by an Australian State or Territory government agency or Austrade is necessary.
Business Innovation Extension: This stream extends the stay of holders of the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) in the Business Innovation stream, allowing an additional stay of up to 6, 7, or 8 years from the visa grant date. Applicants must meet specific eligibility criteria and be nominated by an Australian State or Territory government agency.
Extension Stream: Designed for holders of the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) in the Significant Investor stream, this extension allows an additional stay of up to 4 years, totalling 8 years from the visa grant date. Eligibility criteria and nomination by an Australian State or Territory government agency or Austrade are mandatory.


Each Australian state has specific requirements for the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) Visa subclass 188. These requirements vary depending on the state or territory.
States like New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, and Western Australia have their nomination criteria. These criteria aim to attract skilled business owners, investors, and entrepreneurs.
They often include demonstrating a genuine intention to invest or establish a business. Meeting minimum investment thresholds, creating job opportunities for Australians, and contributing to the state’s economic growth are also necessary.
Fulfilling these state-specific requirements enhances applicants’ chances of receiving nominations. This ultimately helps them secure the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) Visa, which allows them to begin their entrepreneurial journey in Australia.
Our business is a CCIQ ( Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland) member and the 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.

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.

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.


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

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.


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).


Steps when applying for a business visa to Australia:

  1. Personalized Initial Consultation: Our process begins with a personalized consultation session tailored to your needs.
  2. Select the Suitable Visa Type: Choose the most appropriate visa subclass for your business needs, whether for investment, business activities, or corporate visits.
  3. Check Eligibility: Review the eligibility criteria for the selected visa type to ensure that you meet the specific requirements, including financial aspects, business history, and qualifications.
  4. Prepare Necessary Documents: Gather all required documentation, such as business plans, financial statements, proof of ties to your home country, and any other documents specified by the Australian government for the chosen visa.
  5. Online Application: Complete and submit the visa application form online through the official Australian Government website. Pay the application fee as required for the specific visa subclass.
  6. Biometrics and Health Checks: Depending on the visa type and your country of residence, you might need to provide biometrics or undergo health examinations.
  7. Interview (If Required): In certain cases, applicants may be called for an interview at the Australian embassy or consulate in their home country.
  8. Wait for Decision: After submitting the application, await a decision from the Department of Home Affairs. Processing times can vary based on the visa type and your individual circumstances.
  9. Visa Grant: If your application is successful, you’ll receive the visa grant notification. Ensure you understand the visa conditions and comply with them during your stay in Australia.

Remember, the specific requirements and procedures can vary depending on the type of business visa you’re applying for. It’s advisable to refer to the official Australian Government website or seek guidance from a migration agent for accurate and updated information.


  • Initial Consultation: Offer a free initial consultation to understand the client’s needs and assess their eligibility for a business visa.
  • Documentation Assistance: Guide the required documentation for the visa application process, including invitation letters, business plans, and financial statements.
  • Application Form Assistance: Assist clients in completing visa application forms accurately and thoroughly.
  • Appointment Scheduling: Help clients schedule visa appointments with the relevant embassy or consulate.
  • Preparation for Interview: Offer tips and advice on preparing for visa interviews, including potential questions and appropriate responses.
  • Translation Services: Provide translation services for documents not in the language the embassy or consulate accepts.
  • Follow-up and Updates: Keep clients informed about the progress of their visa application and any updates or additional requirements from the embassy or consulate.
  • Problem Resolution: Assist clients in resolving any issues or challenges that may arise during the visa application process.
  • Post-Approval Assistance: Offer support with post-approval procedures, such as visa stamping and travel preparations.
  • Customized Services: Tailor services to meet the specific needs of individual clients, considering factors such as destination country requirements and the client’s business objectives.