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If 55 years of age and over then a state or territory government will need to determine that your proposed business or investment will be of exceptional economic benefit to the region.

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All applicants aged 18 or over at the time of application must either have at least functional English or you will be asked to pay the second installment of the visa application charge.

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Based on your answers you may be eligible for the following:

It appears that the Australian business visa program might not be the best option for you.

There are other types of Australian visas that might be of interest to you. These include:

  • General skilled migration visas (subclass 189, 190 or 491)
  • Employer sponsored visas (subclass 482, 186 or 494)
  • Student visas (subclass 500)
  • Working holiday visas (subclass 417 or 462)
  • Temporary visas (subclass 400, 403, 408, 417 or 485)

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It appears that the Australian business visa program might not be the best option for you.

There are other types of Australian visas that might be of interest to you. These include:

  • General skilled migration visas (subclass 189, 190 or 491)
  • Employer sponsored visas (subclass 482, 186 or 494)
  • Student visas (subclass 500)
  • Working holiday visas (subclass 417 or 462)
  • Temporary visas (subclass 400, 403, 408, 417 or 485)

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It appears that the Australian business visa program might not be the best option for you.

There are other types of Australian visas that might be of interest to you. These include:

  • General skilled migration visas (subclass 189, 190 or 491)
  • Employer sponsored visas (subclass 482, 186 or 494)
  • Student visas (subclass 500)
  • Working holiday visas (subclass 417 or 462)
  • Temporary visas (subclass 400, 403, 408, 417 or 485)

If you would like to explore these options further please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It appears that the Australian business visa program might not be the best option for you.

There are other types of Australian visas that might be of interest to you. These include:

  • General skilled migration visas (subclass 189, 190 or 491)
  • Employer sponsored visas (subclass 482, 186 or 494)
  • Student visas (subclass 500)
  • Working holiday visas (subclass 417 or 462)
  • Temporary visas (subclass 400, 403, 408, 417 or 485)

If you would like to explore these options further please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132)

Significant Business History Stream

  • This visa is for experienced business owners, to operate a new or existing business in Australia
  • Stay in Australia permanently

Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132)

Venture Capital Entrepreneur Stream

  • This visa is for people who have sourced venture capital funding from a member of the Australian Investment Council (AIC) and allows you to operate a new or existing business in Australia.
  • Stay in Australia permanently

Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188)

Business Innovation Stream

Note: There are certain conditions within the business ownership requirement that must be met.

Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188)

Investor Stream

  • This provisional visa requires you to invest at least AUD1.5 million in an Australian State or Territory and maintain business or investment activity in Australia
  • Stay in Australia for up to 4 years and 3 months
  • Provides a pathway to permanent residency if certain conditions are met via the Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888)

Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188)

Significant Investor Stream

  • 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
  • Stay in Australia for up to 4 years and 3 months
  • Provides a pathway to permanent residency if certain conditions are met via the Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888)

Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188)

Premium Investor Stream

  • This provisional visa is for people who are nominated by Austrade and who invest at least AUD15 million in Australian investments and/or philanthropic contributions
  • Stay in Australia for up to 4 years and 3 months
  • Provides a pathway to permanent residency if certain conditions are met via the Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888)

Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188)

Entrepreneur Stream

  • This provisional visa is for people who are planning to establish entrepreneurial ventures in Australia and receive at least AUD200000 from an eligible organisation
  • Stay in Australia for up to 4 years and 3 months
  • Provides a pathway to permanent residency if certain conditions are met via the Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888)

Disclaimer for Investor Stream

Based on some of your answers you may or may not be eligible for this stream. Please contact us for further information.


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