This visa allows you to:

  • own and manage a business in Australia (the Business Innovation stream)
  • conduct business and investment activity in Australia (the Investor stream, the Significant Investor stream, and the Premium Investor stream).
  • undertake an entrepreneurial activity in Australia (Entrepreneur stream).


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Business Innovation Stream 188A/888A

Requirements for temporary visa 188A

  • Under 55 years of age
  • Score 65 on points test (see point test table)
  • Own business with minimum 500,000 AUD turnover
  • Net business & personal asset of 800,000 AUD
    available to transfer to Australia

Requirements for permanent visa 888A

Main applicant or spouse to stay in Australia for a total of 1 out of the 2 years

Have ownership and active management of an Australia business for 2 years

Annual turnover of minimum 300,000AUD

Satisfy 2 out of the 3 following requirements:

  • Net value of business asset of at least 200,000 AUD
  • Net value of business & personal asset of at least 600,000 AUD
  • Employed minimum 2 full-time employees who must be Australian permanent resident or citizen


Investor Stream 188B/888B

Requirements for temporary visa 188B

  • Under 55 years of age
  • Score at least 65 on points test (see point test table)
  • Have at least 3 years of experience of direct involvement in managing
    businesses and/or investments
  • For at least 1 of the 5 fiscal years immediately before the time of invitation, the applicants had at least 10% ownership interest of the business ORthe net value of the eligible investments was at least 1.5million AUD
  • Net business & personal asset of 2.25 million AUD (For 2 fiscal years immediately before time of invitation)
  • Make a designated investment of 1.5 million AUD in the Nominated State or Territory

Requirements for permanent visa 888B

  • Main applicant stays in Australia for at least 2 years in the 4 years immediately before the application was made
  • Maintain the designated investment for 4 years
Significant Investor Stream 188C/888C

Requirements for temporary visa 188C

Net personal and business asset of 5 million AUD

Make complying significant investment into the following:

  • At least 500,000 AUD into venture capital & growth private equity
  • At least 1.5 million AUD into emerging companies investment.
  • At least 3 million AUD into managed funds that invest into balancing investments.

Requirements for permanent visa 888C

  • Main applicant stays in Australia for at least 160 days in the 4 years’ period or spouse of applicant to stay 720 days in the 4 years’ period
  • Maintain complying investment for 4 years

Note:    It is not necessary for the applicant to have been in Australia for 40 days in each year in the period or the applicant’s spouse or de facto partner to have been in Australia for 180 days in each year in the period

Premium Investor Stream 188D/888D

Requirements for temporary visa 188D

Nominated by Australian Government, must invest 15 million AUD into complying premium investment*

*Definitions of premium investment are complicated. Contact our conselors for detailed information.

Requirements for permanent visa 888D

  • Held 188D for a continuous period of at least 12 months
  • Held the complying premium investment for at least 12 months
  • No Australian residential requirement
Entrepreneur Stream 188E/888E

Requirements for temporary visa 188E

  • Under 55* (exceptions exist)
  • Competent English (4*6)
  • Undertaking or proposing to undertake a Complying entrepreneur activity* (The activity related to an innovative idea with minimum funding of $200,000)

*Definitions of a complying entrepreneur activity are complicated. Contact our counselors for detailed information.

Requirements for permanent visa 888E

  • held 188E for 4 years and reside in Australia for at least 2 years
  • Successful record of entrepreneurial activities, measured by a combination of key success factors and supporting success factors.
Point test for Business Innovation and Innovator stream 188A/188B

This point test is for Business Innovation stream temporary visa 188A and Investor stream temporary visa 188B.

You need to score at least 65 points to be eligible to apply.