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4 years and 3 months.

Cost

From AUD5,375

Processing times

There are no standard processing times available for this stream.​​​​​​​

With this visa, you can

  • carry out business and investment activity in Australia
  • bring eligible members of your family with you
  • apply for a permanent Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888) Investor stream if certain requirements are met

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You must

  • make an investment of AUD1.5 million in an Australian State or Territory
  • score at least 65 on the points test
  • have net business, investment and personal assets of a minimum of AUD2.25 million

With this visa, you can

  • carry out business and investment activity in Australia
  • stay in Australia for up to 4 years and 3 months
  • bring eligible members of your family unit with you
  • apply for a permanent Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888) Investor stream if certain requirements are met

How long you can stay

This is a provisional visa. You can stay in Australia for up to 4 years and 3 months. If you applied before 1 July 2015, you can stay up to 4 years.

The visa is granted with multiple entry. You can leave and re-enter Australia as repeatedly as you want while the visa is valid.

The visa is valid from the date we grant it.

Stay longer

This is a provisional visa. You must apply for a new visa if you want to stay longer.

Once you have this visa, you can apply for permanent residence through the Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888) Investor stream if certain requirements are met. Explore your visa options

If you applied for a Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) in the Investor stream prior to 1 July 2015, you will be eligible to apply for a Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888) within the Investor stream  after 3 years and 11 months.

Include family

You can include members of the family unit in your application when you apply. You can also add your dependent child to your application at any time before we decide on your application.

Family members who apply for the visa must meet our health and character requirements.

In order for the main applicant to be granted the visa, family members who are not coming to Australia must meet our character requirements, and might have to meet our health requirements.

Cost

This visa costs AUD5,375 for the main applicant.

There is also a charge for each family member who applies for the visa with you.

  • family members over 18 years old: AUD2,685
  • family members under 18 years old: AUD1,345

You must pay an additional charge for any applicant 18 years old or older who has less than functional English.  This charge is the second instalment. Pay it only when we ask you to. We will refund the charge if we do not grant you the visa.

The second instalment charges are:

  • main applicant: AUD9,795
  • family members: AUD4,890

To work out what your visa will cost use the Visa Pricing Estimator. The estimator does not take under consideration the second instalment or other costs. You might also have to pay other costs for health checks, police certificates and biometrics.

Apply from

You can be in or outside Australia when you apply for the visa and when we decide on your application, but not in immigration clearance.

Processing time

There are no standard processing times for this stream.

Your application might take longer to process if:

  • you do not fill it in correctly
  • you do not include all the documents we need or we need more information from you
  • it takes us time to verify your information

Your obligations

You and your family members who are part of your application must suits with all visa conditions and Australian laws.

Learn more about conditions for this visa.

In particular, you must commit to continue to maintain your investment and comply with Australian workplace laws.

To be eligible for the grant of a Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888) in the Investor stream, you must live in the State or Territory in which you made the designated investment a minimum of 2 years during the period your provisional visa is valid.

Maintain your investment

You must genuinely have a sensible commitment to continue to maintain business or investment activity in  Australia after the designated investment matures. 

To be eligible for the Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888) Investor stream, you must maintain your investment in an Australian state or territory for at least 4 years.

Income that you earn from your investment in Australia is subject to Australian taxation law.

Adequate health insurance

We recommend you take out health insurance to cover any unforeseen medical treatment you might need in Australia. You are personally liable for all your healthcare costs while you are in Australia. Insurance can help limit your financial liability.

See what we consider adequate health insurance.

Learn more about health insurance for overseas visitors.

Reciprocal healthcare agreements

Some countries have a reciprocal healthcare agreement with Australia. Find out more from the Department of Human Services about reciprocal healthcare agreements.

Travel

You can travel outside Australia and return as many times as you want while the visa is valid.

The time you spend outside Australia does not extend the visa.

Visa label

Australian visas are digital.

We do not put a visa label in your passport. Instead, we link your digital visa record to your passport.

Be nominated

You must be nominated by an Australian State or Territory government agency before being invited to apply for this visa.

The State or Territory government agency that nominates you must not withdraw their nomination after you apply, or we will be unable to grant you a visa.

Own and manage business and personal assets and investments

You must:

Have managed a qualifying business or investments to the value of at least AUD1.5million. 

For a minimum of 1 of the 5 fiscal years immediately before we invite you to apply, have directly managed one of the following:

  • a qualifying business during which you, your partner or you and your partner combined had at least 10% ownership interest, or
  • a eligible investment of a minimum of AUD1.5 million owned by you, your partner or you and your partner combined.

Have assets of AUD2.25 million

For the 2 fiscal years immediately before we invite you to apply, you, your partner, or you and your partner together, have business and personal assets with a net value of a minimum of AUD2.25 million. These assets must have been lawfully acquired and be available for transfer to Australia within 2 years of the visa being granted.  

Make an investment of AUD1.5 million in your nominating State or Territory

After you lodge your application, you must make a designated investment of a minimum AUD1.5 million in the State or Territory in which the nominating State or Territory government agency is located. This investment must be in your name or in your name and your partner’s name. The investment must be made from unencumbered funds generated from qualifying businesses or eligible investments. To be eligible for the Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888) Investor stream, you must hold the designated investment for a minimum of 4 years from the date the investment certificate is issued by your nominating State or Territory.

Have the right experience

You must:

  • have a minimum of 3 years’ experience managing one or more qualifying businesses or eligible investments
  • have a successful record of eligible investment or qualifying business activity
  • have demonstrated a high level of management skill in relation to the eligible investment or qualifying business activity

Score at least 65 on the points test

You must score a minimum of 65 points on the points test.

You can get points for several reasons, including your: 

  • age
  • English language ability
  • qualifications
  • business experience
  • net personal and business assets
  • business turnover
  • innovation
  • special endorsement

Check how many points you may get.

Intend to live in a specific State or Territory

You must have a genuine intention to live for a minimum of 2 years in the State or Territory in which you have made the investment application.

Be under 55

You will not receive an invitation if you are aged 55 or older at the time of the invitation to apply for the visa, unless the State or Territory government agency has determined your investment will be of exceptional economic benefit.

Not have a history involvement in unacceptable activities

You and your partner must not have a history of involvement in business or investment activities that are of a nature that is not generally acceptable in Australia.

Have functional English

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

Meet our health requirement

You and any family members who apply for the visa with you must meet our health requirement.

Family members who are not coming to Australia may also have to meet our health requirement.

Meet our character requirement

You and family members aged 16 years and over who apply for the visa with you must meet our character requirement.

We may also ask that other family members meet the need.

Sign the Australian values statement

If you and your family members who have applied for the visa are 18 years of age or older at the time of application, you and your family members must:

  • have read, or had explained to you, the Life in Australia book
  • sign an Australian Values Statement that confirms you will respect the Australian way of life and obey Australian laws

Have no debt to the Australian government

If you or any family members owe the Australian Government money, you or they must show that it has been paid back or there is an approved arrangement in place to pay it back.

Not have had a visa cancelled or a previous application refused

You might not be eligible for this visa if you have had a visa cancelled or refused while you were in Australia. Check if visa cancellation affects your eligibility.

Before you apply

You must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI), be nominated by a State or Territory, and then be invited to apply.

Before you submit your EOI

You must submit an expression of interest (EOI) to let us know you want to apply for this visa.

Your EOI tells us about your skills, qualifications and investment experience and lets us know which states and territories you would like to invest in. If you are eligible and a State or Territory government agency nominates you, we might then invite you to apply for the visa.

Learn what you need to do before you can apply.

Check your eligiblity

Check that you meet all other eligibility criteria for the visa.

Each nominator will assess your EOI using their own criteria. Learn more:

  • Austrade (Australian Government)
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

Gather your documents

If you receive an invitation to apply for the visa after you submit your EOI, you will need to provide documents that:

  • prove all of the claims you make in your EOI
  • support other eligibility criteria for the visa

You should have all these documents before you submit your EOI.

Check your points

You must score a minimum of 65 points on our points test to be eligible for this visa. If you can’t score 65 points, you will not be considered for an invitation.

If we invite you to apply for the visa, you must prove the claims you make in your EOI.

Use the points table to check how many points you might score.

We use the points test to help us select people who have the skills and attributes Australia needs.

You can get points for many reasons, including your:

  • age
  • English language ability
  • qualifications
  • business or investment experience
  • net personal and business assets
  • business turnover
  • innovation
  • special endorsement by a State or Territory

Submit an EOI

Submit your EOI via Skillselect.

You can submit it from within or outside Australia.

Your EOI is not a visa application. There is no charge for submitting an EOI.

Select the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188).

You will receive an email confirming your EOI has been submitted.

After you submit your EOI

You can change your EOI in SkillSelect if:

  • you want to apply for a different skilled visa
  • your circumstances change

You must be able to meet the minimum score of 65 points.

SkillSelect will update your points score when you make changes to your EOI. You can change your EOI at any time before we invite you to apply for a visa.

You can’t make changes to your EOI after we invite you to apply for a visa.

Stay lawful

An EOI is not a visa application. Submitting an EOI does not mean you will get a bridging visa.

If your current visa is close to expire, you must apply for another visa to remain in Australia lawfull

Receive an invitation to apply for the visa

You could receive an invitation any time within 2 years of submitting your EOI. If you are invited to apply for the visa, you will receive an email from SkillSelect. Receiving an invitation does not mean you will be granted the visa.

If you are invited, you have 60 calendar days to apply for the visa. This time will not be extended.

You must demonstrate that you can meet a minimum points score of 65 and satisfy all other eligibility criteria. If you can’t meet the points score and all other eligibility criteria, we will not grant you the visa.

If you do not apply for the visa after two invitations, your EOI will be removed from SkillSelect.

If you do not receive an invitation

If you are not invited to apply within 2 years of submitting your EOI, your EOI will expire. We will send you an email when your EOI is about to expire.

You will need to submit a new EOI if you still want the visa.

You will not receive an invitation if you turn 55, unless the State or Territory government has determined your proposed business or investment activity will be of exceptional economic benefit

If you can’t meet the points score or other eligibility criteria

If you can’t show that you can meet the points score and satisfy all other eligibility criteria, you should not apply for the visa until you can.  If you want to update your EOI to better reflect your points score, you can do that after the 60-day invitation period.

If this is your first invitation, you might be sent a second invitation after the 60-day invitation period.

If this is your second invitation, you will have to submit another EOI if you still want the visa.

Help with your EOI

You don’t have to use a migration agent to apply for any visa.  If you do, you should use a registered migration agent.

Make sure you passports are up-to-date

You and your family members who are applying for this visa will need valid passports. If you plan to get a new passport, do this before applying.

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Gather your documents

You will need to prove your identity, and provide documents about your proposed investment. You also need to provide documents about family members applying with you.

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Provide accurate information

You are obliged to prove your identity and provide true information with your application.  See what happens if you can’t prove your identity or do not provide true information.

Identity documents

You and family members who apply for the visa with you, must provide:

Color copies of the pages of your current passport showing photo, personal details and passport issue and expiry dates.

Also provide:

  • a national identity card, if you have one
  • proof of change of name, if applicable

Documents that prove a change of name include:

  • a marriage or divorce certificate
  • change of name documents from an Australian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, or the relevant overseas authority
  • documents that show other names you have been known by

Business, investments and assets documents

You must provide documents about your businesses, investments and assets. These documents are to prove that your investment is eligible for this visa.

Investor stream documents

An overview of your proposed business or investment intentions in Australia.
This can include:

  • a statement outlining your intended business or investment activities
  • a description of your research or study in relevant sectors in Australia
  • if applicable, a description of any current business activities in Australia, and the period of ownership

Evidence of ownership and net value of your business and personal assets

Provide:

  • a Form 1139A Statement of Assets and Liabilities Position (SALP) for the last day of the 2 fiscal years before we invited you to apply for this visa. You must have assets of a minimum of AUD2,250,000 at both of these dates to satisfy the standards of this visa.

Evidence to support the ownership of all assets and liabilities and their values on the dates of each SALP

This may include:

  • for cash assets: bank statements, showing the account name and balance
  • for real estate assets: title deed, valuation certificate by an accredited property valuer and mortgage statement.
  • for personal loans: loan agreements showing the borrower and lender, loan statements showing the amount borrowed and repayment schedule.
  • for stocks and bonds: share or debentures certificates, fixed interest securities, ownership and market price of claimed marketable securities such as bonds.
  • for business assets: financial statements for every business, prepared by an independent accountant to International Accounting Standards, including a balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and notes to the accounts. Your share of ownership in each business must also be evidenced by documents such as:
    • historical company extracts
    • annual returns of directors and shareholders
    • partnership, trust or franchise agreements
    • purchase documents
    • share transfer documents.

If you want to include assets held by a trust, you must include a complete copy of the trust deed including all schedules.

Funds to be used to make the Designated investment

Provide:

  • a list of the funds in your latest SALP that you intend to use to fund your AUD 1.5 million Designated Investment
  • a summary describing how these funds were sourced from your qualifying business or eligible investment activities.
  • evidence should also be provided of these sources where possible, for instance evidence of long‐term employment, profits earned and retained in your business, or investment yields

Management of a qualifying business or eligible investments

You must demonstrate a minimum of 3 years of owning and managing either:

  • a qualifying business in which you held a minimum 10 per cent ownership; or
  • AUD 1.5 million eligible investments (not including your home).

If you would like to prove your ownership and management of a qualifying business, provide:

  • a summary statement of your management activities of the business covering a minimum of 3 years, including at least one of the 5 fiscal years before we invited you to apply for this visa
  • evidence of your share of ownership of the business, such as:
    • historical company extract
    • annual returns of directors and shareholders
    • partnership, trust or franchise agreements
    • purchase documents; share transfer documents
  • a few documents as evidence of your high level of skill in managing the business for the periods  covered in the summary statement
  • an organisational chart of the business, showing direct management reporting lines and functional responsibilities
  • a business registration certificate or licence

If you want to prove your ownership and management of eligible investments, provide:

  • a summary of your management of eligible investments for a minimum of 3 years, including at least one of the 5 fiscal years before we invited you to apply for this visa
  • a few documents as evidence of your high level of skill in managing the eligible investments for the periods covered within the summary statement.
  • SALPs for any of the three years that have not been provided above
  • evidence to support the ownership of all assets and liabilities and their values on the dates of each of the three SALPs provided (see above for samples of acceptable evidence).

Points test documents

Provide documents only for items you want points for in the Points Test. Check what you can get points for. 

English language ability

To be awarded points for English language ability you must demonstrate that you have either vocational English or proficient English. 

Qualifications

Provide a Certified copy of the trade qualification, diploma or bachelor degree to claim points.

Net assets

Provide evidence of ownership of assets as at the 2 fiscal years prior to when we invited you to apply for the visa. Use Form 1139A Statement of Assets and Liabilities Position.

Business turnover

Provide a full set of financial statements for the business:

  • for 2 of the 4 fiscal years before we invited you to apply for this visa
  • prepared by an independent accountant to International Accounting Standards
  • which includes a balance sheet, profit and loss statement and notes to the accounts

Turnover claims must be further supported by submitting VAT or Income Tax Returns for the business.

Business experience

Provide evidence that you have held one or more main businesses for: 

  • at least 4 years in the 5 years immediately before we invited you to apply for this visa
  • at least 7 years in the 8 years immediately before we invited you to apply

Innovation

Registered patent or design

For a registered patent or design, give us evidence which proves that you own it.

The relevant national or regional intellectual property administration office must issue this evidence. It must include enough information that we can assess whether your ownership meets the points requirement.

Also provide a statement outlining how the registered patent or registered design has relevancy to your main business.

This statement must also show how it is applied in the day-to-day activities of the business. You must be able to provide evidence to support any claims made in the statement if we ask you to.

Registered trademark

For a registered trademark, provide evidence that proves ownership of the trademark.

The relevant national or regional intellectual property administration office must issue this documentation. It must include enough information that we can assess whether your ownership meets the points requirement.

Also provide a statement outlining how the trademark is relevant to your main business. This statement must also show how it is applied in the day-to-day activities of the business. You must be able to provide evidence to support any claims made in the statement if we ask you to.

Joint venture agreement

For a joint venture agreement, provide a copy of the agreement showing:

  • the details of the respective rights and obligations of the parties to the joint venture
  • that you entered the agreement a minimum of one year before we invited you to apply for this visa
  • that your business is a party to the joint venture

Also provide a statement outlining:

  • how you used your skills at a senior level within the day-to-day management of the joint venture business
  • evidence to support the claims made in the statement
  • that the joint venture was operated in accordance with the joint venture agreement
Export trade

For export trade provide:

Evidence that a minimum 50% of the turnover of your main business associated to export trade. This must be the case for a minimum of 2 of the 4 fiscal years before we invited you to apply for this visa. You could provide: 

  • monthly or annual tax returns showing the cumulative export sales of the main business for the year
  • customs declarations
  • the underlying source documents in relation to the export transactions

We might ask you to provide a special-purpose report prepared by a qualified accountant attesting to your claim.

Gazelle business

For a gazelle business, provide: 

  • evidence that your main business was registered no more than 5 years before we invited you to apply for this visa such as a business licence or company extracts
  • the financial statements of the main business, with supporting tax documents, to show an average annualised growth in turnover greater than 20% per annum over 3 consecutive fiscal years

Also provide evidence that you have had 10 or more full-time employees for at least one fiscal year. This must be the same consecutive 3-year period claimed for growth in turnover. You could provide taxation records, insurance or superannuation documents or similar business records identifying each employee by name.

Receipt of grant or venture capital funding

To show receipt of grant or venture capital funding, provide:

  • certified copies of a grant letter and bank records to show the transfer of a government grant of at least AUD10,000 from the government to you or your main business
  • a copy of the final contract between you and the venture capital firm. Also give us evidence of the receipt of the venture capital funding of a minimum of AUD100,000.
  • evidence that you received funding from either the government grant or a venture capital firm within the 4 years before we invited you to apply for this visa

English language documents

Provide proof that you and dependants 18 years or older (at time of applying for this visa) applying for the visa have at least functional English.

If you can’t provide evidence of having at least functional English you must pay a second instalment of second visa application charge .

If you or your dependents have less than functional English, provide a statement indicating your intention to pay the second visa application charge for each person with less than functional English.

We will advise you when to pay this.

Health documents

You do not need to provide health documents. The doctor will send them to us.

Character documents

You and any family members who apply for the visa with you, provide:

  • Form 80 Personal particulars for assessment including character assessment 
  • overseas police certificates from every country, including your home country, where you spent a total of 12 months or more in the last 10 years since you turned 16
  • military service records or discharge papers if you served within the soldiers of any country

Tell us you are getting help

To nominate someone to:

  • receive your correspondence, use Form 956a Appointment or withdrawal of an authorised recipient 
  • provide immigration advice, use Form 956 Advice by a migration agent/exempt person of providing immigration assistance 
  • act for you but not provide immigration assistance, let us know in writing what they can do on your behalf (such as submit or withdraw an application for you). Send your written notification with your paper application

See more about getting help with your application.

Partner documents

Provide your partner’s:

  • identity documents
  • character documents
  • documents about other relationships, if applicable

Provide either:

  • your current marriage certificate or
  • enough documents to prove you have been in a de facto relationship with your partner for at least 12 months before you apply

Documents that prove your de facto relationship include:

  • joint bank account statements
  • billing accounts in joint names
  • joint leases or mortgages
  • documents that show your partner has lived at the same address as you

Dependants under 18

For every dependant 18 years old or younger who is applying with you, provide:

  • copies of birth certificates or the family book showing the names of both parents of all your dependent children
  • copies of the adoption paper, if applicable. 

Parental responsibility documents

You must get consent for any applicant under 18 years of age to migrate to Australia from anyone who:

  • has a legal right to decide where the child lives and
  • is not coming to Australia with the child

They must complete either:

  • Form 1229 Consent form to grant an Australian visa to a child under the age of 18 years 
  • a statutory declaration giving their consent for the child to visit Australia on this visa

Alternatively, you can show us:

  • an Australian court order that allows your child to migrate to Australia, or
  • that the laws of your home country allow them to migrate

Include:

  • an identity document that shows the signature and photo of the person who completed the form or declaration, such as a passport or driver’s licence
  • adoption papers or other court documents if applicable

Note: If your child is likely to turn 18 while your application is being processed, you will need to provide evidence they are dependent on you. See the section ‘Dependants over 18 documents’ below for further information. A child who turns 18 while your application is being processed and who is not dependent on you cannot satisfy the criteria for this visa.

Dependents over 18 documents

To include your child who is over 18 in your visa application, they must be:

  • over 18 years of age but not yet turned 23, and dependent on you or your partner, or
  • over 23 years of age, unable to earn a living to support themselves due to physical or cognitive limitations and dependent on you or your partner

Provide:

  • identity documents
  • documents about their other relationships, if applicable
  • character documents

If your child is likely to turn 23 while your application is being processed, you will need to provide evidence they are dependent on you due to disability.

Proof of dependency

You must also provide proof the child is dependent on you.

  • proof of your relationship with the dependant such as a birth certificate or adoption papers
  • a completed Form 47a Details of a child or other dependent family member aged 18 years or over 
  • if the child is aged 23 or is likely to turn 23 while your application is being processed, you must also provide a report from a qualified medical practitioner that states they are dependent on you or your partner due to the total or partial loss of their bodily or mental functions

You must also prove this person has been financially dependent on you for at least 12 months before you apply. You could provide:

  • proof they live with you
  • their tax records
  • proof they are currently studying
  • proof of payments made by you to them or on their behalf

Note: A child who turns 23 while your application is being processed and who does not meet these requirements cannot satisfy the criteria for this visa.

Prepare your documents

Translate

Have all non-English documents translated into English.

Translators in Australia must be accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters.

Translators outside Australia do not have to be accredited. But on each translation, they must include their:

  • full name
  • address and telephone number
  • qualifications and experience in the language they are translating

These details must be in English.

Note: You do not need to have any documents certified.

Scan or photograph

Scan or photograph all documents (English and non-English) in color.

The scans and photos must be clear.

If a document is more than one page, save it all as one file.

Applying from China, Macau, Hong Kong or Taiwan

If you are applying from China, Macau, Hong Kong or Taiwan use the document checklist from the Australian Consulate General Hong Kong.

Step 3

Apply for the visa

Apply for this visa online in ImmiAccount. You must be invited to apply. Your invitation letter contains instructions on how to submit your application.

Provide accurate information

You are obliged to prove your identity and provide true information with your application. See what happens you can’t prove your identity or do not provide true information.

Apply for the visa online in ImmiAccount

  1. Create an account or sign in to ImmiAccount
  2. Pay the application charge. 
  3. Note the transaction reference number (TRN)

ImmiAccount will tell you the charge. We will not process your application until you pay the correct charge. 

Send your documents 

After you submit your application online, send us your documents and other forms.

If you live in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Hong Kong (SAR), Macau (SAR) or Taiwan, send the documents to the Australian Consulate General Hong Kong.

If you live elsewhere, send your documents by registered post or courier to:

Adelaide Visa and Citizenship Office
Attention: Adelaide Business Skills Processing Centre

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After you apply

We will let you know when we have received your application and documents. 

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Status updates

We cannot provide updates on applications. You will be contacted if additional information is required. Please wait for us to contact you.

Travel after you apply

You do not have to tell us if you want to travel outside Australia while we process your application. This is because you can be outside Australia when we make a decision.

But if you leave Australia, make sure you have a legitimate visa if you propose to return to Australia before a decision is made on your application.

Learn about visa expiry.

Learn about Bridging visas. 

Health exams

If you did not have health examinations before you applied, we will let you know if you need them.

Biometrics

We might ask for biometrics (fingerprints and photo). We will let you know if you need to provide them.

Provide more information

If you didn’t send us all documents when you applied, send them  as soon as you can.

If you live in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Hong Kong (SAR), Macau (SAR) or Taiwan, send the documents to the Australian Consulate General Hong Kong.

If you live elsewhere, send your documents by registered post or courier to:

 Adelaide Visa and Citizenship Office
 Attention: Adelaide Business Skills Processing Centre

Stay lawful

If you are in Australia, make sure you stay lawful by holding a valid visa while we process your application.

When you applied for this visa, you were granted a Bridging visa A (BVA). If your current visa expires before we decide on your application, the BVA will start. You can stay in Australia on the BVA while we process your new visa application.

Do not cancel your current visa. If you do, you will:

  • be staying in Australia unlawfully
  • not be eligible for a Bridging visa A

Learn more about visa expiry

Learn about Bridging visas. 

Make your investment

New step summary You must make your designated investment before being granted a visa. You must make the investment when we invite you in writing to do so. The invitation includes information on how to make the required investment and how to provide evidence that you have made the investment.

Make your investment

You must make your designated investment before being granted a visa. You must make the investment when we invite you in writing to do so. The invitation includes information on how to make the specified investment and how to provide evidence that you have made the investment.

Pay the second instalment

If you need to pay a second instalment, we will send you an invoice after you have met all other requirements for the visa. Pay the invoice after you get it. You must pay the instalment before we will grant the visa.

Adding family members

You can add members of the family unit to your application after you apply but before we decide on your visa Complete Form 1436 Adding an additional applicant after lodgment  and
  • send it to the email address we gave you when you sent your application
  • include evidence of the child’s relationship to you
  • include other supporting documents for your child, such as identity documents
  • pay the additional application charge
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Newborn children

Find out what to do if your child is born after you apply.

Mistakes on your application

Let us know as soon as you can if you made a mistake on your application. Complete Form 1023 Notification of incorrect answers (168KB PDF).

Help with your application

Let us know if you no longer want someone to:
  • receive your correspondence – complete Form 956a Appointment or withdrawal of an authorised recipient
  • provide immigration advice – complete Form 956 Advice by a migration agent/exempt person of providing immigration assistance
  • act for you – allow us to know in writing by uploading your advice in ImmiAccount
See more about withdrawing your nomination.

Tell us if things change

Things you need to let us know about after you have applied include:
  • changes to your telephone number, email, address or passport
  • changes to your marital or de facto status
  • the birth of a child
  • you want to withdraw your application
See how to tell us if your situation changes. Step 5 Visa outcome We will let you know in writing our decision about your visa application. If we grant you the visa, we will tell you:
  • your visa grant number
  • the date your visa starts
  • your visa conditions
Keep a copy of this with you when in Australia. If we refuse your visa we will tell you why we refused and whether you have a right to a review of the decision. We will not refund the application charge if we refuse your application.

Coming to Australia

Before you leave

Check your travel documents

You must have:
  • a valid visa to enter Australia
  • a valid passport or other travel document

At the border

Completing an Incoming Passenger Card

All people arriving Australia must complete the Incoming Passenger Card. You will be given this card onboard the aircraft.

Leaving the airport faster

We have an automated process that uses facial recognition technology and your ePassport. You might be able to leave the airport faster if you use SmartGate.

In Australia

What you can do when you have this visa

This is not a permanent visa. With this visa you can:
  • carry out business and investment activity in Australia
  • travel to, enter and remain in Australia for up to 4 years and 3 months
  • bring eligible members of your family with you
  • apply for a permanent Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888) Investor stream, if certain requirements are met
To see your specific conditions, work and study entitlements use VEVO.

What you must do on this visa

You and your family members must suits with all visa conditions and obey Australian laws. See your conditions in VEVO or your visa grant letter. In particular, you must maintain your investment and comply with Australian workplace laws.

Maintain your investment

To be eligible for the Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888) Investor stream, you must maintain your designated investment in an Australian state or territory for at least 4 years. You must have a genuine intention to reside for at least 2 years in the State or Territory in which he or she made the designated investment application. Income that you earn from your investment in Australia is subject to Australian taxation law.

Follow Australian workplace laws

All workers in Australia (including visa holders) have rights and protections at work. Pay rates and workplace conditions are set by Australian law. If you operate a business in Australia, you must comply with workplace laws. The Pay and Conditions Tool (PACT) can help you with pay rates, shift calculations, leave arrangements and notice and redundancy entitlements.

Tell us if things change

Things you need to let us know about include:
  • changes to your phone number, email, address or passport
  • changes to your relationship status
  • the birth of a child
See what to do if your situation changes

See how long you can stay

This is a provisional visa. You can stay in Australia for up to 4 years and 3 months. The visa starts on the date we grant it. To see when you must leave, use VEVO.

Staying longer

This is a provisional visa. You must apply for a new visa if you want to stay longer. Once you have this visa, you can apply for permanent residence if certain requirements are met. Explore your visa options.

Apply for permanent residence

Once you have the provisional visa, you can apply for the Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888) Investor stream if certain requirements are met. If you applied for a subclass 188 visa in any stream prior to 1 July 2015, your visa will be valid for four years. If this applies to you, you will be eligible to apply for a subclass 888 permanent visa after 3 years and 11 months.

Travelling on your visa

This is a multiple entry visa. You can travel outside Australia and return as repeatedly as you want while the visa is valid. The time you spend outside Australia does not extend the visa. See your conditions.

Proving you have a visa

To prove you have a visa and/or show your conditions to someone, use VEVO. You can request your international movement records by completing Form 1359 Request for international movement records. Bringing family After you are granted this visa, if members of your family want to apply for the same visa, they must submit a separate online application. Any additional family members are called ‘subsequent entrants’. Complete the ‘Application for a Business Innovation and Investment (Subsequent Entrant) Visa’ application form in ImmiAccount.

Leaving Australia

Before you leave

Check your travel documents

You must have a valid passport or other travel document to leave Australia and return.

Ensure your visa is still valid

See what to do if your visa has expired or is about to expire.

At the Border

Leaving the airport faster

We have an automated process that uses facial recognition technology and your ePassport. You could leave the airport faster if you use SmartGate.

After you leave

Proving you have been to Australia

To prove you have been to Australia, request your international movement records by completing Form 1359 Request for international movement records .
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