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The Business Investor Visa 188 allows the holder to own a business, manage a business, conduct business activities, investment activities and entrepreneurial activities within Australia.
Australia is a leading destination for students, skilled workers, and aspiring entrepreneurs due to the opportunities the country provides. The stable economy and simplified corporate and business rules are some of the primary reasons that attract investors and entrepreneurs.
The Government of Australia has created a specific business and entrepreneur visa category to encourage business-minded people worldwide to contribute to the Australian economy while living in the country. An individual can either invest in an existing business or set up their own business or buy a business in Australia. The country offers a number of visa streams for people who want to migrate to Australia by keeping business and investment in mind. The business investment visas in Australia can be classified as the following:
This visa category is designed for eligible overseas business owners and investors to set up and run their business operations in Australia. The visa category can be further classified into the following streams:
The visa stream is structured for entrepreneurs and business owners who want to invest in an existing or new business in Australia or plan to make designated investments in Territory or State government bonds.
This visa stream is designed for investors who are searching for the right investment opportunities in Australia and are planning to make a complying investment of a minimum of AUD $5 million for four continuous years in the country.
This visa stream is ideally fitting the needs of individuals who are already running successful businesses in Australia and are planning to invest at least AUD $5 million in the country to maintain their business activity. The applicant can be nominated by a Territory or State.
This visa stream is structured for premium investors who are planning to invest at least AUD $15 million in the country and have serious plans to conduct business activities in the country.
This visa stream is for Territory or State nominated individuals who have made an agreement with a third party for a minimum of AUD $200,000 to undertake a promotional campaign or activity with regards to a product or service of a business enterprise in the country.
This visa category offers four years temporary permit to the country, and the holder of the visa can:
To learn more about subclass 188 and discuss your specific needs, feel free to contact Southern Stone subclass 188 visa consultants. They can give you individualised advice to help you choose the right visa stream according to your requirements.
The Australian investor visa requirements for application include a number of conditions. An applicant should meet all the following conditions to apply for a subclass 188 visa:
Furthermore, the applicant must convince the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) that the visa grant is in the best interest of the applicant. The visa application and processing in Australia is a complex and delicate process that may require professional help. We welcome you to book a consultation with our subclass 188 visa consultants to help you with hassle-free visa application and processing for a favourable outcome.
Before making the subclass 188 visa application, the candidate should ensure that they hold a valid passport.
Secondly, the applicant should gather all the required evidence. The documentary evidence should be collected and carefully analysed for the subclass 188 visa application. For the Investor stream and Business Innovation stream, documentary evidence to prove how many visa points they have acquired is also required.
You can contact our visa consultants if you have specific questions on the eligibility conditions for the visa application processing.
Additionally, the applicant should submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) and get an invitation from the respective Australian Territory or State to apply for the visa category. Contact our immigration agents or visa consultants for expert advice on form-based eligibility and visa application processing.
The duly-filled, complete visa application should be filed with the DHA and the requisite fee is to be paid. Keep in mind that if the fee is not paid in full, the DHA might not consider your application at all. Learn the current visa charges for various streams:
Schedule a direct or online consultation with our visa 188 consultants in Victoria to get assistance on accurately filling the visa application for hassle-free processing. Our immigration agents have expertise in various visa rules and procedures and counsel you based on your eligibility and migration conditions. They will guide you through the visa application process and ensure a spotless filing of the application to ensure a positive visa decision.
After filing the visa application, the DHA will send you a letter to your registered mail address.
The processing time for the visa category is different from person to person based on the migration category stream and the application volumes.
You can talk to our immigration consultants to learn more about visa processing time as well as eligibility. The following situations can make the processing time of your subclass 188 visa longer:
We also offer 888 visa, partner visa, skilled independent visa, subclass 190, employer sponsored visa and more. You can communicate with our visa consultants as they can examine your profile and understand your preferences, requirements, and eligibility conditions to help you choose the right visa stream. They will then help you with filling the visa application form and file it with the DHA. Our visa consultants are up to date with all the immigration laws and policies. They can provide you with accurate advice based on your circumstances and expectations and help you ensure the best possible immigration outcome.
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