I want to apply for business investment visa

My Questions and Issues

I am a successful businessman overseas and want to migrate to Australia

I would like to invest in Australia – are there any opportunities to migrate?

Are there any qualifications, age or English requirements to migrate under business or investment?

Business Investment Visa Types

If you are a successful businessman or investor, under 55 years old and want to migrate to Australia, you can consider the following temporary visa categories, which lead to permanent visa subclass 888:

188A Business Innovation stream: for people with business skills who want to establish, develop and manage a new or existing business in Australia. Applicants must be nominated by a state or territory government.

188B Investor stream: for people who want to make a designated investment of at least AUD1.5 million in an Australian state or territory and maintain business and investment activity in Australia. Applicants must be nominated by a state or territory government.

188C Significant Investor stream: for people who are willing to invest at least AUD5 million into complying significant investments in Australia and want to maintain business and investment activity in Australia. Applicants can be nominated by a state or territory government or Austrade on behalf of the Australian government.

188D Premium Investor stream: for people who are willing to invest at least AUD15 million into complying premium investments in Australia and want to maintain business and investment activity in Australia. Austrade will make the initial contact with suitable candidates for nomination on behalf of the Australian government.

188E Entrepreneur stream: for people who have a funding agreement from a third party for at least AUD200 000 to undertake a complying entrepreneur activity that is proposed to lead to either the commercialisation of a product or service in Australia or the development of a business in Australia. Applicants must be nominated by a state or territory government.

Or you can consider the Business Talent Visa, which is a permanent visa, with the following 2 categories:

132 Significant Business History Stream: for people with ownership interests in large businesses

132 Venture Capital Entrepreneur Stream: for people who have access to venture capital funding of at least AUD 1 million

How ACIC can help

It is very important that you seek professional help with these business or investment visas as they are very complex and require lots of preparation. Your application can be refused even for the smallest error in your documentations and one visa refusal record can affect your future visa applications.

ACIC has a team of migration and visa experts that can assist you with business and investment visas. If you authorise ACIC to assist with your application, we will allocate a team of experienced staff to look after you until your case is finalised. They will analyse your case, help you compare different options and advise you the best options. Our team will then prepare all your submission documents, liaise with the immigration department and track your application progress until an outcome is reached.

Full range of ACIC services
  • Designing a personalised visa and migration plan that is best for your situation
  • Personal and document assessment
  • Document preparation including Business Plan and Source of Fund
  • Liaise with relevant agencies and authorities on your behalf
  • Connect you with relevant businesses and professional services (e.g., accountants, lawyers, etc)
  • Arranging medical checks and health insurance
  • Visa lodgement
  • Justice of Peace (JP) and translation services
  • Help you design back up plans
  • A customised CRM to actively monitor your application and deadlines

The ACIC Difference

ACIC was established in Australia since 1988 and we have over 30+ years of experience in the Australian education sector. Our experience is unrivalled in the industry and is backed by more than 70000+ students for whom ACIC have helped to successfully enrol in Australian institutions. That’s a lot of experience and knowledge that you can rely on! You can be assured that ACIC will provide you with the best advice.

Our migration team collaborates with local professionals, including accountants, business lawyers, investment bankers, to provide clients with comprehensive legal advice about your migration options as well as the most advantageous ways to structure your business and investment in Australia. We also provide professional advice and plan for your kids’ education in Australia. 

ACIC also only helps students to study in Australia (not other countries) so we are a true expert for Australia education!

All of ACIC’s staff are highly qualified and experienced. They undertake regular training and have the latest course and visa information. Over 85% of our staff at our head office has completed a Master’s degree from an Australian university and over 95% have studied in Australia at a tertiary institution.