188A Business Innovation

This visa allows you to own and manage a business in Australia, conduct business and investment activity in Australia or undertake an entrepreneurial activity in Australia.

A provisional visa for those with business skills who want to establish, develop, and manage a new or existing business in Australia. You must be nominated by a state or territory government.

This temporary visa is 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.

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Eligibility

 

  • Be under 55. If you are older, a state or territory might invite you to apply for this visa if your business will be of exceptional economic benefit;

  • Own personal and business assets of at least AUD800,000;

  • Achieve at least 65  points on EOI;

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Ownership

 

  • Ownership in one more business for at least 2 of the previous 4 financial years, which must have had an annual turnover of at least AUD$500,000 in those years. Ownership of one of the following:

    • At least 51% of a business with an annual turnover of less than AUD$400,000;

    • At least 30% of a business with an annual turnover of more than AUD$400,000 ;

    • At least 10% ownership of a publicly listed company

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Family Member

 

  •  Children can be included if they are under 23 years old, single, studying, and economic independence.

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188A Transfer to 888 Visa

 

  • The applicant holds a subclass 188 in the business innovation stream for at least 1 year;

  • Had an annual turnover of at least AUD 300,000 throughout the period of 12 months immediately before the application was made;

  • Had two years of tax records;

  • Own either one business before application

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How and Contact Us

 

  • Contact MEA Consultancy for more information and visa options or sign up with us and one of our counselors will be in touch shortly.

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