AUSTRALIA MIGRATION & EDUCATION AGENTS

Business investor stream

Business Investor Stream visa is only available to applicants who are nominated by an Australian State or Territory government. This is a 4-year temporary visa, for people who want to make a designated investment in an Australian state or territory. After maintained an investment in Australian for 4 years, the applicant can apply for permanent residence through the Business Innovation & Investment (Residence) Subclass 888 visa.The applicants can either be in Australia or overseas to lodge this visa.

If the applicant is in Australia:

  • Must hold a Substantive Visa or a Bridging A, B or C visa.
  • Applicant must reside for at least 2 years in the nominating State.

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 at least AUD2.25 million.

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.

Eligibility

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

Have managed a qualifying business or investments to the value of at least AUD 1.5million. 


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

  • a qualifying business in which you, your partner or you and your partner combined had at least 10% ownership interest, or
  • a eligible investment of at least 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 at least 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 at least 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 at least 4 years from the date the investment certificate is issued by your nominating State or Territory.

Have the right experience

 

  • have at least 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 at least 65 points on the points test.

You can get points for many reasons, including your: 

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

Intend to live in a specific State or Territory

  • You must have a genuine intention to live for at least 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 at least functional English or you will be asked to pay  the second instalment of the visa application charge.  

Meet our health and character requirement

  •  You and any family members who apply for the visa with you must meet our health and character  requirement.
  • Family members who are not coming to Australia may also have to meet our health and character  requirement.

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 Your Point

Check your point to find out your eligibility of Investor Stream visa.

BUSINESS INVESTOR STREAM ASSESSMENT

Please  fill up the assessment form to find out more.