Business Innovation and Investment Visas

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The Business Innovation and Investment Visa​

Are you a business operator or have money you want to invest in Australia? The business innovation and investment visa streams allow you to own and manage a business, conduct business and investment activity, or undertake entrepreneurial activity in Australia.

There are seven streams that make up the business innovation and investment visa category. These are:

  • Business innovation stream
  • Investor stream
  • Significant investor stream
  • Business innovation extension stream
  • Significant investor extension stream
  • Premium investor stream
  • Entrepreneur stream

Business migration can be complex but over the years, Visa Solutions have helped many businesspeople obtain visas in this category.

Who can apply for business innovation and investment visas?

People with business skills that can be used in Australia to operate a new or existing business or that have substantial capital they can invest in Australia may be eligible for these visas.

Basic eligibility for these visas requires applicants to:

  • Submit an expression of interest in SkillSelect
  • Be nominated by a state or territory government agency or Austrade
  • Be invited to apply for a visa

Do I need to be in Australia?

You can be onshore or offshore when applying for either of these visa streams.

Can I include family in my application?

Family members can be included on your application, but they must also meet health and character requirements.

How can I apply?

Speak to the Visa Solutions team to discuss which of the business innovation and investment visas is right for you. With vast experience in this area, our team of registered migration agents will ensure the application process is smooth and stress-fee.

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The Significant Investor Stream is a provisional visa for people who invest and maintain at least AUD5 million in Australian investments that meet certain requirements.

This visa allows you to stay in Australia for up to 4 years and 3 months and is granted with multiple entry, enabling holders to leave and re-enter Australia for the validity of the visa. This visa also allows you to bring eligible family members with you.

While this is a provisional visa, visa holders may apply for a new visa if they wish to stay longer. Once you have this visa, you may apply for permanent residence through the Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa, provided certain requirements are met.

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