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188B Investor Stream Visa

188B Investor Stream Visa

The Australia Business Innovation and Investment Visa (Subclass 188B) Investor Stream is a pathway for high-net-worth individuals who are keen to make a significant investment in Australia’s economy. This visa is part of the Business Innovation and Investment Program, which aims to stimulate economic growth and innovation by attracting skilled businesspeople and investors.

The Investor Stream specifically targets individuals with a proven track record of successful investment and business management. To be eligible for this visa, applicants must make a designated investment in an Australian state or territory and maintain that investment for the visa’s duration.

188B Investor Stream Visa

188B Investor Stream Visa

The Australia Business Innovation and Investment Visa (Subclass 188B) Investor Stream is a pathway for high-net-worth individuals who are keen to make a significant investment in Australia’s economy. This visa is part of the Business Innovation and Investment Program, which aims to stimulate economic growth and innovation by attracting skilled businesspeople and investors.

The Investor Stream specifically targets individuals with a proven track record of successful investment and business management. To be eligible for this visa, applicants must make a designated investment in an Australian state or territory and maintain that investment for the visa’s duration.

Key Features of the 188B Investor Stream Visa

Key features of the Subclass 188B Investor Stream include:

  1. Minimum Investment Requirement: The visa requires a minimum investment amount, usually specified by the state or territory government. This investment contributes to Australian businesses, funds, or assets, stimulating economic development.
  2. Investment Options: Applicants can invest in a variety of sectors, including government bonds, managed funds, and other eligible investments. These investments support sectors aligned with Australia’s economic priorities.
  3. Net Asset Requirement: To qualify, applicants must have a certain level of net assets, demonstrating their ability to make the required investment and support themselves and their families in Australia.
  4. Business and Investment Experience: Successful applicants should possess a successful investment or business background, showcasing their ability to contribute to the Australian economy.

The Subclass 188B Investor Stream is a provisional visa, granting successful applicants and their families a pathway to permanent residency through the Subclass 888 Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) Visa, provided they meet the residency and investment requirements during their provisional visa period.

This visa aligns with Australia’s vision to attract foreign investment that fosters economic growth, creates jobs, and encourages innovation. It also offers high-net-worth individuals the opportunity to enjoy Australia’s lifestyle and benefits, while contributing substantively to the nation’s economy.

Other 188 Visa Streams

There are different streams of the 188 Visa depending on the type of business you are starting or investing in.

Business Innovation Stream (188A)

If you have business skills and an innovative idea, this could be the Visa for you. It is a points-based application, so let Absolute Immigration help you with the documentation to achieve the number of points required.

You need to meet business turnover and net asset requirements, t have a successful business history, and be under the age of 55.

Significant Investor Stream (188C)

This stream targets individuals who are willing to invest a significant amount in specified investments in Australia, including venture capital and small private equity funds.

Premium Stream (188D)

The Premium Investor Stream is designed for high-net-worth individuals with an exceptional business history, this stream requires a significant investment in premium investments in Australia.

Entrepreneur Stream (188E)

This stream is for applicants who have a funding agreement from a legitimate third party of a minimum of AUD 200,000. They will undertake a complying entrepreneurial activity that is proposed to lead to the commercialisation of a product or service or the development of a business in Australia.

Apply for a Business Innovation
and Investment (subclass 188B) visa

Step 1

Once you reach out to Absolute Immigration, we set up a discovery call to understand what your needs are and what Visa best suits you.

Step 2

From there, we will send you a Strategy proposal outlining the steps we will take to assist you in getting a Visa for you to sign off on.

Step 3

Now our team leaps into action, following immigration pathways, taking care of the paperwork and helping you through the entire application process.

Take the first step and schedule a call

Call us

You can get in touch with the team on our support lines: 1300 227 658 or +61 (03) 9827 3721. Alternatively, you can book a free 10 minute consultation through our Acuity Portal.

Email us

You can get in touch with the team through our support email: aisupport@absoluteimmigration.com

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a Visa that allows people who are significant investors in Australian Business or Innovation, the opportunity to stay in Australia for up to 4 more years.

There can be a long processing time for a 188 Visa, anywhere up to 20 months in some cases. Have a word with our team to find out more about timelines.

The Business Innovator stream has a base application charge of $6270AUD; The Premium Investor Stream’s base charge is $9455 AUD; and the Entrepreneur stream has a base charge of $4240AUD.

Contact Absolute Immigration, and talk to one of our qualified and friendly team members.  Through a Discover Call, they will discuss your preferred visa pathway.

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