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Most investor and business migrant visas require Victorian visa nomination before applying.

Victorian nomination for select business and investor visas is currently paused – with the intention to resume accepting nomination applications in February 2019.

The current pause on applications for Visa Nomination is temporary to manage demand and to maintain high service levels.

The following visa subclasses are currently on pause:

  • 188 - Business Innovation stream
  • 188 - Investor stream
  • 188 - Significant Investor stream
  • 188 - Entrepreneur stream
  • 132 - Business Talent (Permanent) - Significant Business History stream
  • 132 - Business Talent (Permanent) - Venture Capital Entrepreneur stream

Nomination applications received prior to 5 January 2019 will continue to be assessed.

Nomination applications for the following visa subclasses are still being accepted:

  • 405 - Investor Retirement
  • 888 - Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent)
  • 892 - Business Owner
  • 893 - Investor

Your interest in our program is highly valued and we encourage you to visit our website regularly for program updates.

If you have any queries regarding this temporary pause, please email 

Please note, program eligibility criteria are subject to change without notice.

A quick, easy guide on how to apply for business visa nomination through the Victorian Government. 帮助您快速方便地了解应如何通过维州政府申请商业签证提名的指南.

Provisional visas

A provisional visa is a temporary visa that may lead to the granting of a permanent visa if you meet certain conditions. More information about provisional visas is available on the Department of Social Services website.

Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188)

The Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) has five streams available through the Department of Home Affairs' Business Innovation and Investment Program. Four streams allow applicants to be nominated by a state or territory government.

Permanent visas

Permanent visas allow the holder to remain in Australia indefinitely. You can find out more about permanent visas and residency status on the Department of Social Services.

Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132)

This visa allows you to establish a new business or develop an existing business in Australia. It has two streams.

Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888)

This permanent visa allows you to continue to live in Australia and undertake business and investment activities if you are currently on a provisional visa. It has five streams. Four streams allow applicants to be nominated by a state or territory government.

Temporary visas

Short stay visas

There are several short stay visas available for visa nomination depending on your situation and needs.
Explore short stay visas.

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