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

The Victorian Government offers visa nomination for various investor visas and business migrant visas. You need to decide which visa is most suitable to you – the information in this section will help get you started.

Before applying for Victorian Government visa nomination, you must self-assess your personal circumstances against the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s visa options and eligibility criteria.

Visit the visa nomination and assessment page for more information. 

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 Immigration and Border Protection's 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.