Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 188)

This visa category offers individuals the opportunity to own and manage businesses in Australia, conduct business and investment activities, or engage in entrepreneurial ventures within the country.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can apply for this visa even if you don’t have previous business experience. However, you must meet other eligibility criteria, such as having sufficient assets, scoring a minimum number of points on the points test, and demonstrating a genuine intention to own and manage a business in Australia.

While it is highly recommended to have health insurance to cover unforeseen medical expenses, it is not a mandatory requirement for this visa. However, you will be personally liable for all your healthcare costs while in Australia.

No, family members must be included in your visa application when you initially apply. However, if your spouse or de facto partner did not apply with you initially, they can make a subsequent entrant application for a Subclass 188 visa after your visa is granted.

No, there are no specific travel restrictions within Australia while holding this visa. You can travel outside Australia and return as many times as you want while the visa is valid. The time spent outside Australia does not extend the visa’s duration.

After obtaining this visa, you should primarily engage in the business or investment activity that formed the basis of your application. If you wish to change your business or investment activity significantly, you may need to apply for a new visa or seek advice from the relevant authorities to ensure compliance with visa conditions.

Currently, there are no frequently asked questions available for the Aged Dependent Relative Visa (Subclass 114).