AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS MIGRATION SPECIALIST

We work with business professionals and investors looking to obtain Australian permanent residency through various avenues (subclass 188, 888, and 132 visas). We will also connect our clients with other trusted professionals such as tax advisors, financiers, investment bankers, to assist them settle in Australia.

Types of business visas our immigration lawyers and agents can help you with

Subclass 188A (Business and Innovation Stream)

This option is eligible for Successful Business Owners, or Investors from overseas who are willing to invest in new or existing business in Australia, or even make a designated investment in Australia State bonds.

Some of the key requirements for this stream:

  • Score at least 65 points on the Visa Calculator
  • Your business(es) achieve an annual turnover of at least AUD 500,000 in 2 of the last 4 years
  • have a genuine desire to own and maintain a management role in a business in Australia
  • have net assets of at least AUD 800,000

888A (BUSINESS AND INNOVATION STREAM) – PERMANENT

To obtain your permanent visa, you need to demonstrate the following:

  • Resided in Australia on subclass 188A visa for at least 12 months, within the 2 years prior to lodgement
  • Owned and operated a business in Australia for at least 2 years prior to the application with annual turnover of at least AUD 300,000
  • Satisfy 2 of the following 3 criteria for the 12 months prior to lodgement:
    • Assets of at least AUD 200,000
    • Net personal and business assets of at least AUD 600,000 in Australia
    • Employed at least two Australian full-time employees in your business in Australia
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188B (Investor Stream)

You will first be granted a four-year temporary visa. After maintaining an investment in Australia for four years, you can then apply for a permanent residency through the Business Innovation & Investment (Residence) Subclass 888 application.

Some of the key requirements for this stream:

  • Score at least 65 points on the Visa Calculator
  • Managed a qualifying business or investments to the value of minimum AUD 1.5 million for at least 1 of the last 5 years
  • Have at least 3 years’ experience in managing one or more qualifying business or eligible investments
  • Have net assets of at least AUD 2.25 million

888B (INVESTOR STREAM) – PERMANENT

To obtain your permanent visa, you need to demonstrate the following:

  • Resided in Australia on subclass 188B visa for at least 2 years, within the 4 years prior to lodgement
  • maintained the AUD 1.5million investment in government bonds for at least 4 years
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188C (Significant Investor Stream)

This application is for the individuals who are willing to invest a minimum of AUD 5,000,000 into complying significant investments in Australia for a minimum period of 4 years. A State or Territory Government can nominate these individuals.

888C (SIGNIFICANT INVESTOR STREAM) – PERMANENT

To obtain your permanent visa, you need to demonstrate the following:

  • Resided in Australia on subclass 188C visa for at least 160 days cumulatively, within the 4 years prior to lodgement
  • Maintained the AUD 5,000,000 investment in “complying investment” for at least 4 years
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How our business migration visa lawyers and agents can help you

Obtaining a business visa is an excellent way for skilled and intelligent entrepreneurs, managers and executives to gain residency in Australia to forward their career. But this process is also extremely challenging, as even discovering if you even qualify to apply for an application is a complex and confusing process that can leave many talented and skilled migrants frustrated.

AIM Lawyers & Consultants are experts in the field that can help small business owners, investors and existing corporate owners looking to expand their operations into Australia through this process.

Our qualified and credentialled team will first discover your skills and ambitions before determining which stream –  Business Innovation, Investor or Significant Investor – is the best channel for you.

Then we will assess all of the metrics that you will need to meet, before arrival and when you are in Australia to ensure you have a clear understanding of what will be required to be successful in your application. We will also assist you with all of your obligations upon arrival in the country – including documentation, place of residence and other mandatory reporting processes that you will need to comply with.

As we are leaders in our field and well-known across Melbourne, we carry a strong track record of success. Let us show you how we’ve helped hundreds of talented individuals from all over the world set up operations in Australia. We’re ready to assist you.

Contact us today for a commitment free briefing with our Registered Migration Agents in Melbourne to find more about your visa options.

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Contact us today for a commitment free briefing with our Registered Migration Agents in Melbourne to find more about your visa options.

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Immigration Tools & Resources

Tools and Resources to help streamline your process.

Skilled Points Visa

This test is a useful way to calculate your likely score in the Skilled Migration Points test.

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Business Visa Calculator

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