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This visa allows you to own and manage a business, conduct business and investment activity, or undertake an entrepreneurial activity in Australia. It is an alternative pathway for sophisticated business individuals who cannot meet the criteria of a normal Permanent Residency (PR) application but have significant funds to invest in Australia.

How we can help

Entity Solutions manages the entire application and visa lodgement process from end to end, and in addition, can offer a full suite of business services to assist the process, including business planning, access to investor management, and taxation services.


  • Visa options include the Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP) Visa Subclasses 188 to 888, and The Business Talent Program Visa Subclass 132.
  • These visas are designed for individuals with history of a successful business career and eligible investment activity, who have a genuine commitment to live in Australia.
  • There are 4 separate provisional visa streams under the BIIP program that relate specifically to Innovation and/or Investment (Investor Stream, Significant Investor Stream, Premium Investor Stream and Entrepreneur Stream).
  • The Business Talent Program visa is direct access to PR. The BIIP is a provisional 4 year visa, but pathways to PR are available after a certain level of business, investment and/or Entrepreneurial activity has been demonstrated.


  • Allows the candidate commercial freedom to conduct business they may not have the opportunity for in their home country.
  • Eligibility for English language and stay period
  • Scope to apply for permanent residency once eligibility conditions are met.


Both visa programs are designed for individuals with history of a successful business career and eligible investment activity, who have a genuine commitment to live in Australia. The BIIP is a 4 year visa with scope for PR, whereas the Business Talent Program Visa provides direct access to Permanent Residence. The 132 Visa also caters to especially high calibre business individuals and or valuable Entrepreneurs with threshold criteria much higher than that of the 188 visa. We can advise which is most suitable for your circumstances.

Yes, all of the streams mentioned provide pathways to Permanent Residency. They involve a two (2) stage process. The initial 188 visa is valid for just over 4 years and then after demonstrating a certain level of business, investment and or Entrepreneurial activity you may be able to apply for Permanent Residency under the Visa Subclass 888.

Applicants must be under 55 years of age.

Yes, in some streams the supporting State or Territory for the application can provide an age waiver provided that they are satisfied that your activity will be of exceptional economic benefit.

All applicants aged 18 years and over are expected to provide evidence with their application to support that they have a functional level of English (functional English is equivalent to an overall IELTS band score of 4.5). Where they are unable to demonstrate a functional Level of English they may choose to pay a second visa application charge.

All persons included in the application are required to be of good health and will need to undergo a health assessment. All applicants need to be of good character. Those aged 16 years and over will need to provide police clearance certificates.

Yes, dependant family unit members such as partners and children under the age of 18 years can be included on the application. Dependants aged 18 to 23 years can be included provided they are substantially dependant for their basic needs, such as full time students.

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