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Entrepreneur visa Australia

Australia is actively chasing entrepreneurs not only to assist in the economic led recovery from COVID-19 but also because it provides a viable alternative to the United States of America. The graph below from research conduct at QUT one of Australia’s leading universities outlines recent trends: How do I get…

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Australian Business Visas

As the world emerges from the pandemic the demand for visas to Australia for business owners, investors and entrepreneurs is seeing unprecedented demand. As the border open Australia’s State and Territory governments will be actively seeking high quality applicants. Outlined in this article is the current pathways for business owners,…

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Concessions to Business Innovation and Investment Program applicants

The Department of Home Affairs (DoHA) has indicate it will grant concessions to applications who were granted a Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) before 1 July 2019, and who wish to apply for a Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888). The concessions relate to: application…

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Do you qualify for the new Entrepreneur visa? Australia is encouraging entrepreneurs

There is a new visa available for entrepreneurs who want to develop or commercialise their ideas in Australia. If you have funding of $200,000 from a specified party, you can apply for a business visa which gives you a pathway to permanent residency in Australia. The government is also rewarding…

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New Business and Skilled Migration Queensland BIIP Criteria

The Queensland Government welcomes successful business investors who wish to invest and live in Queensland, Australia. Migration Queensland seeks nominations for business migrants through Australia’s Business Innovation and Investment Program. In partnership with the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Queensland nominates business migrants seeking to make an investment…

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Proposed new entrepreneur visa

There could soon be a new visa encouraging entrepreneurs to base their start-ups in Australia. Proposed Entrepreneur visa Entrepreneurs will be lured to Australia by a new visa as part of the Turnbull government's plan to encourage innovative talent. The Australian Government announced the National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA)…

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

The Business Innovation and Investment visa (subclass 188) is a temporary visa that allows business people and investors to come to Australia to develop a new or existing business. The visa subclass is comprised of four streams; the Investor Stream, the Significant Investor Stream, the new Premium Investor Stream, and…

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Business Talent Visa (subclass 132)

The Business Talent visa (subclass 132) is a permanent visa that allows business people to come to Australia to develop a new or existing business. The visa subclass is comprised of two streams, the Significant Business History Stream, and the Venture Capital Stream. Common Requirements Both streams require sponsorship by…

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Changes to Significant Investor Visa Program

As of July 1 2015, certain changes to the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) stream of the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) that were announced in October 2014 have come into effect. It is useful firstly to outline what has stayed the same and hasn’t changed in relation…

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Attention Investors – New Premium Investor Visa Announced

On 14 October 2014, the Australian Government released the findings of a review into the Business Innovation and Investment Programme, which covers the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188). Already containing three streams (Business Innovation, Investor, and Significant Investor), the subclass 188 visa is designed to cater for…

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Push for Significant Investor Visa (sc 188) Expansion

An article published in the InvestorDaily on April 15, states the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCAL) is lobbying for an increase in the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) program. The program is expected to contribute to economic growth in Australia and boost venture capital funding for businesses. According…

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Are you applying for a Business Innovation and Investment Visa (sc 188)? Read This!

If you are thinking about applying for a Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188), or if you are a temporary resident in Australia, you need to be aware of Australia’s foreign investment policy when it comes to buying residential real-estate. What is the foreign investment policy? All temporary…

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