Investment Immigration - 188C

Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa: Significant Investor stream (subclass 188C – 5million)


On 1 July 2021, the Australian Government reformed the Business Innovation and Investment Visas to maximize the local economic benefit. Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) simplified from five to four streams.


Significant Investor stream (subclass 188C) is for applicants with financial strength and willingness to make significant investments in Australia. 


Programme Advantages/ Features:

  1. Initial subclass 188 visas will be valid for 5 years
  2. Spouse and dependent children aged 23 and under below can be included in the application
  3. No requirements on age, management or investment experiences and academic qualification
  4. Flexible residential requirement of 40 days per year
  5. Significant Investor Extension stream is available


Applicants must meet the following conditions:

  1. Make a complying significant investment of at least AUD 5 million in venture capital and growth private equity funds (20%), approved managed funds in emerging listed companies (30%), and managed funds (50%)
  2. Nominated by an Australia State or Territory government