Founders of innovative Australian start-up companies or professionals who can use their skills and experience to help develop Australian start-up companies.
An Australian entrepreneur visa is for people who want to:
There are two visa pathways for entrepreneurs who wish to obtain Australian permanent residency status. These are:
A 188e visa can last for up to 5 years. However, it is possible to apply for a 888e visa if you have held your 188e visa for at least 3 years and you meet all of the eligibility criteria for a 888e visa. If your 888e visa application is approved, you will become an Australian permanent resident.
The eligibility criteria for a 188e visa are:
Please note that each Australian State and Territory government has their own eligibility criteria that will need to be met to obtain a nomination from them.
The eligibility criteria for a 888e visa are:
There are usually three steps involved in a 188e visa application. These are:
The application process above also applies for a 888e visa application.
The government fees for a 188e visa application are:
An additional government fee of $9,795AUD is payable if the main 188e visa applicant does not have ‘Functional’ English language abilities. An additional fee of $4,890AUD is also payable if a family member of the main 188e visa applicant who is over 18 does not have Functional English language abilities.
The government fees for a 888e visa application are:
An additional fee of $4,890AUD is payable if the main 888e visa applicant, or a family member of the main 888e visa applicant who is over 18, does not have Functional English language abilities.
There may also be additional costs involved in a 188e and 888e visa application for things such as translation fees and professional fees for third party service providers.
Processing times for 188e and 888e visa applications are currently unavailable.
Lucidian Law can assist with your entrepreneur visa application by:
Please note that migration laws and policies are subject to change without notice. Lucidian Law has no control over when, or how, these changes may occur. Furthermore, the visa requirements published on this website are not an exhaustive list. There are other visa criteria that need to be satisfied to be eligible for the visas mentioned on this page. The information displayed on this page should not be substituted for professional legal advice. Lucidian Law cannot be held liable for any losses incurred as a result of any reliance on the information provided on this page.