NSW: nomination applications for business visas reopened

‘Applications for NSW nomination for business and investor visas have reopened’

On 18 Dec 2018, we reported the temporary closure for nomination applications for business and investor visas in NSW. On 10 Jan 2019, we received an email from the NSW Department of Industry including the following passages:

NSW has reopened applications for nomination under the federal government’s Business Innovation and Investment Program.


Applications now open

Applications for nominations for the following visas have been reopened: 

* Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) – Business Innovation stream 

* Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) – Investor stream

* Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) – Significant Investor stream 

* Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) – Entrepreneur stream 

* Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132) – Significant Business History stream 

* Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132) – Venture Capital Entrepreneur stream 

Applications for the following visas continue to be open and will be assessed: 

* Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) – Business Innovation Extension stream 

* Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) – Significant Investor Extension stream 

* Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888) – Business Innovation stream 

* Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888) – Investor stream

* Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888) – Significant Investor 

* State / Territory Sponsored Business Owner visa (subclass 892) 

* State / Territory Sponsored Investor visa (subclass 893)


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Sergio Zanotti Stagliorio is a Registered Migration Agent (MARN 1461003). He is the owner of Target Migration in Sydney. He can be reached at sergio@targetmigration.com.au