Vic: temporary suspension of business visas

‘Victoria is temporarily not accepting nomination applications for select business and investor visa programs’

The Live in Melbourne’s website includes the following announcement:

Your interest in our program is highly valued and we encourage you to visit our website regularly for program updates.

Victoria has temporarily closed applications for nomination of certain business and investor visas. This includes the following visa sub-classes:

188 – Business Innovation stream

188 – Significant Investor stream

188 – Investor stream

188 – Entrepreneur stream

132 – Business Talent (Permanent) – Significant Business History stream

132 – Business Talent (Permanent) –  Venture Capital Entrepreneur stream

We hope to reopen the program shortly. If you have any queries regarding the temporary closure of the Business Innovation & Investment Program visa nomination applications, please email

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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

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