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The Australian 188B Investor Visa

The Australian 188B Investor Visa is an investment immigration program introduced by the Australian government in 1981. It was formerly known as the 165 visa and has a history of 40 years. Among Commonwealth countries, the Australian 188B Investor Visa is known for its policy continuity and stability. The 188B Investor Visa is designed for individuals with investment experience in areas such as real estate, stocks, and funds. By meeting the application requirements and investing AUD 2.5 million in compliant investments, while also fulfilling simple residency conditions, applicants can become eligible to apply for permanent residency and obtain an Australian Green Card after 3 years

The eligibility criteria for the Australian 188B Investor Visa

1. The primary applicant must be below 55 years of age

2. The family's net assets must be at least AUD 2.75 million for the past two financial years

3. The applicant should have at least three years of successful investment experience and either

  • Possess a minimum of 10% ownership in a business for at least one year in the past five years, or

  • Have a net investment value of at least AUD 2.5 million for the past five years

4. The applicant should have a track record of earning more than AUD 1 million through business or investment activities

5. The Business Innovation and Investment Points Test score should be at least 65 points based on the Expression of Interest (EOI) submitted

6. Invest AUD 2.5 million into compliant investments, such as private equity funds, venture capital funds, or other approved managed funds

The conditions for transitioning from the Australian 188B Investor Visa to permanent residency (subclass 888 visa)

1. Hold the 188B visa for a minimum of 3 years

2. Maintain the compliant investment of AUD 2.5 million throughout the duration of the 188B visa

3. The primary applicant or their spouse must have resided in the nominating state for a cumulative period of at least 2 years before submitting the permanent residency application

4. Compliance Investment Requirements

(1) 20% in Venture Capital (VC) funds (AUD 500,000)

(2) 30% in Small or Mid-Cap Stocks (AUD 750,000)

(3) 50% in Balanced Managed Funds (AUD 1.25 million)


Note: During the 888B stage of the application, the primary and secondary applicants can switch roles. In other words, the secondary applicant from the 188B visa can become the primary applicant for the 888B visa, satisfying the investment and residency requirements to apply for permanent residency.

The immigration process for the Australian 188B Investor Visa

Assessment and Positioning

Evaluate and position the immigration plan based on the applicant's information

Document Preparation

Prepare the necessary documents, including auditing, translation, property evaluation, notarization, etc., upon receiving state nomination

Interview or Non-Interview

After submitting the required documents, receive notification regarding whether an interview is required or not

Pre-Approval Letter

Upon passing the health examination and obtaining a clean criminal record, receive a notification to pay for English language training

State Nomination Submission

Provide the prepared documents and initial assessment plan to the lawyer for state nomination application

Submission to Immigration Department

Submit the application to the immigration department

Health Examination and Police Clearance

Complete the required health examination and provide a police clearance certificate as requested

Formal Approval Letter

After paying the English language training fee, receive the formal approval letter within approximately one week

Invitation Letter

Receive an invitation letter from the immigration department


Supplementary Document Request

Upon receiving a request for additional documents, update and supplement the materials according to the immigration officer's requirements

Investment Confirmation

Receive a letter confirming the investment and complete the investment of AUD 2.5 million within 70 days

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