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2021-22 Financial Year Update
Applications for NSW nomination for the Business Innovation and Investment (subclass 188) visa streams are currently closed.
NSW will announce new nomination criteria for the Business, Innovation and Investment Program via our newsletter when available.
Applications for Permanent and Extension Business and Investor visas remain open. Visit the respective visa page on our website to apply for nomination.
An overview of the main changes to the Commonwealth’s Business, Innovation and Investment Program is available on the Home Affairs website.
This provisional visa is for those with business skills who want to establish, develop and manage a new or existing business in NSW.
This provisional visa requires you to invest at least A$1.5 million in NSW Waratah bonds.
This provisional visa is for people who invest at least A$5 million in Australian investments that meet certain requirements and maintain investment activity in Australia.
A provisional visa for undertaking complying entrepreneur activities in NSW on an ongoing basis.
Permanent and retirement visas
A visa is for experienced business owners under the age of 55 with a successful business career to operate a new or existing business in NSW.
This visa allows you to continue to own and manage a business in NSW if it has been actively operating throughout the last two years.
A permanent visa that lets you continue investment and business activity in NSW if you have maintained your designated investment in NSW Waratah Bonds throughout the provisional visa period.
This visa lets you continue your investment activities in Australia permanently.
A permanent visa that you continue your successful entrepreneurial activity in NSW if you reside in NSW.
A visa that allows people who own and manage a business in Australia to stay in Australia indefinitely. The primary applicant must have a qualifying visa granted on a particular basis.
A permanent resident visa for holders of a sponsored investor (provisional) visa (subclass 165) who have held a designated investment of $750,000 AUD for 4 years.
A temporary visa for self-funded retirees who have no dependents and want to live in Australia during their retirement years.
Find out about the nomination process, submitting an application, and the investment requirements for an 888A visa.
Update your details
If your details have changed since NSW nominated you for a business or investment visa, complete this form.
A new way to apply
You can now apply for NSW nomination online.
NSW nomination requirements and instructions on how to apply are available on each visa subclass website. Please read this information carefully before applying.
Read our guide to supporting documents website for information about what documents you are required to submit with your application.