A provisional visa is a temporary visa that may lead to the granting of a permanent visa if you meet certain conditions. More information about provisional visas is available on the Department of Social Services website.
NSW is temporarily closed to new applications
We have now reached our interim allocation of places from the Australian Government. As such, we can no longer accept applications for for NSW nomination for the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188).
Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188)
New South Wales nomination for this visa allows you to own and manage a business in NSW, conduct business and investment activity in NSW or undertake an entrepreneurial activity in NSW.
Permanent visas allow the holder to remain in Australia indefinitely. You can find out more about permanent visas and residency status on the Department of Home Affairs website.
Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888)
This permanent visa allows you to continue to live in Australia and undertake business and investment activities if you are currently on a provisional visa.
For answers to our most commonly asked business and investor visa questions, see our Commonly asked questions about Business and Investor visas page.
Returning applicants can view our Legacy nomination criteria page for information about applying to NSW if you were first nominated before 1 July 2021.
Contact the NSW Business and Investor migration team for all other enquires.