888A QLD

To be considered for Queensland nomination, you must:

  • hold a current 188 visa – Business Innovation stream (or you are a 444 visa holder from New Zealand),
  • have complied with all the Migration Queensland nomination requirements you undertook for the 188 visa,
  • demonstrate that you meet the Home Affairs Immigration Eligibility Criteria for the Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888), and
  • register your application directly with Migration Queensland.

 

Additional eligibility criteria are based on your original provisional visa

  • Provide evidence of your genuine commitment to Queensland, such as: purchase of properties for family residence, additional investment, study in Queensland, and;
  • provide evidence that you have resided in Queensland for at least 1 year.

 

EOI for 188 visa submitted from 1 July 2021

  • provide evidence that a minimum of A$400,000 was invested in one or two qualifying business(es) located in the Greater Brisbane and Gold Coast regions; or
  • provide evidence that a minimum of A$300,000 was invested in one or two qualifying business(es) located in regional Queensland.

 

Additional requirements

  • Export business must develop international markets for Queensland products.
  • General importing business are not acceptable unless the imported products are highly innovative, advanced in technology, or currently unavailable in Queensland. You should also provide value-adding service to the imported products, such as customised design, product assembly, installation, testing, repair, maintenance, and etc.
  • Property development business are not acceptable.

 

EOI for 188 visa submitted between 14 July 2016 and 30 June 2021

  • Provide evidence that a minimum of A$200,000 was invested in one or two qualifying business(es) located in Queensland.

 

Additional requirements

  • Entry level small retail businesses, such as convenience stores, cafés, restaurants, are only accepted if your business(es) are established in regional Queensland
  • General importing business are not acceptable unless the imported products are highly innovative, advanced in technology, or currently unavailable in Queensland. You should also provide value-adding service to the imported products, such as customised design, product assembly, installation, testing, repair, maintenance, and etc
  • Property development business are not acceptable.

 

EOI for 188 visa submitted prior to 14 July 2016

  • Provide evidence that a minimum of A$500,000 was invested in one or two qualifying business(es) located in Brisbane or the Gold Coast; or
  • Provide evidence that a minimum of A$300,000 was invested in one or two qualifying business(es) located in other regions of Queensland.

If your current business is different to that initially approved as part of your 188 application, please provide a copy of Migration Queensland’s written approval of changing your business proposal. This approval must be granted before you proceed to lodge your nomination application for 888 visa.

 

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