188A Extension QLD

You can apply to extend the 188A visa for extra 2 years under a Business Innovation Extension stream.

As per the Home Affairs criteria for the extension stream, you must:

  • already hold a visa in the Business Innovation stream, and either:
  • have had it for at least 3 years, or
  • have a current nomination from Queensland,
  • have a genuine intention to live in Queensland, and
  • have maintained ownership interest in your nominated main business (ie your business must have been operating actively in Queensland, Australia for at least 2 years immediately before applying for this visa).


To request a nomination application for your 188 visa extension, please email Migration Queensland, providing reasons for an extension of your visa. You will need to include your full name, date of birth, and a copy of your 188 visa grant notification letter.

Migration Queensland will assess your current circumstances and decide whether you are eligible to apply for an extension. If you are eligible, we will send an email requesting further information. An application processing fee will apply.

If your extension visa is granted, this gives you extra time to meet the criteria for the Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888).


188A Extension Visa
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