Are you an experienced business person, high-net-worth individual or entrepreneur?

Business Visa Compare is an online tool for quickly comparing your options under Australia’s business and investment visa program (Visa 188) or Global Talent Visa Australia program based on a short series of questions. It is available in English, Mandarin and Vietnamese.

Within only 5 minutes, you will get the best Australian Business Visa 188 options and can even seek free email advice from our Business Visa Agents and Lawyers.

For a quick assessment of your best Australian Business Visa options, please visit our FREE assessment tool: Business Visa Compare

Who are Work Visa Lawyers and What Business Visa services are available?

Understanding the difficulties in choosing the best Australian Business Visa options, Business Visa Agents and Lawyers team has decided to create this quick tool to find your best Business Visa options in Australia.

Work Visa Lawyers has strong immigration knowledge and committed to keep updating our website and Business Innovation and Investment news in Australia.

Work Visa Lawyers ® is a migration firm founded by Lawyer Chris Johnston in 2011. Our team is focused on providing quality immigration services to our clients, wherever they are in the world. We speak English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Punjabi, Hindi, Tagalog (Filipino), Portuguese and Vietnamese.

We can help you with the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) for the following four streams and Global Talent Visa:

We are experts in Business and Investor Visas 188 and Global Talent Visa 858 in Australia. We help overseas business owners, investors to create a new life in Australia with their family much faster through those visa streams.

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What Australian business visas are available and are covered by Business Visa Compare?

The Australian business visa program is designed to attract experienced business people and high-net-worth individuals to settle in Australia. The program currently consists of two main visa subclasses each with their own streams:

Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188)
  • 188 Business Innovation visa stream
  • 188 Investor visa stream
  • 188 Significant Investor visa stream
  • 188 Premium Investor visa stream
  • 188 Entrepreneur visa stream

All of these streams are covered by Business Visa Compare.

Business Visa Compare would like to announce our new options for high net worth clients to be able to apply for a fast-tracked permanent residency called Global Talent Visa.

There is also a second-stage permanent visa called the Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888) available to existing holders of the subclass 188 visa. Therefore, the subclass 888 is not covered by Business Visa Compare.

Benefit of applying for a Business and Investment Visa Australia

There are many benefits that Business owners and Investors can get with the business visa 188 in Australia including:

  • Bring eligible family members to live and work in Australia
  • Your children may enjoy Australian education with domestic fee
  • There is no English requirement but you might need to pay for a second instalment fee if you are below Functional English
  • Stay in Australia for 5 years
  • Be able to apply Australian Permanent Residency once certain requirements are met (Visa subclass 888)
  • No qualification requirement
  • Pathway to Australian Citizenship

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Can an Australian business visa 188 lead to Australian citizenship?

Holders of permanent residency business visas (subclass 888) are eligible to apply for Australian Citizenship once certain requirements have been met.

A major requirement is that the visa holder has resided in Australia for at least 4 years and has not spent more than 12 months outside of Australia during that time.

Are Australian business visas similar to those in other countries?

The types of visas covered by Business Visa Compare are similar to those available in other countries. The following are examples of other visas available globally that are designed to attract experienced business people and high-net-worth individuals:


  • Self-Employed Program
  • Investor Visa
  • Entrepreneur Visa

United States
  • EB5 Investor Visa

United Kingdom
  • Innovator visa
  • Start-up visa
  • Entrepreneur visa (Tier 1)
  • Exceptional talent visa (Tier 1)
  • Graduate Entrepreneur visa (Tier 1)
  • Investor visa (Tier 1)

Europe (Portugal, Greece, Spain, Cyrus and Ireland)
  • Golden Visa

What if I am not eligible for an Australian business visa?

If you answer all the questions and find that you are not eligible for an Australian business visa, you are welcome to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss other options you might have through a different program.

Other types of Australian visas that might be of interest to you include:

  • General skilled migration visas (subclass 189, 190 or 491)
  • Employer sponsored visas (subclass 482, 186 or 494)
  • Student visas (subclass 500)
  • Working holiday visas (subclass 417 or 462)
  • Temporary visas (subclass 400, 403, 408, 417 or 485)

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