This visa is the second stage application for permanent residency for holders of the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) or a Special Category visa (subclass 444). It allows you to stay in Queensland on a permanent basis for the purpose of managing a business or investment.

State nomination for the Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888) is managed by the Queensland Government through Business and Skilled Migration Queensland (BSMQ) in collaboration with the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs (DHA).

 

Eligibility criteria

The eligibility criteria is based on your original visa and is different for each of the visa streams.

To be considered for Queensland nomination for this permanent residency visa, you must:

 

Business Innovation (Permanent) visa (subclass 888A)

EOIs for 188A lodged before 14 July 2016

EOIs for 188A lodged after 14 July 2016

New Zealanders on a Special Category visa (subclass 444)

 

Business Investor (Permanent) visa (subclass 888B)

 

Significant Investor (Permanent) visa (subclass 888C)

EOIs for 188C lodged before 14 July 2016

EOIs  for 188C lodged after 14 July 2016

 

Application process

To be considered for Queensland nomination:

Step 1: Review your eligibility criteria, visa conditions and document checklist on the DHA website and BSMQ website. Ensure you meet both the DHA criteria and BSMQ criteria and have all your documentation ready before you apply.

Step 2: You must first register your interest by clicking the link below in order to apply for state nomination.

Step 3: You will then be asked to lodge the requested documentation. If additional information is required, a BSMQ officer will contact you by phone or e-mail.

Step 4: When you have uploaded your documents, you will be required to pay a non-refundable application fee to BSMQ, in order to finalise your application. BSMQ will review your application and may request further information.

Please note: you will be given 14 days to finalise your application from the date of invitation. If you are unable to provide the relevant information within this time frame, you must seek an extension from BSMQ. Applications not finalised within time frames will be closed and applicants will need to withdraw and register a new application.

Step 5: Once your completed BSMQ application is received and approved, you will receive a signed copy of the DHA Form 1414 by email to lodge with your visa application. You will be given 90 days to lodge your application with the DHA, however you must lodge your DHA application before your visa expires.

 

 Important information for all applicants

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