188 – Entrepreneur stream
Queensland welcomes migrants who are startup and early-stage entrepreneurs who have been endorsed to develop their concepts.
This is a state-nominated 5-year provisional entrepreneur visa. It is a stream of the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) and a pathway to permanent residency through the Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888).
State nomination for this visa is managed by the Queensland Government, through Migration Queensland, in collaboration with the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs.
To be considered for Queensland state nomination, you must first meet the Home Affairs Immigration Eligibility Criteria.
You must also meet the Migration Queensland criteria, which will be available in the coming months.