ACT Nomination - Business Innovation and Investment Program

About this form

The ACT offers nomination for successful people to invest in Canberra, establish or purchase a business that will employ local residents, add value to the ACT economy or introduce significant investment funds.

Nomination is available for the following permanent or provisional (4 year) visa.

  • Business Talent (Subclass 132) Visa: This visa has two streams:
    1. Significant Business History scheme: nomination for business owners who have entered into a contractual arrangement to invest A$2 million into the ACT for business purposes.
    2. Venture Capital Scheme: nomination for people who have obtained at least A$1 million in funding from an Australian venture capital firm.
  • Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188) Visa: This visa has four streams:
    1. Business Innovation Stream: nomination for business owners applying for a four year provisional visa to own and manage in the ACT.
    2. Significant Investor Stream: nomination for investors seeking to invest A$5 million into a complying investment.
    3. Investor Stream. The ACT does not nominate under this stream.
    4. Entrepreneur Stream - nomination for entrepreneurs have obtained at least A$200,000 in funding from a third party investor
  • Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) (subclass 888) visa: Sponsorship for provisional visa holders who are applying for permanent residence.
    1. Business Innovation Stream: owned and managed a business in the ACT.
    2. Significant Investor Stream: nomination for investors who have invested A$5 million into a complying investment.
    3. Investor Stream. The ACT does not nominate under this stream.

Please note: You will be required to attach all your supporting documentation. Please make sure you have electronic copies of your documents ready. Your application cannot be processed if the required documentation is not complete.
If you choose to pay by EFT, your application will not be processed until the service fee is received by the ACT Government.

Contact

Email: migrationservices@act.gov.au
Phone: 13 22 81
International callers please use +61 2 6207 5111

Postal Address:
Skills Canberra
Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
ACT Government
GPO Box 158
Canberra ACT 2601

For more information, visit the ACT Business Migration website

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