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Apply for visa nomination

Apply for Victorian visa nomination

You will need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s SkillSelect and then apply for Victorian visa nomination before you can make a formal application for the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) – Business Innovation stream. 

Follow the steps below:

1. Submit an Expression of Interest

Lodge an Expression of Interest through DIBP's SkillSelect. When completing your Expression of Interest, select Victoria as your preferred destination.

2. Prepare your documentation by completing the following:

  • State Nominated Business Innovation (Provisional) visa (subclass 188A) Nomination Conditions form

  • Appointment of an Agent/Representative form

Both are available from the Supporting Documentation and Forms page.

3. Register as a user of the Live in Victoria website.

4. Apply for visa nomination online, uploading the documents when requested.

Where to get technical help

If you experience technical difficulties with your online application, please email:

Victorian visa nomination processing

Processing times can vary. Applicants can expect an outcome within four weeks from the time your complete application is lodged for state nomination.

Additional information

If further clarification is required regarding your application, additional information may be requested.

Nomination outcome

You and your agent will be notified of the outcome of your visa nomination application by email.