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How to apply

How to apply

You will need to submit an expression of interest through the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s SkillSelect website and then apply for Victorian visa nomination before you can make a formal application for this visa.

Applying for visa nomination from the Victorian Government is a simple process that involves four steps.

Step 1. Submit an Expression of Interest

Submit an expression of interest to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection through SkillSelect and nominate 'Victoria' as your preferred destination.

Step 2: Prepare your documentation

Ensure you have the following documents completed:

  • Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) Entrepreneur stream Nomination Conditions form available from the Supporting Documentation and Forms page
  • Signed third party funding agreement
  • A business plan.

Step 3: Apply for visa nomination

Apply for Victorian visa nomination, completing the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) Entrepreneur stream offline application form.

Note: An online application form for Entrepreneur visa nomination is in development. This offline version is an interim measure. Please return the offline application form with supporting documents to businessmigration@liveinvictoria.vic.gov.au

Step 4: Lodge a formal visa application

Once you receive visa nomination from the Victorian Government, an automatic invitation will be sent to you by SkillSelect advising you to lodge a formal visa application with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection within 60 days.

Victorian visa nomination processing

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

Additional information

We will contact you if we need more information to assess your application.

Nomination outcome

We will email you or your migration agent with the outcome of your visa nomination application.