8 September 2016 New Entrepreneur Visa for Australia

As of 10 September a newly created Entrepreneur  Visa for Australia is accessible  within the Business Innovation and Investment visa class, to provide a pathway to permanent residence for:

  • high calibre entrepreneurs with financial backing from third parties in Australia
  • who are nominated by a State or Territory government, and
  • who meet residence requirements, and
  • complete successful entrepreneurial activities in Australia


The Regulation also amends the Skilled Migration points test to provide additional points for applicants who:

  • have completed at least two full academic years of post-graduate studies at doctoral or masters (research) level
  • in specified fields, which may include science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or information and communication technology


Further information and the proposed eligibility criteria are also available on the Department’s website under ‘What’s New’

For further information, please contact or registered MARN Agent Karola Steffi on karola.steffi@sageglobal.com.au