Business Innovation Stream (subclass 188) – continued

30/03/2017 - Immigration Policy

Part II – Innovation Points Test

The innovation points test helps align the best prospective migration candidates and select those who will transfer their skills to Australia and diversify our pool of business expertise

Before applying for 188 visa, applicants must submit an expression of interest on SkillSelect and indicate the state they wish to locate. SkillSelect is an online point ranking system allowing a state government to invite an applicant to apply for 188 visa. Points are awarded to applicants for meeting the following attributes at the time of application:

  1. Age
  2. English language ability
  3. Qualifications
  4. Experience in business or investment
  5. Net personal and business assets
  6. Business turnover
  7. Innovation.

The table below specifies the points awarded based on each attribute. Only one item in each attribute can be selected unless indicated otherwise

Updated: 31/03/2017

(*) Applicants aged from 55 years old may be nominated by a state government only if their business is of exceptional economic benefit.

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