Victorian State Government temporarily closes nominations for 188 and 132 visas

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Victorian State Government temporarily closes nominations for 188 and 132 visas

The following notice is on the Live in Victoria website:

Victoria has temporarily closed applications for nomination of certain business and investor visas programs.

Victoria is currently experiencing a high volume of applications for nomination for select business and investor visas. To help manage this demand, and meet our service commitments to you, we are temporarily not accepting new applications for the following visa sub-classes:

  • 188 – Business Innovation stream
  • 188 – Significant Investor stream
  • 188 – Investor stream
  • 188 – Entrepreneur stream
  • 132 – Business Talent (Permanent) – Significant Business History stream
  • 132 – Business Talent (Permanent) –  Venture Capital Entrepreneur stream

We will continue to assess all nomination applications received prior to 5 January 2019, however please be advised delays may occur in providing outcomes for these applications.

Your interest in the Business Innovation & Investment Program is highly valued and we hope to reopen the program shortly. We cannot provide a specific date or timeframe at this point, however encourage you to visit the Live in Melbourne website regularly for program updates.

If you have any questions regarding the temporary closure of the Business Innovation & Investment Program visa nomination applications, please contact the Business Migration team on

Postal address

Skilled and Business Migration Program

Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

State Government of Victoria

GPO Box 4509

Melbourne VIC 3001, AUSTRALIA

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