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Business & Investment Program of Victoria to open in January 2021 with Changes in Nomination Criteria

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 03, Jan 2021

Business & Investment Program of Victoria to open in January 2021 with Changes in Nomination Criteria The full business and investor visa nomination program of Victoria, Australia to re-open at 10 am AEDT on Monday, 4 January 2021 for the program year 2020-21. The program includes key business visa streams, i.e. subclass 188A, 188B, and 188E streams and subclass 132A and 132B streams. The candidates of Significant Investor (subclass 188C) visa nomination has already opened on 30 November.

Victoria received the allocation of visa nomination places

The Department of Home Affairs, Australia has allocated another 1,350 visa nomination places (apart from the 400 places allocated as part of the interim program) to the Victoria Government. Now, the total number of places for the Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP) is 1,750 for the program year 2020-21.
Also read- How to apply for GSM Visas (Subclass 189,190, 491) of Australia

Key Changes to nomination criteria

The Business Innovation & Investment Program (BIIP) to open again on 4 January 2021 with some key changes to the state nomination criteria. Hence, it is essential for you to check the latest requirements. The new parameters strengthen Victoria's capability to choose the best business people and investors of the world, who will:

  • create new jobs for the residents of the state
  • Enhance innovation strategic sectors (advanced manufacturing, health and life sciences, digital technologies, agri-food, circular economy and priority precinct, new energy and emissions reduction)
  • Produce progressive businesses using their educations in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) fields.
You must make certain that you attach updated nomination criteria form while submitting an application. To confirm the details of updated criteria for key visa categories, you may send your queries to
You may also like to read- Victoria's Skilled Migration Visa Nomination Program to start from 5th January 2021
If you wish to apply for State nominated visa (Subclass 190 or 491), Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189), etc. in Australia in 2021, get in touch with Visas Avenue for trusted assistance and support. It is the registered Immigration Advisory Service for Australia.

To start your visa application with VA team, you may call our Australia Migration expert on Toll-Free No. 78-18-000-777 or you can send us an e-mail to our dedicated e-mail id-


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