Most States pause nominations for Business Innovation and Investment Visa (Subclass 132 and 188) programs for FY 2019-2020 and accordingly are not accepting any new nomination application till 30 June 2020.
In Victoria, no applications, including any draft applications not submitted, are being accepted from 09 April 2020, 12pm AEST onwards. Further, any draft applications which is not submitted will be removed and made inaccessible and the applicants will have to start afresh.
In Queensland, the BMSQ (Business and Skilled Migration Queensland) Business Program applications were suspended on 02 January 2020.
The State Departments will continue to process the applications received prior to respective dates. Further, they continues to accept nominations for Business Innovation – Extension only (Subclass 188A Extension), Significant Investor – Extension only (Subclass 188C Extension), Permanent Business Innovation (Subclass 888A), Permanent Investor (Subclass 888B), and Permanent Significant Investor (Subclass 888C).
Business Innovation and Investment Visa Programs are still open for applications in Tasmania, Western Australia and Northern Territory.