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A new visa pilot has been developed between the Victorian Government and the Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs under the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) Visa (subclass 188).
LaunchVic has been appointed as an Authorised Recommending Partner [ARP] by the Victorian Government along with Hatch Quarter, MAP and TRAM. ARPs can only provide letters of recommendation to startup owners that have completed or are nearing completion of one of their programs.
The 188e Visa seeks authentic, distinguished early-stage startup founders and co-founders who showcase proven capacity to be successful in the Victorian startup ecosystem. Some criteria the prospective applicant MUST meet include:
For LaunchVic to consider providing a letter of recommendation, we require the following information:
If you believe you fulfil these criteria please complete this form to be considered by LaunchVic.
At its absolute discretion LaunchVic may provide a letter of recommendation to the Victorian Government for them to invite you to apply under this visa class.
Further details on this visa including eligibility requirements are available on the Victorian Government’s Live in Melbourne website and Commonwealth Government’s Home Affairs website.
Please use the form below to submit your request