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10 September 2019 was the last date BSMQ was able to nominate for the 489 visa.
All 489 applications in the system have now been closed.
If you did not receive a nomination on or before 10 September you will need to submit a NEW EOI for the 491 visa after 16 November 2019 when this visa commences. The skilled program remains closed until this date.
BSMQ will start processing EOI’s for 190 visa applications which were submitted from 29 July – 30 July 5pm AEST from 11 September 2019.
Please do not amend your 190 EOI until you receive an invitation as doing so will take you out of the queue.
Sometimes our invitations go to junk mail, so please ensure you are regularly checking your junk mail for any correspondence from us.
Please do not email or call us in regards to your application as this significantly slows down processing times.
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Air conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic, Belgium
“We felt that we needed a change because life seemed to be passing by so quickly. We also wanted a healthier lifestyle and to be more connected with nature, especially for our kids. Queensland had everything we wanted – beautiful nature, a healthier environment and a lifestyle that suited us as people much better.”
Hospital Pharmacist, Kenya
After working at a Government Hospital in Nairobi and then living in England for 8 years, Beverly has been living in Queensland with her daughter for the last 2 years.
Registered Nurse, Russia
Iuliia arrived in Australia on a student visa and became a registered nurse after graduation. She enjoys her job and lifestyles in Queensland while having a passion for professional dancing.
Optometrist, South Africa
UK-based optometrist Nicolle Beer moved to Noosa, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, after finding love while on a visit home to Johannesburg in 2008. Since then she has had a son and daughter, and become an Australian citizen.
Anerty moved to Queensland on a state nominated regional visa, fell in love with Toowoomba and found her soulmate. She enjoys working in regional Queensland because of the work culture and respect for family life.
Data Scientist, United Kingdom
Darryl first moved to Queensland to do his PhD studies and continued working as a research fellow for a couple of years at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He then decided to permanently migrate to Queensland through a state nominated skilled visa after seeing the opportunities in the start-up space and for further development of his company.
Innovative medical and non-medical technology, Chinese
Mr Li is the Director of TOMI Group and after visiting Queensland, he decided that Brisbane would be an ideal place to set up his Australian subsidiary, TOMI Australia. He also brought his family to settle in Queensland.
Kite surfing, China
Mr Jiahai Jin moved with his family to the Gold Coast, and has pursued his passion for kite surfing by setting up a tourism and training business. He is the only Chinese & English bilingual IKO level 2 instructor in Australia.
Mechanical Engineer, Venezuela
Mr Julio Cegarra Figueroa, a Venezuelan mechanical engineer, was offered a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity to move to the Capricorn Coast, Central Queensland. He brought his entire family across, and are now building a new life together.
Aqauaculture Farmer, Vietnam
Mr Ngoc Bao Ahn Cai and his family moved from Vietnam to Cairns, Queensland. Forging a new career in Aquaculture, his family has flourished in their new home of Queensland.
Food and agribusiness, China
Mr Jinguo Han visited Queensland and was deeply impressed by its beautiful environment, fresh air and great lifestyle. Since he and his family moved, Jinguo established his own agribusiness and his son has married.
Mr Changchun Ji, Chairman of Fullshare Group, made frequent visits to Australia and came across some tremendous opportunities to invest in Queensland’s tourism industry. He has not looked back since.