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COVID-19 concessions have now been released for prospective Skilled Regional (subclass 887) visa applicants and eligible Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP) applicants.
Further information is also available for mandatory quarantine requirements:
BSMQ State Nomination Program
The BSMQ business and skilled program remains closed.
Please monitor the homepage of the website in the coming weeks for further updates.
Please do not submit an EOI until the BSMQ program is officially opened.
Please do not call or email BSMQ to ask when the program will open –
this will be updated through the website and social media channels (as above).
‘First Date of Entry’ Information
BSMQ has been receiving enquiries regarding ‘the first date of entry’ for state nominated visas granted offshore.
The Department of Home Affairs is aware that visa holders may not be able to travel to Australia by ‘first date of entry’ detailed on the visa grant letter due to COVID-19 restrictions, and has released these notices to allow entry flexibility after this date. Please read here for further information on:
Business Innovation and Investment Program
Travel Exemption ‘Letter of Support’ Requests
BSMQ is unable to provide a letter of support for a travel exemption request at this time. If you are seeking a travel exemption to travel to Queensland please refer to: COVID-19 and the border – Travel restrictions, and if you meet a listed category or criteria, please submit your request via the Department of Home Affairs online portal.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions BSMQ staff are working from home and are unable to take phone calls at this time. For any enquiries please email: email@example.com
Further COVID-19 links on Queensland support:
Further COVID-19 links on Australian Government information and support:
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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.