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BSMQ has been advised by the Department of Home Affairs (HA) that it will not be in a position to open the 2020/21 migration program on 1 July 2020.
As a consequence, BSMQ’s business and skilled migration program will remain closed on 1 July 2020 until further notice. Please note: BSMQ will not be accepting any Expressions of Interests (EOIs) submitted on Skillselect from 1 July 2020. We will post an advice on this website, should the situation change.
BSMQ appreciates your patience in these challenging COVID-19 times. We thank you for your commitment to Queensland and look forward to opening the business and skilled migration program as soon as is possible.
BSMQ SKILLED PROGRAM – SUBCLASS 491 VISA CLOSED (FROM 5PM AEST 15 June 2020)
The Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) subclass 491 is closed for new EOIs from 5pm AEST 15 June 2020.
This includes the 491 – Small Business Owners (SBO) program.
Applicants who have been invited to lodge documents will still be processed, up until 30 June 2020.
If you do not receive a nomination by 30 June 2020, it will mean that you will need to submit a new EOI once our program opens again.
BSMQ has not yet received advice from Home Affairs in regards to Queensland’s nomination allocation for FY20-21 and when we will be able to re-open the business and skilled program. Once we receive advice on nomination allocation, we will post details to the BSMQ homepage and across our social media channels.
Please do not call or email in regards to the re-opening of the program or where your application is in the queue as this significantly impacts processing times.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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“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.
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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.