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BSMQ State Nomination Program
The BSMQ business and skilled program remains suspended while we are considering the measures announced in the Federal budget.
Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP)
While the business program is suspended from processing, business applicants are welcome to submit an EOI, however they will not be assessed or receive an invitation at this stage.
BSMQ will nominate high quality applications related to the COVID-19 economic recovery, or those businesses which focus on productive investment and job creation, or have a regional investment focus within the business program.
Priority processing for:
– Subclass 132 – Significant Business History stream
– Subclass 188 – Business Innovation stream
– Subclass 188 – Significant Investor stream
– Subclass 188 – Entrepreneur stream
Further notice of the resumption of processing will be advised in due course.
The skilled program remains suspended until further notice. Please DO NOT submit an EOI as they will not be picked up or considered.
While BSMQ recognises there are a number of people in challenging situations, we are required to adhere to selecting occupations critical to the COVID recovery. These occupations will be processed as a priority. Priority cannot be given to applicants who have a visa expiring at this time.
BSMQ received several thousand EOIs from 29 September – 05 October and only have a limited quota in the interim period.
BSMQ will no longer send out any further invitations for the 190 and 491 visas as we are close to exhausting interim quota. If you have already received an invitation to upload documents we will continue to process your application, but would recommend you upload your documents as soon as possible to avoid missing out on a nomination place.
We will advise a re-opening of the skilled program via our homepage and across social media in due course.
We are unable to process applicants who are s48 barred.
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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.