This visa allows you to stay in Queensland on a permanent basis for the purpose of owning and managing a new or existing business. This visa available exclusively to existing holders of the following visas:

State nomination for this visa is managed by the Queensland Government through Business and Skilled Migration Queensland (BSMQ) in collaboration with the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs (HA).


Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for Queensland nomination for this permanent residency visa, you must:


Application Process 

Step 1: Review the eligibility criteria, visa conditions and document checklist on the HA website and the BSMQ website. Ensure you meet both the HA criteria and BSMQ criteria, and have all your documentation ready before you apply.

Step 2: You must first register your interest by clicking the link below, in order to apply for state nomination.

Step 3: You will then be asked to lodge the following documentation:

Step 4: When you have uploaded your documents, you will be required to pay a non-refundable application fee to BSMQ, in order to finalise your application. BSMQ will review your application and may request further information.

Please note: you will be given 14 days to finalise your application from the date of invitation. If you are unable to provide the relevant information within this time frame, you must seek an extension from BSMQ. Applications not finalised within time frames will be closed and applicants will need to withdraw and submit a new application.

Step 5: Once your completed BSMQ application is received and approved, you will receive a signed copy HA Form 949 by email to lodge with your visa application. You will be given 12 months to lodge your application with HA, however you must lodge your visa application before your current visa expires.


 Important information for all applicants

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