For all applicants

Nomination and approval

Applying for nomination correctly does not guarantee you will receive Queensland nomination or be granted an Australian visa. Nomination is granted at the discretion of BSMQ and is subject to quotas. BSMQ reserves the right to suspend certain conditions should mitigating circumstances arise. The final decision and time frame on granting a visa is made by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). BSMQ takes no responsibility in the event that your visa application is not approved by DIBP.

 

Extension/renewal of visa (188 – Business Innovation, 188 – Significant Investor, 405)

Please send an email to BSMQ to request an extension/renewal of your visa. BSMQ will assess your current circumstances and make a decision as to whether you are eligible to apply for an extension/renewal.

 

Transfer of nomination

Queensland will not permit you to transfer your nomination to another state or territory. If seeking a release from another territory, please contact them before approaching BSMQ.

 

Queensland processing times

Periodically, due to quota limitations or peak demand, please note that processing time will be longer.

 

Department of Border Protection and Immigration (DIBP) processing times

Please see DIBP’s global visa and citizenship processing times for the relevant visa subclass.

 

Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT)

Please note that BSMQ will not, under any circumstances, appeal to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) against decisions made by DIBP to decline granting a visa to any skilled or business migration applicants nominated by Queensland.

 

After moving to Queensland 

It is a requirement of nomination by the State of Queensland that the applicant supplies their residential address and contact details to BSMQ once having settled in Queensland or when securing permanent place of residence. It is also a requirement that you advise us of any change of circumstances within the first 2 years of living in Queensland, including a change of address or change of investment, business, employment.


For skilled applicants

Occupation ceilings – skilled migration

Occupations on the QSOL may be subject to a cap. This means a maximum number of nominations that will be accepted by BSMQ for each occupation within a given period. When the program targets are met, the occupation will be closed and further applications will not be accepted. It is at BSMQ’s discretion when program targets will be opened or closed. The status of occupations will be regularly updated to indicate whether applications are being accepted. Applicants are encouraged to review the BSMQ website regularly to check the status of their occupation. BSMQ will not contact you if your occupation is closed or opened at a later date.

 

Expression of Interest (EOI) – skilled migration

Applicants choosing ‘Queensland’ as their nominating state will be given preference over candidates selecting ‘ANY’ state. If a suspension period is in place, please withhold submitting an EOI until reopening of processing. BSMQ will no longer look at previously submitted EOIs.

 

Queensland Skilled Occupation Lists (QSOL)

Queensland Skilled Occupation Lists (QSOL) reflect the current labour demand and change regularly, and these may change without notice.


For business applicants

Business migration advice

It is recommended you seek professional legal and financial advice before making an investment or starting a business. BSMQ takes no responsibility in the event that your investment or business is not successful.

Complying investments or business proposals may carry risk and it is the applicant’s responsibility to evaluate and determine the merit, viability and risk of the proposed investment or business and to verify the reliability, accuracy and completeness of the information gathered.

By granting nomination, the State of Queensland makes no endorsement or representation regarding

The State of Queensland disclaims and excludes to the full extent permitted by law, any liability for losses of whatsoever nature arising in any way out of or in connection with the business proposal as to either the applicant’s business proposal or by reason of reliance thereon by any person.

 

Complying investments and business proposals

Complying investments or business proposals may carry risk and it is the applicant’s responsibility to evaluate and determine the merit, viability and risk of the proposed investment or business and to verify the reliability, accuracy and completeness of the information gathered.

By granting nomination, the State of Queensland makes no endorsement or representation regarding:

The State of Queensland disclaims and excludes to the full extent permitted by law, any liability for losses of whatsoever nature arising in any way out of or in connection with the business proposal as to either the applicant’s business proposal or by reason of any reliance thereon by any person.

It is highly recommended that you seek migration, legal and financial advice regarding your proposed investment to ensure compliance with all eligibility requirements.