BSMQ closure for Christmas 2018

BSMQ closure dates for the holiday period


BSMQ will close from 21 December 2018 until the 02 January 2019 for the holiday period. We appreciate your patience with the slower processing and assessment time during December 2018 and January 2019. We thank you for your support of BSMQ in 2018 and we look forward to working with you in 2019. From all … Continued

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QSOL update

BSMQ Update to QSOL


  22 November 2018 Please note that the following occupations: Finance Manager – 132211 Registered Nurse (Aged Care) – 254412 Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) – 254415 Developer Programmer – 261312 Software Engineer – 261313 will be removed from all the Queensland Skilled Occupation Lists (QSOLs) on 22 November 2018 as BSMQ has received … Continued

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MOU signing in Vietnam

Two Queensland companies sign landmark MOU with Vietnam government agency


Two Queensland professional services firms have partnered with the Investment Promotion Centre – South Vietnam (IPCS), part of the Ministry of Planning and Investment, to promote market opportunities. At an event in Ho Chi Minh City promoting Queensland as a business and lifestyle destination, Landmark Consulting Group and Holzworth Partners, both of Brisbane, signed a … Continued

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Pearson Professional Centre

Pearson Professional Centre opens


Greg McKean, Manager of Business & Skilled Migration Queensland, attended the opening of Pearson Professional Centre in Brisbane and toured its facilities. The new centre provides Pearson Test of English (PTE) testing services and provides more choice to international students and migrants. David Barnett, Managing Director, Pearson Asia Pacific said the new test centre in Brisbane … Continued

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Queensland Futures Summit 2018

Queensland Futures Summit canvasses investment opportunities


BSMQ joined the Rockhampton Regional Council’s table (hosted by Mayor Margaret Strelow) at the Queensland Futures Summit in Brisbane on 29 August 2018. The Summit discussed the future direction of Queensland’s key industry sectors including educational research, biotechnology, tourism and space technologies, an emerging industry for Queensland. A key theme of each session was how … Continued

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Darling Downs at sunset

BSMQ Update: interstate skilled applicants no longer eligible


Interstate applicants are no longer able to apply for Queensland state nomination. If you are currently interstate, in order to be eligible for Queensland state nomination, you must meet our Working in Queensland or Alumni pathway criteria. This would require you to move to Queensland and meet any working requirements before submitting an Expression of … Continued

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Greg McKean with Roadshow delegates

BSMQ Teams up with Landmark in Ho Chi Minh City


BSMQ teamed up with Brisbane-based Landmark Business Consultants to deliver a business migration and investment seminar in Ho Chi Minh City. Team Queensland, dressed in Brisbane Broncos jerseys, entertained the 60 strong Saigon business community outlining State’s diversified industry profile, investment opportunities across a range of industries and tax and legal advice on how to … Continued

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Greg McKean with Roadshow delegates

BSMQ Migration and Investment Roadshow in Ho Chi Minh City


BSMQ Migration and Investment Roadshow to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam from 8–10 July 2018 to promote awareness of Queensland as a business migration destination. BSMQ Manager Greg Mckean conducted presentation on the seminar hosted by AIMs attracted over 150 potential migrants.                

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Suncorp Stadium. Image Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.

BSMQ issuing new invitations for business visa applications. Invitations for skilled applications are still currently suspended.


Business nominations BSMQ is continuing to issue new invitations for business applications, however due to a backlog of applications, the processing of new business visa applications may be delayed until July 2018.   Skilled nominations BSMQ currently has a backlog of applications and is temporarily suspending issuing new invitations for skilled applications until July 2018. … Continued

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