Get up close and personal with the locals. Image courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.

Changes to the Home Affairs Skilled Occupation Lists Monday 11 March 2019


On Monday 11 March 2019 the Department of Home Affairs made changes to the Skilled Occupation Lists. A new legislative instrument LIN 19/051, which is the occupation list used to decide the Business and Skilled Migration Queensland (BSMQ) Queensland Skilled Occupation Lists (QSOL) which includes the onshore, offshore and Masters alumni lists for the 190 and … Continued

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Lunar New Year 2019

Migrants celebrate Lunar New Year across Queensland


Communities across Queensland have welcomed in the Lunar New Year in extravagant celebrations and style. In Brisbane over 3 000 people from 48 Chinese and other migrant communities took to the streets through King George Square for the grand parade on 9 February 2019. Following this a Chinese government art troupe performed Festival of Spring … Continued

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Making decision-ready applications

Decision-ready applications – a BSMQ series


  What to include in a Statement of Service BSMQ Case Officers would like to see more decision-ready applications. The advantages of this is a faster turnaround time from invitation to nomination for the client, and less time spent organising additional requested documentation if what is first provided is not adequate. Over the next few … Continued

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Make your business successful in Australia

5 key steps to make your business successful in Australia


  What are the critical steps for prospective and new migrants to consider before starting or investing in a business in Australia? BSMQ Principal Project Officer Lin Han provides her top insights on what can separate a successful and an unsuccessful business migrant, and the common pitfalls to avoid.   1. Do your market research … Continued

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Every day feels like a holiday in the Whitsundays. Image courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.

BSMQ updates for February


  BSMQ has now closed our business and skilled nomination programs for the 2018-19 financial year due to federal government quota being met. The programs will be opened in the new financial year, in July 2019, once the new QSOL lists and criteria are available. BSMQ staff Marney Richardson and Lin Han are taking part … Continued

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Nomination programs now closed

Queensland business and skilled state nomination programs now closed


Queensland has now closed state nomination for all business and skilled visas (submitted through SkillSelect) from today 8 February 2019. No further invitations will be issued from this date. BSMQ will continue to process applications which have been already invited for state nomination prior to this date until our quota is exhausted. BSMQ will re-open … Continued

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BSMQ Update to QSOL


All below occupations in bold have been removed from Queensland Skilled Occupations Lists (QSOL) for FY 2018-19. Occupations were closed on the dates listed below. 01 February 2019 Please note that the following occupations: ICT Business Analyst – 261111 Quantity Surveyor – 233213 Construction Project Manager – 133111 Marketing Specialist – 225113 will be removed … Continued

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New Year's Eve in Brisbane

Improving our services to you

At BSMQ we pride ourselves on providing high quality services to our skilled visa applicants, and in our annual satisfaction survey late last year we were thrilled that we received over a 90% approval rating with our service delivery.

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