BSMQ to re-open Business Program for selected visa subclasses

BSMQ will issue business nomination invitations to selected visa subclasses on Friday 25 January 2019 until additional nomination quota has been filled. These visa subclasses include:

  • 132A Business Talent visa (Permanent) – Significant Business History stream (excluding applications with an intention to invest in residential property development businesses in Brisbane and Gold Coast)
  • 188B – Business Innovation and Investment visa (Provisional) – Investor Stream
  • 188C – Business Innovation and Investment visa (Provisional) – Significant Investor Stream.

BSMQ will start processing expressions of interest (EOIs) which were lodged after 2 January 2019 in the above visa categories and will consider reopening 188A – Business Innovation and Investment Visa (Provisional) – Innovation Stream on a case-by-case basis.

The following conditions apply: 

  • BSMQ will not accept a second EOI from the same applicant for renomination within six months of the first nomination being issued.
  • BSMQ will no longer give a special endorsement for an age waiver from 25 January 2019 to 30 June 2019 if the applicant is over 55.
  • BSMQ will only consider issuing invitations to applicants who have selected ‘Queensland only’ as their chosen state.