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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BSMQ end-of-year events and awards

BSMQ 2018 end-of-year events and awards

Australia China Business Council (ACBC) Migrants Networking Event BSMQ teamed up with the Australia China Business Council (ACBC – QLD Division) for its end of year event on 29 November on Level 41, 1 William Street. Apart from the spectacular vistas of Brisbane transitioning from evening to night, the 180 strong business migrants from mainland … Continued

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BSMQ has temporarily suspended subclass 132 and 188 Queensland State Nominations

BSMQ temporarily suspends issuing new invitations for business applications


Queensland is temporarily suspending issuing new invitations for the following visas under the Business Innovation and Investment Program from 02/01/2019. Queensland are not accepting any new EOI’s submitted from this date. The visa subclasses suspended include: 188 – Business Innovation (188A), Investor (188B), 188 Significant Investor (SIV or 188C), 188 Entrepreneur (188E), 132 – Significant … 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 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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