Important notice: newly formed Department of Home Affairs


As of 20 December 2017, all visa and citizenship services are part of the newly formed Department of Home Affairs (DHA), replacing the previous Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). A new organisational structure which reflects how the work and functions of Home Affairs will be aligned in the future will come into effect … Continued

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Important notice for Significant Investor Visa (SIV) holders (subclass 188)


Please note this notice does not constitute legal advice and we would highly recommend you seek the advice of a registered migration agent as to your individual circumstances. Lodgement of visa subclass 888 application If you applied for your provisional visa (subclass 188) in the Significant Investor stream prior to 1 July 2015, you are eligible to … Continued

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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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Event: BSMQ Asialink Queensland investment seminar


Business and Skilled Migration Queensland (BSMQ), in conjunction with Asialink and McCullough Robertson, held an investment focused lunch-time seminar “Queensland – the emerging international investment destination for business migrants” on 19 October 2017. It was well attended by over 55 people, with informative speakers and a panel discussion on Queensland as an ideal location for business migration … Continued

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BSMQ has temporary updates to Skills Occupations list

BSMQ update to QSOL: temporary removal of some occupations


Please note that due to high numbers of EOIs, BSMQ will not be accepting any further EOIs from 22 August 2017 for the below occupations until further notice: 221111 Accountant (general) 261311 Analyst Programmer 263111 Computer Network & Systems Engineer 262111 Database Administrator 261312 Developer Programmer 261111 ICT Business Analyst 313112 ICT Customer Support Officer … Continued

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BSMQ attended Queensland Multicultural Awards as finalist


BSMQ attended the Queensland Multicultural Awards (QMA) gala lunch as a finalist in the Government (state or local) category on 6 August 2017. These awards are part of Queensland Multicultural Month, the state’s largest multicultural celebration. The 2017 theme for the awards is Creating Welcome, Building Opportunity, and Celebrating Diversity. These awards recognise the valuable contributions … Continued

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BSMQ update to QSOL: Engineering Technologist


Engineering Technologist (233914) was taken off our Queensland Skilled Occupations Lists (QSOL) on 11 July 2017 – please note we will not be accepting any new EOIs under this occupation from the 12 July 2017 at this stage. We have received a very large number of EOIs for this occupation. We are currently not issuing … Continued

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