Queensland

‘First Date of Entry’ Information

07-09-2020

BSMQ has been receiving enquiries regarding ‘the first date of entry’ for state nominated visas granted offshore. The Department of Home Affairs is aware that visa holders may not be able to travel to Australia by ‘first date of entry’ detailed on the visa grant letter due to COVID-19 restrictions, and has released the below … Continued

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Queensland

BSMQ business and skilled program remains closed on 1 July 2020

01-07-2020

BSMQ has been advised by the Department of Home Affairs (HA) that it will not be in a position to open the 2020/21 migration program on 1 July 2020. As a consequence, BSMQ’s business and skilled migration program will remain closed on 1 July 2020 until further notice. Please note:  BSMQ will not be accepting any Expressions of Interests (EOIs) submitted … Continued

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Queensland

Bridging Visa holders: s48 bar – unable to lodge due to entry ban

06-04-2020

If an applicant is currently on a bridging visa and has been invited to lodge documents with BSMQ for a subclass 491 visa, they must notify Business and Skilled Migration Queensland of any past visa refusals or cancellations. If an applicant has received a visa refusal or cancellation whilst on a bridging visa they are … Continued

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Queensland

Occupations removed from QSOL

12-03-2020

Due to a high demand and quota being met for the following occupations, these occupations have been removed from QSOLs. If your occupation has been removed, please do not submit an EOI as it will not be picked up.   Occupations removed from QSOL 12 March 2020   •Onshore, (includes Queensland Postgraduate (Alumni)) and Offshore  … Continued

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QSOL update

BSMQ Update to QSOL

24-10-2018

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 many … Continued

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Darling Downs at sunset

BSMQ Update: interstate skilled applicants no longer eligible

17-07-2018

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

11-07-2018

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.

21-05-2018

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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