Important update: Queensland skilled state nomination program now closed

Closure of BSMQ skilled program 10 May 2019 at 12pm


The Queensland skilled state nomination program has now closed 10 May 2018 at 12pm. Expressions of interest (EOI’s) submitted after this date and time will not be considered. BSMQ will continue to process those EOI’s that have previously been lodged from 18 April – 10 May 2019 12pm until quota has been reached. Please do … Continued

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Significant Investor Visa (SIV) Seminar 29 May 2019


Significant Investor Visa (SIV) Seminar 29 May 2019 Moelis Australia and Business and Skilled Migration Queensland invite registered migration agents, immigration lawyers and migrants interested in the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) Significant Investor stream to a seminar on this stream. The event is free of charge and there are strictly limited … Continued

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Important update: BSMQ has re-opened the skilled program until additional quota is filled

BSMQ Re-opens Skilled Program


BSMQ has received additional quota for the skilled program and is re- opening the ‘Working in Queensland, ‘Masters’ and ‘PhD’ Queensland Skilled Occupation Lists from Thursday, 18 April 2019. Once this quota has been filled the program will close again until July 2019. These lists have been changed (some occupations added and removed), so please … Continued

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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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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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BSMQ have re-opened selected subclass 132 and 188 Queensland State Nominations

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 – … 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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