TIQ showcases Wide Bay opportunities for migrant investment


Investment and export opportunities in the Wide Bay Burnett region were showcased to 40 business migrant investors and migration agents during a TIQ roadshow in late September. The one-week tour took Business and Skilled Migration Queensland (BSMQ) investors and agents from China, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea and Pakistan to Bundaberg, Gayndah, Kingaroy, Rainbow Beach, Tin Can Bay, … Continued

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BSMQ Business Migration Program Currently Open


The BSMQ business migration program opened on the 22 July 2019 for the 2019-20 financial year. The program remains open with nomination quota still available. Due to the popularity of the program and the significant number of EOIs BSMQ have received, processing times are longer than the usual 10 business days. We will endeavour however, … Continued

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Migration Agents in the Queensland room

BSMQ hosts Migration Institute of Australia Seminar

BSMQ welcomed 40 Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) members to Level 41, 1 William St, and a further 50 members participating online to a continuing professional development (CPD) seminar on 12 August 2019. MIA CEO Peter Vymys, flew from Sydney to Brisbane to open the seminar and Migration Lawyer Dan Jebsen provided an opening and … Continued

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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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Get up close and personal with the locals. Image courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.

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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