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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BSMQ closure for Christmas 2018

BSMQ closure dates for the holiday period


BSMQ will close from 21 December 2018 until the 02 January 2019 for the holiday period. We appreciate your patience with the slower processing and assessment time during December 2018 and January 2019. We thank you for your support of BSMQ in 2018 and we look forward to working with you in 2019. From all … 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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