News from Migration Queensland
Migration Queensland Skilled Program is now CLOSED for the 2021–22 program year
The Migration Queensland Skilled Program (subclass 190 and 491 visas) is now closed due to the nomination allocation for 2021–22 program year being filled.
If you have already received an invitation, your application will continue to be processed by Migration Queensland.
However, it is important that you submit the required documents and pay the application fee within the required 14-day period, otherwise your application will be closed.
If you have not received an invitation, you will need to submit a new EOI when the 2022–23 Skilled Program opens next financial year.
Exception: If you are a 491-SBO applicant and have submitted your EOI and 491-Small Business Owners Assessment Form via our website by Friday 6 May 2022, you will still receive an invitation, however, given the large demand for this pathway the processing time may be up to 8–12 weeks.
For those who have not submitted an EOI and 491-Small Business Owners Assessment Form for the 491-SBO by Friday 6 May 2022, you will need to submit a new EOI and form when the 2022–23 Skilled Program opens next financial year.
The Migration Queensland business program remains open for nominations in 2021–22.
Welcome to 2022 - Year of the Water Tiger!Hello and welcome to 2022. We hope you had a refreshing holiday period and had an opportunity to catch up with loved ones as domestic borders were relaxed.
Migration Queensland Events – 2021 and Upcoming Events 2022Migration Queensland staff supported over 20 business migration webinars hosted by onshore and offshore migration agencies since 1 July 2021.
Migration Queensland Website Navigation and Special FeaturesMigration Queensland launched a brand-new website in October last year, which we hope you have had an opportunity to explore.
Visa Updates from the Department of Home AffairsThere have been some exciting announcements made over the last couple of months by the Department of Home Affairs to address skill shortages as a result of COVID-19 and closed borders over the past two years.
Happy Lunar New Year from Migration Queensland2022 is a Year of the Water Tiger, starting from February 1st, 2022, and lasting until January 21st, 2023.
Not Processing Offshore Skilled Applications - Migration Queensland UpdateDue to the current high number of applications for Queensland State Nomination from temporary migrants onshore who are living and working in Queensland, it is unlikely that Migration Queensland will open to offshore to skilled applicants this financial year.
Migration Queensland Christmas Closure PeriodMigration Queensland will close over the festive season from Saturday 25 December 2021 – Monday 3 January 2022. We open again on Tuesday 4 January 2022.
Migration Queensland – No Gift PolicyAs Migration Queensland is part of the Queensland Government, we are unable to accept gifts of any kind during the festive season
Migration Queensland online payment system is currently downThe Migration Queensland online payment system is currently down. It is currently being worked on by developers and will be live again soon. Please wait until the system is live to make your application payment.
The Migration Queensland Program is NOW OPENThe Migration Queensland State Nomination Program is now open from Tuesday 26 October 2021.
Migration Queensland showcases Burdekin and Townsville opportunities for migrant investmentLeading a group of 29 delegates, Migration Queensland headed North in mid-June, successfully hosting in partnership with the Burdekin and Townsville City Councils, a regional roadshow to promote investment opportunities in the Burdekin and Townsville regions.
Last published: 1:03 PM, Friday, 11 February 2022