IMPORTANT NEWS: The 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.
Subclass 190 Skilled Nominated visa and Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491)
The Subclass 190 visa is a permanent state nominated visa.
The Subclass 491 visa is a 5-year provisional state nominated visa with a pathway to permanent residency.
Please see below for Queensland eligibility criteria on each skilled visa pathway:
- Graduates of a Queensland university
- Skilled workers living in Queensland
- Skilled workers living offshore – closed
- Small business owners operating in regional Queensland
Please note: Applicants must meet all requirements at the time EOI is submitted.