The Skilled Migration Program is currently open.
For the 2021–22 Skilled Migration program year, Migration Queensland will remain open until the nomination allocation (quota) is filled. Over the Christmas period, applications will not be processed but the program will remain open.
For the Skilled Migration Program, Migration Queensland will only accept “decision-ready” applications. If an application is not complete or contains out-of-date documents, these applications will not be considered.
Due to the high demand, competitive nature and the limited nomination quota of the Queensland skilled migration program there is no guarantee you will be selected for state nomination, and you need to consider your alternative migration options.
When quotas have been filled for specific occupations, we will notify applicants of this on our website.
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, this will be reviewed at the end of 2021.
- Small business owners operating in regional Queensland
Please note: Applicants must meet all requirements at the time EOI is submitted.