Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions about Queensland business migration
Submit only the relevant documentation listed either on the Migration Queensland website or in your invitation email. If we require any additional documentation, we will contact you or your migration agent/lawyer.
You must make payment when you submit your documents to have your application processed. If you do not make the payment at this time, then your file will not be processed until Migration Queensland receives payment. If your file then closes because a significant period of time elapses, you would then need to lodge a new Expression of Interest (EOI) and resubmit the required documents.
If there is an error when you attempt to make a payment, click the Back button at the bottom of your screen and try again to enter your details. If you are still experiencing difficulties with your payment, contact email@example.com.
Most payment issues are due to:
- insufficient funds on your card, or
- your bank stopping payment because it is flagged as a suspicious withdrawal. In this case, you will need to contact your bank.
Migration Queensland’s processing time is typically 10 business days from receipt of a completed application and processing fee. It may take longer in a peak processing season, depending on the number of applications in the queue.
You have 14 days to submit the required documents to Migration Queensland. If you are unable to provide all your documents for processing within 14 days, you must contact your case officer and request an extension.
Extensions are granted at each case officer’s discretion. There is no guarantee that you will be granted an extension.
No. The application fee is not refundable.
- 888 visa nominations are valid for 90 days
- 405 visa nominations are valid for 12 months
No. State nomination does not guarantee a visa grant from the Department of Home Affairs. You must also meet all Department of Home Affairs visa requirements.
Yes. If you hold a valid subclass 132 visa (Significant Business History stream) or 188 visa (Business Innovation stream), you can change your proposed business. You are required to seek approval from Migration Queensland and complete the 'Application form for change of business proposal' found here and pay the application fee of AUD$400 plus GST.
If you hold a subclass 188 visa (Significant Investor stream), you can change your Complying Investment and must maintain your Complying Investment for the entire period of your 188 visa. Please read the information on the Complying Investment framework here.
Yes, but only if the state or territory that nominated you agrees to release and transfer you. Contact Migration Queensland through the 'Contact Us' form on our website if you would like to move to Queensland.
It is not a compulsory to use a migration agent. However, migration agents and solicitors can assist with visa applications, legal matters, and general information that may make your application easier.
You can find more information about registered migration agents at the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA) or Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) websites. You can find further information about solicitors on the Queensland Law Society website.