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Queensland Reopens Business And Skilled Migration Programs On 31-July

Business and Skilled Migration Queensland programs, are closed at present, but will be reopened as per the information by July end. Currently, both the categories of programs of this Australian state are closed and do not accept applications. The intending persons to apply for State Sponsorship in the Subclasses 489/190 visas can submit the applications when these programs reopen.

Work is in progress

Moreover, the authorities are presently working with stakeholders to finalize these programs for 2019-2020. The official announcement is scheduled after they decide the opening date in BSMQ. In the interim period, the applicants can write to the BSMQ authorities to get any information on the opening. These applicants must not to file the application before the official commencement of Business and Skilled Migration Queensland programs. Also please remember that the Expressions of Interest that is presented prior to the official opening of the programs or any previous application gets no consideration. Another notable fact is that prior to submission of the EoI, applicants must ensure that the occupation of their choice appears on the recent Queensland Skilled Occupations Lists.

Additional facts

Business and Skilled Migration Queensland is the official nominating agency for the Queensland Government that offers an opportunity to the skilled immigrants for joining its community and make a valuable contribution to its economic growth. It is a division dealing with the business of the Trade and Investment Queensland. The BSMQ collaborates with the Department of Home Affairs to nominate qualified candidates having a rich work experience in an occupations present on the QSOL for issuing the provisional as well as PR visas. It allows them to reside/work in Queensland.

The benefits are:

  • The processing gets a Priority for Australia Visa by the Department of Home Affairs
  • Earning of extra 5 points in the DHA point-test for Skilled Nomination Subclass 190 Permanent Visa
  • Earning of extra 10 points in the DHA point-test for Skilled Regional Subclass 489 Provisional Visa
  • Gives the Right to work equivalent to the Australian citizens,
  • Such candidates get the status of independent immigrants and are eligible to work for any local employer.

There is permission for the individual states in the state immigration plans for sponsoring applicants to get the General Skilled Immigration for filling up the skill shortages in the labor markets. These plans generally specify the nomination occupations by the state government and the number of visas on offer in the programs.

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