BSMQ Temporarily Suspends QLD Skilled Visa Nomination

BSMQ Temporarily Suspends QLD Skilled Visa Nomination

Updated: 25 September, 2020

BSMQ State Nomination Program

The Business and Skilled Migration Queensland (BSMQ) business and skilled program remains closed.

BSMQ will advise shortly as to when the nomination process will reopen.

Latest COVID-19 information for state nominated visa holders

COVID-19 concessions have now been released for prospective Skilled Regional (subclass 887) visa applicants and eligible Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP) applicants.

An automatic travel exemption is now available for holders of a Business Innovation and Investment (subclass 188) visa. Read more on travel restrictions (Home Affairs website)

Business and Skilled Migration Queensland (BSMQ) has temporarily suspended the acceptance of all applications for Queensland Skilled Visa Nominations under the State Nominated scheme Subclass 190 & 489, due to having reached our DOHA allocated ceiling.

If you currently have a paid application with BSMQ that has not been finalised, you can either choose to:

  1. stay in the queue to be processed once applications have been reopened OR
  2. request a refund and your application will be withdrawn.

If you have submitted an EOI with SkillSelect that has not been considered, your EOI is no longer valid and you will be required to resubmit an EOI once the application process has been reopened. Please note that there may be changes made to the Queensland Skilled Occupation list. Only EOIs meeting new criteria will be considered.

If you require assistance with your existing or future skilled visa application, contact This is Australia Migration on 5592 0755  and one of our licensed team members will be happy to assist you.



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